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DeadBeats featured at festival

The eighth annual Jerry Bash Festival returns to North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on Aug. 6 and 7.

The DeadBeats, who founded the event in honor of the Grateful Dead’s late Jerry Garcia, will perform both nights.

Joining the Grateful Dead cover band on Aug. 6 will be Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald & The Little Band, and Caravan. The DeadBeats will feature an acoustic set that night.



On Aug. 7, Blue Shadows will precede an electric DeadBeats set.

In addition to the music, the festival includes a light show by Liquid Light Productions. Food and drink vendors will also be present.




The festival begins at 7:30 both nights. Advance admission is $15 either night or $25 for both nights. Admission at the door is $17 per night and $30 for both nights. On both dates, children 12-and-under are admitted free. Advance tickets are at Love Shack Records, BriarPatch and Cherry Records.

Optional off-site camping is at Malakoff Diggins State Park. Required reservations can be made by calling 265-2740 or checking http://www.reserveamerica. com on the Web.

The Schoolhouse is at 17894 Tyler Foote Road on the San Juan Ridge. Call 265-2826 for more information about the Jerry Bash Festival.

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The New Old Time Chautauqua will be at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, also on Aug. 6 and 7.

The nonprofit New Old Time Chautauqua was founded in 1981 by performers, health- care practitioners and educators to provide family oriented entertainment to rural Northwest communities with limited access to live performing arts.

For more than 20 years, the all-volunteer troupe has toured in the summer throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia and Alaska.

Nevada City’s Utah Phillips, who will perform both nights, is on the organization’s advisory board.

Also performing will be Faith Petric, Jim Page, Frank Olivier, Joey Pipia, Dusty Rhodes and her Handsome Cowboy, Rayona Visqueen’s Traveling Haute Trash Fashion Show, Fyodor Karamazov, Noodlini and Noodlini, Jr., Mamazon and Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Chamber Band/Orchestra.

Showtime is 8 both nights. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

The center is at 314 W. Main St. Call 274-8384 for more details.


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