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California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project Presents Lyla June & MaMuse: A Night of Music and Art (rescheduled) Mamuse, Lyla June, Shelly Covert

July 25, 2020 | Saturday

5:00pm - 11:00pm The Center for the Arts

  • General Admission: $25
  • VIP Experience: $75
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*The CHIRP Fundraiser scheduled for April 4, 2020, has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 25, 2021.

Current ticket holders: your ticket has been automatically transferred to the new show date. If you are unable to attend the July 25, 2020 performance, please contact the box office at 530-274-8384 x 209 to donate your ticket, exchange your ticket to another show, or request a gift card for a future show at The Center.



This fundraiser benefiting California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) features renowned musical artists Lyla June and MaMuse. Nevada City Rancheria Tribe members will share history, stories and song. As part of Nevada County Arts Council “Spring Into Art”, there will be an art reception and gallery featuring CHIRP’s Visibility Through Art ~ Invisible No More Collection. Food available for purchase from The ham stand. CHIRP is a 501c3 non-profit organization and funds raised by this event support Federal Recognition and Cultural Revitalization efforts. The Nisenan Tribal members of the Nevada City Rancheria are original, lineal descendants of the Nisenan, who were here before the gold rush and remain here in their ancestral homelands today.

California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project



Lyla June:

Lyla June is poet, musician, educator, anthropologist, activist and community servant of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. She holds a degree in Environmental Anthropology with honors from Stanford University and a degree in American Indian Education with distinction from the University of New Mexico.

artist website | facebook page




(“Ma” as in Mamma; “Muse” as in the one who inspires Harmonic, Uplifting, Luscious, Folk-Soul-Revival; A Musical Tune-Up for the Heart)

Wholeheartedly fed by the folk and gospel traditions, MaMuse (Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker) create uplifting music to inspire the world into thriving. Interweaving brilliant and haunting harmony with lyrics born of honed emotional intelligence, MaMuse invokes a musical presence that inspires the opening of the heart. Playing a family of varied acoustic instruments including upright bass, guitar, mandolins, ukulele, and flutes, while backed by guitar virtuoso Walter Strauss and inspired drummer (Mike Wofchuck), these two powerful women embody a love for all life. The synergy that is created through this musical connection is palpable and truly moving to witness.

With nine delicious years of co-creation and five full length albums under their belts, MaMuse keep their hearts tuned to the creation of music for the health of ALL BEINGS.

artist website | facebook page


Event Details

This show is presented by California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley.*

New Date: Saturday July 25, 2020
5:00 – 11:00pm

General Admission: $25
VIP Experience: $75
VIP Experience includes access to the Amaral VIP Lounge, wine, appetizers and a Meet and Greet with the performing artists after the show.

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*Not valid for The Center discounts and packages 


Photo Credit: Shara Lili (image of Lyla June), Claire Potin (image of MaMuse)