Aug 19

Trae Pierce & The T-Stones

Grammy Award-winning bassist Trae Pierce is leading a wild new musical experience known as
Trae Pierce & the T-Stones (TPTS). Defined by hard-edged funk and hip-hop mixed with rock
and blues, TPTS has developed a high-energy live show with a modern feel that also recalls the
unstoppable grooves of Bootsy Collins: they “wants to funk you up!” Trae is a world-class
bassist and four-time Grammy Award-winner (with the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama) who
cut his bass chops as a member of The Ohio Players.
From his Florida home, this bass “monster” has hand-picked a vibrant young group of musicians
with limitless energy and extreme talent, and together they’ve been tearing up dance floors
throughout the Southeast with a genre-blending twist of funk-rock rhythms that bring out the
best in every beat. After sharing the stage with funk powerhouses George Clinton, Parliament
Funkadelic, The Revivalists, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and
The Main Squeeze among others, TPTS is ready to take their party to you.

Don’t miss them Saturday, August 19th on the Amphitheater Stage in Mills River, NC at 7pm.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Sunset Series 7pm to 9pm
Aug 19

The Berlyn Trio

The Berlyn Trio from Asheville, North Carolina features James Berlyn on alto and tenor saxophones, Dan Clare on 8-string guitar, and Kevin Scott on drums and percussion. The group composes danceable arrangements of crowd friendly jazz, funk, and fusion standards for events of all shapes and sizes.
Don’t miss The Berlyn Trio on the Amphitheater Stage in Mills River, NC Saturday, August 19th from 2pm to 5pm.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - After-Nooner Series 2pm to 5pm
Aug 20

Lara Hope and the Ark Tones

Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Rockabilly Female, and named the “Best Up-and-Coming Band” by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are NY’s premier Rockabilly, Roots Rock n’ Roll, Rhythm & Blues outfit.

Born from a hybrid of Lara’s former Rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt’s international Psychobilly act The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012, and they haven’t slowed down since. This fun-loving bunch packs the dance floor with their own original musical offerings in the vintage style as well as re-workings of classics and standards. This “travelin’ band” is out there pleasing listeners of all ages and walks of life…wherever they roam. Their second full length album, “Love You To Life” come out Summer 2017.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Back Porch Revival 2pm to 5pm
Aug 21

Sierra Solar Eclipse Party

Join us for a once in a lifetime experience to witness a Total Eclipse of the Sun on Monday, August 21st. The party will be from Noon until 4pm with the eclipse happening around 2:30pm. You will be able to experience a 99% blockage of the sun. We will have food specials, great beer and special musical guests putting together a set list worthy of such an occasion. Please remember, looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse, when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face within the narrow path of totality for up to 2.5 minutes. You can watch the progress of the eclipse for much longer with “Eclipse Shades” available all over town.

The Taproom at Sierra Nevada - Mills River, NC
Aug 26

The Georgia Flood

Groove-heavy and Genre-bending, The Georgia Flood’s music has evolved over the years. Their new album, People Like Ourselves, draws on indelible melodies, clever lyrics, and an infectious energy; weaving together an EP that hits all the right notes. The Atlanta based duo, Lane Kelly and Brooks Mason, are brothers who began playing when they were seven and nine years old respectively. Hustling birthday parties and family reunions the brothers changed sounds numerous times through their teens. Drawing on their exploration of numerous genres, their songwriting channels classic guitar driving riffs with modern pop sensibilities.

Self-financed, the band went into Jason Hoard’s Black Cat Studio to put together the seven songs contained within their new EP. Don’t let the EP status fool you though, the band toiled over 30+ tracks to carve out their favorites, coalescing into seven songs that journey through themes of love, good times, and tragedy. “We had a really tough time choosing just a few,” explains Brooks, The Georgia Flood’s lead guitar player and singer,.“We had so many songs that really brought the listener to amazing moments.”

“Whistle King,” the records infectious first single, encompasses much of what the record is about. “On the surface it seems sort of nonsensical and fun but the song really describes how crazy our lifestyle is on the road,” explains Lane, who plays bass and sings harmonies. “Playing in an indie band is a constant state of discovery, and lyrically, “Whistle King” exemplifies much of that exhilaration and frustration.”

The Georgia Flood will Rock the Amphitheater Stage in Mills River, NC Saturday, August 26th at 7pm.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Sunset Series 7pm to 9pm