Live Music

Alchemy Market & Cafe

Alchemy Market & Cafe

191 Main St.
Murphys 95247

Innovative “comfort food with a twist” featuring seafood, steaks, homemade soup, entree salads and over-the-top desserts. 30 local wines and 70 beers. Patio and fireside dining. Lunch and Dinner. Call for hours. Read Chef Jason’s BEER BLOG for everything you ever wanted to know about beer, plus the latest updates on what beers they’re pouring right now.

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Brice Station Hill Top Concert Series

Brice Station Hill Top Concert Series

Brice Station Hill Top Concert209-768-7262

3353 E. Highway 4
Murphys, CA

Brice Station Vineyards, located 4 miles east of downtown Murphys, hosts excellent live music and theater all summer long at their beautiful Hilltop venue. Come enjoy a gorgeous sunset view, enjoy a glass of our hand crafted wine, take your shoes off, and enjoy the music. Catering available on site.

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2015-best-attractionBrice Station Vineyards received the BEST ATTRACTION award in the 2015 Calaveras Visitors Bureau Innovations in Tourism Awards for their Hill Top concert series and for hosting their theatre under the stars series: Shakespeare on the Vine.

2015-best-businessBrice Station Vineyards received the BEST BUSINESS award in the 2015 Calaveras Visitors Bureau Innovations in Tourism Awards. This means it garnered the most votes of all businesses entered in the Innovations in Tourism Awards in 2015, and obtained the top honor.

Calaveras Arts Council’s Music in the Parks

Music in the Parks, Calaveras Arts Council

P.O. Box 250
San Andreas, CA

Each year, the Calaveras Arts Council presents FREE public concerts every Wednesday evening throughout summer. The shows take place in a different public park each week from 6:30 – 8pm and feature a wide variety of artists. You’re invited to bring a low back chair and picnic and enjoy the shows! 2014’s summer line-up runs from June 11th through August 13th.

Get the current schedule from the Calaveras Arts Council’s website on their Music in the Parks page.

Related links: Calaveras Arts Council

Cedar Center Summer Concert Series

Cedar Center Summer Concert Series

Concerts in the Park at Cedar Center

Enjoy FREE live music at the Cedar Center in Arnold, sponsored by local businesses, business associations and non-profits. Located at 4,000 feet, this music venue is one of the coolest in the county. Bring a low-back chair, your own wine and food or purchase there. Dogs and kids welcome! Concerts run every Saturday in 2014 from June 21st through August 30th.

Get the full schedule of concerts.

Head Outside for July Concert Season

From the rock arena at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys to intimate classical concerts set against the granite in Bear Valley, July is full of options to catch live music out in the open. Check out our picks for outdoor concerts this month.

Photo credit Maria Camillo Twisted Oak Concerts

Twisted Folk concerts at Twisted Oak Winery | by Maria Camillo

GABA Summer concert Series – With five Saturdays in July, Cedar Center in Arnold is sure to see lots of dancing the night away. This free concert series, hosted by the Greater Arnold Business Association, kicks off every Saturday at 7:00pm. Bring a low back chair, your own wine and food – or purchase dinner on site.
July 2 – The Jim Lanier Band (Ebbetts Pass Fire District Annual fundraiser dinner, concert)
July 9 – Random Strangers
July 16 – Arnold Classic Car Show and Bill Welles Band
July 23 – Grover Anderson
July 30 – Rockslide


Music in the Parks – on Wednesday evenings, the Calaveras Arts Council’s summer concerts series travels the county, bringing free shows to different outdoor community locations, from Arnold to Valley Springs.   Music goes from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, and donations are most welcome!
July 6 – Grover Anderson at CAMPS Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp.
July 13 – Magnolia Rhythm Trio in Mokelumne Hill’s Shutter Tree Park.
July 20 –Delta Wires return to perform at Mountain Ranch Community Park
July 27 –Tanglewood will perform at West Point Elementary.


