Miners Foundry to host Halloween party


Miners Foundry Cultural Center in partnership with Sleazy Action Booking will hold the Halloween bash Fright Night on Saturday, Oct. 27. 

The Halloween party celebrates its 40th anniversary with an all-star local and semi-local line up of bands, including the headliner, Destroyer, a West Coast Kiss tribute band. Wearing early-era costumes, the band will perform songs like “Deuce,” “Strutter,” “C’mon” and “Love Me, I Was Made For Loving You.”

Other performers include Steady Static doing the songs of Siouxie & The Banshees; Just Like Heaven, the tribute to the Cure, and Joan Jett & The Glitterhearts. The evening will also feature the Vixens of Vinyl, DJ’s Owen & Sugartroll (Shocks & Struts), Gary The Clown, Hare In the Moon reading tarot, and Daughters of Diablo Burlesque. 

The local tradition dates back to 1978 when Bobby Angel coined the name and produced the first five Fright Night’s at the American Victorian Museum as a fundraiser for community radio station KVMR. The first one cost $2 with a costume, was simulcast live on KVMR and featured Mighty Dread, Harry Harpoon and the House Wreckers, plus a special appearance by the Phantom of the Opera.

Forty years later, it is now considered one of the Miners Foundry’s largest annual fundraisers.

Tickets are $22 in advance at BriarPatch Co-op, Miners Foundry, miners foundry.org or by calling 530-265-5040 or $27 at the door