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Back Stage – Nevada County musicians play at resort area

Some of Nevada County’s musicians are playing this summer at the Village at Squaw Valley USA near Truckee.

The Village at Squaw Valley USA is about a 90-minute car ride from Nevada City, off Highway 89.

Saul Rayo & Cocina Del Mundo will perform three times there within a 13-day period – twice this weekend and then on Aug. 5. The Nevada County world music band will play from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday during the third annual free Art, Wine & Music Festival.

Rayo’s band will also play at the Village Music Series from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5

“The series is our third year; it’s free for our locals running around, biking around, having a bite to eat,” said Mark Appel, operations manager at the Village.

Other Nevada County bands in the series include jazz fusion Objects in the Mirror on Aug. 26. Ivan Najera’s Latin jazz-based group played there June 24.

The Village at Squaw Valley USA is at 1985 Squaw Valley Road. Follow Highway 89 South for about eight miles out of Truckee and turn right on Squaw Valley Road.

Call 584-6266 for more information.

California WorldFest dates set for next year

Although the eighth annual California WorldFest at the Nevada County Fairgrounds ended just the night before, organizer Dan DeWayne began contacting possible acts last Monday for next year’s music/dance extravaganza (July 14-17).

Sunday night’s festival emcee indicated Tiempo Libre, the Cuban timba band that closed the festival with two well-deserved encores amidst calls of “We love you” from the crowd of a few thousand, would be back. That was the perfect festival end for Sunday’s crowd.

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