Funk legend George Clinton performing in Grass Valley on April 15

The Center for the Arts will present funk/soul legend George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in a dance concert at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on Friday, April 15. Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: […]

The Center for the Arts bringing more world-class talent to the foothills this season: Jewel, Cohn, DiFranco and Cray

The Center for the Arts is bringing more world-class talent to Grass Valley this winter and spring. Some examples: Grammy nominated singer-songwriter JEWEL will perform at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on May 14. “It was the time in my life to do this,” the Alaskan-born music icon says bluntly, reflecting on her […]

Things to do in Grass Valley

“VISIT CALIFORNIA” HAS A celebrity spokesman—actor Rob Lowe, who shares his love for the great outdoors, and the dining, arts and culture scene. As it turns out, Grass Valley has its own informal group of celebrity tourism ambassadors—the famous people who perform at The Center of the Arts and had a great visit. Besides performing, […]

A visitor’s guide to downtown Grass Valley

“Take the scenic route to downtown Grass Valley.” Off the beaten path, the Gold Rush-era town is a heritage travel gem. Downtown Grass Valley is livable, walkable and historic. Whether you’re shopping, dining, staying or playing, you’ll find an abundance of options. Grass Valley’s historic downtown core—about 15 walkable blocks— continues to be the community’s […]

The Center for the Arts 15th anniversary celebration is May 14

In the late 1990s the building at 314 West Main Street in the heart of downtown Grass Valley, California was drawing the attention of artists. Built in 1947 to house a Chevrolet dealership, the building had evolved from automobiles to being a school of cosmetology, a gymnasium and a video production facility. In 1999 a […]

The Center for the Arts presents: A Very Special SOLO Evening with Joan Armatrading

The Center for the Arts presents Joan Armatrading in a rare solo concert at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on Friday, May 8. Over her 42 years of touring Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour.  For her last major tour she has decided this is the perfect time to perform her […]

Singer Melissa Etheridge to perform September 19 in Grass Valley

Melissa Lou Etheridge, the American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist, is going to perform at the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley on Friday, September 19. Tickets go on sale as early as July 7 for VIP packages but later in the month for the general public, according to her website. Etheridge is performing in […]

Folk singer Joan Baez is coming to Grass Valley on July 25

Folk singer Joan Baez will perform at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on July 25 in a concert hosted by the Center for the Arts. Tickets go on sale to Encore members on May 1, Center members on May 12 and the general public on May 27, according to the Center’s website. Baez […]

Popular singer-songwriter Jewel performing in Grass Valley on July 17

Jewel, the singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and actress, is going to perform at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on July 17, the Center for the Arts announced on Tuesday. Jewel has has received four Grammy Award nominations and has sold over 27 million albums worldwide. Here’s the rundown from the Center’s website: From the […]

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis performs in Grass Valley on March 7

The Center for the Arts presents WHAT: Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra WHEN: Friday, March 7, 8 p.m. WHERE: Veterans Memorial Auditorium 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA TICKETS: $58 members, $68 non-member – General Admission The Center Box Office – 530-274-8384 ext 14 BriarPatch Co-op Community Market – 530-272-5333 […]

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