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 Snyder, [...]
CALIFORNIA IS WORLD RENOWNED FOR ITS arts and culture — from Hollywood, the Getty Museum and Walt Disney Concert Hall in the south to San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, the Mondavi Center and Crocker Art Museum in the north.
Our region, though smaller than a big city on the coast, is gaining more visibility as well. [...]
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 choice [...]
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County Music Star Merle Haggard is going to perform at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Sept. 15 — one day after American music icon Willie Nelson performs there, Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has learned.
Though there has been no official announcement yet, the performance is listed on Haggard’s website. Haggard helped create the “Bakersfield sound” with [...]
CALIFORNIA COUNTIES HAVE A long tradition of celebrating their agricultural bounties with a network of county fairs dating back to the Civil War. The tradition continues to this day, with animals, ag education, rides and attractions, concerts and—of course—fair food.
Just like the state parks, however, the state’s network of 78 fairs has come under severe [...]
Our blog was the first to report that Willie Nelson was coming to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in September. Now here’s another celebrity performing-arts scoop: American Country Singing Star Lacy J. Dalton is going to perform at the Fairgrounds in late August, Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has learned.
In fact, I spoke directly to Lacy by telephone [...]
American music icon Willie Nelson may perform in Grass Valley this summer, Sierra FoodWineArt magazine (SierraCulture.com) has learned.
It would be Nelson’s first appearance in the Sierra Foothills, an up-and-coming venue for big-time country music talent.
“I should have details soon for public release,” said a member of Nelson’s staff, declining to elaborate.
Nelson would be a natural [...]