Center for the Arts wins FestForums innovation award for California WorldFest

“Best of the Fests” is an annual awards ceremony recognizing industry leaders and North America’s festivals in the areas of innovation, sustainability, and charitable works. It is presented by FestForums, a festival conference in Santa Barbara for food, beverage, music and film festival industry leaders.
On Monday night, FestForums presented the music festival innovation award to [...]

‘Tis the Season: Holiday events in the foothills

Cornish Christmas
Fridays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23; 6-9 p.m.
Recapture the spirit of Christmas past in historic downtown Grass Valley during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. Started in 1967 to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of the region’s most popular events.
Mill and West Main Streets are closed [...]

Nevada County Fair draws 100,000 visitors

By Nevada County Fair
More than $540,000 raised for Nevada County youth, more than 7,400 exhibits, and several community partnerships made for a successful 2016 “Kick It Up” Nevada County Fair.
•About 100,000 people attended this year’s Fair.
•More than $900,000 was generated on Treat Street by local nonprofit organizations. Proceeds raised will allow these organizations to [...]

Sierra Brewfest at Nevada County Fairgrounds on August 27

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS ALLIANCE presents the 27th annual Sierra BrewFest on August 27 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. As one of the oldest, continuously running brewfests in California, it is known for showcasing small microbreweries in Northern California.
This year’s roster features over 100 hand-crafted beers from some of the nation’s best microbreweries.
This unique microbrew [...]

Brew Bakers to open Califia Café at the Nevada County Fairgrounds

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is partnering with locally-owned Brew Bakers Coffee and Pastry House to open Califia Café – a coffee trolley serving coffee, specialty drinks, and baked goods – at Gate 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Califia Café will open to the public for the first time on Monday, August 1, from 11 a.m. [...]

Celtic music & magic: KVMR’s festival turns 20

THE 20TH ANNUAL KVMR CELTIC FESTIVAL & Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic September 30-October 2 in Grass Valley at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines.
The fairgrounds are transformed into a Celtic Village and concert venue, with eight stages and performance areas. The main stage hosts many [...]

Shakespeare, storytelling & serenades this summer

July 8-Aug.21 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Entertainment, food, family and friends converge under the stars this summer as the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival launches its 2016 season.
Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week at Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 44th year is headlined by productions of “The Comedy of [...]

Warmuths named family of the year at the Nevada County Fair

Michelle and Brandon Warmuth have been named the 2016 Family of the Year by the Nevada County Fair’s Board of Directors. The Board chose the Warmuth family for their volunteer efforts and their ongoing participation in the livestock and exhibit programs at the Fair.
Brandon and Michelle, who have attended the Fair every year for 32 [...]

Enjoying a vintage Music in the Mountains’ concert this week

This year’s MIM SummerFest celebrates the group’s legacy and its future. It reflects Artistic Director Pete Nowlen’s talent for programming, combined with the support of an energized staff, board and volunteers.
SummerFest includes 12 concerts in 13 days, ending on July 3 — an ambitious effort. The headliners include Don McLean and Judy Collins at a [...]

California Bluegrass Association’s Fathers Day festival is June 16-19 in Grass Valley

THE CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION presents its 41st Annual Fathers Day Festival June 16-19 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
With a lineup of top touring national bands and five of California’s best Bluegrass and old-time music groups, the festival offers four days of entertainment on three stages, plus nonstop jam sessions by music-playing fans [...]

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