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 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
Jul 14

California WorldFest

The California WorldFest began in 1997 as a showcase for some of our world's finest artists performing music and dance from the United States and around the world. Drawing inspiration from the Vancouver Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, MerleFest in North Carolina, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and the Newport Folk Festival, the California WorldFest includes eight performance stages, a community outreach history and a pledge to present the finest artists and performers from throughout our world.A WORLD OF MUSIC Under the cool, tall pines of the Sierra Foothills Featuring 8 stages of music from around the world, camping with family and friends, workshops, international food, fine crafts, and the renowned children's program. Learn more at

Grass Valley, CA
Jul 14

Grey Fox Blue Grass

Nearly 20,000 bluegrass and acoustic music fans from more than 30 states and a dozen countries gather each July inOak Hill, NY—just south of Albany — to experience the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. It’s an award-winning, deftly organized,multi-stage venue, recognized the world over, where well-established and up-and-coming artists are eager toperform. For thousands of fans the world over, Grey Fox is an annual pilgrimage to see their favorite musicians, reconnectwith friends and family, and find out what’s new in the world of bluegrass and acoustic music. But the Grey Fox brandtranscends four days of great music and entertainment in July. Learn more at

Durham, NY