Events

Prost!
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.
May 27

California Roots Music & Arts Festival

Combining elements of art, music, and environmental consciousness, The California Roots Music and Arts Festival Stepping is an experience like nothing else. The moment you walk through the festival gates you enter a place separate from the outside world - a heavenly playground filled with sweet sunshine, amazing music, peaceful vibrations, and a strong sense that you just discovered the happiest place on earth. Learn more at http://californiarootsfestival.com/

Monterey, CA
May 29

Eleanor Underhill & Friends

Eleanor Underhill, best known as the banjo player and singer of Underhill Rose, brings together some of Asheville’s finest musicians to create music to sooth the soul. Wielding her open-back banjo and showcasing styles that span from claw-hammer to blues, Eleanor brings her award-winning and prolific songwriting along with choice cover songs to create folk-soul-pop music that is one of a kind. Learn more at http://www.underhillrose.com/eleanor-underhill

Back Porch at the Taproom - Mills River
May 31

Shane Dwight Band

Native Californian Shane Dwight relocated to Nashville in 2009 to
further his musical career. Within six months of arriving on the scene he swiftly attained a solid reputation as a “guitar slinger” in his newly adopted hometown. Performing over 200 shows per
year worldwide, Dwight has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music, including B.B. King, Etta James, Jimmie Vaughan, Taj Mahal, the Doobie Brothers, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Johnny Winter. Additionally, Dwight has performed at numerous prestigious music festivals and events around the world, counted among them the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, Beale Street
Music Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, Bayfront Blues Festival, Bethlehem Musikfest, and the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise.
A Big Room favorite, Shane is guaranteed to keep the dance floor alive and hopping! “Tough, lean guitar work and commanding vocals, he is a tour de force… Shane is a killer songwriter, singer, guitarist and performer… he is an artist who’s creating a soulful Americana sound” – Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News

Sierra Nevada Big Room
Jun 04

Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival

The Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest was born from a dream of creating a world class festival featuring not only the best brewers in the world, but brewers whom are leaders in the craft beer revolution. The ground rules are simple. Bring a session beer and a special beer accompanied by the artisan who created it. Brewers, their beers, good music and folks who care. Learn more at

Paso Robles, CA
Jun 05

Pierce Edens

Pierce Edens has been described as both “Folk-Rock” and “psychedelic-grunge,” and No Depression writer Bill Kopp says “Pierce could just as easily—and accurately—be tagged with the singer/songwriter label; He’s a gritty troubadour who takes what he needs from each style, blending and bending it to suit the needs of his songs.” Learn more at http://pierceedens.com

Back Porch at the Taproom - Mills River