Events - Performing Arts

Ironstone Amphitheater’s Summer Season!


Ironstone Amphitheater’s Summer Season!

Completed in 1998, Ironstone Amphitheater is the latest addition to the Ironstone Vineyards and was created as a way to give back to the community as well as promote the arts. Nestled into the rolling terrain of the Sierra Foothills vineyard, the amphitheater will host Hank Williams, Jr., Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, The Fray, John Fogerty, Heart, Bachman & Turner, Tony Bennett, Jackie Evancho and Jeff Foxworthy!

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First Fridays in the Park Summer Kick-off!


First Fridays in the Park Summer Kick-off!

DYEMUSICA will be performing to kick off this summer’s “First Fridays” series in Murphys Community Park with their sensational fusion of reggae, funk and rock to keep everyone’s proverbial groove on. Tanner Vineyard’s providing the wine and Jenny’s Kitchen is whipping up some tasty treats!

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Memorial Day Concert TONIGHT


Memorial Day Concert TONIGHT

Celebrate and honor our veterans by taking in the beautiful weather and enjoying the company of Murphys area friends and family as the Calaveras Community Band offers a rousing soundtrack to the occasion. Tonight’s Memorial Day concert in Murphys Park is perfect for a picnic dinner — bring your own basket of goodies from some of Murphys fantastic food shops or purchase some pulled pork sandwiches and beverages at the park.

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Audition for this summer’s CSTAR! Kids production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!


Audition for this summer’s CSTAR! Kids production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

CSTARS! Kids is buzzing with excitement as they prepare for auditions for their seventh theatrical presentation, “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”, to be presented at the Bret Harte High School theatre at the end of July. Directed by Ann Mazzaferro, the summer production of the Disney classic will feature local kiddos eager to show the world just how passionate and talented they really are.

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The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee — KICKS OFF TODAY!


The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee — KICKS OFF TODAY!

Possibly the longest-running event in the state’s history, The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee goes as far back as 1893 and now delights thousands of visitors each year as Calaveras shows off its best in entertainment, exhibits, livestock, arena events and food.

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Murphys Creek Theatre Presents “SYLVIA” — Only Two Weekends Left!


Murphys Creek Theatre Presents “SYLVIA” — Only Two Weekends Left!

Calaveras’ celebrated troupe of actors, Murphys Creek Theatre Company, have kicked off their 2012 season with the award-winning play, SYLIVA, by A.R. Gurney, and there are just two weekends left of the run. While there’s a nifty bit whimsey (a pet played by a person… with dialogue), the story is an incredibly human tale of a couple struggling the jealousy and loneliness that comes from lives and careers running at different speeds.

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Haley Verzani Fundraiser


Haley Verzani Fundraiser

Murphys and Calaveras are known for their love of community, and this weekend is a truly wonderful example of this sincere commitment to the family built by community. This Saturday, the community is coming together to not only remember little Haley Verzani — killed last month during a severe winter storm — but to help get the Verzani family back on their feet after the terrible loss of their daughter, their home and their belongings. An evening of food and incredible music by local favorites will be on hand, and all those participating are donating their time and services for the event.

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Murphys Irish Day: Murphys’ Grandest Celebration


Murphys Irish Day:  Murphys’ Grandest Celebration

Murphys Irish Day celebrate’s the town’s Celtic pride this St. Patrick’s Day on a grand scale as folks from all over Northern California (and beyond) gather in the streets of the celebrated Gold Rush town to take in the mellifluous drones of the bagpipes, the spectacular floats and costumes, the brilliant dancing and music, the horses and pony rides, fine foods and (of COURSE) incredible wines. It’s more than just a street fair. It’s a full on TOWN fair!

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Murphys Creek Theatre Company: New Season Kicks Off This Month!


Murphys Creek Theatre Company: New Season Kicks Off This Month!

Murphys Creek Theatre company is a small company with professional standards, artistry, integrity and passion. With two venues, the Cornelia B. Stevenot Memorial Amphitheatre at Albeno Munari Vineyard and Winery (formerly Stevenot) and the Black Bart Playhouse in downtown Murphys, their productions amass critical acclaim as their endeavor to educate and nurture Calaveras area’s theatrically-inclined youth through afternoon and conservatory programs act as a shining example of Murphys efforts to support the arts in all its forms.

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Ironstone’s 15th annual Spring Obsession Art Show and Competition


Ironstone’s 15th annual Spring Obsession Art Show and Competition

Ironstone opens its beautiful gates this weekend to show its appreciation of Motherlode artists as it hosts the 15th annual Spring Obsession Art Show and Competition. Peruse the exhibition, purchase a piece for yourself, taste Ironstone wines, get that mouth watering at the cooking demonstrations and stick around for the artist reception and unveiling of the winners!

