Don’t wait until October to get your ‘fest on. Each year, Sierra Nevada collaborates with a traditional German brewery to brew a unique Oktoberfest beer. Our 2018 collaborating partners from Weihenstephan will be traveling to North Carolina to try the first brew.
Naturally, we’ll be debuting our riverside venue, Lower Park, with traditional Oom-Pah music, German snacks, and plenty of steins of festbier to sample at the third annual Springtoberfest. Come try these first exclusive tastes of our 2018 Oktoberfest collaboration beer alongside the brewers on the French Broad River!
No admission fee. Complimentary steins while supplies last. Costume encouraged! Beer & food for sale as usual.
Tickets go on sale 3/18/18 and they’re available at http://www.sierranevada.com/brewery/california/big-room or in person at the gift shop.
I’m pleased to bring Rita to the Big Room once again as she is without a doubt one of my favorite singer/songwriters performing today.
“From NPR’s Weekend Edition to Bob Harris’ BBC show, Rita is moving audiences across the globe with her stories in song and soul-stirring voice, “a captivating performer,” (R2 Magazine).
Rita’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised with capturing the audience. Honors include winner of the 2008 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival, finalist in the 2009 Telluride Music Festival Troubadour Contest, and honors in the International Songwriting Contest and West Coast Songwriters’ Association. “This California girl comes by her mountain music sensibility with true authenticity, with original songs deeply rooted in her family’s frontier experience,” (Dan Ruby, FestivalPreview.com) and Rita’s fans call her “the real deal.” A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, Rita grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice. Opening the show with be Grass Valley/Nevada City legend Peter Wilson and he’ll be accompanied by the Big Room’s own, Bob Littell.
Give a listen to Rita singing Come Sunrise….
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Lots of musicians compare their careers to roller-coaster rides, but Los Lonely Boys have had so many close-your-eyes-and-hang-on moments in the 14 years since they recorded their self-titled debut, they should buy an amusement park.
The story of how the Garza brothers – vocalist/guitarist Henry, bassist/vocalist and drummer/ vocalist Ringo – rode their bluesy “Texican rock” sound from San Angelo, Texas, to worldwide fame is one of rock’s great Cinderella tales. But the story of how they’ve persevered in the face of subsequent challenges is just as compelling. In 2013, they canceled 43 shows and paused work on their last album, Revelation, after Henry was seriously hurt when he fell from a stage in Los Angeles. A couple of years previously, vocal cord nodules had forced Jojo to stop singing for months. And in 2015, their mother passed away.
Their strong brotherly bond helped them through those rough spots – just as it did when they made the hard decision to step out from under their father’s musical leadership and form their own band after performing with him since childhood. The desire to follow their musical muse still drives them today, according to Jojo.
“There is no rest for those who are chosen to be musicians,” he says. “Ideas for songs are constant. We are being charged with what will be spread through our songs. We want to make music that brings people together.
“We’re all about having a good time, but we also make an effort to write about subjects that matter. Life, death, love, hate, compassion, transgression, light, darkness, truth; they’re what we’ve always been about. We’re not interested in songs about how you look and what kind of car you drive and how much money you have. We want to create music that’s about the love and energy and spirit we all carry. It comes from a bigger source than ourselves.”
Tickets go on sale 3/25/18. Available online or in-person at the Gift Shop.
Sierra Nevada is creating a weekly gathering of local and sustainable farmers, merchants, and artists that provide fresh produce and goods to the Fletcher / Mills River community. We strive to bring our kitchen’s ideology of buying local to life in an accessible and convenient environment for individuals to bring local into their homes.
This Tailgate Market will run May 1 - Oct 30 on Tuesdays from 4:00pm - 7:00pm.
Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
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Thirty years ago, Kyle Hollingsworth set out on a career in music. Today, as a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Playing in SCI has allowed him unrestricted access to the world of music, and has bestowed on him the kind of fearlessness a composer needs to flirt with such disparate genres. Those who’ve seen SCI know that they can jerk from funk to bluegrass on a chord change. “In the jam world, where there are no set ways of doing things, we’re not afraid to move in and out of genres,” he says, “and because of that I’ve learned to be creative, not only onstage but in the studio. I can get on board with something pretty quickly. You have to.”
His recent solo release, titled The There’s Now, finds the musician coming in to his own. With solid song material and a slamming new band, Kyle is making his mark in the new, always-evolving music scene. Then There’s Now delivers a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes and seamlessly displays his growth as a musician and as a songwriter.
Tickets go on sale 4/1/18. Available online or in person at the Gift Shop.
DOOR TIMES CHANGED! Doors 7:30 PM | Show 8:30 PM
Please note that there will be a new food program for this show. NO DINNER BUFFET will be offered for this show, however there will be snacks for purchase.
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