Camp Fire benefit scheduled for Monday at Nevada City’s Miners Foundry |

Camp Fire benefit scheduled for Monday at Nevada City’s Miners Foundry

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Achilles Wheel is one of many bands set to perform Monday night at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City to benefit victimes of the Camp Fire.
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WHO: Miners Foundry and Center for the Arts present

WHAT: Come Together: A Benefit Concert

WHEN: Monday. Doors open at 5 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA

TICKETS: $20/Suggested Donation, Tickets are available online, by phone (530) 265-5040, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.


The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Center for the Arts will co-present “Come Together: A Benefit Concert” for those affected by the Camp Fire in Butte County, at 6 p.m. Monday at the Foundry.

The event features a line up from local bands Achilles Wheel, Earles of Newtown, Lolo Gervais R&B Revue, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald and The Rayos and Bob Woods Band.

All proceeds will go to the following nonprofits — North Valley Community Foundation, Wildland Firefighter Foundation, and North Valley Animal Disaster Group — who will then distribute the funds to those in need.

Monday night’s event was organized in response to the devastating Camp Fire that broke out on Nov. 8 in the town of Paradise, and caused at least 85 fatalities, injured 12 civilians and five firefighters, destroyed 18,804 structures and burned 153,336 acres, making it the deadliest and most destructive in California history.

“Having fled twice from the Lone Lobo and the 49er fires, this strikes close to home for me personally, as I’m sure it does for so many of us who live in Nevada County,” said Amber Jo Manuel, executive director of The Center for the Arts. “We wanted to do whatever we could to help the folks of Paradise and Butte County get back on their feet.”

Just days after the fire had started, the Center for the Arts along with new General Manager Mikail Graham, quickly began reaching out to members of the community.

“We all know someone if not multiple people who lost everything in the Camp Fire and we knew we had to do something,” said Graham. “I started calling all of my musician friends and everyone immediately stepped up to offer their support. I then reached out to Gretchen Bond (executive director at the Miners Foundry) right away to see if we could work together to make this happen and she was on it just as fast as she was already helping Simrit put together yet another benefit and here we are.”

Graham is referring to the benefit concert local musician Simrit organized at the Miners Foundry on Nov. 21, which reportedly raised around $45,000.

“It says something special about the Miners Foundry, that when people need a place to rally the energy and support of the community, they come to the Foundry,” said Bond. “And we are honored to continue to provide and support the community and our neighbors to the North any way we can.”

Tickets are a suggested donation of $20, but no one will be turned away. For those who are unable to attend the concert but would still like to make a donation, a link has been set up at

Source: Miners Foundry

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