Eight Gigs: The Elders

Sat., Oct. 1, 8:30 p.m. a.m., Nevada County Fairgrounds, $21-$67

Grass Valley residents take pride in their annual Celtic Festival set amongst luscious scenery, featuring some amazing, natural acoustics. Kansas City’s the Elders will be playing both days to share much of its rock-infused catalog, including its seventh studio record titled Story Road. For the uninitiated, expect a high-energy show steeped in rich Celtic tradition without feeling dated or derivative. The annual Celtic Festival also offers much more, including even more musical choices, countless vendors, local dance ensembles and myriad opportunities to join in on the fun. 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, www.eldersmusic.com.