Live Music

Great beer and live music—from local artists to national tours (pictured: Drive-By Truckers)—combine at Sierra Nevada.

Live music and craft beer under the Carolina sky.

Good music and great beer have always gone hand in hand, and our music spaces in Mills River are the perfect places to showcase them both. We host live music as it ought to be experienced—under the open sky with a beer in hand! Come out to our outdoor amphitheater and enjoy the best rhythm, blues, and brews Western North Carolina has to offer.

 

Taproom Concert Series

Join us at the amphitheater behind the Taproom for our free Concert Series every Saturday and Sunday this summer. These weekly jams feature local and touring acts in a serene and beautiful setting among the trees at our beautiful Mills River, NC brewery. Grab a beer and head out back for some great music and a good time. All shows are Saturdays 2pm – 5pm & 7pm – 9pm, and Sundays 2pm – 5pm.

Sep02
Amphitheater

The Vegabonds

With their third European tour under the belt, three full-length albums including a fourth nearing completion, and a gravitational pull to their growing fan base down every American highway, the Vegabonds are on a musical pilgrimage to spread the gospel of pure, unadulterated New South Rock. Some might assert that their sound is Americana, while others may consider them to be true rock ‘ n’ rollers. Regardless of what fans like to call them, the Alabama-born, Nashville-bred quintet is pulling themselves up by the bootstraps just in time for 2018, forging ahead into the future by avoiding pigeon holes.A group of five musicians with myriad influences between them, The Vegabonds are fronted by lead vocalist and songwriter Daniel Allen, with Richard Forehand (lead guitar/vocals), Paul Bruens (bass), Beau Cooper (keys/vocals), and Bryan Harris (drums) rounding out the quintet.

With a sound reminiscent of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers mixed with the grit and twang of the Allman Brothers Band, The Vegabonds give their fans a sensational performance with powerhouse guitar riffs and impactful songwriting night after night. Their hard work and unbridled talents have not gone unnoticed; the group has opened for such notable acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd, the late Gregg Allman, and Kid Rock, among others. Rousing performances at festivals like Peach Fest, Magnolia Fest, Sunfest, and Toadlick grew their notoriety nationwide, leading to a west coast tour that formed in-roads with the music and comedy community in Los Angeles. It’ s no wonder that Live for Live Music has compared them to musical legends like My Morning Jacket and The Black Crowes, calling them “a force to be reckoned with,” complete with “gorgeous harmonies and impressive instrumental skills mak[ing] for a perfect combination.”

Sep04
Amphitheater

Find Your Pint

Visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company leave with a sense of awe and admiration. To celebrate both of these amazing places, Sierra Nevada will donate $1 from each pint of a designated beer to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation from September 4th through September 10th.
https://www.brpfoundation.org/find-your-pint-2017

Sep10
Amphitheater

Underhill Rose

Get to know the joyful soaring voice of Molly Rose and her guitar, the distinctive styling of Eleanor Underhill’s open-back banjo and salty-blues vocals in tandem with Salley Williamson on upright bass and harmonies. With their song-centered original compositions and diverse southern backgrounds, the women of Underhill Rose create three-part harmony music that is real and inspired. In the last four years, the boot-wearing trifecta has independently released two albums in the top of the Americana Music Association Airplay Chart and Roots Music Report Chart, all the while garnering critical acclaim from around the globe. See the trio on PBS Television, hear them on nationally-syndicated radio and at live performances, and you will know how Underhill Rose has carved out a distinctive place in the Americana-folk scene.