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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
Bear Valley, CA...Celebrating the start of its second half-century in the High Sierra, the Bear Valley Music Festival begins on Friday, July 19 and runs through Sunday, August 4, 2019 with a total of 14 concerts including a special free family matinee on Saturday, July 27. The festival showcases a wide selection of artists and genres including rock, classical, Broadway and jazz.




A mere 3.5-hour drive from San Francisco, Bear Valley is known primarily as a ski resort. Now in his seventh summer as music director, internationally recognized conductor Michael Morgan has put Bear Valley and the Highway 4 corridor on the map as a summer destination as well, drawing an audience of thousands.

Highlights of this year's festival include tributes to Carole King & James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton and Billy Joel, a concert by the legendary Mimi Fox and the Mimi Fox Jazz Trio, the return of world-famous pianist Olga Kern this time with her son Vladik Kern in Mozart's Double Piano Concerto, the world-premiere of a new commission by composer Michael Taylor, and three concert pieces for violin and orchestra featuring soloist Kelly Hall-Tompkins. The classical lineup includes Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and Fourth Piano Concerto with soloist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner. The Motherlode Chorale (featured last summer in Beethoven’s Ninth) will return, this time with a concert version of a hilarious Broadway musical by George and Ira Gershwin titled "Of Thee I Sing" about a US presidential candidate running on a creative and unusual platform. Michael Morgan will also conduct a special concert dedicated to symphonic movie themes, including Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter, The Godfather and more.

"This is the most significant cultural event of the year in our scenic part of the Sierra," says executive director Eman Isadiar. "We always strive to present the widest possible variety of artists and musical styles to appeal to every taste and every generation."

Tickets and information are available online at www.bearvalleymusic.org or by calling 209-813-0554. Lodging is available in Bear Valley and in nearby Tamarack and Arnold. A round trip shuttle ride may be reserved in advance from Murphys, Forest Meadows, Arnold and Dorrington.
All Day What’s Happening in Murphys Through August 5th!
Murphys, CA...What’s Happening July 30-August 5, 2019. Try out the Saturday Hopper bus service running between Valley Springs and Arnold with stops in Murphys & Ironstone from February to October. Enjoy a day in Murphys and leave the driving to Calaveras Connect! Don’t miss their extended hours and service to Ironstone Concerts! Saturdays in Murphys - are available at no charge (donations gratefully accepted) on Saturday mornings at 10am leaving from the Old Timers Museum. Please contact Tim Chisholm at (209) 728-8511 to confirm dates and times or arrangements for large groups. No tours on event days!


June through November – Ballroom Dancing Classes at Murphys School of Music – Come alone or with a friend. No sign-ups or monthly commitment required (but do let us know you’re coming to your first class). Call 209-813-0696 for dates and times.

Complimentary Winery Tours at Ironstone Vineyards - Complimentary Public Tour available all year, Wednesday–Sunday at 1:30pm. Guests meet in the Tasting Room. Tour generally lasts about 45 minutes.

July 31, 2019 – Local’s Night at Milliaire Tasting Room - Join us for live music by Ras Beeken Dan from 6 to 8pm and a short menu by Gabby’s Cuisine. You don’t have to be a local to hang out, but you will feel like one before you leave! Swing by every First and Third Wednesday from June to September for some casual, Creekside patio fun.

August 1, 2019 – Trivia Night at Murphys Pourhouse - Join the Murphys Pourhouse every Wednesday at 6:00pm for Trivia Night with trivia master, Jeff Carrico! Bring a team, join a team, or compete solo every week to win prizes! Fun for all ages!

August 1, 2019 – Live Music at the Murphys Irish Pub – 4-6pm on Wednesday nights

August 1, 2019 – Murphys Business Association Monthly Meeting – 8:30 am at the Murphys Historic Hotel – Anybody interested is welcome to join us to share ideas and information! Approval of our budget and special presentation by Tom Scheller on what we can do to protect Murphys from wildfire risks.

August 1, 2019 – Thriving Every Other Thursday at Outer Aisle - Every other Thursday we celebrate diversity, nutrition, and artistry – enjoy a meal and shop the produce market beginning at 6 pm. Call 209-728-1164 for more information or visit outeraislefoods.com

August 2, 2019 – First Fridays in the Park with the Iconics – Food and drinks will be available for purchase beginning at 5:30pm. Enjoy live music, food and beverages in the beautiful Murphys Park courtesy of the Murphys Community Club.

