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.
May 10

Achilles Wheel

Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at. The quality of the band’s songwriting combined with stunning musicianship earned them spots at last year’s California Worldfest, The Strawberry Music festival, The Redwood Mountain Faire, The Redwood Ramble, Dead On The Creek, Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween and a sold out show at Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico, California last year. The fiery epicenter of Achilles Wheel’s sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals. Think Grateful Dead meet the Allman Brothers. This is non-stop high energy rock and roll and yes, the dance floor is open. “Achilles Wheel is currently on their CD release tour, supporting their latest Devil In The Yard CD”

Sierra Nevada Big Room
May 15

Copious Jones

Copious Jones is one of the most promising talents on the music scene today. This diverse band defies genre by drawing from an eclectic variety of inspirations such as: progressive-rock, funk, jazz, Latin, classical, African, blues, folk, jam, electronic and more. Catch them at the Taproom as they pass through on their way to the Mountain Jam Festival. Learn more at

Back Porch at the Taproom - Mills River
May 16

Daniel Champagne

This young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road. “Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness the young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper at the evening’s end.” Firefly Column, USA. Already a legend in his home country of Australia, Daniel champagne now brings his enormous talent to the Big Room for the first time. “The superb talent of Daniel Champagne can’t be explained by mere words; it must be seen to be believed.” FasterLouder, Australia. Get your tickets early. This will be a seated show.

Sierra Nevada Big Room
May 19

Dominion RiverRock

Dominion Riverrock, organized is the nation's largest outdoor sports and music festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown’s Island for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront. The festival features a variety of outdoor sports including trail running, kayaking, biking, bouldering, slacklining, stand up paddleboarding, and dog jumping. The event was designed to promote Richmond’s unique riverfront, downtown trails and whitewater rapids to outdoor enthusiasts. As a result of the creation of Dominion Riverrock, there is a stronger appreciation for the value of outdoor recreation throughout the entire Richmond region. Learn more at

Richmond, VA
May 20

Epic Rides: Grand Junction Off-Road

Featuring trails of the world class Lunch Loops trail system, Butterknife trail and more; the Grand's 15, 30 & 40 mile courses start and finish on Main St. in downtown Grand Junction and traverse the historic Tabeguache rout.With 3-days of festival, a massive industry expo and live music, this Epic Rides Off-Road Series event offers riders an authentic cross country mountain bike experience punctuated by the opportunity to be immersed in the mountain bike industry's vibe while enjoying a camaraderie fueled weekend. Learn more at

Grand Junction, CO