May 27

Virginia and the Slims

Asheville jump blues band Virginia and the Slims are a party time favorites with a reputation for keeping the joint jumping and the fun flowing. There’s no Virginia in the band, but there’s no shortage of dance-able jump blues, jazz, swing and oldies when the band plays.
https://www.virginiaandtheslims.net/

Amphitheater Stage - Mills River - 7pm Sunset Series
May 28

Spring-toberfest!

Don’t wait for October to get your ‘fest on! Join us May 28th for Spring-toberfest at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Mills River to celebrate Asheville Beer Week.

We’ll have traditional Oom-Pah music with a twist, German snacks, and plenty of steins of festbier to sample on our Back Porch turned beer hall.

Amphitheater & Back Porch, Mills River, NC
May 30

Raising Appalachia

Tickets go on sale April 30th at 10 AM. You can buy them in person at our Gift Shop or online with the “buy tickets” link below.

Sierra Nevada Big Room is proud to present Raising Appalachia, truly one of the raising musical stars in the roots/Americana genre. Don’t miss this chance to see why, up close and personal.

Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith tear into sound with sensual prowess as stages ignite revolutions and words light up soul fires. Listen to their beautiful sound for banjo and fiddle duets and poetic harmonies like only sisters can do… Joined full-time by their beloved band, Biko Casini on percussion, and David Brown on stand-up bass and baritone guitar, expect everything from folk standards to jazz, to New Orleans soul, to old mountain traditionals, to activist anthems, as their style redefines folk music as a truly living art. Using sound as a tool to spark a cultural revolution and birth a new movement, come join them as they create soul sounds for us all…. Their shows have included and array of community-run venues and collective events, as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, NPR’s All Songs Considered, E-town, The School of America Vigil, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Emory University Shwartz Center, The Beacon Theater NYC, The Lake Eden Arts Festival, Radio Popular Verona, Italy, Guerilla Radio Amsterdam, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Highlander Center 75th Reunion, Burning Man, Urkult (Sweden), and Festa Del Fuoco (Stromboli Italy) and many more.

Rising Appalachia has been voted “Green Album of the Year” by the Huffington Post and Atlanta’s Best Folk Act by the Creative Loafing, and have been written up in Paste Magazine, The New York Times, The Performer Magazine, Dirty Linen, Sing Out, Anti-Gravity, Maverick and more. Their tours have taken them across Europe, through the Caribbean, into Central America, into the Indian subcontinent, and across the United States making sacred sounds and elaborate stages wherever they go.

Big Room
Jun 03

Lost and Found

In its third year, this is a 100-mile gravel road bicycle race starting and ending at Lake Davis, will take place Saturday, June 4th, 2016. Last year 484 intrepid souls lined up to ride a route that looped around Lake Davis, headed north through Red Clover Valley, then dropped into Genesee Valley before climbing back and returning to Lake Davis. Shorter 60- and 30- mile options will be available. Riders competing in the full 100-miler were faced with over 7000? of climbing on a route that was 80% gravel. There were many flat tires. Learn more at http://www.sierratrails.org/events/lost-and-found-bike-ride-2016

Lake Davis, CA
Jun 05

Tom Rigney and Flambeau with special guest Michael Doucet

Tickets go on sale May 7th at 10 AM. You can buy them in person at our Gift Shop, or online with the “buy tickets” link below.

Tom Rigney, the electrifying violinist/composer, joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco roots music scene in Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Flambeau specializes in fiery Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves, and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes.

Flambeau is joined by legendary Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet, leader of the Cajun super group BeauSoleil. Garrison Keillor called BeauSoleil “the best Cajun band in the world!” This will be a special and exciting evening of music featuring two of the finest roots music fiddle players on the planet and yes, the dance floor is open.

Big Room