INCONCERT SIERRA HAS BEEN INNOVATING since it began in 1946. The group has traveled many paths—from a community concerts program, to a large series of concerts, to a small chamber ensemble presenter. Four years ago, Twin Cities Concert Association’s name became InConcert Sierra.
All of the various incarnations have helped this venerable organization evolve into one [...]
THIS YEAR MARKS THE 110TH ANNIVERSARY of the stage debut of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in London. From July 10-August 2, Sierra Stages is presenting the original version of the famous play at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.
It will be a treat for theater-goers of all ages. The play is now rarely performed [...]
LANDING THE ICONIC STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL at its Fairgrounds in September is a major coup for Nevada County. While extraordinary, the local arts and culture community already deserves credit for establishing the County as a year-round arts and music destination, thanks to its performing-arts nonprofits and many others.
The music scene includes: The Center for the [...]
FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS, LAKE TAHOE MUSIC Festival attendees have enjoyed warm summer nights, beautiful music, magical sunsets, friends and family.
This summer the Lake Tahoe Music Festival 20-Piece Academy Orchestra, led by Maestro Timm Rolek, presents a five-day concert series at lakefront and intimate settings including Tahoe’s West Shore, Tahoe City and Truckee. Bring [...]
THE 34TH ANNUAL VALHALLA Art, Music & Theatre Festival at Tahoe Tallac Estates on Tahoe’s South Shore is a popular regional gathering, from the convergence of music styles and on-stage theater to cultural events and fine arts.
Daytime concerts for the Music on the Lawn Series are free of charge on the Valhalla Grand Lawn with [...]
ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, FAMILY and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe‘s Shakespeare Festival launches its 42nd season.
Featuring live entertainment seven nights a week from July 11-Aug. 24 at Sand Harbor State Park, the season is anchored by the Festival’s main-stage production of William Shakespeare’s [...]
OUR REGION’S ARTISTIC TALENT is showcased at open studio tours and art walks. Here are some examples:
TRUCKEE-NORTH TAHOE ARTOUR
July 11-13 and July 18-20
Local artists will open their studios along the shores of Lake Tahoe from Incline Village to Kings Beach, through Tahoe City and on to the West Shore. It’s your chance to get “behind [...]
FOR ONE MAGICAL WEEKEND IN JULY, settle back and hear stories unfold beneath the big trees and nighttime stars of the foothills. The 29th annual Sierra Storytelling Festival returns to the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center north of Nevada City on July 18-20.
Known as the “Queen of Storytelling Festivals,” it brings a lineup of talented, [...]
NEVADA COUNTY HOSTS ELEGANT affairs at historic sites: the Julia Morgan-designed North Star House, the stone-walled Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the lush grounds of Empire Mine State Park.
Few, if any, are more splendid than Starry, Starry Nights, now in its 22nd year and the highlight of the summer event season.
The summer soirée, held on [...]
THE CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION presents its 39th Annual Father’s Day Festival June 12-15 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. With top bands from the East and California, the festival offers big-name entertainment, plus many after-hours jam sessions by music-playing fans.
Among the major bands that will be appearing are Junior Sisk, the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association [...]