Strawberry Music Festival: camping, jamming and music under the pines

THE STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTISVAL, one of the region’s premier music festivals, returns to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley May 23-26, 2019. Since 1982, the iconic festival has drawn musicians and festival-goers from all over the country. The four-day festival features a wide range of musical acts, children’s programming, workshops, and Strawberry’s legendary camp […]

Grammy-winning artist Lila Downs coming to California WorldFest 2019

The Center for the Arts recently announced that Mexican American songstress Lila Downs (pronounced Lee-lah) will close out the 23rd Annual California WorldFest in Grass Valley taking place July 11-14, 2019. There is no question that this opera-trained, international star has a vision. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, to a Mixtec mother and an American father, […]

FoodWineArt Insider: What’s Up In Our Region

CHRIS STEVENS COURTYARD A walkway in downtown Grass Valley has been dedicated in honor of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens—epitomizing the spirit of coming together in small towns. The Chris Stevens Courtyard is a 10-foot wide by 100-foot long walkway, decorated with a bronze plaque and archway, in the middle of Mill Street. The location dates […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds names new CEO

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors announced that Patrick Eidman has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the Nevada County Fairgrounds, effective immediately. Eidman has served as the Deputy Manager of the Nevada County Fairgrounds since March 2017 and as the acting CEO since July 2018. He brings more than 20 years […]

‘Tis the Season

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Sundays, Dec. 9, 16 & 23, 1:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 12 & 19, 5-9 p.m. Welcome the holiday season in style in historic Nevada City, a quaint, Gold Rush town nestled in the foothills of the snow-capped Sierra where each year the town’s picturesque downtown transforms into a genuine Christmas card come to […]

California WorldFest is July 12-15 at Nevada County Fairgrounds

SEVEN STAGES OF MUSIC, more than 50 artists from around the world, a full work- shop and educational schedule, daily yoga, family and children’s activities, an artisan marketplace, Global Indigenous People’s Village and onsite camping are all areas to explore at this year’s 22nd annual California WorldFest, presented by The Center for the Arts. The […]

Music in the Mountains presents Patriotic Pops on July 3

Pack the family picnic basket, wave the flag, and honor America. Music in the Mountains (MIM) presents Patriotic Pops, the grand finale of SummerFest, Tuesday, July 3. The MIM Chorus and 65-piece Orchestra all come together in this rousing patriotic program to perform some of the greatest works of patriotic music including the finale of […]

Strawberry Music Festival features Bruce Cockburn, Lindsay Lou

NOW IN ITS 37TH YEAR, NORTHERN California’s iconic Strawberry Music Festival takes place Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. “Everything from Americana to bluegrass to rock,” as festival co-founder Charlie Cran told MTV. The Spring Strawberry Music Festival returns to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on May 24-28, drawing thousands of musicians, entertainers […]

California Bluegrass Association’s Fathers Day festival is June 14-17 in Grass Valley

THE CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION presents its 43nd annual Father’s Day Festival June 14-17 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. As in the past, this year’s event features a lineup of top touring bluegrass bands and five of California’s best bluegrass and old-time music groups. The festival offers four days of entertainment on three […]

Music in the Mountains presents SummerFest at Nevada County Fairgrounds

FOR OVER 37 YEARS, MUSIC in the Mountains SummerFest has been one of Northern California’s premier summer concert series, featuring exciting outdoor performances and sophisticated chamber concerts. Led by Artistic Director Pete Nowlen and Resident Conductor Ryan Murray, SummerFest runs over the course of 11 days from June 23-July 3 and welcomes over 65 musicians […]

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