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 05

Carrie Rodriguez Band

Carrie Rodriguez is a prodigious fiddler, a soulful singer, and a probing songwriter. “I have to say I am very impressed,” said Lucinda Williams, speaking of Carrie in the New York Times. “She’s got something unique in her voice that’s very subtle and a little smoky and sweet. She’s got a refreshingly spunky attitude to go along
with it. I detect a certain wisdom in her, and yet a sense of wonder as well.”
She’s worked with Rickie Lee Jones, John Prine, Mary Gauthier, Alejandro
Escovedo, and Bill Frisell, and appeared on A Prairie Home Companion,
Mountain Stage, and Austin City Limits. Her music is emotional,
direct, and full of spirit. Carrie is a one-of-a-kind, natural talent. Come see
why she’s exploding on the national scene. This will be a seated show.

Sierra Nevada Big Room
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

Back Porch at the Taproom - Mills River
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

Back Porch at the Taproom - Mills River
Jun 26

Asheville New Grass

Asheville New Grass delves deep into the seminal new grass catalogue and has resurrected rarely heard new grass gems as well as the tunes that have become today’s standards. The band also highlights their own original new grass material, and traditional bluegrass tunes as well. Learn more at

Back Porch at the Taproom - Mills River