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.
Jun 11

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

Showcasing the beauty of San Francisco, triathletes embark on a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shoreline of Marina Green, an 18 mile hilly bike ride through the Presidio and an eight mile trail run through Baker Beach to the infamous Sand Ladder. The world’s top athletes from around the globe take over the streets and waters of San Francisco for this prestigious triathlon. Learn more at

San Francisco, CA
Jun 12

Chris Jamison and Friends

Now calling Asheville home, Chris Jamison is a songwriter with a keen sense of hook and melody, coupled effortlessly with a gift for the turn-of-a-phrase. His songs have been described as “sing-a-long immediate and earworm lasting”. The Austin Chronicle has called the “prolific” songwriter’s lyrics “contemporary poetry”. Learn more at

Amphitheater at the Taproom - Mills River
Jun 13

The Boxcars

As close to a super group as you can find performing today, the Boxcars feature two living legends of the bluegrass genre, Ron Steward and Adam Steffey. Adam Steffey, the 11 time IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year and Ron Steward, a true player’s player who’s won the unique double of Banjo Player of the Year and Fiddle Player of the Year front an all-star band that’s also won the IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Not only that but their Album “It’s Just A Road” was nominated for a Grammy in 2013. The Boxcars also feature Keith Garrett on guitar and vocals, Gary Hultman on Dobro and Harold Nixon on Bass. This is a rare opportunity to see one of the great bluegrass configurations playing today. Get your tickets early. This will be a seated show.

Sierra Nevada Big Room
Jun 18

Dinner in the Garden

Celebrate the impending summer season with us at our Dinner in the Garden. Pull up a chair in our Estate Garden, while our chef prepares a multi-course feast, complete with beer pairings. The menu will feature local meats, as well as a bounty of seasonal produce harvested a few feet from your table. The gates open at 7:15; dinner will be served at 7:45. See you in the garden.

Sierra Nevada Estate Garden
Jun 19

The Blue Eyed Bettys

This harmony-driven string band from New York always delight with their folky-bluegrass sound and powerful, three-part harmonies. All actors by trade, The Blue Eyed Bettys met while doing a new play together at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. Their theater-influenced performances and immaculate harmonies have earned them the admiration of local musicians and show goers alike. Learn more at

Amphitheater at the Taproom - Mills River