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.
Jul 31

Bayou Diesel

The zydeco dance band Bayou Diesel has been touring the bayous and valleys of Western North Carolina since 2002. Led by Steve Burnside on accordion and Tall Paul on bass, the group has performed everywhere from Merlefest to Bele Chere to Asheville’s Downtown After 5. Don’t miss their debut on the Sierra Nevada amphitheater stage. Learn more at

Amphitheater at the Taproom - Mills River from 2pm until 5pm
Aug 01

Oktoberfest Release Party

Join us as we celebrate the arrival of a seasonal favorite: Oktoberfest! Each year, we partner with a different German brewer to explore a new approach to the style. We can’t wait to unveil our 2016 Oktoberfest in the Big Room. To create this year’s brew, we collaborated with Mahrs Brau, a family-run German brewery that has been operating in Bamberg since 1670. The result is an authentic version of the festival beer with a deep golden color, rich malt complexity, and noticeably spicy hop character. Come raise a glass as we welcome the festive season season with live music, food and beer for purchase, and plenty of Oktoberfest. Prost!

Sierra Nevada Big Room
Aug 01

Tour of Utah

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is one of only five UCI-sanctioned, multi-stage, North American pro cycling events in 2016. Showcasing some of the world’s most prestigious teams and cyclists for seven days in August, this event now attracts worldwide attention as the top international cycling event that follows the Tour de France. Nearly a decade since its opening circuit, the Tour of Utah, today, stands shoulder to shoulder with the most prestigious professional bicycle stage race events as our answer to the greatest cycling challenges the world has to offer. Learn more at

Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 04

Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza

Outdoors among the pines and showcasing the best craft breweries in the country and top blues performers—this is Mammoth’s biggest event—4 days of fun in the sun. The best party of the summer! Mammoth Lakes, California is a beautiful mountain resort located in the Eastern High Sierra near Yosemite National Park—the perfect place to spend a “Blues and Brews” weekend. Learn more at

Mammoth, CA
Aug 07

Resonant Rogues

The Resonant Rogues are the songwriting soul-child of partners Sparrow and Keith Smith. With influences ranging from gypsy swing to early New Orleans jazz, and from Appalachian old-time to eastern European folk music, they take their favorite flavors and blend them into a delicious, danceable dish. The lineup includes harmony vocals, accordion, guitar, banjo, fiddle, and upright bass, with percussion added for special occasions. Learn more at

Amphitheater at the Taproom - Mills River from 2pm until 5pm