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The Center For The Arts Presents Summer Concert Series: Tommy Emmanuel

Saturday, July 24, 2021

7:00pm (gates open at 5) Nevada County Fairgrounds

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Outdoors & Socially Distanced at the fairgrounds!


The Center for the Arts is thrilled to host a series of outdoor shows; intimate, pod-based, physically distant and with very limited capacity. The Summer Concert Series will take place on the Meadow Green at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on select Saturdays in June and July.

The Summer Concert Series continues with world renowned guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, hailed by many as a master of the acoustic guitar.

Anytime you talk to any of Tommy Emmanuel’s fans, whether musicians or civilians, invariably they will speak of not one but two qualities that define his greatness. The first, predictably, is his extraordinary guitar playing. Considered by those in the know to be among this planet’s greatest guitarists, his playing is simply miraculous, as it would take three musicians, or more, to do what Tommy does solo. Who else, for example, when playing “Day Tripper,” can lay down the rhythm part, dig into the riff and sing the melody all at once on just one acoustic guitar?


Ticketing | On Sale to Public May 11 @ 10:00 a.m.  

  • General Admission: $82, Members $72*
  • VIP Package: $250 (Includes: 2 Tickets, 1 Reserved VIP Pod, 1 Parking Pass, 1 Picnic Blanket, 2 Kleen Kanteen Cups, Early Entry)
  • ADD-ONS: Parking Pass for $6 • Wine/Beer Packages for $35
  • Member Presale Begins April 29*
  • — Encore Club: Tue. May 4 @ 10 a.m.
  • — All Members: Fri. May 7 @ 10 a.m.
  • *Members: you must be logged in to access your presale and special member pricing.


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Venue Information

We have created a plan to gather together safely, but it is going to take everyone — the staff, the artists, crew and YOU — doing their part. The Center for the Arts looks forward to welcoming you back to live music, and are confident that the experience can take place safely with everyone’s cooperation. We’re all in this together.


What to know at a glance:

  • Each pod is 8′ x 8′
  • Pods are distanced from each other by six feet on all sides
  • Four people maximum per pod
  • Masks required anytime outside of pod
  • Food and drinks only consumed in pod
  • Parking and concessions can be purchased online at time of ticket purchase
  • Only low profile chairs no higher than 28” allowed in the front and VIP section


The nitty-gritty

Concessions: All patrons are encouraged to purchase in advance. Beer & Wine Packages are available for purchase with your ticket. We will have your drinks on ice waiting for you at your assigned bar when you arrive. No outside food or drink is allowed. Additional concessions and merchandise can be ordered onsite at the bar located in your seated section.

When you arrive: Guests will be asked COVID-19 screening questions, and receive a temperature check. General Admission ticket holders will be assigned a pod upon arriving at the gate on a first-come first-serve basis. VIP ticket holders will have a specially reserved pod. Please note only low profile chairs no higher than 28” will be allowed in the front and VIP sections. To help with the seating process please arrive with your party (maximum 4 per pod.)

While On-Site: After parking, you will be required to wear a mask throughout the premises when not in your pod. Please have your mask ready. Unfortunately we cannot allow communal dancing but if you want to boogie with your pod-mates, go right ahead. Food and drinks may only be consumed while in your pod.

We are all in this together. Your cooperation is key to ensuring we get back to our normal home inside our beautifully renovated Center. Please help us by adhering to the guidelines we have set, and thank you for your continued support.



Meadow Green
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95949 [map]



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Questions? Please contact our Box Office at 530-274-8384 ext. 209 or boxoffice@thecenterforthearts.org