No Simple Highway

No Simple Highway

If you’ve seen bands pay tribute to the Grateful Dead here, and chances are you have, you know we hold things to a very high standard. Every band offers a different take on the sacred repertoire. No Simple Highway weaves tapestries...
Matt Rainey and Dippin’ Sauce

Matt Rainey and Dippin’ Sauce

Matt Rainey is one of the hottest young sensations on the Nor Cal blues scene. A two-time winner of Sacramento’s Blues Award, the guitarist/vocalist has that special charisma all of the blues greats possess. In addition to drawing...
Swamp Zen New Year’s Spectacular

Swamp Zen New Year’s Spectacular

GET YOUR TICKETS Seeing Swamp Zen at the Crazy Horse on New Years Eve has become a tradition in Nevada City. You couldn’t hope for a more celebratory bunch to party with for the big occasion. This big band from Chico is an explosion...
Deadbeats

Deadbeats

GET YOUR TICKETS The Deadbeats are synonymous with Grateful Dead music in Nevada City. They have been putting their own stamp on the legendary songbook since 1994. They have been perennial headliners of the Jerry Bash Festival at Pioneer...
World Beatnix

World Beatnix

No passport is required to embark on an exotic musical journey around the world. This local ensemble pioneers a groundbreaking sound based on traditional rhythms from Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean. The highly danceable, spiritual...
The Rayos

The Rayos

Over the years, The Rayos have established themselves as sages of musical positivity in Nevada City. This couple is on a constant quest to raise the vibrations of all who come within earshot. Him on guitar, her on violin, both on vocals,...
Elevation – Winter Solstice Funkdown

Elevation – Winter Solstice Funkdown

Led by dynamic singer and frontman Jamal “J Silk” Walker, this local outfit reverberates funk and soul from head to toe. Formerly known for his eponymous blues band, J Silk has stage presence to spare. The goddess power of...
Band Beyond Description

Band Beyond Description

Our Third Thursday tradition continues! Intrepid hosts Jonny Mojo (guitar/vocals) and Gary Campus (drums) bring together incredible musicians to conjure magic from the Grateful Dead songbook. Every month we bask in the euphoria of their...
Smokey the Groove – Victorian Xmas After Party

Smokey the Groove – Victorian Xmas After Party

This six-piece band from Chico is stirring up plenty of buzz with their horn-driven, party funk, electro space grooves and free-wheeling jam jubilee. It’s a crazy world out there and it’s refreshing to have a band like this...
Grateful Bluegrass Boys

Grateful Bluegrass Boys

GET YOUR TICKETS Mandolin and fiddle magician, Aaron Redner (formerly of Hot Buttered Rum), has created something extraordinary with this project. If you’re the kind of person whose fire burns hot for both the Grateful Dead and the...
Night Animals

Night Animals

Night Animals are one of the best kept secrets to emerge from the San Francisco jamband scene. It’s hard to imagine this being the case for much longer as audiences continue to be under their spell. Fusing funk, soul, jazz and rock,...
The Geezer Gig w/ Bob Woods Trio

The Geezer Gig w/ Bob Woods Trio

Guitarist/vocalist Bob Woods is a living legend in Nevada City. He’s been captivating crowds at the Crazy Horse for the last 12 years and he continues to do it with as much passion as ever. Along with his trio, he hosts this monthly...
The Good Bad

The Good Bad

Hailing from San Francisco, The Good Bad have been a part of the exploding newgrass/progressive bluegrass scene since 2010. Their high-energy take on the string band sound is just the kind of thing we love here at the Crazy Horse....
Roosevelt Collier’s All-Stars

Roosevelt Collier’s All-Stars

GET YOUR TICKETS In the pantheon of bands who have chiseled their name in Crazy Horse lore, this one is at the top of the list. Sacred pedal steel guitarist/vocalist Roosevelt Collier is one of the most highly respected musicians on the...
The Mindful

The Mindful

Founded by Berklee College of Music alum Brett Vaughn, The Mindful combines the instrumental exploration and improvisation of jazz-fusion with psychedelic colors, progressive tendencies and rock intensity. We’ve previously been...
Petty Luv

Petty Luv

An appreciation for the music of Tom Petty is one thing most of us can agree upon. The messages his songs convey weave a universal thread that links people of all ages and ideologies. This Nevada County band arose in the wake of his...
DJ Williams’ Shots Fired

DJ Williams’ Shots Fired

GET YOUR TICKETS When he’s not blazing guitar licks through the mix with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, DJ Williams’ is leading his smoldering new project into bold frontiers. Presenting innovative interpretations of...
Baby Gramps w/ Brendan Phillips & Fast Rattler

Baby Gramps w/ Brendan Phillips & Fast Rattler

Seattle’s Baby Gramps is so talented, legend has it he actually built the log cabin he was born in. He has pioneered his own genre of mystical Americana blues with a generous dose of hilarity. This is the kind of music which...
The Moves Collective and Red Dirt Ruckus

The Moves Collective and Red Dirt Ruckus

Red Dirt Ruckus from Placerville and The Moves Collective from San Diego join forces for a dazzling collaboration. These bands are a perfect match as they are both applying an ultra-funky approach to the realm of jam-grass and Americana....
Sista Kat w/KVMR’s DJ Redlocks

Sista Kat w/KVMR’s DJ Redlocks

Sista Kat was born in London, raised in Philly and currently making waves in Nevada County. She is the sort of enchanting reggae vocalist and dynamic hip-hop artist who grabs her audience with a sense of higher power and never lets go....
Andy Coe Band

Andy Coe Band

Jerry Garcia must be beaming with pride to see the way Andy Coe and his band have absorbed the inspiration of the Grateful Dead and taken it into unforeseen realms. Garcia was renowned for the pure connection between his heart and his...
The Higgs: From Here to the Moon

The Higgs: From Here to the Moon

When The Higgs made their Crazy Horse debut last December, it was immediately evident that they are one of the most promising new talents in the jamband universe. It’s one thing to have a high level of musicianship, but these guys...
We Are Already Powerfully Impressed

We Are Already Powerfully Impressed

The first couple months of 2017 are in the books and March is already making a powerful impression at the Crazy Horse. Time flies when you’re having fun and we didn’t want all these shows to go by without a little bit of...