August 2, 2019 – Friday Night Music at Alchemy – Jerry McKay will be performing from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Call (209) 728-0700 for reservations.

August 2-4, 2019 – Murphys Irish Pub gets Lively on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30-9:30 pm.

August 3, 2019 – Murphys Certified Farmers Market – Every Sunday through October 20 in the Community Park from 9am to 1pm -

August 3, 2019 -- Saturday Live Music at Jazz Cellars with Jeff Chadwick and Smoothease - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

August 4, 2019 – Hank Williams, Jr. at Ironstone Vineyards – get your tickets at Ticketmaster!

August 4, 2019 – Sunday Funday Mimosas at Milliaire Tasting Room - Celebrate the bubbly side of Milliaire! Enjoy a Mimosa out on our Creekside Patio or in our Tasting Room and start your Sunday off right. Cheers!

August 4, 2019 – Artist Reception at Hovey Winery - Hovey Winery is excited to welcome Mary Jean to the tasting room. A resident of Angels Camp, Mary Jean appreciates the abundance of subject matter here in Calaveras County to paint. According to Mary Jean, she has been an aspiring artist “since the age of crayons.”

August 5, 2019 – Music in the Parks with Cantamos at Murphys Community Park – Brought to you by the Calaveras County Arts Council – Music begins at 5:30 pm.

August 5, 2019 – Live Music at Rob’s Place –Nate Nathan, on keyboard and vocals, and the incredibly talented Nick Lefler on guitar will be playing in rotation every Monday from 5-8pm.
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
Jamestown, CA...Ride behind a historic steam or diesel locomotive on a train trip through California’s scenic Gold Country. Your 6-mile, 45-minute roundtrip train ride will take you past the water tower from Petticoat Junction, and transport you from the backyards of Jamestown to the rugged hillsides of California’s Mother Lode country. At the end of the line (Rock Spur), your train will pause as the locomotive uncouples, runs around your car on a side track, then re-couples to the train’s opposite end for the return trip to Railtown.



Train Ride Days: Saturdays & Sundays, April-October (weather permitting)
Departure Times: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Prices: Adults $15, Youth (ages 6-17) $10, Children (5 and under) Free
Members ride free
All prices include park admission
Departure Location: Depot platform at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Tickets: During the operating season, weekends April-October, tickets for excursion train rides are available to purchase online during the week or on a first-come, first-served basis at the ticket office on the day of the train ride.
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
Murphys, CA...The Murphys Farmers Market Sponsored by Calaveras Grown and supported by the Murphys Community Club. “Murphys has needed a community farmers market for a long time and this is just another reason to come into Murphys on a Sunday morning and enjoy the park and town” stated Sue Friedman of the Murphys Community Club.


The market runs from 9am to 1pm every Sunday. The farmers participating in the market offer a myriad of fresh produce grown within Calaveras County. All producers are free from artificial pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and naturally grown. Most incorporate permaculture and regenerative practices in their farming. Popular food vendors at the market included Pure Mountain Smoothies, a newly formed business in Calaveras and the baked goods by Butter and Cream out of Arnold who brought 80 loaves of bread, dozens of baked goods, muffins and cookies and was sold out within the first hour of the market.

Although the park is full of vendors selling locally produced goods, produce and crafts, there is still plenty of areas to enjoy the parks picnic tables, grass and creek. “We listened to the community who wanted to make sure the park was not overrun with vendors and not accessible to families and visitors so we made sure to keep the creek and gazebo accessible so kids could still play and people could still enjoy a picnic in the park or set up blankets on the grass. We heard from a lot of visitors that the extra activities and opportunities to shop the market was an extra perk to visiting Murphys park” said Freya Borean, event coordinator of the market.

Although a small market by comparison to others in the neighboring counties, the Murphys Farmers Market was made up of many small farms and producers and all were local to Calaveras County. “We are delighted with all these new farms and new members to Calaveras Grown and pleased to have another farmers market in the county that offers them an opportunity to connect to their community and build their businesses” stated Billie Hammer, president of Calaveras Grown. “And we have our long term members attending like John's Natural Food Products selling grass fed beef and free range chicken. Now there is something for everyone to source food from our local Calaveras producers.”

