Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents FRIGHT NIGHT, their annual fundraising event and Halloween bash, Saturday. In its 21st year, FRIGHT NIGHT is known for fantastic decorations, titillating costumes, sweet treats, and lots and lots of rock ‘n’ roll. The event brings the community together to celebrate the season and benefits the historic Miners Foundry, a hub of entertainment, culture, and community in Nevada City since 1859.
This year’s much anticipated FRIGHT NIGHT features four bands on two stages, two full bars, an infamous costume contest that always leaves the entire town talking, a spectacular light show, a photo booth to capture the good times, food to keep you fueled all night, plus the entire Foundry, with its beautiful stone halls and high wood beam ceilings, festively decorated.
Headlining FRIGHT NIGHT is Zepparella, the San Francisco based all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band. Zepparella brings the passion, the beauty, the aggression, and the musicality of Led Zeppelin alive. Lead by drummer extraordinaire Clementine, the band is also comprised of singer Noelle Doughty, guitarist Gretchen Menn and bassist Angeline Saris. The musicianship of the group is top-notch and evident with their embrace of Led Zeppelin’s penchant for improvisation. Often performing in angelic white, their live shows are disarming, mesmerizing, and, well, rocking. The band promises a special surprise for FRIGHT NIGHT this year.
Also performing are local favorites Achilles Wheel featuring Gary Campus, Paul Kamm, and Mark McCartney of the Deadbeats, bassist Shelby Snow and guitarist, singer songwriter Jonny Mojo Flores. Their blend of psychedellic rock, blues and bluegrass is fresh, lively and will make you want to dance. Members of Achilles Wheel have headlined The Oregon Country Fair, The Trinity Tribal Stomp, The Marin Summer Music Festival, and performed at other festivals including The High Sierra Music Festival and The Kate Wolfe Festival.
Performing alongside Achilles Wheel are the exotic Troupe Al Ama belly dancers.
Everyone’s favorite party band Mt Whateverest, will rock the Osborn & Woods Hall with their “astro-noise-space-grunge direct from the foothills to your skull”, their words not ours! Rounding out the bill is Persist To Rise, an accomplished four-piece metal band that wowed audiences at this year’s Battle of the Bands.