New venue for Nevada County Land Trust concert |

New venue for Nevada County Land Trust concert

After five years of have its annual fundraising concert on private land owned in Nevada City, the Nevada County Land Trust is moving it to a 62-acre winery in Penn Valley called Pilot Peak.

The Aug. 23rd concert, called Stars at the Peak, will feature two area favorites: Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks and slide-guitarist Roy Rogers with the Delta Rhythm Kings.

The four year old winery, which is owned by the Wilsons and the Stevens families, has a couple of things going for it for concert giving: One are the views. The concert will be held on a grassy hillside, under the shade of spreading oaks with picturesque views of the Spenceville Wildlife area.

The other is Penn Valley itself, a place abundant with ranchlands, farms and horse properties that offers a quality of life that places a high value on open landscapes.

Says the trust’s executive director, Marty Coleman-Hunt, “The Land Trust is looking forward to engaging with this particular part of our community to further our mission in the area of protecting agricultural and undeveloped lands in our county.”

Penn Valley is delighted with the turn of events.

“We are very excited to have the Land Trust event in Penn Valley this year,” says Julie Frenzel-McEnroe, President PV Area Chamber of Commerce. “This community has so much to offer and we look forward working with the Land Trust and supporting their efforts.”

Coleman-Hunt says about the former venue, “(Chris Owen) graciously allowed us to take over his Nevada City home for the entire summer and to bring a thousand concert-goers to sit under his towering fir trees.

We decided this year to give his summer back to Chris to spend with his two young boys with a little peace and quiet, and take a break from the frenzy.”

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