No Festival This Year, So KVMR Honors It With ‘Celtic Saturday’ Special

Come for the music. Stay for the magic. That’s been the KVMR Celtic Festival catchphrase for years, although this weekend’s 25th edition had to be postponed because of the pandemic. But the spirit is still there, and it’ll be celebrated this Saturday afternoon. Safely. On the radio. “We’re doing this because we feel that it […]

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers Performs Rare Solo Acoustic Concert Benefiting MusiCares®

Music industry analysts predict that independent venues and performing arts centers across America are at the brink of total collapse with 90% of venues at risk of permanently closing without federal or local support. This situation is critical and urgent for the performing arts industry. ( In a desire to call attention to Save Our […]

Donner Lake Rim Trail

Tahoe National Forest Closes Temporarily

Tahoe National Forest closes temporarily as most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. Here in Nevada County, we have already dealt with the devastating Jones Fire and unhealthy air […]

Yuba River Cleanup

23rd Annual Yuba River Cleanup

This summer the South Yuba River has seen an unprecedented number of visitors. Due to shutdowns, crowds have flooded to the Yuba River watershed to get some relief from the stress and heat of 2020. Beaches and trails are littered with shopping bags, straws, cigarette butts, bottles, glass, picnic trash and more. Help “Protect Your […]

Nevada City Film Festival 2020

Nevada City Film Festival to celebrate 20th anniversary online and with drive-in

Despite COVID-19’s best attempts, the show must go on for the Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The nonprofit Nevada City Film Festival will adapt to the pandemic, moving film screenings online and to an outdoor drive-in which will allow for safe social distancing. Online festival passes will be […]

Achilles Wheel celebrates live album release

Achilles Wheel Celebrates Live Album Release

Achilles Wheel celebrates live album release with a special show that will be broadcast live from The Center for the Arts on Friday, August 28, 2020, at 7:00 pm pacific time.  To enjoy the free public livestream visit to RSVP.   Achilles Wheel is a California band that blurs the lines between genres with a […]

Holbrooke Hotel


Located in the heart of California’s historic Gold Rush Country, the ​Holbrooke Hotel has stood as a landmark along Grass Valley’s Main Street since 1862, serving as a reminder of the city’s colorful origins as a gold mining boom town. Set to reopen in September following a painstaking renovation led by a team of local […]

Virtual Jerry Bash with the Deadbeats

On Jerry Garcia’s birthday, Saturday, August 1, the Miners Foundry will presents a live-stream of the 2019 Jerry Bash featuring the music of the Grateful Dead as performed by Nevada County’s 26-year favorites – the Deadbeats.   Across the country the first weekend in August has become a time when fans of the Grateful Dead […]

Safety First at the Yuba River

As Nevada County is starting to see our cases of Covid-19 increase daily, we are also seeing a surge of another virus, that of people not respecting the Yuba River and Tahoe National Forest. Trash, fires, animal waste, and more are becoming issues that are causing serious safety concerns. If you come to Nevada County […]

Wild and Scenic Film Festival


Every January for the past 18 years the streets of Western Nevada County, CA have been filled with activists, environmentalists, authors, artists, audiences and filmmakers alike, all celebrating at SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival. At Wild & Scenic, we believe in the power of the communal festival and theatrical experience. However, due to the […]

4th Annual Celebration of Trails

Bear Yuba Land Trust is proud to present the 4th annual Celebration of Trails! This event will be a hybrid online-outside event focused on community trails and recreation. ______________________________________________________FRIDAY, JULY 17th: “Online Learning Resources” Throughout the day on Friday, online learning resources will be posted to provide enriched learning about local trails and recreation. Don’t […]


Following the Governor’s closure of indoor restaurants, wineries, movie theaters and other venues, and the full closure of bars and breweries in 19 California counties, and a rapid upward trend in COVID-19 positivity rates statewide, the tourism dependent town of Truckee, California is urging everyone: locals, visitors, and part-time residents to wear a mask to […]

InConcert Sierra virtual student recital

InConcert Sierra virtual student recital

InConcert Sierra will present a virtual student recital for young musicians to showcase their talents and hard work in two online streaming performances at 7 p.m. Friday, May 29 and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31. In all, there are 21 performers ranging in age from 6-18. The recitals are co-hosted with the Nevada County Arts Council. […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2021

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2021 is excited to announce “Resilient by Nature” as the Festival’s 2021 theme and guiding vision for our flagship event, Official Selections, public programs, and On Tour program for the coming year. Resilient by Nature is a reminder that, as individuals and communities, we are inherently resilient, drawing on […]

Truth or Dare Productions

6 ways to enjoy Nevada County from your couch

We miss you! But, even though we are apart, we wanted to share 6 ways to enjoy Nevada County from your couch. Here in Nevada County, we are anxiously awaiting the time when we can once again welcome visitors to come and enjoy all that we have to offer.  We are strictly adhering to the […]

Tourists advised “now is NOT the time to visit Truckee”

As widespread impacts of COVID-19 continue to evolve, the resort community of Truckee, California is actively telling tourists that now is not the time to visit the popular Northern Sierra mountain town. All ski areas are closed, events have been canceled over the next two months, and many retail, recreation services, restaurants, bars and brewpubs […]

A Message from Miners Foundry Cultural Center

Dear Friends,  Here is an updated list of public events that have been cancelled or postponed at Miners Foundry Cultural Center due to the outbreak of COVID-19.     March 15 | Hungry Games | Rescheduled for July 19 March 18 | Congolese Dance Class | Cancelled March 19 | Sierra Harvest Soup Night | Cancelled March 20 | Tumbledown House | Postponed March […]

Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts to postpone grand reopening

After an extensive multi-million dollar renovation project, Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts was prepared to reopen with a series of concerts and events designed to wow the community with the newly remodeled venue. Day by day their plans have drastically changed as they respond to the evolving health crisis. The first events hosted at […]

Nevada County and COVID-19

Since the whole world is in flux, and travel, in particular, is affected right now, we thought it important to let you know that Nevada County is taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thus far, there have been NO REPORTED CASES in our county, but we are monitoring the situation closely. for […]

The Center for the Arts Grand Re-Opening

Message from Amber Jo Manuel, Executive Director of The Center for the Arts: The moment has arrived. This is it! The dream for a new building has finally become a reality with our stunning new Center for the Arts. After 18 months of construction and raising over $3.1 million we are finally opening the newly renovated Center […]