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.

Oct07
Amphitheater

Ryan Barber

Ryan “RnB” Barber is a proud staple of Asheville NC’s legendary music scene, at the forefront of its funk and R&B community. Drawing from a lifetime of singing, rapping, producing and touring across the nation, Ryan has released 6 full length studio albums. He has also been featured on many high profile projects, including producing on two of R&B stalwart W. Ellington Felton’s recent albums, and also singing and rapping on the 2017 GRAMMY winning album “Infinity Plus One” by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, just one of the groups he actively tours with.

Born to a musical family and steeped in gospel and R&B from his first heartbeat, Ryan started his musical education in the church choir at the age of nine, and continued adding to a deepening knowledge of rhythm and percussion by joining the school marching band at sixteen. But it was love for hip hop, funk, jazz, new jack swing and especially R&B that beat in his chest, so he quickly began applying all he’d learned to producing his own tracks, inspired by J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest, Gerald Levert and Teddy Riley. Mixing a classic beat production feel with soulful Southern singing and a fearless falsetto, Ryan solidified his musical identity as a recording artist as well as a highly sought after performer and collaborator.

Already known throughout the SouthEast as a standout voice, charismatic bandleader, and musical workhorse, Ryan “RnB” Barber has begun spreading his soaring funkiness across the nation, recently rocking sets at Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival and performing live on SiriusXM in Washington, DC, delivering uplifting messages with a timeless soul that sounds like both yesterday and tomorrow.

Oct07
Amphitheater

Midnight Snack

Midnight Snack is an art pop band based in Asheville by way of Boston.
The 5 piece integrates elements of psych rock, indie-dance, and folk into their music.
Featuring Jack Victor (vocals, drums), Michael Johnson (guitar, synthesizers), Katie Richter (vocals, trumpet), Peter Brownlee (bass), and Zack Kardon (guitar), Midnight Snack tours nationally, charming audiences with prominent vocal harmonies, lush instrumentation and introspective performances.

“They’ve taken the best elements of dance music, psychedelic music, and folk music to make their own sound.”

-David Paul Kleinman, Alt Daily

Oct15
Amphitheater

Fireside Collective

Fireside Collective, a Progressive Folk band heavily influence by American Roots Music, features strong musicianship, colorful harmonies, and contemporary original music. Proud to be a part of Asheville, North Carolina’s burgeoning music and art scene, the Collective seeks to bridge the gaps between early folk music, the urban folk revival, and the current folk renaissance happening today. Expect to see an energetic live show featuring songs of leaving, songs of love, and songs of life.

Fireside Collective was the first band to play the Taproom and we are proud to have them close out our Summer Music Series.