A Hidden Musical Gem
Located just outside of the tiny hamlet known as Sierra City lies the Kentucky Mine and Museum. The county park operated by the Sierra County Historical Society and open to the public, features a museum, stamp mill, portal entrance to the now defunct gold mine, an extensive picnic area and numerous mining artifacts dating back to the days when gold mining was rampant throughout this region of the Sierra Nevada. The park also boasts an amphitheater, carved into the mountainside and surrounded by towering pines and oaks. The amphitheater seats two hundred patrons, has a performance stage and dance floor.
BBQ: The pre-concert BBQ will no longer be available as it has proven, over the past couple of years, to be less than economical for the contracted vendors. The two exceptions are the “SummerFest” event on June 14th and the Mumbo Gumbo concert on July 11th. Do keep in mind, however, that you are always welcome to bring your own food and beverages to our shows. You can still arrive early and enjoy our spacious picnic ground prior to the concert as the Kentucky Mine park will be open throughout the day.
Tickets will be available starting April 1 and can be purchased online at www.sierracountyhistory.org, at the gate or from these local outlets:
Sierra Country Store, Sierra City
Graeagle Mill Works, Graeagle
Smithneck Farms Café, Sierraville
Downieville Day Spa, Downieville
Feather River Food Co-op, Portola
Prices: Adults advance tickets, $25, at the gate $28 / Students 10-17 $10 / Kids 6 and under are FREE! / Season Tickets are available for $90 through Saturday, June 27th. Season tickets can be obtained by contacting Chris Stockdale @ (530) 862-1076
On June 14th we will be hosting “SummerFest at the Mine” from noon till 4:00 PM. This is a fun-filled, family friendly and largely free event for the public. SummerFest also serves as the opening of the Music at the Mine summer concert series. In addition to the featured concert that concludes the day’s activities, offerings and activities include a $5 “Burger & Dog” BBQ, a magic show, docent led mine tours and an ice cream sundae bar. Music at the Mine’s “artist at large”, Kyle Ledson, will be performing during the noon hour BBQ and 86 Proof will perform in the amphitheater at 2:00 PM.
Our 2020 Music at the Mine Line up: