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California WorldFest

California WorldFest, Nevada County Fairgrounds, photos by Alan Sheckter

California WorldFest is coming to town July 16th-19th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  The music festival includes 8 stages with musical acts from around the globe. This year The Center for the Arts produced event headliners include: Lucinda Williams,  Richard Thompson, Rocky Dawuni, EmiSunshine, Beats Antique, Las Cafeteras, Dengue Fever,  Makana and Birds of Chicago, to name a few.  Local performers at WorldFest 2015 include: Brett Shady, Secret Agent 23 SkidooAchilles Wheel, London Jax, Lolo Jervais Music and Samba Drop.  You can see the full line up of performers online here or check out the line-up.  In addition to over 40 different musicians the event includes workshops, activities for kids, teen scene, crafts, dancing, camping and more.  Click here for ticket information, make sure to check out the Thursday Nevada County locals 2 for 1 deal.  Want to win a pair of tickets to the opening day of WorldFest?  The Thursday night line up includes: Portland Cello Project, Saritah, John Trudell & Bad Dog, Mariee Sioux and Buffy Sainte-Marie.  Post a comment on the blog on why you want to go and I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, July 14th.*  Thanks to Alan Sheckter for the photos, click here, here and here to see more photos.

California WorldFest, Nevada County Fairgrounds, photos by Alan Sheckter

© 2015 InnSide Nevada City, Photos © Alan Sheckter

36 replies
  1. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    I would like to go to Worldfest because I’ve lived here for 4 years and STILL have not gone!! 🙂

    • erin
      erin says:

      Cathy, you are such a girl about town, how have you not gone? And you love music festivals… and this one is almost in your back yard…

  2. Saria Ortega
    Saria Ortega says:

    I am on vacation from today July 9 until July 23. My plans for all of next werk fell through so i have no plans. What is a girl to do……GO TO WORLDFEST!!!!!!

  3. Christine
    Christine says:

    I am a Senior on a limited income and have always wanted to go to the WorldFest ever since they first started having it here. I would love to also take a disabled friend of mine but the tickets are beyond what my budget will allow. Thank you for giving someone the opportunity to go to such a wonderful event! 🙂

  4. LaShauna
    LaShauna says:

    My boys have been away for most of the Summer, This would be something so amazing to do with them when they return.. Also you can never beat Nevada County Fairgrounds #nevadacounty

  5. Ingrid Knox
    Ingrid Knox says:

    I’ve lived here for about nine years and have never attended. It might be cool enough this year.

  6. Marcia Luger
    Marcia Luger says:

    I would love to go. I’ve never been despite wanting to go. Looks like so much fun.

  7. leticia
    leticia says:

    II would love to go it would be like a little one day vacation for my husband and I we don’t ever go out because things are always so expensive, but to come and listen to all the music and see all that’s there would be GREAT:) something fun and entertaining, love it!

  8. Mags
    Mags says:

    Dancing in the grass with hundreds of new friends to amazing musical talents. We love the big city musical culture that comes to our small town!

  9. Kels
    Kels says:

    I have lived here 21 yrs, and like most posting have never been. I have always been curious about it and think it would be an awesome opportunity to be able to attend! It would be a great experience. And who doesn’t love good music. 🙂

  10. Liss Smith
    Liss Smith says:

    I need to go to WorldFest because music feeds my soul . My pocketbook is So empty I think it has a hole.if you pick me for the tickets I will dance. this could be my one and only chance.

  11. Cynthia Stewart
    Cynthia Stewart says:

    I worked for world fast in the green room for the past four years, but this year there are changes and my customary position is not available. I would really love to go. Thank you Outside Inn for all you do for our community!

  12. Diane Richards
    Diane Richards says:

    Love music and I’ve never been. California WorldFest in Nevada County? Does it get any better than this?

  13. Barbara McConnon
    Barbara McConnon says:

    I think I have left replays everywhere,I’d really like to go, the best is yet to come ❤️I have never been able to go before, now I’m RETIRED❤️❤️

    • erin
      erin says:

      Good to hear that work wont get in the way of getting out for a fun filled night of music, thanks for commenting (I use random.org to pick the winners, so we’ll see if yours in the lucky number).

  14. Mo LaFond
    Mo LaFond says:

    Beside loving all that Outside Inn has done for our community, this opportunity that they provide for a lucky winner to be able to share in our treasured “WorldFest” on opening night is such a great one. Thank you OUTSIDE IN. May I be the one!

  15. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    My partner comes home that weekend, and I would love to surprise her. In the past she has worked catering World Fest and hasn’t ever been able to relax and enjoy it.

    • erin
      erin says:

      Just wanted to clarify that the free tickets are for the opening night, next Thursday, but WorldFest does continue through the weekend, thanks for commenting.

  16. cheryl
    cheryl says:

    I want to send my son home from school seems he is just a bump on a log this summer and never has been

  17. Tiffani Kistenmacher
    Tiffani Kistenmacher says:

    I would love to win because I am due to have my son soon and won’t be able to do anything like this for some time after he is here! Plus I have always really wanted to go to worldfest but have always missed it! Would be so entirely grateful!

  18. Pam
    Pam says:

    Best reason to go on Thurs is that it’s also half-price for locals, so there will be lots of familiar faces! What a great idea.

    • erin
      erin says:

      Pam, you’ve been my main WorldFest rock star fan (other then my regular WorldFest Outside Inn guests) and I love that every year you talk about how kid friendly the event is…

  19. Raven Steele
    Raven Steele says:

    Been here in Nevada County since 2008 . Had spine surgery in 2009, been in bed since. Love music and festivals. Would love to go to the World Fest. Disabled in a wheel chair and a member of the “over the hill” gang

  20. Ekaterina Ivanova
    Ekaterina Ivanova says:

    I am trying to discover the beauty of Nevada county and wonderful events it offers to its residents and introduce my children (8 and 1 years old) to the art of music would and to expose them to this type of quality time as opposed to TV and video games. Thank you for this great offer, especially considering that my husband has recently lost his job.

  21. Laurie cerruti
    Laurie cerruti says:

    We are so excited for another World Fest! Center for the Arts is in charge this year, and it will be fabulous! Just another amazing event in this wonderful town!

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