Ironstone Concerts – Where the bigger names come to play at an outdoor amphitheater in Murphys.
July 15 – The Goo Goo Dolls, with Collective Soul and Tribe Society.  Special after party with local band The Jank Tones.  Dinner Buffet from 5;30pm -7:00pm;  Concert at 7:30pm.
July 27  – Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads;  Concert at 7:30pm

Brice Station Concerts

Dancing at Brice Station Concerts on the Hilltop | Courtesy Photo

Brice Station Hilltop Concerts – relax on the lawn or bring your dancing shoes for local musical favorites at this vineyard, four miles east of Murphys in the pines.  Concerts are at 7:00pm, and tickets are just $10 each, with dinner, Brice Station wines and other beverages available for purchase on site.
July 2 – The Hot Dark
July 23 – Patrice Pike


Twisted Folk Concert Series – set on a bluff at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito, the Twisted Folk series pulls in independent and eclectic touring acts that span bluegrass, country, folk and Americana.  Concert at 7:45pm.  Tickets range in price; dinner, Twisted Oak wines and other beverages available for purchase on site.
July 23 – Buckwheat Zydeco


Bear Valley Music Festival – For the classical music lover, the festival brings national and international performers to delight audiences at 7000 feet in the Sierras.
July 22-August 7

Blues and Bones Music and BBQ

Blues and Bones Music and BBQ Festival | File Photo

Blues and Bones Music Festival – This is the place if you love slow cooked meat and rockin to the blues. Now in its sixth year, the two day festival is at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds.
July 29-30

There’s plenty of great indoor music as well all month long.  Go to our Calendar of Events for complete listings!


Ironstone Vineyards Summer Concert Series

Ironstone Vineyards Summer Concert Series

Ironstone Summer Concert Series209-728-1251
1894 Six Mile Rd.
Murphys 95247

Outstanding entertainment in a unique setting. Voted the best place to see live music in Calaveras County. Our Amphitheatre boasts a beautiful and intimate setting as well as amazing sound quality.

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Labor Day Weekend Events in Gold Country & High Sierra

Labor Day Weekend Events in Gold Country & High Sierra

As we head into the big end-of-summer weekend, the Calaveras County calendar of events is chock full of fun things to do and it can be a little hard to choose. So we decided to round up a few ideas, based on where in the county you find yourself this Labor Day weekend. Read on for our picks of what to do where.

ACME Art Mosaics Class | File Photo

ACME Art Mosaics Class | Courtesy Photos


Labor Day Weekend in Mokelumne Hill

Friday, Sept. 2 (and the first Friday of every month) | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm |  Hotel Leger

Sunday, Sept. 4  | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Hotel Leger
Featuring the Delta Wires; $5 entry fee includes pool pass and raffle drawing.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 3-4 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Acme Art
Learn all you need to know about creating mosaic art. Click here for class details.

Labor Day Weekend in San Andreas

Saturday, Sept. 3 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas
Classic Car Festival. The day will begin with The Rumble held at the Calaveras Government Center from 9:00 – 1:00. Followed by Founder’s Day on Historic Main Street from 1:00 – 5:00. For more information, including entering your classic car, call 209.754.0127.

Copperopolis Town square Concert

The Concert Venue at Copper Town Square | File Photo


Labor Day Weekend in Copperopolis

Saturday, Sept. 3 | 7:00pm | Copper Town Square 
Local singer songwriter Grover Anderson takes the stage, followed by Johnny Cash tribute act James Garner. Admission is free with lawn seating, feel free to bring your own chair.

Sunday, Sept. 4 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Copper Town Square 
Sundays, your place for fresh produce, food and crafts is at the Market at the Square.

Brice Station Concerts

Dancing at Brice Station Concerts on the Hilltop | Courtesy Photo


Labor Day Weekend in Murphys

Sunday, Sept. 4 | Dinner from 5:30 pm | Concert at 7:30 pm | Ironstone Vineyards
Featuring classic rock band Bad Company with Lou Gramm at one of the best venues in Murphys–Ironstone’s outdoor ampitheater is not to be missed. View the menu here.The second to last concert of the summer season, impress your sweetie or a couple of friends with BUY ONE GET ONE FREE tickets using the promo code GOCAL at checkout here.

