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.



Dynamo is Nashville-based, nationally touring band whose music fuses jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that’s both spontaneous and composed—and an energy that’s undeniably infectious.

Formed in late 2012, Dynamo consists of nine core musicians. When they’re not performing or recording in Nashville, the band is on the road, spreading their unique brand of feel-good music to audiences all over the world.
Don’t miss them Saturday, July 1st on the Amphitheater Stage at 7pm


Christiane & The Strays

Christiane bares her soul through music. All of her songs tell a story - her latest single Good Things was written from the scorned perspective of being taken advantage, masked by an energetic and uplifting rhythm. Her debut album, Waiting With the Lights On, is elegantly written with thoughtful lyrics meant to provoke introspection and reflection.

Christiane has wowed crowds at The Works, Bluegrass Wide Open, Brewgaloo, and the North Carolina State Fair. She’s been nominated as best Americana Artist by the Carolina Music Awards. Most recently, she was selected from over 100 performing artists as the 2016 winner of the Deep South Open Mic competition. Her story is just beginning.


Letters to Abigail

Letters To Abigail is an American band that combines heartfelt lyrics and silky harmonies to create a unique, and refreshing sound. A kind of a modern day string band they play a mix of their own original music and covers by some of their favorite artists, such as songs by Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams Sweet Carolina, Jackson by June and Johnny Cash, as well as some old time music and spirituals such as I’ll Fly Away.