Join us for a night of eating, drinking and dancing at the Aquarium! Savor ocean-friendly food and drink until 10 p.m. while exploring the Aquarium’s award-winning exhibits. After that, the Marine Mammal Gallery turns into an underwater nightclub with dancing and a cash bar. Learn more at https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/visit/special-events/cooking-for-sol…
At the heart of Grits & Soul are song-crafters Anna Kline and John Looney. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, they take the influences of mountain bluegrass and classic country and fuse it with Mississippi soul and blues, for a distinctly Americana Soulgrass sound. Since the release of their debut album “Flood Waters,” they received coveted invitations to perform at Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Albino Skunk Festival, and Suwannee Springfest, amongst others. They recently opened for Jim Lauderdale at the Ingles 4th of July celebration downtown Asheville, and the Hackensaw Boys for Asheville’s RiverMusic concert series. Other notable appearances include Magnolia Fest 2015 and Country Festival in Sint-Truiden, Belgium.
Learn more at http://gritsandsoul.com
Amphitheater at the Taproom - Mills River
Full Event Listing: www.sierranevada.com/oktoberfestnc
Don your dirndls, North Carolina—Oktoberfest is back! Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Mills River, North Carolina presents our second annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 15. Join us for beer (including our new Oktoberfest collaboration brew!), a German feast, live music and dancing, live glassblowing demonstrations, costumes, contests, and more. Dress your best and brush up on your chicken dancing!
Check out more info here: www.sierranevada.com/oktoberfestnc
Six Row Field
Be it watching the leaves turn or building that first fire, we all have rituals that signal the approach of the holiday season. At the brewery, nothing gets us in the spirit like our favorite annual tradition: the release of our Celebration Fresh Hop IPA. In the 35 years we’ve been brewing Celebration, it’s become one of our most beloved releases. Celebration features the freshest hops of the harvest and is one of the few hop-forward holiday beers on the market. The beer is famous for its bold flavor, signature hop character and intense citrus and pine aromas, as fresh as fallen snow. Join us for an evening of revelry, live music, and food and beer for purchase as we toast the start of Celebration season.
Sierra Nevada Big Room
For lovers of beautiful acoustic music, this show is a must see. “She plays the mandolin with a degree of refined elegance and freedom that few have achieved,” says Bela Fleck, the genre-leaping banjo master who produced her latest album Weighted Mind. “And now her vocals and songwriting have matured to the level of her virtuosity.”
Alison Krauss, who has won more Grammy awards than any female artist in history, says of Hull, “I think she’s endless. I don’t see any boundaries. Talent like hers is so rare, and I don’t think it stops. Its round.”
Hull came to us as a bluegrass thrush, a teen prodigy. Krauss called her to the Grand Ole Opry stage when Hull was 11-years-old. Two years later, she signed with Rounder Records, and soon became known as a remarkable mandolin player, a tone-true vocalist, and a recording artist of high order. She’s made two acclaimed albums. She played the White House, and Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center, and she became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music.
Sierra Nevada Big Room