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

Join us at the amphitheater behind the Taproom for our free Concert Series every Saturday and Sunday this summer. These weekly jams feature local and touring acts in a serene and beautiful setting among the trees at our beautiful Mills River, NC brewery. Grab a beer and head out back for some great music and a good time. All shows are Saturdays 2pm – 5pm & 7pm – 9pm, and Sundays 2pm – 5pm.

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The Clydes Holiday Show

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

The Clyde’s are a hard working, heavily touring bluegrass and Americana act from North Carolina. With impressive pickers and moving harmonies, they have made their way around the globe in their short time together. On stage, their performance is energetic and real and their songs are sometimes sad but always hit home.

The Clydes have put together a special Holiday Set for this show that should not be missed.

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Aaron Austin Trio

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

From the first note, Aaron Austin possesses a distinctive sound with stylistic diversity. With instrumentations ranging from funk edged jazz to electric R&B, Austin’s trio project has mesmerized audiences across the United States and Europe. Born on the coast of North Carolina, Austin took up the guitar at age 13, inspired by a multitude of players including Derek Trucks, John Scofield, Wayne Kranz, Bill Frisell, Jimi Hendrix, and John Mayer. In 2010, Austin joined Asheville’s soulful blues roots rock band The Broadcast, and began touring full time. In 2015, Austin and the band traveled to California to record with multi Grammy award winner Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash). Since 2015, Aaron Austin Trio has supported The Broadcast on tour and performed hundreds of times in over 10 different countries

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The Moon and You

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

The Moon and You is an Americana duo based in Asheville, NC. Cellist Melissa Hyman and guitarist/banjo player Ryan Furstenberg sing in “voices that sound like they were made for one another” (Bill DeYoung, Connect Savannah). Each is an accomplished songwriter with a distinctive and memorable style. Though they bring to the table the seamless vocal blend and heartfelt lyrics characteristic of folk music, this ain’t your basic folk duo; audible influences include jazz standards, classic country, indie rock and classical music. All of these sources combine to find sweet harmony in The Moon and You’s warm and unconventional arrangements. Perfect for fans of Shovels & Rope, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, and Norman & Nancy Blake.