Events

Prost!
Oktoberfest fun under the tent and out in the hop field.
Marvel at the artistry of local glassblowers.
Moustache contest hopefuls show off their facial stylings.
Jul 24

Stephen Evans & the True Grits

Bridging folk-rock with Americana, Stephen Evan’s latest album showcases a mix of moods, including energetic rock sounds contrasted by wistful, lifting melodies. Stephen will be performing with his band The True Grits featuring Brian Shoemaker on bass and guitar, Sam Hess on drums and Woodstock on the mandolin. Learn more at https://www.reverbnation.com/stephenevansmusic

Amphitheater at the Taproom - Mills River from 2pm until 5pm
Jul 25

Paul Thorn (Monday)

Paul Thorn is back for two big nights!

Big Room fans simply can’t get enough of Paul Thorn and neither can the music industry—Bonnie Raitt calls him “one of my favorite artists.” Thorn deftly navigates blues, roots, country, gospel and more. His 2010 album “Pimps and Preachers” made it to #1 on the Americana charts, while illuminating his family history. Thorn was influenced by both his father, a Church of God Pentecostal minister, and his uncle, who spent time as a pimp.

The San Francisco Chronicle said Paul is the “real deal” which “comes along infrequently these days.” Legendary manager Miles Copeland discovered Paul during a performance at a pizza joint, and shortly thereafter he was touring with big-time heavy hitters such as Sting, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, John Hiatt, Richard Thompson, Robert Cray, Marianne Faithfull and John Prine.

Paul and his talented band deliver Southern soul and hard-driving rock at their best. Since he’s sold out the Big Room each visit, get your tickets early. And yes, the dance floor is open!

Sierra Nevada Big Room
Jul 26

Paul Thorn (Tuesday)

Paul Thorn is back for two big nights!

Big Room fans simply can’t get enough of Paul Thorn and neither can the music industry—Bonnie Raitt calls him “one of my favorite artists.” Thorn deftly navigates blues, roots, country, gospel and more. His 2010 album “Pimps and Preachers” made it to #1 on the Americana charts, while illuminating his family history. Thorn was influenced by both his father, a Church of God Pentecostal minister, and his uncle, who spent time as a pimp.

The San Francisco Chronicle said Paul is the “real deal” which “comes along infrequently these days.” Legendary manager Miles Copeland discovered Paul during a performance at a pizza joint, and shortly thereafter he was touring with big-time heavy hitters such as Sting, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, John Hiatt, Richard Thompson, Robert Cray, Marianne Faithfull and John Prine.

Paul and his talented band deliver Southern soul and hard-driving rock at their best. Since he’s sold out the Big Room each visit, get your tickets early. And yes, the dance floor is open!

Sierra Nevada Big Room
Jul 27

Floyd Fest

FloydFest’s dedication to family-friendliness, audience diversity, outdoor activities and conscious environmentalism, coupled with a commitment to showcasing the highest quality multi-genre musical line-up, have made it the hottest ticket on the East Coast festival scene. In 2013 FloydFest sold out to a capacity crowd of 18,000 per day. Learn more at www.floydfest.com

Floyd, VA
Jul 30

Oakland Triathlon

The Oakland Triathlon Festival is all about the incredible triathlon community in Northern California. The history of Oakland is symbolic and the Oak Tree (strength and endurance) represents a triathlete perfectly, which makes this event a natural fit for many years to come! The event goal is to showcase the beautiful City of Oakland, create fundraising/giving to all the Oakland sports programs, and encompass all endurance athletes around the country. Come enjoy the largest west coast urban triathlon, featuring Sprint and Olympic distances for new and experienced endurance athletes. Learn more at www.oaklandtri.com

Oakland, CA