Backstage Bar at The Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts welcomes you to the Backstage Bar. Enjoy food, drinks, live acoustic music, or watch one of their From The Center broadcasts on the new 90-inch monitor. Located behind The Center at 315 Richardson Street in downtown Grass Valley, The Backstage Bar has socially distant tables, takes reservations, and offers pre-orders for your food and beverages.

Acoustic music started Saturday, October 17, 2020, with Sunny War, who embraces Blues, Folk, and Punk with her signature fingerstyle guitar work. Americana duo Jenni and Jesse from the Dead Winter Carpenters perform on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The T Sisters bring their refreshing brew of indie-folk and Americana music to the stage on Friday, October 30th, and then sister Erika T. returns with her husband, Ben Morrison from The Brothers Comatose to perform as TERRIER on Saturday, November 7th. Reservations are recommended.

Music begins at 5:30pm and 8:30pm and interested parties may choose their preferred time.  Seating is first come, first served at socially distanced tables. You may also contact the box office to request a smaller table for two. If you prefer to watch from home, you can become a member of The Center for the Arts to watch a free broadcast that will air at 5:30pm.

The Backstage Bar hosts both live, in-person performances and broadcasts of live performances. Pictured here is a recent broadcast of Dirty Cello.

The Backstage Bar located behind The Center in the lower lot at 315 Richardson Street. Doors open at 5:00pm for 5:30pm seatings, and at 8:00pm for 8:30pm seatings. The 5:30pm broadcast is free and available exclusively to members. Reservations and memberships are available online at, and at the box office located at 314 West Main Street, Downtown Grass Valley, CA.

Content and photos submitted by Melissa Clark, The Center for the Arts