From The Center: Marty O’Reilly and The Old Soul Orchestra

Just when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.

From The Center: Live Broadcast Series

NEW! From The Center brings the music to you. Enjoy these shows from home, tune in to KVMR, or watch on YouTube to join us for these LIVE one-time only broadcasts.

From The Center: Golden Shoulders

FREE Broadcast Event | A long-tenured band from Nevada City, California, Golden Shoulders are known for their freewheeling mix of scrappy indie rock, power pop, and folk as well as a constantly fluctuating lineup which centers around the melodic songwriting of leader Adam Kline.

From The Center: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling”, and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 20 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard for fiddle and cello in traditional music. They continue to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music.

From The Center: Farrow and the Peach Leaves

Farrow and the Peach Leaves Farrow and the Peach Leaves runs the country spectrum, from smoky honky tonks and strung-out drug runs to the particular California country grief only found in Nevada County. New Release “Honeyslides” has driving, locomotive rhythm, soaring guitars, and back-porch style harmonies. Website | Facebook       Broadcasting Live Music From The Center.  This summer, on select Friday nights, The Center for the Arts invites you to tune in from home to enjoy live streaming shows. These special broadcasts will be available online at We remain committed to serving our community through this pandemic. * Making the arts accessible to all, include our community’s most vulnerable * Creating opportunities for local artists to perform and earn income * Celebrating our new state-of-the art performance venue Support this series by making a donation today. Take Me to the Replay       From The Center SeriesRead More

Backstage Bar Reservations

The Center for the Arts offers food, drinks, live acoustic music and broadcasts at our new outdoor Backstage Bar located behind The Center at 315 Richardson Street downtown Grass Valley. Socially distanced tables seat up to 60 patrons per seating, in the back lot.   We are offering two seatings per night to allow for a more intimate performance, and better social distancing. Choose from a  5:30pm seating, an 8:30pm seating, or stay home and watch the Members Only livestream of the 5:30 show.    Reserve a Seat Today! Sunny War  – Blues – Punk – Folk  Saturday October 17, 2020 | 5:30* & 8:30pm Make A Reservation   Jenni & Jesse of Dead Winter Carpenters – Americana – Folk   Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 5:30* & 8:30pm Make a Reservation   Terrier – Brothers Comatose & T Sisters Super Duo! Friday, October 30, 2020 | 5:30* & 8:30pm Make a Reservation   T Sisters –Read More