Live Music

Dangermuffin
Dangermuffin
Drive-By Truckers

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

Sep15
Amphitheater

The Mantras

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, September 15th from 7pm to 9:30pm for a free show with The Mantras.

The Mantras, a five piece jam machine born of Greensboro, NC have been conquering crowds and melting minds all over the country progressively for over a decade. The band’s music can be described with all types of varying rock and roll terminology, but is absolutely best defined by each listener’s ear and, equally important, their experience.

Sep22
Amphitheater

Brother Dege

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, September 22nd from 7pm to 9:30pm for a free show with Brother Dege.

One of the best kept secrets in Louisiana, Grammy-nominated Brother Dege’s “Too Old to Die Young” was handpicked by Quentin Tarantino for inclusion in the soundtrack to Django Unchained. Brother Dege utilizes slide guitars, Delta blues, post-punk, Dobros, and cinematic songwriting to conjure a new vision of the psychedelic Deep South.

Sep23
Amphitheater

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues

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

In late 1966, at age 24, Mac Arnold was given the opportunity of a lifetime to join the Muddy Waters Band and help shape the electric blues sound that inspired the rock and roll movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Regular guests of the band included Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, and Elvin Bishop. The Muddy Waters Band (as a unit) shared the stage with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Junior Wells, Big Joe Williams, and Big Mama Thornton just to name a few. During this time, Mac played on John Lee Hooker’s “live “album, Live at the Café Au Go-Go, as well as Otis Spann’s classic recording “The Blues is Where It’s At”.

Mac now resides in Pelzer, SC, where at the age of ten he got his first taste of the blues when he learned to play his brother Leroy’s home-made guitar. Going back to his roots, Mac is serving up a mess of Blues with his own band, “Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues”. The band consists of Austin Brashier on lead guitar and vocals, Max Hightower on keyboards, harmonica, rhythm guitar, bass and vocals, Michael Wright on drums, and Mac Arnold on Slide and Rhythm Gas Can Guitars, vocals and bass. Mac is also an organic farmer and opened the Mac Arnold Plate Full O’ Blues Restaurant in Greenville, SC.