Aug 30

Diego's Umbrella

SF’s celebrated Ambassadors
of Gypsy Rock return to the Big Room bringing their unique blend of eastern
European gypsy, flamenco, ska, Balkan and rock laced with a pop sensibility
that won’t allow you to stay off the dance floor. A refreshing formula in
today’s music world, Diego’s Umbrella’s unique, high-energy live show is a
visual and aural experience you will not forget. They always sell out quickly so get your tickets

Sierra Nevada Big Room
Sep 01

2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Join MountainTrue for the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, featuring the year’s best short-form nature, wilderness and outdoor adventure films. This year’s festival takes place on the beautiful grounds of Sierra Nevada’s Mills River Brewery under the open sky of an outdoor amphitheater carved into the side of a hill and located on the banks of the French Broad River. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Get there early to grab a drink, explore the gardens and snag a prime viewing spot!
Our Wild & Scenic festival is a selection of films from the annual festival held in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 14th year! The festival focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

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Amphitheater at the Taproom - Mills River
Sep 04

Goldie & the Screamers

Goldie & The Screamers’ sound falls somewhere between their band’s roots in Soul music, with hints of driving electro/rock/pop tinted veins of R&B. With gorgeously crafted originals that call on the ghosts of soul-music-past while always pushing into the future, and inspired renditions of Soul/R&B favorites, Goldie & The Screamers has something for just about everyone. Goldie’s songstress is one of the most celebrated vocalists in WNC. Their grooves are driven by the funky bass lines of Chandler Brewer, vintage R&B beats of Jacob Coats, smooth keyboards of CaroMia and the standout guitar stylings of Jesse Lapinsky.

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Amphitheater at the Taproom - Mills River
Sep 07

Mother Hips

Chico’s own The Mother Hips return to the Big Room to rock their hometown once again. Hailed by Pitchfork for a “rootsy mix of ‘70s rock and power pop” and The New Yorker for an unflinching ability to “sing it sweet and play it dirty,” The Hips have spent over two decades writing, recording and performing songs. Led by co-founders Tim Bluhm (vocals/guitar) and Greg Loiacono (guitar/vocals), the Hips are so well known for their signature “California Soul,” that we crafted our Hips Helles beer as a celebration of their unique sound. Join us for a reunion of family and friends as we celebrate the return of the Hips to the Big Room at Sierra Nevada. Opening the show will be Johnny Irion, one half of the nationally known duet of Johnny and Sara Lee Guthrie!!And yes, the dance floor is open.

Sierra Nevada Big Room
Sep 11

Raising Caine

Raising Caine formed in Asheville, NC in 2012 and quickly gained momentum with their unique alt-country sound. Listening to the lyrics and melody, one can hear the rooster’s crow echo throughout the valley, feel the spring mist settled on the garden, and smell the sawdust lingering from a long day’s work. Backyard fires crackle in-time with the beat to songs about love, heartbreak, and the working man. Learn more at

Amphitheater at the Taproom - Mills River