Live Music

Great beer and live music—from local artists to national tours (pictured: Drive-By Truckers)—combine at Sierra Nevada.

Live music and craft beer in the Carolina Mountains.

Good music and great beer have always gone hand in hand, and our music spaces in Mills River are the perfect places to showcase them both. Join us for these free weekly jams featuring local and touring acts in our outdoor amphitheater located among the serene and beautiful trees in our Back Porch. For an intimate, small venue setting, come enjoy the music inside High Gravity above our Taproom. Grab a beer and enjoy the best rhythm, blues, and brews Western North Carolina has to offer.

 

Taproom Concert Series

Jun24
Amphitheater

The Judy Chops

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show

For the past decade The Judy Chops have been wowing audiences with their deft musicianship and high-energy live shows. This seven piece band comprised of family and friends has evolved from a Shenandoah Valley local favorite into one of the hottest acts in the Virginia music scene. Soaring vocal harmonies mixed with guitars, tenor banjo, bass, drums and a dynamic two piece horn section of trumpet, and baritone saxophone provide the sonic palette for their unique take on Americana music. The band’s sound is a fusion modern and vintage musical styles, blending elements of swing, blues, rock, and soul for a sonic experience Huffington Post calls ‘genre-defying!’ 2018 has been a busy year already with the release of a brand new album, ‘Love is the Answer,’ and festival spots at Red Wing Roots Music Festival and Lockn’ Festival coming this Summer! Go to www.thejudychops.com to keep up with the schedule!

Jun30
Amphitheater

The Digs

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 7pm to 9:30pm - Free Show

Striving for sonic excellence, The Digs play original music and choice interpretations guaranteed to delight ears and asses alike. A unique concoction of funk, soul, RnB and jazz, The Digs have been turning heads and gaining regional attention over the past year from their home base of Asheville, North Carolina. Composers Simon George (keyboard and synth bass) and Ram Mandelkorn (guitar) work with three rotating drummers; Claude Coleman Jr.(drummer of Ween) Phil Bronson (previous drummer of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra)and Jaze Uries (drummer of The Broadcast).

Jun30
Amphitheater

Shabudikah!

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show

Shabudikah is an original six piece funk band from Asheville, North Carolina. Shabudikah’s compositions feature three part horn lines, blistering solos, and soulful vocals. The band draws upon a wide variety funk, soul, and jazz influences to deliver the powerful hard-hitting grooves that define it’s massive unique sound. Shabudikah features Justice Mann on trombone, Jamie Berlyn on saxophones, Nate Sly on keys and trumpet, Joe Mohrmann on bass, Reid Parler on guitar, and Kevin Scott on drums and vocals. Shabudikah’s authentic brand of funk guarantees a brass-shaking good time.