Friday, Sept. 2 | Dinner from 4:00 pm | Concert at 5:30 pm | Murphys Community Park
The final First Friday concert of the season features Plan B, covering a mixture of classic rock hits. Admission is free as always, dinner will be catered by Pipin’ Hot BBQ for $12, and local wines available

Saturday, Sept. 3 | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm | Murphys Community Park
Free for all ages. Hosted by the Tri-County LGBT Alliance servicing Calaveras, Alpine, Amador, and Tuolumne counties, they invite all friends, family, community allies, and LGBT members to Murphys community park. Dressing in bright colors to show your support for the LGBT Community is encouraged. Festivities include a DJ and live music throughout the event as well as guest speakers, informational booths, other LGBTQ organizations, a photo booth, beer and wine (provided by a local charitable organization), local food vendors, a scavenger hunt, silent auction, games, and more!

Saturday, Sept. 3 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Brice Station Vineyards
Edge of the West is a rock and roots jam band that plays fun danceable music with a lot of heart. Admission to the show is $15.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 2 – 4 | Various wineries – Check calendar for details

Murphys is also abundant in wine events at our many tasting rooms.

Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree

Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree | Photo by Cindy Micheli


Labor Day Weekend in Arnold & White Pines

Saturday, Sept. 3 |  9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Sierra Nevada Logging Museum
Catch the action outside with logging competitions including axe throwing, choke setting and hot sawing, then step inside the museum for spectacular displays of the region’s rich timber industry. Children under 12 are free; Adults, $8 each or $15 for two adults.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 3-4 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Next to Bristol’s Ranch House Café
Arnold’s popular end-of-summer celebration features 55 booths of original art & crafts in all media. Live music, food and beverage vendors – including local beers served by the Ebbetts Pass Fire Department, games and activities for the whole family. Free admission and parking.

Labor Day Weekend in Bear Valley

Sunday, Sept. 4 | 7:00 pm onwards | Bear Valley Lodge
The Fuss plays favorite covers from 60’s through current. AC/DC to ZZ Top; classic, dancy, edgy, cool.

More Activities to Round Out your Calaveras Getaway

If you’re looking for some adventure this Labor Day Weekend, check out a couple of our top picks here:

CAVES: With 3 caves in the county, Calaveras offers fun guided tours as well as rope rappels,  wild cave expeditions (reservations required) and thrilling zip lines.
SEAPLANE TOURS: Get a beautiful view of some of our prettiest lakes with Foothill Aviation.
MUSEUMS: Learn about the history of the California Gold Rush, logging industry, the Miwok people who pre-date western settlers, see a 19th courthouse, classic schoolhouse or the largest crystalline gold nugget pulled out of the Mother Lode at one of our many museums.
HIKE or BIKE: With multiple beautiful trail systems, there’s no limit to your hiking or biking adventures in Calaveras County.

Get the full picture of all there is to see and do on your Calaveras Getaway by using our handy digital Calaveras Experience Guide.


Mark Twain Wild West Fest in Angels Camp 

Mark Twain Wild West Fest in Angels Camp 

After a year hiatus, Angels Camp’s signature entertainment festival is back and promises to be a rollicking good time. With the level of excitement building for what was known as Gold Rush Days, the event’s producers have rechristened it as the Mark Twain Wild West Fest, and they’ve spared no expense to bring a full day of fun and world class entertainment to historic downtown Angels Camp.

Sierra Nevada Guns for hire Mark Twain Wild West Fest

Period costume performers you might see at Mark Twain Wild West Fest | File Photo

The Mark Twain Wild West Fest started out years ago as ‘Gold Rush Day’ honoring special milestones in Angels Camp history,” says Anne Forrest, chairman of the Angels Camp Commemorative Committee. “In 2015, we planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mark Twain’s time in Angels Camp and the Mother Lode, but had to cancel the event because of the Butte Wildfire that devastated a good portion of the county.”

Continuing, Anne explains, “As we began to plan for 2016, we realized that not only did Mark Twain have a lasting influence on Angels Camp, but Angels Camp had a significant impact on Samuel Clemens, aka, Mark Twain. His tale, ‘The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,’ which he heard at the bar of the Angels Hotel, was his first work to gain worldwide fame. Angels Camp is truly the place where Mark Twain found his voice.”

