Apr 21

Goldie and the Screamers

Goldie & The Screamers have a mission to move you; to create music that stirs your heart without neglecting your body. This Asheville based Soul/Neo Soul outfit have been quickly building a loyal following since their first public performance in the Spring of 2014.

“Goldie” is fronted by the texturally rich vocals of CaroMia Tiller, who’s performances seamlessly metamorphose song to song- at times lush and sultry and at times soul shaking and explosive. Their grooves are driven by the funky bass lines of Chandler Brewer, vintage R&B beats of Jacob Coats, smooth keyboards of CaroMia and the standout dapper guitar stylings of Jesse Lapinsky. Goldie & The Screamers tend to lean toward the seductive avenues of Soul music, but never averting from their mission to get your body moving.

With gorgeously crafted originals that call on the timeless quality of soul music past while still moving into the future, and inspired, crowd pleasing renditions of favorites like Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone” and Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”, Goldie & The Screamers have something to hook just about everyone.

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Apr 21

Springtoberfest! & Grand Opening of Lower Park

Sierra Nevada Springtoberfest

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Don’t wait until October to get your ‘fest on. Each year, Sierra Nevada collaborates with a traditional German brewery to brew a unique Oktoberfest beer. Our 2018 collaborating partners from Weihenstephan will be traveling to North Carolina to try the first brew.

Naturally, we’ll be debuting our riverside venue, Lower Park, with traditional Oom-Pah music, German snacks, and plenty of steins of festbier to sample at the third annual Springtoberfest. Come try these first exclusive tastes of our 2018 Oktoberfest collaboration beer alongside the brewers on the French Broad River!

No admission fee. Complimentary steins while supplies last. Costume encouraged! Beer & food for sale as usual. No age restrictions to be in Lower Park.


Lower Park at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 1pm to 5pm - Free Show
Apr 22

Rita Hosking w/specials guests Peter Wilson & Bob Littell

Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Peter Wilson & Bob Littell: 7:30 PM | Rita Hosking: 8:25 PM

NEW! The Big Room is now pre-selling buffet dinner and dessert tickets! Preview the menu below or in the Gift Shop and purchase ahead of time. Dinner and dessert will be sold together for an extra $22 / person. Dinner is available from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Visit our FAQ page for more details.

*Please note that tickets purchased in the Gift Shop are subject to a Box Office fee.


About Rita Hosking
Rita’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised with capturing the audience. Honors include winner of the 2008 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival, finalist in the 2009 Telluride Music Festival Troubadour Contest, and honors in the International Songwriting Contest and West Coast Songwriters’ Association. “This California girl comes by her mountain music sensibility with true authenticity, with original songs deeply rooted in her family’s frontier experience,” (Dan Ruby, FestivalPreview.com) and Rita’s fans call her “the real deal.” A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, Rita grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice. Opening the show with be Grass Valley/Nevada City legend Peter Wilson and he’ll be accompanied by the Big Room’s own, Bob Littell.



Rita Hosking Dinner Menu
Fresh Brewery Baked Bread
Sierra Nevada Salad with malted balsamic vinaigrette
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with sage browned butter
Wild Rice and Mushrooms
Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken
Dessert: Apple Crisp

A Heritage Show in the Big Room
Apr 22

Eleanor Underhill and Friends

Eleanor Underhill & Friends banded together in 2014 to create music that would entertain the dancer and the listener alike. With genre-bending grooves, thoughtful original compositions, and cover songs you would never expect from a banjo-fronted band, they create a sound that blends elements of Americana, world, pop, jazz, reggae, and acoustic rock. Unafraid to launch from Radiohead’s Creep into TLC’s Creep and back again, Eleanor Underhill and Friends thrives on experimentation and boundary-pushing.

Eleanor Underhill, singer, songwriter, and banjo player, is best known from her work with Americana-folk group Underhill Rose. Christopher Chappell Pyle, drummer and percussionist, toured the world over with Royal Trucks, Soulgrass Rebellion, The Get Right Band and most recently The Artimus Pyle Band and Chappell. Zack Page is a mainstay in the Asheville music scene, lending his upright bass talents to The Page Brothers, One Leg Up, regional jazz jams, and countless other notable acts. Eleanor Underhill and Friends features guests from the Asheville music scene at most shows, so you never know what surprises await.

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Apr 22

Earth Day Film Fest

Join us on Sunday, April 22nd for a Pale Ale in honor of Earth Day! Sierra Nevada will be playing a series of short films to educate and inspire in our High Gravity event space. Films will run on loop from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and will feature key issues like food waste, water health, and sustainable agriculture. This event is free and open to the public so bring a friend, get a beer and cheers to the health of our planet!

Sierra Nevada High Gravity, Mills River NC