Jul 20

Paul Thorn

Tickets go on sale at 10 AM Sunday June 18th in the gift shop or on-line at www.sierranevada.com
Paul Thorn is one of the Big Room’s all-time favorites. Master story teller, clever song writer and consummate showman, Paul and his band are guaranteed to rock the house! Get your tickets early as some of his shows in the Bi Room have sold out the first day tickets were offered.

The Big Room at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Jul 22


“Forget being signed. Paper fades. Legends don’t. I was born one.” This is what this band lives by. They started out as street musicians, filling downtown Asheville streets corners while touching many hearts . “The streets is where we love to be. We get so much positive feedback that it pushes us to work harder. This is where we started and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Leeda Jones(Lyric). With a sound and style that is so unique, they’re sure to please any crowd. Playing covers such as “Fast Car and Give me One Reason,” by Tracy Chapman, to their compelling version of Tear the Roof Off/ We Want the Funk,” by George Clinton, it would be hard not to get in the groove with them. Not to mention their well known catchy originals such as “Blue Skies,” and “So High,” which are loved by their many fans.
Lyric has played street festivals such as the Goombay festival, Bele Chere festival, Fall for Greenville Festival, Sourwood Festival and the Black Mountain arts festival. LYRIC have also played with Grammy award winning Count M’Butu from Derrick Trucks band, and opened for Grammy wine “Lizz Wright.” Not long ago did the band finish their album entitled, “Guitar Feet.” this album takes you n a walk through the promise of a better day. Through all hardships and struggle, this album has been known to lift people’s spirits!!

Don’t miss Lyric on the Amphitheater Stage Saturday, July 22 from 2pm to 5pm

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - After-Nooner Series 2pm to 5pm
Jul 22


Maradeen is a Nashville-based rock ‘n’ roll quintet with flavors of blues, Southern rock, Americana, and jazz improvisation. After a collective eight years in overlapping projects, this experienced group of musicians has toured extensively over the past year, shared the stage with some of the country’s biggest acts, and created a buzz about their incomparable live show. Maradeen’s debut album, Mirage, was released in Sept. 2015 and features the hard-hitting rockers from the band’s formative stage, while revealing a maturing songwriting dynamic between frontmen Whit Murray and Thomas Galloway.
Don’t miss them Saturday, July 22nd on the Amphitheater Stage at 7pm

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Sunset Series 7pm to 9pm
Jul 23

Firecracker Jazz Band

In hundreds of performances since 2003, Firecracker Jazz Band has played everywhere from street corners, speakeasies, jazz festivals from coast to coast, beer-soaked dance halls, Bonaroo and the Kennedy Center. Based in the beautiful confluence of plentiful music and majestic mountains that is Asheville, N.C., a performance by Firecracker Jazz Band is not to be missed. With jubilant vigor that spills from the stage to the streets, these six musicians revitalize traditional jazz with unbounded energy. In paying homage to the pioneers of early 20th Century Jazz, including that of Dixieland and New Orleans, Firecracker Jazz Band carries the torch that was once lit by such greats as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong & Bix Beiderbecke.

So bring your dancing shoes and remember: Speak Easy, Dance Hard.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Back Porch Revival Series 2pm to 5pm
Jul 24

The Guitaronists w/ Chris Cain, Mighty Mike Schermer & Daniel Castro

Tickets go on sale June 25th at 10 AM in the gift shop or on-line at www.sierranevada.com
The Guitaronists are a gathering of blues guitar giants Chris Cain, Mighty Mike Schermer & Daniel Castro. Backed by a powerhouse rhythm section, Chris Cain (long time Big Room favorite), Mighty Mike Schermer (lead guitarist for both Elvin Bishop & Marcia Ball) and Daniel Castro (the best bay area guitarist never to have played the Big Room), are going to bring “blues power” to the Big Room both individually and collectively. For the blues lover, this is a can’t miss musical event. Get your tickets early!

Sierra Nevada Big Room