Sep 30

Oktoberfest NC

Click here for all the fest details: www.sierranevada.com/oktoberfestnc

Six Row Field
Sep 30

The King Zeros

The King Zeros is the incurably soulful blues duo of Joshua Singleton and Duane Simpson. Leaving a room full of open jaws by the end of the first song, Duane’s masterful guitar playing and Joshua’s gutteral harmonica playing and sensual, gritty, soul-drenched vocals create more sound than seems possible from just two people. The pair have been playing together in one band or another for over a decade. When life bottomed out four years ago, and looking for a music that could hold the full weight of love, sex, sin, salvation, revenge and death, Joshua returned to the gritty, emotional music of his childhood, Mississippi Delta Blues. The King Zeros is the result and the music hasn’t left audiences the same ever since.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Back Porch Revival Series 2pm to 5pm
Sep 30

Zapato

Zapato is a six armed beast from deep within the mountains on Western North Carolina. Featuring guitarist Jamie Hendrickson and drummer Michael Tillis of The Fritz and the one and only Simon Thomas George filling in on keys, the group is a supersonic force to be reckoned with. From deep grooves to ascending peaks, the trio takes audiences on a wild and climactic journey.

Don’t miss them Saturday, September 30th from 2pm to 5pm

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - After-Nooner Series 2pm to 5pm
Oct 06

Grinduro Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

In short, Grinduro is just what the name suggests: Gravel Road Race + Mountain Bike-Style Enduro = one long loop of pavement and dirt, where finishing times aren?t based on overall loop time, but four timed segments (each roughly five-to-seven minutes).
But Grinduro is not just a bike race. It?s a celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the fun as the ride, with excellent food, an impressive display of art and incredible handmade bikes, live music, camping and a festival atmosphere. Learn more at

Quincy, CA
Oct 07

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.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - After-Nooner Series 2pm to 5pm