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Circque de la Symphonie, Music in the Mountains SummerFest

Building on its 33-year reputation as the region’s top classical music festival, Music in the Mountains SummerFest, stretches its wings in 2015, bringing contemporary and classical music together in one incredible concert experience. From…
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Summer Fun

Happy Memorial Day Weekend.  Looking to start planning your summer fun, here are a few of my favorite summer activities. Swimming at the South Yuba River Farmers Markets: Nevada City Farmers Market, Nevada County Growers Market, Grass…
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First Friday Art Walk

The 2015 Nevada City First Friday Art Walk season kicked off last night with a theme of CYCLES and fun throughout downtown.  With 30 different spots on the map there was an opportunity to visit merchants, restaurants and pop up art galleries,…
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Things to Do

What to do in Nevada City?  I get this question every day at the Outside Inn and often I ask folks, tell me a little bit more and I can help send you in the right direction.  What I love is that our guests end up getting out and about…
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Nevada City Running Club

Spring is such a beautiful time of year in Nevada County.  If you're looking to get out and connect with other folks, check out Dr. Goodspeed-Walters running club or yoga for runners.  Her Saturday morning runs cover trails through out…
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Sierra Stages: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Sierra Stages opens their new production Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike tonight at the historic Nevada Theatre. The 2013 Tony Award for Best Play is a laugh out loud comedy full of humor and drama.  The family sagas plays out in a Pennsylvania…
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KVMR

KVMR radio has moved into their new building at 120 Bridge Street in downtown Nevada City.  The Bridge Street Project built a brand new 8000 square foot building, including adding a backstage area to the historic Nevada Theatre.  Check…
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Music scene

Are you interested in listening to live music?  Nevada City and Grass Valley have a lot of great options.  Just this weekend you've got the option of Achilles Wheel and the Dead Beats at the Miners Foundry and local Grammy nominated Secret…
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Nevada City Mardi Gras Parade

Nevada City Mardi Gras parade is always a colorful event.  Thanks to the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce for organizing the parade.  Great to see Samba Drop, NEO, Nevada City Soapbox Derby, Curious Forge, Claude the fire-breathing dragon,…
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Holiday Concerts and Plays

The holidays are a great time to get out and support the arts with numerous concerts, plays and performances.  Nutcracker Season returns with two different productions in Nevada County.  Clara and the Nutcracker by Holt Ballet Conservatory…
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Crazy Outside Inn Blog Giveaway

The Outside Inn's blog is excited to share the end of the year crazy giveaway.  All year long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Two years ago a little end of year basket came to life…
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Ages and Ages, London Jax, Discover Series, The Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts Discover Series brought three great bands to the intimate Grass Valley stage last night, Ages and Ages, Horse Thief and local band London Jax.  It was a great show and so exciting to see the community and local fans…
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Celtic Festival

The KVMR Celtic Festival is currently happening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  The slogan for the event is "Come for the music, stay for the magic" and if you've never been, it's time to go experience the event first…
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Nevada City Film Festival

Every summer, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing award-winning shorts and feature films to the historic venues of Nevada City, CA. A four-day celebration of art, music, and independent filmmaking, this year's…
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Farm to Table Dinner

Nevada City Farm to Table dinner, transforming Commercial Street in downtown into a farm to fork foodie experience. The second annual event was designed to "show people what a town square feeling looks like," says organizer Reinette Senum.…
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Nevada City First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City First Friday Art Walk is just one of the many reasons I love our cute little town.  Any occasion that brings folks together to celebrate the arts is a plus in my books.  I also love that the focus of the event is to get locals…
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Nevada County Concert Band

Nevada County Concert Band performed last night at Pioneer Park as part of their annual summer free concert series.  If you've missed the first two concerts mark your calendar for Sunday, August 24th 5-7pm.  What I love about last night's…
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Nevada City Summer Nights

Nevada City Summer Nights was in full force last night, it's always fun to see our little town transformed into a huge block party.  The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce brings together music, vendors, food stalls, entertainment, vintage…
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Nevada City 4th of July Parade

Nevada City's 4th of July Parade, with approximately 75 entries, was a festive occasion in red, white and blue.  Small town pride on display with Grand Marshall Evan Strong, the Ophir Prison marching band, the Soapbox Derby cars, Nevada County…
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Happy Birthday America, Music in the Mountains Concert

Happy Birthday America!  Last night's Music in the Mountains SummerFest finale had a little bit of everything, from patriotic tunes to Hollywood and Broadway favorites.  The family friendly concert was a great way to spend a warm summer…
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Grass Valley Thursday Night Market

Grass Valley Thursday Night Market has returned from the summer season, 6-9pm in downtown every Thursday till August 14th.  Stop by and shop fresh fruits and vegetables in the Farmers Market, listen to live music, shop artisans booths or…