Newcomer Savannah Smith, originally from Tupelo, brings North Mississippi soul to whatever stage she graces. Her original songs and their heartfelt melodies evoke emotions usually associated with more seasoned writers. Savannah is poised and ready to be the next significant female singer/songwriter to come from the talent rich region of Western North Carolina!
Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - After-Nooner Series 2pm to 5pm
The North Face Endurance
Challenge Series committed to pushing runners to
their personal limits of endurance, while promoting
the sport of ultra-trail running, a sport which is
predicated on enjoying physical activity in nature in
a safe and responsible manner. The Endurance
Challenge offers a variety of race
distances for runners to choose
from: 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon,
Marathon Relay, Marathon, 50K
and 50 Mile. An ideal course layout for elite speedsters and those taking their first strides in the world of ultra trail running, The Endurance Challenge Wisconsin course is run-able from start to finish, provided that you?ve trained properly. A large portion of the course takes place on the renowned Ice Age Trail located 60 miles southeast of Madison in the southern reaches of the picturesque Kettle Moraine State Park.
http://www.thenorthface.com/en_US/endurance-challenge/madison-wi/ Learn more at http://www.thenorthface.com/en_US/endurance-challenge/?stop_mobi=yes
Born in Texas, and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Jamison finished high school in London, England. It was in London that he first began writing and performing his own music. Chris Jamison is a songwriter with a keen sense of hook, and melody. No Depression has called his songs “sing-a-long immediate and earworm lasting”, while the Austin Chronicle has called the “prolific” young songwriter’s lyrics “contemporary poetry” even naming his Sleeping with the T.V. On EP to its Top Ten List of 2013.
In 2017, ten years since the release of his first record, Chris Jamison released his sixth studio album, Mindless Heart. Chris Jamison calls Asheville, NC home where he lives with his wife and two young sons performing with his band Chris Jamison’s Ghost.
Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Back Porch Revival Series 2pm to 5pm
KVMR's Celtic Festival is an impressive two-day festival that features international musicians and regional performers on eleven performance areas as well as a free Youth Arts Program at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds. The festival includes an authentic Celtic Marketplace, exceptional dining on regional and ethnic specialties, living history encampments, animal exhibits and demonstrations, classes, dance, crafts, athletic games, parades, storytelling, skits, and an extensive children?s area. Learn more at www.kvmrcelticfestival.org
Grass Valley, CA
Devastatingly powerful vocals and retro-rock guitar, with lyrics that run the gamut from vulnerable to all-out venomous: siblings Jocelyn & Chris Arndt are creating a new generation of authentic album rock.
Backed by a killer band onstage, their recordings feature special guests including G. Love, Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis, Beau Sasser of Kung Fu, and legendary session players Alvin Moody, David Baron, and Ilya Toshinsky.
Their debut full-length “Edges” and follow-up live album “30,000 Miles” reached #14 and #8 respectively on the Relix Jambands Top 30, taking their first single “Shame” into the FMQB AAA Top 200.
Their sophomore full-length “Go” was released to radio April 10th. That week it was Billboard’s #5 Most Added Single to AAA Radio in the US. The album’s lead-off single “Footprints on the Moon” reached #64 on the FMQB AAA Top 100 after five weeks with airplay coast to coast.
“Go” is currently in its second consecutive month at #2 on The Jambands Top 30 Album Chart.
Together with their band, Jocelyn & Chris have logged performances across the country, including stops at The Sundance Film Festival, Mountain Jam Music Festival, SXSW, CMJ, The Viper Room and Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, Milwaukee Summerfest*, The Birchmere in Alexandria, and numerous other top venues and events. They’ve provided direct support for Vertical Horizon, Delta Rae, Little Feat, Marc Cohn, the Gin Blossoms, Rick Derringer, Denis DeYoung, Sunny Sweeney, Here Come the Mummies, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Pat McGee Band, and Shannon LaBrie.
Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Sunset Series 7pm to 9pm