Events, Tours and Travels

The rarely sighted Western Songbirds—Sally Ashcraft, Sands Hall, et moi—will be flying into the Madelyn Helling Library on Monday morning, July 24th, for another appearance for InConcert Sierra’s Musical Mondays!  It’s all for the youngsters and those young in heart. 

11:00am to noon. Weather permitting, we’ll be outside in the amphitheater.  Otherwise, we’ll move inside.

Dear friends, Happy Spring!
This Sunday, Luke and I will be doing our best imitation of Beaucoup Chapeaux, as we’ve done a time or two, at the Wild Eye Pub’s Mother’s Day Plant and Garden Gift Sale.  And it will be creekside!
Plants!  Gifts!  Brunch!  Beverages!  Live Music!  What’s not to like here?  It will be fun!
Duo Chapeaux/Two Hats, whatever you like, we’ll be performing music from many corners of the world, by the creek, from 10am to noon.  Then, from 1pm-4pm, the Sunday Jazz Jam will happen.

We hope to see you at this lovely event!

Love and peace, Maggie and Luke

Beaucoup Chapeaux first played at the Wild Eye Pub for their grand opening weekend, and we’ve been great fans of Beth and Dave ever since! Many musicians–myself among them–consider Beth and Dave two of the best, if not the best, music venue operators in Nevada County. The reason for this is simple: few producers show such love and respect, or work as hard for the musicians they present, as Beth and Dave.

Another reason I admire Beth and Dave is that no other local music venues followed pandemic safety protocols as solidly as the Wild Eye, which resulted in them not doing as well financially as those venues that ignored the safety of the community for their own gains. Beth and Dave more than deserve our support. So please do that, whether it’s coming to the Love Fest, or contributing in some other way. Merci!

17th Annual Night of Giving

A Musical Benefit for Hospitality House at:
The Center for the Arts • 536 Ivy St, Grass Valley, CA
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022.    5 – 10 pm, doors open 4 pm

Creative Director, Maggie Mc Kaig

The mission of Hospitality House is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, medical care, advocacy, opportunity, dignity, and hope as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing. 


Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City

Saturday, November 5,   8:00 p.m.

Joining Beaucoup Chapeaux for part of this special evening will be Justin Purtill on bass, and Tim Bulkley on percussion.

$20 general admission
$30 reserved seating

WILD EYE PUB—  August 27, 2022

535 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA

he music begins at 6:30pm, and we are delighted to be playing outside, right next to Wolf Creek.  Last time we played at the Wild Eye, back in February of 2020, we played an entire evening of original music. This time, we decided it would be really fun to bring our Euro Cafe–or Euro Pub, as the case may be–music to the Wild Eye, choosing our favorite songs and dance tunes from Southern Europe, the Balkans, and no doubt a few other places beyond,  only outside, by a creek.