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Get Your Fiddle On at Black Bart Playhouse This Weekend!


Get Your Fiddle On at Black Bart Playhouse This Weekend!

There’s something pretty groovy going on over at the Black Bart Playhouse this weekend and it’s kicking off with some enchanting Scottish fiddle and cello music by Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas this Friday night. As if a beautiful concert wasn’t enough, Alasdair is offering a fiddle workshop the following morning!

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Big Band Night in Murphys featuring the TradeWinds Dance Band


Big Band Night in Murphys featuring the TradeWinds Dance Band

This Friday is Big Band Night at the Native Sons Hall where the TradeWinds Dance Band will be all but daring you to resist the urge to tear up the dance floor! Boogie the stress of the week away while enjoying a no host bar and some incredibly tasty hors d’oeuvres. Dress casually elegant and get your portraits taken with your gorgeous dance partner!

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California Winegrape Association’s 16th Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend


California Winegrape Association’s 16th Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend

Murphys is part of a wonderful collection of towns and communities that make up Calaveras County — a county rich with stunning natural beauty, a vibrant arts community, a wonderful culinary scene and a brilliant assortment of vineyards. …Now take all of that and wrap it in a Presidents’ Day celebration. The result: a fete for the senses as some of the area’s finest wineries and musicians come together to serve up scrumptious food and wine pairings, live music, a good handful of remarkable deals, and a joyful gathering of friends and neighbors and visitors.

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Kountry Kitten Burlesque at Metate Hill Lounge TONIGHT!


Kountry Kitten Burlesque at Metate Hill Lounge TONIGHT!

Appearing TONIGHT is Kountry Kitten Burlesque with their “High Society Social”. Kountry Kitten Burlesque have been titillating folks all over California with their whimsical, tongue-in-cheek brand of burlesque. Joining them at the lounge is jazz group Williams, Lefler & Moore PLUS Ashley and friends. Jazz, entertainment, fantastic wine, gourmet cheese, tapas and more… What a way to see out the weekend!

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The Bee Eaters Album Release Party at the Black Bart Theater


The Bee Eaters Album Release Party at the Black Bart Theater

The trio of brilliant musicians that make up The Bee Eaters have been creating music rooted in bluegrass, celtic, jazz and old-time for the past four years as a group, yet they each bring a lifetime of knowledge, skill, understanding and appreciation of the genres. They’re on tour introducing their latest album, “Oddfellows Road”, to the people they meet along the way. Next stop: Murphys, CA.

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Murphys Welcomes the Holidays: Annual Holiday Open House!


Murphys Welcomes the Holidays:  Annual Holiday Open House!

It’s truly one of the most anticipated events of the year here — the streets of historic downtown Murphys close, carolers gleefully croon tunes of the season, some of the areas favorite musicians assemble to make their own joyful music, folks gather around the community tree and shops offer their finest holiday treats.

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Marc Black at Metate Hill Wine Bar & Lounge – TONIGHT!


Marc Black at Metate Hill Wine Bar & Lounge – TONIGHT!

Marc Black’s been making music for the better part of fifty years, beginning with the recording of the 1967 Billboard Top 40 charting single, “Happy” and including tours with the Doors and Van Morrison. As a solo artist, he’s recorded with Art Garfunkle, Taj Mahal and Richie Havens and has garnered much critical praise for his brand of music which blends folk, blues, rock and bluegrass with hints of beat poetry. Based in NYC, Marc’s on a national tour and is stopping off at Metate Hill Wine Bar & Lounge in historic downtown Murphys TONIGHT!

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Murphys Creek Theatre’s “The Turn of the Screw” — LAST SHOWS!


Murphys Creek Theatre’s “The Turn of the Screw” — LAST SHOWS!

Murphys Creek Theatre Company is presenting a suitably chilling production to usher in Halloween in all it’s dark glory with Jeffrey Hatcher’s unique stage adaptation of Henry James’ classic Gothic novel “The Turn of the Screw” at Murphys Black Bart Theatre. This weekend is the final weekend of performances!

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Halloween in Murphys!


Halloween in Murphys!

It’s HALLOWEEN WEEKEND in Murphys — yet another occasion to gather the townspeople and celebrate with gusto! The local merchants, artists, shops and citizens are displaying their kookiest, ookiest sides with vim and vigor this weekend as the town celebrates the gleefully creeptastic holiday with a series of oh-so-fun events (for kids, for adults and for all ages).

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MCT Presents Blues Great Coco Montoya


MCT Presents Blues Great Coco Montoya

Award-winning blues guitarist, Coco Montoya, will perform at Murphys Black Bart Theatre this weekend as part of Murphys Creek Theatre’s Special Events and Concert Series.

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