Strawberry Music Festival on May 25-28: Returning to Grass Valley

When Charlie Cran started the Strawberry Music Festival in 1982, “there was a bit of a tradition of camping festivals in California,” he told CelebrityAccess. “I guess, maybe, it was started by Woodstock. The Southern California bluegrass festivals had camping associated with them. There was a bluegrass festival in Grass Valley.” Cran decided to start […]

The Center for the Arts: Helping to create our “arts economy”

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING performing arts venues, have helped diversify our regional economy. The timing has been beneficial because the recession clobbered traditional industries. Nowhere is the trend more visible than at The Center of the Arts in Grass Valley. The Center—ironically home to a car dealership in the ‘80s—has become an “economic engine” for Nevada […]