Dust off your 19th century attire and head to Angels Camp. | File Photo

Dust off your 19th century attire and head to Angels Camp. | File Photo

Many voices will be on stage this year, as the Fest prides itself on bringing high energy, up tempo music and entertainment to the streets of downtown Angels Camp. With three stages and acts ranging from Americana and country music to spoken word, cowboy poetry and comedy, it’s going be an exciting day. Show producer Christopher Buttner, who has a long tenure in concert production, emphasized the high caliber performers and how they tie into the theme of the Wild West Fest, “The musical acts are all really fitting to the show itself, in the spirit of Old West flair with engaging storytellers and seasoned musicians.”

This year the Mark Twain Wild West Fest welcomes:

  • The Sierra Mountain Band, who have performed everywhere from Branson to Angels Camp, will deliver a mix of country and western favorites, high-energy bluegrass, soulful mountain ballads, cowboy classics and toe-tapping fiddle and banjo tunes.
  • The Old West Trio, celebrating over 20 years of performing Western-themed music from classic Sons of the Pioneers and Gene Autry tunes to contemporary Americana masterpieces, are the recipients of the 2011 Western Duo/Group of the Year and a nominee for 2014 Western Duo/Group of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists.
  • Sourdough Slim, the Last of the Vaudeville Cowboys, is a stage veteran from The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering to The Lincoln Center’s Roots of American Music Festival and the Carnegie Hall Folk Festival. Cowboy Magazine calls Sourdough Slim, “An accordion playing, yodeling, tongue-in-cheek, cowboy-dressed entertainer deluxe.”
  • Ernie Sites, all the way from Idaho, is a guitar strumming, singer/songwriter and performing western cowboy poet; a trick roper, bull rider, rodeo clown, bareback rider, and roper extraordinaire. Western author, Corinne J. Brown, dubbed Ernie “the urban cowboy troubadour.”
  • The Black Irish Band, who just released their 25th CD, “Give us All Yer Whiskey (Songs of Hard-rock miners & Hard-luck sailors),” hail from the historic Gold Rush Country of America. For over 25-years, they have combined influences of Celtic, Spanish, and Italian delivering an incomparably exciting, original, progressive, and upbeat acoustic folk music sound that is, not only, as timeless as the rugged landscape of the west, but captures the spirit of the immigrants of this land; the men and women who tamed the Wild West.

Other featured performers include magicians, comedians, jugglers; gun-slinging cowboys and outlaws and shoot-out reenactments, as well as villains and damsels in distress; gold miners, their encampment and gold panning demonstrations; a flapjack breakfast; over 80 street vendors of all descriptions including arts and crafts, and a custom car show.

Over 5000 attendees are expected in Angels Camp for this year's event. | File photo

Over 5000 attendees are expected in Angels Camp for this year’s event. | File photo

Win a $6000 Gold Nugget!

The icing on the cake might be this year’s raffle prize – a nearly 5 ounce gold nugget valued at $6000! Tickets are just $10 each! Click on the image below to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win the Mark Twain Nugget.

Mark Twain Wild West Fest

After Party at Utica Park featuring Jank Tones.

With over 5000 attendees expected throughout the day to the Wild West Fest, the event team wanted some extra evening entertainment to provide to visitors once the sun goes down. That’s when the party will move to Utica Park for an after party with one of the Gold Country’s most talented and captivating jam bands, Jank Tones. Six food trucks, beer and wine from the local Lion’s Club, and intermittent acts including fire jugglers and comedy are going to make for a lively party! Party goers are encouraged to get to Utica Park as early as 4:00pm to set up chairs or blankets, then head to the Wild West Fest before returning for the evening after party.

Jank Tones at The Lucky Penny

Parking and Transportation

Did we mention Admission and Parking are free all day? Complimentary shuttle service will be provided from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm from the parking lots at the Bret Harte High School and the Calaveras County Fairgrounds.

Event Details

What:  The Mark Twain Wild West Fest presented by the Angels Camp Commemorative Committee –

When:  Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time:  10 am to 9 pm – Street Festival from 10 am to 5 pm

Utica Park Evening Music Festival: 5 pm to 9 pm

Where:  Highway 49, “Main Street” Angels Camp, California. Google Map

Admission: FREE!

Deputy Discount Badges may be ordered in advance here

Age:  All Ages and 21+ to drink alcoholic beverages.

Attire:  Period costumes strongly encouraged. Wild West, Western, Gold Rush, Edwardian, Victorian, Gothic and even Steampunk.








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