The Murphys Farmers Market is being co-managed by Micalah Frey and Freya Borean, who both grew up in Calaveras County. Because the park can only hold a limited number of vendors, they had to be selective when extending applications to vendors to join the market. “Our number one goal for this market, stated Micalah Frey, is to create a community hub for a localized food system. We will be adding a few more vendors including olive oil and vinegar, local honey and farm fresh eggs and we have a full list of workshops that we will be hosting every week including workshops on fermenting, seed saving, permaculture, and beekeeping from local agricultural experts. We also will be hosting yoga, live music, a farm to kitchen walk of the market with a local chef, art lessons, indigo dying and music play for kids.”


The Murphys Farmers Market runs weekly on Sundays mornings starting at 9am thru 1pm with the exception of July 21st where the park will be hosting a previously scheduled event for the Murphys School of Music. Visitors are encouraged to come early for best selection and to take part in one of the weekly activities. For more info email murphysfarmersmarket@gmail.com or follow on Murphys Farmers Market on Facebook.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
Columbia, CA...Enjoy an hour-long walking tour of town led by a park staff member or docent. See the actual gold discovery site, learn about the buildings and early merchants of Columbia. Sponsored by The Friends Of Columbia SHP. Visit their website here for more information. Town Tours are every Saturday & Sunday starting at 11 am. Meet at the office on Main Street & State St Columbia, CA 95310

01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Arnold, CA...Calaveras became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the "Discovery Tree", also known as the "Big Stump", the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction ever since, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California.
Over the years, other parcels of mixed conifer forests have been added to the park. This amazing park has a huge variety of habitats and recreational opportunities to explore. Click Below for Latest Activity Guide

07:00 PM Hank Williams Jr with Moonshine Bandits at Ironstone Amphitheatre Sunday, August 4, 2019
Murphys, CA...Thrilled to have our first show announcement of the year be the legendary Hank Williams Jr! Hank Williams Jr.'s extremely impressive resume has spawned 70 million albums sold worldwide, six PLATINUM albums, 20 GOLD albums, 13 No. 1 albums and 10 No. 1 singles. Marking 52 years since his first album in 1964, Hank Jr. released IT’S ABOUT TIME (Nash Icon Records) on January 15. In addition to the history making “Are You Ready for the Country,” the project includes new tunes such as “Dress Like an Icon,” “Just Call Me Hank,” “It’s About Time,” and “The Party’s On” as well as re-recorded versions of classics “Mental Revenge” and “Born to Boogie” with Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Brad Paisley on guitar. IT’S ABOUT TIME is Hank's 37th album in his five decade career. He continues to add accolades to an extremely impressive resume, which includes ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of the Year and BMI Icon in addition to winning a GRAMMY and being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. As a touring artist, Hank was a pioneer in bringing arena rock production values to country music, and he remains one of the most consistent ticket sellers in music, period, as generation after generation gets turned on to one of the most dynamic live performers ever to take the stage.



We are also thrilled to welcome to Ironstone for the first time, from right here in Northern California, Moonshine Bandits! Long before people figured out country and rap had a lot in common, the Moonshine Bandits released their genre-blending album, “Whiskey & Women,” and took the world of outlaw music by storm. The group’s blue-collar work ethic and unwavering persistence has led to over 60 million views on the ShinerTV YouTube channel – collectively over 80 million views on YouTube – while their video for “My Kind of Country” peaked at #1 on CMT Pure. The Bandits also charted Billboard simultaneously with a top 10 in Rap and a top 20 in Country Music and have been Recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine, CMT, Youtube Honors, MTV, AOL THE BOOT, YAHOO, and the list goes on. Connecting with fans on all levels, Moonshine Bandits have built a solid “Shiner Nation” of loyal fans, started their own 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization known as Operation Packing Company, Inc. that specializes in sending supplies to our Troops Overseas, Beef Jerky and legal Moonshine. The Bandits earned a 2018 Telly Award for their “Take This Job” music video featuring David Allan Coe.

This is going to be an outstanding night of Outlaw Country music!

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