Summer Nights in Nevada City turns 25 |

Summer Nights in Nevada City turns 25

Summer Nights in Nevada City Starts tonight on Broad Street and run July 23, and 30, 2014. The event filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink, and music.
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What: Summer Nights

Where: Downtown Nevada City

When: 6-9:30 p.m. July 16, July 23, July 30

Nevada City will be hosting vendors, music and big crowds every Wednesday night for the next three weeks. Summer Nights, a street festival in downtown Nevada City, has happened every year since 1990.

This time plans include classic cars, a growers market in front of the National Hotel, and a special area on Commercial Street with more than a dozen food vendors.

There will be several music venues with simultaneous performances. Tonight’s lineup includes Bob Mora, Dream & The Dreamer, John Girton, Troupe Al Ama, David Ayala and Achilles Wheel.

“This is a celebration for the locals to come out and enjoy the summer weather, their friends, the food and the atmosphere,” said event coordinator Barbara Tanner.

“We generally have a crowd of about a thousand people each night.”

There will be locally made and imported crafts, woodworking, clothing, jewelry and accessories for all budgets. The Chamber of Commerce will be selling beer and wine for adults, and Tanner has said there will also be face-painting, balloon animals, and a bounce house for the kids.

“Then on North Pine Street, we have our nonprofit organizations and they set out little stands and hand out information,” Tanner said.

Cathy Whittlesey, executive director of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, said they chose Wednesdays to boost mid-week traffic for the downtown business community.

“It’s just for locals to come down and enjoy Nevada City on a nice summer evening,” Whittlesey said. “And the entertainment is fantastic.”

To contact Staff Writer Dave Brooksher, email or call 530-477-4230.

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