Get the most out of your foothills escape

Event Calendar

Wednesday june 14th

iona swift

from 9pm

All Original and Acoustic Folk-adelic Soul!

Original songwriting all can enjoy. See you here!

Saturday, September 9th

Drag brunch At lola

11am Seating & 1pm seating

Not to be missed, Drag Brunch at the Nash hits all the right notes.

Limited seating in Lola Dining for two shows (11am and 1pm). Tickets: $25.

Sunday, September 10th

wedding open house

11am - 3pm

Stunning Sierra Foothills Wedding Venue!

With three distinct event spaces for up to 80 guests, and 38 guest rooms, the National offers everything for hosting your wedding all in one place. 

Contact Sonya at [email protected] to RSVP and arrange for discounted overnight accommodations should you need them!

Thursday, September 28th

Courtyard celtic session

5pm - 9pm

Come for the music, stay for the magic!

Interactive celebration of Celtic music featuring locals and traveling musicians at the National’s courtyard. A percentage of proceeds go to support KVMR and Celtic players. 

Sundays, October 15th & 29th

Haunted by history tours


Featuring Anthony Jones 

Join history expert Anthony Jones on a candlelight tour highlighting the 170-year storied past of The National Exchange Hotel. Delight in tales of past inhabitants rumored to still haunt these fabled halls. Tours are free but require a reservation. Scroll events to choose your date. 

Sunday, October 15th

Vampire disco

Doors open at 8:30pm

Featuring Anthony Jones with special guest Tommy Coster!

Horror trivia, 80s dancing with DJ Wytchborn, and live music! All ticket and album sales go to Sammie’s Friends Animal Shelter. Show starts at 9pm. Tickets $10.

Sunday, October 29th

Sonic séance

Doors open at 8:30pm

A bewitching evening of noir cabaret.  

Jill Tracy conjures up a web of spontaneous and haunting music drawing on the energy and emotion of the environment. Show starts at 9pm. Tickets $10.  

Wednesdays in December

Holiday Victorian tea

December 6th, 13th & 20th at 2pm

Celebrate the season with our 3rd annual Victorian Tea!

Delight the senses with handmade delicacies and an array of hot tea as you luxuriate in our stunning Empire Room.

*Scroll to find your date in the RESY events section below.

Wednesday June 28th

noor at the nash

From 9pm

Exotic Dance + World Fusion Music!

Join us at 9pm to experience the divine, the unique, the sublime; NOOR!

Recurring Events

Drag Queen Bingo at the National Exchange Hotel

Every 3rd Wednesday

Drag Queen BIngo!

At the National Bar

Come join Nevada City’s premiere bingo night at the Historic National Exchange Hotel.

Hosted by the most famous drag queens, south-east of the Yuba River. 3 rounds, 3 illustrious prizes. Reserve your ticket today for your chance to win big!

Space is limited and may sell out quickly. Limited tickets at the door are available and subject to change without notice. Participants are encouraged to reserve dinner before 8pm in Lola for full dinner menu.


Every Friday

Tommy Coster

7-9 pm At the National Bar

Join us every Friday for an eclectic musical mix from the Grammy Award winning musician.

Celtic Sessions at The National Exchange Hotel Bar

Every Thursday

Celtic Sessions

5-8 pm At the National Bar

Sing and play along to Celtic favorites with local and traveling musicians!

Coming Soon






Wild West Wednesdays get Wicked!

During the month of October, the mid-week happenings in the National Bar get a little wicked!

“Leather and Lace”

October 5

A Stevie Nicks dance party!

Drag Queen Bingo

October 19

Drag Queens Tye and Cloaca embrace their dark side at Drag Queen Bingo

A Phantom of the Opera Dining Experience

October 26

The evening begins with a 4-course dinner with a screening of the 1920’s Phantom of the
Opera with live musical accompaniment upstairs in the beautiful Empire Room. Dinner
followed by a Phantom themed dance party in The National Bar.

“During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.”