NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Friday, July 5 – Rain or Shine
6:00PM: Gates Open
6:30-7:15PM: Lorraine Gervais Band
8:00-9:30PM: Bill Cosby
Festival seating on the lawn. Bring your own seating.
Limit of 4 tickets at member price
Limit of 8 tickets total per customer
$55 members, $65 non members – General Admission: Lawn Seating Area
$20 youth 6-16, free for 5 and under
Parking NC Fairgrounds $5
PREMIER SEATING IS SOLD OUT!
GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING IS STILL AVAILABLE
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SPEND YOUR 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND WITH AN AMERICAN ICON OF COMEDY!
A GREAT EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY – A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT UNDER THE STARS.
PLENTY OF LOCAL FOOD VENDORS AND 3 BARS.
Food provided by: Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Honest Pie, Culture Shock Yogurt, 5 Mile House, Matteo’s, Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters, Horn of the Bull Tacos, Smiley Guys Smoke House, Calla Lilly Crepes, Coloma Wraps
Be sure to stop by one of our three bars and “Get Centered” with one of our three Comedy Coolers! Your choice of Grey Goose Limonata , Henricks Blood Orange Fizz, or a Bacardi Mojito! Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors we’ll also be serving Sierra Nevada Summer Ale, Lagunitas IPA, as well a fine selection of wines including Naggier Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmel Road Pinot Noir, Tin Roof Chardonnay, and Naggier Viognier.
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“Bill Cosby is one of the most influential performers of the second half of the 20th century… The legacy of Bill Cosby’s comedic genius is as sweet, meaningful and universal as any piece of music ever played.” - Kennedy Center Honors
One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books such as Fatherhood. His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers.
Cosby broke television’s racial barrier with I Spy, becoming the first African American to costar on a television series while winning three consecutive Emmys. He created and produced the Emmy-winning cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which began airing in the 1970s and was made into a film in 2004. The show, based on Cosby’s childhood in Philadelphia, was designed to educate and entertain.
The former Navy serviceman’s illustrious list of accomplishments includes roles on the children’s educational show Electric Company and creating and producing the Emmy award wining Little Bill, which is based on his best-selling book series.
Perhaps Cosby’s greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is The Cosby Show, about a close-knit, upper middle class black family. Cosby said his intent was to portray an American family. Time magazine called the show “an encouraging sign of maturity in matters of race.” The Cosby Show dominated the No. One spot for years, earning nearly unanimous critical praise. Life magazine described the program as “a gentle, whimsical, warmhearted” show whose “delicious ordinariness of its pleasures and tribulations has given millions a fresh, laughter-splashed perspective on their own domestic lives.”
Bill Cosby’s current best seller, I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was. Cosby talks about the Bible, being a grandfather and his first love in his humorous and insightful manner.
Cosby has received the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (America’s highest civilian honor), the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Marian Anderson Award.
Cosby’s been busy raising a family, too. He married the former Camille Hanks on January 25, 1964, while she was still a student at the University of Maryland. They raised four daughters (Erika, Erinn, Ensa and Evin) and one son (Ennis) and now have three grandchildren. The family resides in New England.
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Gate 1: Only available for Premium ticket holders with parking passes.
Gate 4: For all general admission ticket holders.
Disabled parking is available at Gate 1 and Gate 4.
The fairgrounds charges $5 for parking. Parking fee at Gate 1 is included in the cost of a Premium Ticket
LOW SEATING = Sand chairs – seats no higher than 12” from the ground
HIGH SEATING = regular lawn chairs.
Bring your low-backed lawn chair for seating close to the stage. You may bring full-height lawn chairs to sit behind the soundboard. Blankets are acceptable in either area. No chaise lounges. The entire seating area is a non-smoking section.
What You Can Bring
Blankets, low-seat or high-seat chairs depending on ticket purchased, sealed water bottles, small backpack, lunch cooler, empty Camelbak or other empty containers (i.e., Nalgene bottle), binoculars.
What You Can’t Bring
Absolutely no outside alcohol (we\’ll be checking). Illegal substances, glass containers of ANY kind, fireworks and explosives, picnic baskets, coolers, tents, pets (except service dogs), video equipment, professional camera equipment, audio recording equipment, no unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed.
The fairgrounds are wheelchair accessible, with considerable distances between areas. Therefore, some travel is over natural terrain. Disability parking spaces will be clearly marked and are located at Gate 1. There will also be ADA spots reserved at Gate 4.
Security / Safety
Our primary goal is to create a safe and secure environment for all attendees. On-site security provided. If you\’re experiencing any problems whatsoever locate a security guard, or a Center staff member.
EMTs will be on-site to help. If you need assistance, go to the medical area at Gate 1.
There will be an ATM located inside the Main Street Center near Gate 1 at the concert.
Call Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce at (530) 273-4667 for a list of lodging and campgrounds in the area in Grass Valley, visit website www.grassvalleychamber.com.
Food and Beverage Options
Plenty of food, alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Culture Shock Yogurt
5 Mile House
Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters
Horn of the Bull Tacos
Smiley Guys Smoke House
Calla Lilly Crepes