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LIVELY UP YOURSELF By Mark Winkler W HEN IT COMES TO LIVE MUSIC, Nevada County gets it. You’ll hear it pouring out of our thriving cultural centers, nightclubs and world-class outdoor festivals and you’ll even find it setting the mood in our coziest little cafes. For those who love great musicianship, the pleasures of live music can be the soundtrack of any visit to the region. From the top of the mountain in Truckee to the serenity of the foothills in Penn Valley live music venues are in abundance, especially in the t owns of Grass Valley and Nevada City. The restau- rants of our county are especially in tune with creating a perfect dining atmos- phere by employing the many talented singers and musicians who live here. And when it comes to dancing, there are a wide variety of venues in which tail feath- ers get shaken on a regular basis. Whether you’re looking for Folk/Americana or Trance/Electronica our music scene has you covered. Another great thing about taking in live music around here is that some of the settings are nearly as entertaining as the music itself. If you love classic old hotels, try The Holbrooke in Grass Valley or The National in Nevada City. If you’re fond of winery or brewery ambiance, visit Pilot Peak or Naggiar Vineyard and the Smith Vineyard tasting room or the Ol’ Republic Brewery. For jazz lovers, check in at the Golden Era Lounge or Matteo’s Public in Nevada City or Moody’s Bistro & Lounge in Truckee. Other classic night spots include Friar Tucks, and The Crazy Horse Saloon, while there are newer places on the rise, like The Haven Underground for cutting-edge acts and The Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee for the best in folk and acoustic music. So check the list- ings on these two pages and lively up yourself in Nevada County. Grass Valley 151 UNION SQUARE Local Acts, Acoustic, Karaoke 151 Mill Street, Grass Valley. (530) 205-9513. 151unionsquare.com DIEGO’S SOUTH AMERICAN RESTAURANT Local Acts, Acoustic 217 Colfax Ave, Grass Valley. (530) 477-1460. Live music weekends. diegosrestaurant.com HOLBROOKE RESTAURANT SALOON Local Acts, Open Mic, Blues, Oldies, Celtic, Bluegrass, Acoustic 212 W Main Street, Grass Valley. (530) 273-1353. Live Music most nights, 7–11 pm, no cover charge. Check website for schedule. holbrooke.com KANE'S FAMILY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Local Acts, Acoustic Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada City 82 N E VA D A C O U N T Y G O L D 120 E. Main Street, Grass Valley. (530) 273-8111. Jazz, easy listening, standards played Wednesday- Saturday from 6–9. KanesRestaurant.com MARIAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT Local Acts, Acoustic 226 E. Main St., Downtown Grass Valley. (530) 274-2040. Acoustic Thursday nights for your dining pleasure. mariasgrassvalley.com NAGGIAR VINEYARDS & WINERY Local Acts, Acoustic, Country, Funk, Classic Rock 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley. Tribute shows summer through fall. Check website for schedule. (530) 268-9059. naggiarvineyards.com SMITH VINEYARD TASTING ROOM Local Acts, Acoustic 142 Mill St., Grass Valley. Live music Saturdays 4–7 pm. smithvineyard.com SUMMER THYME’S Local Acts, Jazz, Acoustic, Bluegrass 421 Colfax Ave, Grass Valley. Variety of styles. Sat/Sun 10 am–1 pm. (530) 273-2904. Check website for schedule. summerthymes.com