Naggiar Vineyards 2019 Annual New Wines Release Party March 23rd

While the weather has a way of disagreeing, the calendar says spring starts Wednesday…and what better way to kick off spring than a New Wines Release Party at Naggiar Vineyards and Winery? Naggiar Vineyards will be celebrating the long-awaited return of their popular white and rosé wines with a free-to-attend event on March 23rd from […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Nevada County

May the luck of the Irish be with you, may you find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and may you find the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend in Nevada County! Do an Irish Jig ‘Tis at 4 p.m. when the shenanigans begin on Sunday, March 17, […]

Birds, Wildflowers, Geology, Trails and Vistas…All happening at South Yuba River State Park

BIRD WALKS AT SOUTH YUBA RIVER STATE PARK Spring at SYRSP is the time of the year when a large number of birds arrive to nest and raise their young or, in some cases to just rest and then continue their migration.  Some of the more notable arrivals include: Bullock’s Oriole, Yellow-breasted Chat, Ash-throated Flycatcher, […]

Luck of the Irish Theme for Monday Cabaret on March 18

What do you get when you combine Cybil Unrest’s award-winning ensemble of classic and neo-burlesque dancers with the magic of Nick Fedoroff? You get one great evening of entertainment. This past October, Cybil and Fedoroff joined creative forces to produce a series of monthly Monday night cabaret shows at the Nevada Theater in downtown Nevada […]

The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents Bumper Jacksons

The Bumper Jacksons bring a vast array of early American traditions to the Grass Valley Elks Lodge on Wednesday, March 20 as part of The Center for the Arts OnTheGo series. Country swing, old-time blues, brassed-up bluegrass – these high-spirit wonders do and love it all. Powerhouse vocals are flanked by a dexterous pedal steel […]

Geology Walk at South Yuba River State Park

South Yuba River State Park will be hosting an exciting opportunity to learn about the area’s geology at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. Like a surgeon, the South Yuba River has cut an incision across the Sierra Foothills topographic surface to expose the inner anatomy of the Sierra Nevada.  The 20-mile long scenic river […]

Guided Wildflower Walks at South Yuba River State Park- Bridgeport Every Weekend

When spring arrives in the Nevada County foothills there is no better way to welcome its arrival than with a walk among the beautiful wildflowers at South Yuba River State Park.  Docents will provide guided wildflower walks beginning on March 9, and will continue every Saturday and Sunday through May 12 at 11:00 a.m.  The […]

Initial lineup announced for the 9th Annual Guitarfish Music Festival – July 25-28,2019

The 9th Annual Guitarfish Music Festival is happening July 25-28, 2019 at the Cisco Grove Campground near Truckee, CA. The four-day festival is an intimate family-friendly camping and music experience made extra special by its magical setting in the Sierra Nevada. On the funk-fueled initial lineup for 2019: Kinky – Mexican dance-infused alt-rock; The California […]

Masterful musicians: St. Lawrence String Quartet to perform March 17 in Grass Valley

For three decades, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has developed a world-wide reputation for impassioned performance, operatic lyricism and bold risk-taking. The chamber ensemble will appear Sunday, March 17, in Grass Valley, in a performance presented by InConcert Sierra. The St. Lawrence String Quartet caught the attention of InConcert Sierra Artistic Director Ken Hardin years […]


Perched on Donner Summit in the Northern Sierra, Sugar Bowl Resort has received 267 inches of snow so far this month, shattering its previous snowfall record of 263 inches in February 1993. Season-to-date, Sugar Bowl Resort has received 502 inches of snow, with months of the season still ahead and the National Weather Service calling […]

California Youth Symphony performs selections of Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote

Music in the Mountains is thrilled to announce that the California Youth Orchestra, conducted by Leo Eylar, will be performing at the Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on March 10, 2019 at 2:00PM. For Music in the Mountains’ first major concert of 2019, we feature Maestro Leo Eylar and the […]

Nevada City Rotary Club to host inaugural “Hungry Games”

The Nevada City Rotary Club is presenting “The Hungry Games,” a major fundraiser dedicated to food, wine and the fine art of gourmet cooking on Sunday, March 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. The highlights will include a “Top Chef” style cooking competition among local chefs, and a “winner-take-all” […]

The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents Quique Escamilla

The Center for the Arts OnTheGo series presents Mexican-Canadian singer-songwriter Quique Escamilla in concert at the Besemer Concert Hall in Nevada City on Friday, March 1. Escamilla was born and raised to a family of six in the tropical southern lands of the state of Chiapas, Mexico. He started singing at the age of four […]

Sierra Stages extends “Hand to God” through March 23

The Sierra Stages 2019 season opens with the hilariously twisted black comedy “Hand to God” by Robert Askins, playing for three weekends only from February 28 – March 16 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.  Due to popular demand, the show has been extended one additional weekend with three shows being added: Thursday, […]

Donner Pass, Summit Tunnel Hike featured in popular travel blog California Through My Lens

California Through My Lens, a travel blog from native Californian Josh McNair which highlights some incredible out of the way places in our state, includes a wonderful summary of the Donner Pass, Summit Tunnel hike.  Although the entry was first made two years ago, it remains one of the area’s great hikes that doesn’t get […]

Great Food, Great Wine, Great Times at the Foothills Celebration

Enjoy a taste of Western Nevada County from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, in Downtown Grass Valley.  The Foothills Celebration, now in its 18th year, is jointly hosted by the Grass Valley Downtown Association and Sierra Vintners and showcases some of the finest Northern California wines, craft beer, local gourmet cuisine, and confectioners delights. […]

One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & the Works

Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents the world’s premiere Queen tribute Band, Sunday, February 24, at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building.  One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & the Works is a 2-hour spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. Scottish […]

Makana Returns to Nevada City

Wednesday, February 20, internationally acclaimed world musician and slack-key guitarist Makana will return to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.  Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description. Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, his solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack-key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic, and jazz, and his distinctly original songs are […]

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball featuring the live music of the Deadbeats and BuckStar on Saturday, February 16.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. The Grateful Dead’s annual Mardi Gras concerts at the Oakland Coliseum were legendary with epic set lists and spectacular parades […]

Best of the San Francisco Comedy Competition

The Center for the Arts OnTheGo series brings the Best of the San Francisco Comedy Competition to the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 16,  featuring competition winner Bengt Washburn with special guests Christina Walkinshaw, Johnny Cardinale and MC Carlos Rodriguez. Bengt Washburn grew up in a large Utah […]