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 30

Oakland Triathlon

The Oakland Triathlon Festival is all about the incredible triathlon community in Northern California. The history of Oakland is symbolic and the Oak Tree (strength and endurance) represents a triathlete perfectly, which makes this event a natural fit for many years to come! The event goal is to showcase the beautiful City of Oakland, create fundraising/giving to all the Oakland sports programs, and encompass all endurance athletes around the country. Come enjoy the largest west coast urban triathlon, featuring Sprint and Olympic distances for new and experienced endurance athletes. Learn more at

Oakland, CA
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
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