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 […]

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 […]

Grass Valley and Nevada City: A Cultural District that rivals a big city

THOUGH IT’S A RURAL REGION, western Nevada County, anchored by historic Grass Valley and Nevada City, is a cultural district that rivals a much bigger city. Nevada City has more than 100 arts and cultural organizations; arts venues that attract the likes of jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, violinist Joshua Bell and singer-songwriter Willie Nelson; famous […]

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 […]

California WorldFest turns 20 in Grass Valley

CALIFORNIA WORLDFEST BEGAN IN 1996 to showcase the world’s finest artists performing music and dance. The summertime jam at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley was founded by longtime Chico residents Dan DeWayne and Christine Myers. The couple also co-founded the popular Strawberry Music Festival and pioneered the concept of bringing the Bluegrass festival […]

Strawberry Music Festival returns to Grass Valley on May 26-29

The iconic Strawberry Music Festival is returning to the Nevada County Fairgrounds on May 26- 29. It features four days of music, camping and recreation and draws thousands of musicians, entertainers and music enthusiasts from across the United States. The festival features a wide range of music, including Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk, swing, rock, Cajun, […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds hosts signature musical events

THE NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN GRASS Valley is home to the annual Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic, and the Country Christmas Faire. Located under tall pine trees, the fairgrounds are commonly referred to as “California’s Most Beautiful Fairgrounds.” But that’s not all: the Fairgrounds also host some of the region’s signature music festivals […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds: Home to signature music festivals

THE NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS in Grass Valley is home to the Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic and the Country Christmas Faire. Situated among hundreds of towering pine trees on nearly 100 acres, the fairgrounds are commonly referred to as “California’s most beautiful fairgrounds.” But that’s not all: The fairgrounds is the venue of […]

Fall Strawberry Music Festival is in Tuolumne

“The Fall 2015 Festival will take place Labor Day Weekend, on September 3-7 at the historic Westside property in Tuolumne CA,” according to the Strawberry Music Festival organizers. “Steeped in history and natural beauty, Westside is easy to get to but is still somewhat off the beaten path. The property is a geographic bridge to […]

Bonnie Raitt, Janis Ian and other stars performing in Grass Valley

ROCK IMPRESARIO BILL GRAHAM HELPED SPARK A musical renaissance in the ’60s in Northern California. The Fillmore and Winterland Arena in San Francisco helped incubate musical talent from the Grateful Dead to Jefferson Airplane. The foothills felt the impact. In the ’80s, the Grateful Dead performed at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. “What a pretty venue, framed […]

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