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Tessa Marguerite
08/22/2014 10:48 AM
Helwig@Dusk presents Tell River on Friday, August 29.

Now through Sept. 6

“The Golden State:” Main Street Theatre Works presents, “The Golden State,” a hilarious comedy about wanting, getting, having, coveting and hoarding money, inspired by Molière’s original work, “The Miser.” Performances are Friday and Saturday nights, at 8 p.m. Come at 6:30 p.m., to picnic with friends and family. Bring a bottle of wine, a low-back lawn chair, a light sweater and bug repellent, and plan on laughing until you cry. General admission tickets are $17.50, students pay $12, and a family of four is only $49. Performances are at Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, located at 1127 N. Main Street, in Jackson, next to the Country Squire Motel. For more about MSTW, visit

August 29

Helwig@Dusk: Helwig@Dusk presents Tell River, performing on Friday, Aug. 29, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tell River is an original touring band based out of San Francisco. From its rocking bluegrass tunes to heartfelt ballads, Tell River delivers a well-rounded, raw sound requiring no sugar-coating, and is inspired by love, loss, life and lust. Cover charge is $5 (no charge to Wine Club members). Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Wine will be sold by the glass or by the bottle. Sparkling and regular bottled water will be sold separately for $1. Food service, provided by Billy Bones BBQ, begins at 5:30 p.m., and ends around 7:30 p.m. Dinner menu and price may vary. No outside food, spirits, pets or children under 14 years of age are allowed. Tickets are available at

August 29

Music @ 73 Main - Dave Stamey: On Friday, Aug. 29, BellaGrace is pleased to welcome Dave Stamey, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He’s delighted audiences in 20 states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening. Cover price of $20 ($15 for club members) in advance, includes music (day of event $25). Dinner selections are offered by Hotel Sutter’s Chef Darius for $10. Beer and wine by the glass or bottle are available for purchase. Please, no outside alcoholic beverages. BellaGrace is located at 73 Main Street, in Sutter Creek. For more information, contact 267-8053, or

August 30

Tomato Festival: Amador City presents a Tomato Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 30, to celebrate all things tomato. Sample locally grown heirloom tomatoes with friends and family. Visit unique shops, listen to music, and maybe even dance in the street.

Deaver’s Labor Day BBQ Celebration: Don’t miss Deaver Vineyards’ annual Labor Day BBQ Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 30. Bring the family and tell your neighbors and friends to come for a day on the Deaver Green. Come get a bottle or two of Deaver’s wine specials, and enjoy barbecued hamburgers and music by local DJ, Bill Pence. A great way to send off the Summer of 2014.

September 5

House of Floyd: Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes House of Floyd to the Grand Oak Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. These musicians offer those who never got to experience Pink Floyd the chance to see what made the original shows so extraordinary. Come and experience the legendary Pink Floyd in only a way that House of Floyd could reproduce. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale starting at $10 for Dreamcatcher’s Club members, available only at the Casino Cashier Cage, and starting at $20 for non-Dreamcatcher’s Club members, available at the Casino Cashier Cage or online, at

September 6

Highway 49 Music Festival: The 2nd Annual Highway 49 Americana Music Festival will feature musical performances by world-renowned artist Chuck Mead, of BR5-49, and his Grassy Knoll Boys, The Palominos, The Slade Rivers Band and The Brute Squad. The festival will be held at the Italian Benevolent Society Picnic Grounds, located at 581 Highway 49, in Sutter Creek. Tickets are $25 in advance, and are tax deductible. Proceeds go to the Amador Community Foundation to fund music education for children in the county. Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. There will be face painting for the kids, raffle prizes, barbecue, beer, wine and beverages available for purchase, as well as locally-made Munnerlyn’s Ice Cream. (Please, no outside food or beverages.) Gates open at 3 p.m., and the show starts at 4 p.m. Visit, for tickets and information.

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