California Worldfest takes over fairgrounds |

California Worldfest takes over fairgrounds

Youssou N’Dour & the Super Etoile from West Africa and multi-Grammy winner Lucinda Williams will be among the 26 acts at the eighth annual California Worldfest set for July 15-18 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Other performers include Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel; Paris-based Les Yeux Noir mixing Gypsy, klezmer and swing jazz; Czech mandolinist Radim Zenkl; the Peking Acrobats, Americana’s Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum; Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Badi Assad and folk harpist Christine Bonner.

The California Worldfest also offers vocal, instrumental and dance workshops and a huge variety of food, beverage and merchandise.

Admission ranges in price from $100 in advance or $110 at the gate for four days with camping, $30 in advance and $35 at the gate for one-day adult tickets, $15 in advance or at the gate for one-day youth (ages 13-16) tickets and $5 in advance or at the gate for one-day child (ages 5-12) tickets.

The fairgrounds is at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

Call 891-4098 or check on the Web for tickets or information on the groups.


The Nevada County Performing Arts Guild will present “Mother Goose, Inc.” July 16-18 and July 23-25 at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City.

The all-ages musical features familiar Mother Goose and The Brothers Grimm characters in personality changes. Mother Goose is the overworked production company chief executive in need of a vacation. When Simple Simon takes over the company, he becomes a dictatorial goofball to characters including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Goldilocks, Snow White, Red Riding Hood and Francis Flashbulb.

Friday performances are at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday performances are at 1 p.m. Running time is about 90 minutes.

General admission is $9 in advance and $10 at the door. Admission is $6 in advance and $7 at the door for students and seniors; and $5 in advance and $6 at the door for children 12 and under. Advance tickets are at Harmony Books, Book Seller, Odyssey Books, Record Connection and BriarPatch.

The Foundry is at 325 Spring St. For more information, call 277-7100 or 273-4254.

– Carol Feineman

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