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 under the Carolina sky.

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. We host live music as it ought to be experienced—under the open sky with a beer in hand! Come out to our outdoor amphitheater 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.


Jordan Okrend Experience

The Jordan Okrend Experience performs on April 29th at 7pm. This show is free and all ages.


Drayton and the Dreamboats

Drayton & The Dreamboats are an Asheville, North Carolina-based band who specialize in vocal dream jazz. Featuring vocalist and violinist Drayton Aldridge, electric guitarist Tim Doyle, bassist Craig Sandberg, and drummer Mattick Frick, the group plays an irresistible mix of hot swing, cool ballads, and original pop tunes. Rooted in the vocal jazz tradition of Nat King Cole and Chet Baker, the group’s sincere delivery breathes new life into old standards and adds a timeless quality to their own original tunes. Drayton & The Dreamboats bridge the gap between old and new, playing vintage songs with enough pop sensibility, playfulness, and modern flair to draw in a new generation of listeners. Their unique style combines the charm and sophistication of jazz with the laid-back sincerity of folk music and the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll.

Join Drayton & The Dreamboats for our After-Nooner Series on the Amphitheater Stage from 2pm to 5pm.


Porter Oaks

Stemming from the southern tip of the Appalachian Range,
Porter Oaks displays their American roots with music reminiscent of grassroots Americana.
With songs of both love and misery, Porter Oaks captures attention with catchy melodies and harmonies.

Join us for another Back Porch Revival with the Porter Oaks from 2pm to 5pm.