After dinner on Valentine’s Day, come to the Foothills for dessert and dancing! We invite you to celebrate the day of love by dancing the night away with LIVE MUSIC from Love Train. Love Train is a local six-piece dance band, inspired by 60’s soul and R&B. They deliver a powerfully funky vintage soul groove that WILL get you dancing!
Bassist/vocalist Karel Hendee and Guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Lyerly belt out soul hits from Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, the O’Jays, Sam and Dave, Wilson Picket, Stevie Wonder and many more. Lyerly and Hendee are backed by a veteran three-piece horn section who’s played with the Temptations. Love Train delivers a soul-filled night of funky hits that will keep you dancing!
Love Train celebrates the style of R&B and soul music that originated from the rural south in the ’60s. At their special Valentine’s Day concert, you can expect to hear songs like When a Man Loves a Woman, Dock of the Bay, and In the Midnight Hour. Band member Jonathan Lyerly is most interested in the behind-the-scenes narrative.
In an interview with The Union, he shared, “In most cases, the people that created this music were of very humble beginnings, with little prospects for the future. It was a simpler time when a young local bellhop named Percy Sledge would be brought in to Fame Studios to record Muscle Shoals’ first major hit When a Man Loves a Woman.”
The upcoming Love Train concert has been picked up by local news outlet “Investing in Our Community,” which provides news about upcoming events, organizations, non-profits, and everything else happening in Nevada County. Hosts Marc Cuniberti and A.C. Moon came out to the Foothills Event Center to interview our Founder and Owner, Mardie Caldwell. Marc Cuniberti is a financial columnist at The Union and host of the KVMR show “Money Matters.”
“It’s going to be a great night of music and dancing! Even if you don’t dance, you’ll really enjoy the music. So bring your honey out, and even if you’re single, maybe meet somebody too and get some dancing exercise in. We really wanted to have something here in Nevada County. You can come, and you can be back home within a few minutes. That’s what’s beautiful about Nevada County!” enthuses Mardie, Founder and Owner of the Foothills Event Center.
Our doors will open at 6:30 pm for this fabulous concert. You’ll have time to grab a drink from the Foothills bar and chat together before the LIVE concert starts at 7:30 pm. Wine, beer, and desserts will be sold at the bar. We have a discounted COUPLES rate for tickets! Tickets are $15 each, or $25 when you buy two. You can purchase tickets at BriarPatch Food Co-op or online.
Get your ticket today, because this is going to be the hottest date night going on in Nevada County!