Nirvana Tribute Show


Like its iconic leader Kurt Cobain, the Seattle grunge rock band Nirvana had a short, brilliant life, its flame burning brightly until it was snuffed out all too soon with Cobain’s apparent suicide in 1994. But the music lives on, as does Cobain’s memory.

On Saturday, April 5—the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s untimely passing—a collection of musicians will gather at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley to perform a night of Nirvana music, paying tribute to Kurt, the band and their brief but formidable legacy. About a dozen acts are on tap, including soloists, duos, trios, foursomes, quintets and—believe it or not—even a choir (Nevada Union). The song list hasn’t been announced. But we’re guessing there’ll be a raucous, crowd-pleasing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” before the night is through.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (530) 274-8384.

Who: Various artists
What: Nirvana Tribute Show
Where: The Center for the Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley
When: Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m.
Cost: $12 members; $14 non-members