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 […]

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 […]

Music in the Mountains 2017: SummerFest and Amaral season

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS HAS BEEN A pioneer in shaping the region’s performing arts scene. For its 36th year, MIM is offering an exciting SummerFest program, some new musical venues and more classical music concerts throughout the year. Some of the concerts feature the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera. Here’s the lineup for MIM’s signature summer […]

Nevada County Arts: First Friday Art Walks, Garrison Keillor and more

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK The First Friday Art Walk celebrates Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, as well as its artistic and creative community. Participating downtown businesses are open 5-9 p.m. and many of them host receptions with local artists, trunk shows or performances. Many shops also […]

Music in the Mountains’ 35th annual SummerFest: June 22-July 3

NOW CELEBRATING ITS 35TH anniversary, Music in the Mountains has been a pioneer in shaping the region’s performing arts scene. In the ’70s, artists David Osborn and Charles Woods encouraged San Franciscans Terry Brown and Paul Perry of City Opera to settle in Nevada City, and the two co-founded Music in the Mountains. SummerFest is […]

Arts & Culture: An economic engine in Nevada County, CA

A HALF CENTURY AGO, NEVADA County— long known for its rich gold mines and Wild West feel—experienced an arts and culture revolution that has reshaped the local economy well into the 21st century. The county also continues to influence the statewide arts scene. Starting in the ’60s, Beat Generation member and “deep ecology” poet Gary […]

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 […]

Don McClean and Judy Collins at Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest

We attended the preview of Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest at the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley, and it’s an exciting lineup. Singer-songwriter Don McLean, best known for the 1971 album “American Pie,” will perform on June 28, and singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for singing Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns,” will perform on June […]

Tahoe SummerFest: “Passport to a world of music” this summer

THE NAMES ARE WORLD RENOWNED — New York Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Symphony, American Symphony and the New York Philharmonic — and the only place to experience them together is Lake Tahoe SummerFest, July 31-August 16 in Incline Village, NV. The classical music festival’s fourth season, titled “Passport to a World of Music,” brings Mozart, Beethoven […]

Music in the Mountains: A sensational SummerFest

“ONE FESTIVAL, A WORLD OF MUSIC,” is the motto for Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest, from June 16 to July 5. For its 34th season, MIM brings contemporary and classical together in a two-week long celebration of community, art and music. It is an inspiring and exciting lineup, ranging from “dazzling and grand to intimate,” […]

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