May 11

Lauren Anderson

On the Amphitheater Stage at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River, NC on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with Lauren Anderson.

This soulful rocker, originally from Chicago, has had a passion for singing throughout her entire life. Growing up in a household that was rich in music, her influences were widely varied from artists such as Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, The Pointer Sisters, Eva Cassidy, Etta James, Joss Stone, Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, and many more.

After officially completing her masters in 2012, Lauren began performing solo gigs around the greater Kansas City area and eventually put together a full band. She released her first official EP, “Do & Hope”, in August 2014. Fittingly, this EP was named after the unofficial motto of Lauren’s mother’s side of the family, who often remarked, “Just do it and hope it turns out okay.”
Lauren released her first, full-length CD titled, “Truly Me” in August 2015. And two singles, recorded in the legendary Ocean Way Nashville Studios, in 2016. Shortly after these releases she finally made the leap into becoming a full-time musician and moved to Nashville in February 2017. Since moving to Nashville, Lauren has continued to tour and released her latest EP, now available on all platforms, titled “The Game”.

Amphitheater at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
May 18

Full Moon Series: The Moondoggies

Available Online or in Gift Shop
Hop Yard Doors 6:00 PM
Support 7:00 PM
The Moondoggies 8:00 PM
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Rooted in folk-rock and woodsy Americana, the Moondoggies take influences from such vocally inclined groups as the Byrds, the Band, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Although hailing from Seattle, seeds for the band’s formation were planted in nearby Everett, Washington, where Kevin Murphy(vocals, guitar), Robert Terreberry (bass), Carl Dahlen(drums), and Caleb Quick (keyboards) formed a teenaged band while attending Cascade High School. The students discovered their talent for three-part vocal harmonies, and when Murphy returned from a summer-long stay in Alaska in 2005, the four friends reconvened in Seattle to form the Moondoggies. Taking up residence at a local dive bar named the Blue Moon Tavern, the Moondoggies honed their craft and soon netted a contract with Hardly Art, an imprint of Seattle’s own Sub Pop Records. Don’t Be a Stranger, the band’s woozy debut, appeared in 2008, with the mature Tidelandsfollowing in October 2010. Third album Adios I’m a Ghost, released in 2013 and aided by the addition of multi-instrumentalist Jon Pontrello to the band, fell somewhere between the two in sound and tone. The band spent plenty of time touring behind the record, sharing stages with the likes of Blitzen Trapper, Dawes, and the Head and the Heart. Jon Pontrello added pedal steel guitar to his arsenal of instruments in time for the recording of the fourth Moondoggies album, 2018’s A Love Sleeps Deep.

Sierra Nevada Full Moon Series Presents! A Concert Series in the Hop Yard in Chico, CA
May 19

Kev Bev

On the Amphitheater Stage at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River, NC on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with Kev Bev.

Funky indie pop band, Kev Bev, was founded in 2014 by multi-instrumentalist front
man, Kevin Collins. The Austin,TX collective released their sophomore studio album
“Love Lemonade” in 2018 and celebrated with a second European tour. Kev Bev elates
audiences with up-tempo dance grooves, melodic vocals, and exciting live shows.
Memorable original songs are influenced by rhythm and blues classics like Sly and the
Family Stone and modern indie pop favorites like Arcade Fire. Their nostalgic and
refreshing original show energizes audiences around the world.
Website: www.kevbevmusic.com

Amphitheater at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Jun 06

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears w/ Amasa Hines

Available Online or in Gift shop
Big Room Doors: 7:00 PM
Food Service 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Amasa Hines 8:00 PM | Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears 9:00 PM
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Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears return with their most subversive record to date: an
exploration of the sordid trappings of ego; isolation, consumption, waste and war. Sonically
inspired by the hill country blues of Junior Kimbrough, cowpunk style of The Gun Club, and the
southern soul of Stax, the album charts new territory with a heavy stream of lyrical
consciousness. This is The Difference Between Me & You.

Recorded in their hometown of Austin, Texas, with Grammy award winning producer
Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse) this familiar environment provided
a “hands-on style of production with, open, creative interaction between the entire band [for the
first time]” Lewis said.

The band’s fifth studio album works to explore the human condition through an
impassioned and introspective lens. Mining his first decade of experience on the road, The
Difference is influenced by a deep repertoire of sounds: the heavy grooves of Albert King,
punked-up blues of R.L. Burnside, the storytelling of Bobby “Blue” Bland, and the soulfully
layered horns of the Stones, are all omnipresent throughout.

A Texas native, Lewis discovered his love for the blues & guitar work from an early age.
“I grew up on hip-hop and whatever my dad was listening to—Springsteen, Curtis Mayfield,
Donny Hathaway and the like—but once I picked up the guitar I started getting into the deep
cuts. My early days of crate digging helped shape the band’s experimental style,” he recalls. “It
wasn’t even until my late teens that I first picked up a guitar, after getting a job at a pawn shop. I
taught myself some chords on lunch breaks.”

With The Difference , “I wanted to make a more complex and reflective record than I
ever have before,” Lewis explains. On opening track “Nothing but a Cliché”, he carps about an
old acquaintance whose interests were best suited only for themselves. Similar themes of
derision are included on tracks “No Rhyme or Reason” and “Culture Vulture”, expanding on the
vices & followers within society. But just as quickly as Joe systematically ridicules the world
around him, the album turns inward. “Face In The Scene” reveals the story of an existential
scenester addicted to the limelight. Both mature and adventurous, balancing between a 4/4 &
6/8, the song carries a booming groove. “Suit or Soul” brings forth a thoughtful ballad about the
type people you surround yourself and what their true intentions are.

On The Difference Between Me & You , Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears traverse a
lifetime of physical and metaphysical experiences, characterized by looking in the mirror and
asking yourself the tough questions. Lewis ultimately succeeds in pulling off a rare feat: creating
an informed “real blues” record.

Watch Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD8tu77WxXA

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Jun 08

Beer Camp - Mills River

Come join us at

SIERRA NEVADA BEER CAMP - MILLS RIVER, NC
THE EPIC ADULT DAY CAMP RETURNS!
Saturday, June 8th, 12-6pm

Save the date: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp returns to Mills River! Get ready for even more fun and games alongside your favorites from last year like human foosball, hungry human hippos, silent disco, obstacle course, keg bowling, Hammerschlagen ®, costume contest… the list goes on. And of course, you’ll enjoy all of this with a cold Sierra Nevada beer in hand. Gather your crew and come ready to party, get a little dirty, and experience an unforgettable afternoon that could only be Sierra Nevada Beer Camp!

TICKETS:
All tickets are available starting March 1st at 10 am until sold out. More information on tickets, pricing, and festival details to be announced in February.

All ticket sales are online and final. Tickets are limited and will sell out. You must be 21+ and present a valid ID to attend.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions are coming to our webpage soon!

***FESTIVAL SPECIFICS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE***
***THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE AT SIERRA NEVADA***
***PLEASE FEST RESPONSIBLY!***

Six Row Field, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mills River, NC