Sep 22

Brother Dege

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, September 22nd from 7pm to 9:30pm for a free show with Brother Dege.

One of the best kept secrets in Louisiana, Grammy-nominated Brother Dege’s “Too Old to Die Young” was handpicked by Quentin Tarantino for inclusion in the soundtrack to Django Unchained. Brother Dege utilizes slide guitars, Delta blues, post-punk, Dobros, and cinematic songwriting to conjure a new vision of the psychedelic Deep South.

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 7pm to 9:30pm - Free Show
Sep 22

The Dirty Badgers

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, September 22nd from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with The Dirty Badgers.

Most bands don’t take it far enough. Rock isn’t dead. Blues isn’t dead. There will always be a sweet spot for music where Blues and Punk hit. Legitimate idea of what happens when hard mountain blues meets old school CBGBs New York punk. Here’s the Dirty Badgers. Think “New York Dolls.” Think “White Stripes.”

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Sep 23

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show

In late 1966, at age 24, Mac Arnold was given the opportunity of a lifetime to join the Muddy Waters Band and help shape the electric blues sound that inspired the rock and roll movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Regular guests of the band included Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, and Elvin Bishop. The Muddy Waters Band (as a unit) shared the stage with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Junior Wells, Big Joe Williams, and Big Mama Thornton just to name a few. During this time, Mac played on John Lee Hooker’s “live “album, Live at the Café Au Go-Go, as well as Otis Spann’s classic recording “The Blues is Where It’s At”.

Mac now resides in Pelzer, SC, where at the age of ten he got his first taste of the blues when he learned to play his brother Leroy’s home-made guitar. Going back to his roots, Mac is serving up a mess of Blues with his own band, “Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues”. The band consists of Austin Brashier on lead guitar and vocals, Max Hightower on keyboards, harmonica, rhythm guitar, bass and vocals, Michael Wright on drums, and Mac Arnold on Slide and Rhythm Gas Can Guitars, vocals and bass. Mac is also an organic farmer and opened the Mac Arnold Plate Full O’ Blues Restaurant in Greenville, SC.

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Sep 26

Life & Limb III: Meet the Brewers

On Wednesday, September 26, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Founder Ken Grossman and Second-Generation Brewer Brian Grossman will rebrew Life & Limb with Dogfish Head’s Founder & President Sam Calagione and Vice President Mariah Calagione at the Sierra Nevada brewery in Mills River, North Carolina.

Following the brew day, Ken, Brian, Sam, and Mariah will be hanging out in Lower Park for a Meet the Brewers event from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Enjoy the company of these legendary brewers and sample the last remaining Vintage Life & Limb.

In 2009, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery collaborated for the first time to create Life & Limb, a 10% ABV strong, dark beer brewed with pure maple syrup from the Calagione family farm in Massachusetts and estate barley grown from the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. brewery in Chico, CA. In 2011, a second limited release of Life & Limb in the market. Life & Limb III will hit the market in February 2019.

Lower Park at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 6pm to 8pm - Free Event
Sep 29

Funkelstiltskin

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, September 29th from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with Funkelstiltskin.

“Off the Cuff” Funk fusion band, fusing funk with rock, jazz, blues, reggae and hiphop. You are likely to feel from us a funky translation of Curtis Mayfield, Nirvana, Bob Marley, Notorious B.I.G. and even Brittany Spears. Feet-Moving, Booty-Shaking music coated with 90’s inspiration.

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show