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Center for the Arts brings Jeff Bridges to Grass Valley

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WHO: The Center for the Arts presents

WHAT: Jeff Bridges and the Abiders

WHEN: Friday, Jan 23, 8 p.m.

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Auditorium

255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945


$125, Premium including meet and greet, parking, reserved seats in first 10 rows;

$85 Premium including parking, reserved seats in first 10 rows,

$60 member/$70 non-member Tier 2 rows L – FF reserved seating;

$45 member/$55 non member Tier 3 rows GG-LL reserved seating;

$30/35 rows MM-QQ, General Admission

The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14

BriarPatch Co-op Community Market - 530-272-5333

Tickets online at


The Center for the Arts brings Oscar-winning actor/singer/songwriter/author/photographer Jeff Bridges and the Abiders to Grass Valley’s Veterans Memorial Hall on Jan. 23.

Tickets go on sale to Encore members, 10 a.m. Oct. 30, Center members on Tuesday, Nov. 4 and will be available to the general public on Nov. 11.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring “the Dude” to Nevada County,” Center Executive Director Julie Baker said. “Could not think of a better fit for our community. Not only is he an amazing actor, his music is great. I know the community will be blown away by the talent from this band. Center Encore Donors and business members at the $1,000 plus level will have first access to the meet-and-greet tickets. Center members will have early access to up-front reserved seat tickets as one of the many benefits of membership. We encourage music lovers to become Center members to support live music in Grass Valley. We truly need the membership support to keep the quality and consistency of programming going. Ticket sales alone do not cover the costs.”

Jeff Bridges’ musical talents came to fore in his portrayal of Otis “Bad” Blake in 2009’s multi-award winning movie “Crazy Heart,” but Bridges’ musical journey began long before that film.

Following the release of Bridges’ self-titled album in 2011, the album debuted at No. 25 on the Billboard charts while also notching chart debuts on the Folk Albums No. 2, Top Rock Albums No. 5, and Top Country Albums No. 10 charts.

Although previously releasing his debut album, “Be Here Soon,” in 2000, it was his portrayal of a grizzled former country music legend in the 2009 film “Crazy Heart,” an Academy Award-winning performance, that helped reignite his musical passions alongside “Crazy Heart” collaborator, the Academy Award-winning, multiple-Grammy award-winning songwriter, musician, and producer T Bone Burnett.

Just released in September, Bridges’ most recent album was recorded during a summer concert run at Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas. “Live” includes 14 tracks of live recordings of songs from Bridges’ debut album “Be Here Soon” and self-titled follow-up on Blue Note Records, as well as original music from the critically-acclaimed film “Crazy Heart” and some of his favorite chosen covers of The Byrds, Tom Waits and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

“Live” was produced and mixed by the band’s musical director Chris Pelonis and mastered by Kim Rosen.

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders are Jeff Bridges (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Pelonis (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Bill Flores (pedal steel, guitar), Randy Tico (upright, electric bass), and Tom Lackner (drums, percussion).

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