Class 1 E-Bikes Officially Designated on 35 Miles of Dirt Trails in Truckee

The Tahoe National Forest recently approved the East Zone Connectivity Project, a landmark decision that opens 35 miles of existing non-motorized trails to Class 1 E-bikes in and near Truckee, California. This is the first time E-bikes have achieved an official designation for use on non-motorized US Forest Service trails in the Pacific Southwest Region […]

Two free youth concerts in April

In April 2021, Music in the Mountains (MIM) will host two virtual youth concerts: The Young Musicians Competition Showcase and The Music in the Mountains Youth Orchestra concert.   Young Musicians Competition Showcase In March 2021, Music in the Mountains and Rotary Clubs of Western Nevada County held their first joint Young Musicians Competition. The organizations […]

Elevation brings the funk into your home

The Center for the Arts presents Elevation live From The Center. The virtual concert broadcasts live on Friday, April 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. pacific time.  Elevation featuring J. Silk is a high energy funk/rock band from Northern California. Their original music was born in the clubs and bars of Grass Valley, Nevada City, and […]

Chris Cain

The Chris Cain Quartet Celebrates a Virtual Album Release

The Center for the Arts is serving up a soulful stew of Memphis-style electric blues with the Chris Cain Quartet.  On Friday, April 9, 2021 Chris Cain, Greg Rahn, Steve Evans, and Sky Garcia will celebrate the release of Cain’s latest album, Raisin’ Cain live From The Center. Powerfully deep vocals and jazz inspired, blues […]

Yuba-long Among the Wildflowers

It’s spring in Nevada County, and that means glorious warm sunny days, lots of family friendly activities, and a beautiful mosaic of wildflowers!  There are many ways to get up close and personal with the gorgeous flowers that pop up in a display of color every year while remaining socially distant, and all of them […]


Quest Theaterworks is pleased to announce the 2021 Norcal Fringe Festival (formerly known as the Nugget Fringe Festival), will be broadcast virtually April 3rd & 4th and April 10th & 11th. The largest rural Fringe Festival in North America has been going strong and this will be the sixth year a fringe theater festival has […]

Tahoe Donner Announces Extended Ski Season and “Spring Value”

Tahoe Donner announced today it will be extending its ski season through April 11, 2021, conditions permitting. The consistent snowfall this winter is allowing both Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort and Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center to extend its operations for members and visitors to enjoy safe and healthy outdoor recreation, which includes downhill […]

Whitney Myer

Whitney Myer Live From The Center

Whitney Myer will be performing live From The Center on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. This is a ticketed show and a live streaming event.  While the live experience is best, ticket holders will have 48 hours to enjoy the show. Members of The Center for the Arts get free tickets to the […]

A Dose of Music and Laughter

Music and laughter are great medicine. InConcert Sierra’s Third Sunday Virtual Concert Series featuring past performances will bring you a high-quality dosage of each with “Chamber Favorites with Local Favorites” on March 21. The concert was originally presented in March 2016 featuring musicians from the InConcert Sierra Orchestra. The program is unique with all five […]

Spring Conversations with The Center

In January, The Center for the Arts began our In Conversation With series to introduce you to experts on a variety of topics throughout our community. We’ve learned about Ayurvedic lifestyle, hiking in Nevada County, chocolate, and so much more.  We are excited to spring into another season of conversations happening live on Zoom, Sundays […]

Nevada County Snow Play for All Ages

If you’re looking for a fun, socially-distanced activity to enjoy with the kids, snow play is a great family activity that can create a lifetime of joyful memories. With the recent snow storms adding more inches of the good stuff to our mountains, it’s perfect timing to come to Nevada County for a quick (or […]

Music Sings This Spring

Eleven young composers have created eleven original and unique musical compositions to share with the world in an online concert presented by InConcert Sierra at 2pm on Sunday, March 14. “Poetry in Song” features new works for voice and one instrument using a poem of the composer’s choice that they have set to music. All […]

Go Behind The Scenes with National Geographic Live

The Center for the Arts continues to provide our community with unique cultural and educational programming. They are partnering with National Geographic Live to offer exciting natural adventures in an interactive online format. This series is sponsored by Ready Nevada County and is free to attend when you RSVP at Engage in the art […]

The Sam Chase Trio introduces you to Chamber Americana

The Sam Chase Trio will be performing live From The Center on Friday, March 12, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. This is a ticketed show and a live streaming event.  While the live experience is best, ticket holders will have 48 hours to enjoy the show. Members of The Center for the Arts get free tickets […]

Go “Back to the Future” with InConcert Sierra

InConcert Sierra’s “Bach to the Future” Education and Outreach Program presents the final of three Spring Student Showcases, this Sunday, March 7, at 2pm.  The musical showcases have provided the students a virtual opportunity to present the fruition of their hard work to the community. These days, with in-person concerts prohibited, teachers have found the online […]

Imani winds

Grammy Nominated Imani Winds Virtual Performance

On Friday, March 12th at 7pm, Nevada County’s nonprofit classical music organization, Music in the Mountains, will host Grammy nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds, for a classical virtual concert with live and pre-recorded original content. Celebrating over two decades of making music, the Grammy nominated Imani Winds has led the evolution of the wind quintet […]

Fishing in Nevada County

If you are looking for a great way to get outside and enjoy nature while adhering to social distancing guidelines, fishing is a great way to do that!  And Nevada County has a great abundance of fishing opportunities just waiting for you to explore. A climate moderated by a wide range of elevations makes fishing […]

Celebrate world music with Fula Brothers

The Center for the Arts presents Fula Brothers live From The Center on Friday, February 26, 2021. The Fula Brothers are a favorite among California WorldFest festival fans. They will be bringing their worldly grooves to the stage at The Center and into your home during this live broadcast event.  Fula Brothers are a burst […]

Ring in a Thousand Years of Peace

An experience of profound intensity for musicians and audience alike!  InConcert Sierra’s “Third Sunday Virtual Season” presents the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra’s stirring May 2012 performance of “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace,” on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2pm. The 75-member choir, and 26-member orchestra including renowned organist Isabelle Demers, is conducted […]

The Moore Brothers Live From The Center

The Moore Brothers will be performing live From The Center on Friday, February 12, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. This is a ticketed show and a live streaming event.  While the live experience is best, ticket holders will have 48 hours to enjoy the show. Members of The Center for the Arts get free tickets to […]