Aug 20

Lara Hope and the Ark Tones

Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Rockabilly Female, and named the “Best Up-and-Coming Band” by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are NY’s premier Rockabilly, Roots Rock n’ Roll, Rhythm & Blues outfit.

Born from a hybrid of Lara’s former Rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt’s international Psychobilly act The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012, and they haven’t slowed down since. This fun-loving bunch packs the dance floor with their own original musical offerings in the vintage style as well as re-workings of classics and standards. This “travelin’ band” is out there pleasing listeners of all ages and walks of life…wherever they roam. Their second full length album, “Love You To Life” come out Summer 2017.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Back Porch Revival 2pm to 5pm
Aug 26

Freeway Revival Band

Dedicated song crafting has always been the cornerstone of The Freeway Revival. A group forged on the road, they continue to use their lyrics as a window into the life of a traveling band on the current American landscape. The Freeway Revival’s refreshing and explosive blend of rock, blues, country, funk and soul translates to a genre-dissolving sound that feels strangely familiar yet remains entirely unique to itself.
Performing live, The Freeway balances organized, well-crafted tunes with a jam ethos that lends a raw and explorative power to the music. The blend of tasteful guitar harmonies, vibrant vocal harmonies, and a unique assortment of piano/organ melodies creates a soundscape that is both intricate and energetic. Rest that on the groove of a solid rhythm section, and you are sure to feel the magnetic force of this band! Each member plays a vital role in making the live experience unforgettable.
The band has toured the U.S. coast to coast as well as internationally, continually growing a dedicated grassroots fan base. After the successful release of their self-titled 2016 EP they are poised to release their first full length album, Revolution Road, in Summer of 2017. With multiple festivals and tours on the horizon, the Freeway’s journey is ongoing and exponential as they allow the livelihood of what they do to shape their sound and experience.
www.freewayrevival.com

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - After-Nooner Series 2pm to 5pm
Aug 26

The Georgia Flood

Groove-heavy and Genre-bending, The Georgia Flood’s music has evolved over the years. Their new album, People Like Ourselves, draws on indelible melodies, clever lyrics, and an infectious energy; weaving together an EP that hits all the right notes. The Atlanta based duo, Lane Kelly and Brooks Mason, are brothers who began playing when they were seven and nine years old respectively. Hustling birthday parties and family reunions the brothers changed sounds numerous times through their teens. Drawing on their exploration of numerous genres, their songwriting channels classic guitar driving riffs with modern pop sensibilities.

Self-financed, the band went into Jason Hoard’s Black Cat Studio to put together the seven songs contained within their new EP. Don’t let the EP status fool you though, the band toiled over 30+ tracks to carve out their favorites, coalescing into seven songs that journey through themes of love, good times, and tragedy. “We had a really tough time choosing just a few,” explains Brooks, The Georgia Flood’s lead guitar player and singer,.“We had so many songs that really brought the listener to amazing moments.”

“Whistle King,” the records infectious first single, encompasses much of what the record is about. “On the surface it seems sort of nonsensical and fun but the song really describes how crazy our lifestyle is on the road,” explains Lane, who plays bass and sings harmonies. “Playing in an indie band is a constant state of discovery, and lyrically, “Whistle King” exemplifies much of that exhilaration and frustration.”

The Georgia Flood will Rock the Amphitheater Stage in Mills River, NC Saturday, August 26th at 7pm.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Sunset Series 7pm to 9pm
Sep 02

The Vegabonds

With their third European tour under the belt, three full-length albums including a fourth nearing completion, and a gravitational pull to their growing fan base down every American highway, the Vegabonds are on a musical pilgrimage to spread the gospel of pure, unadulterated New South Rock. Some might assert that their sound is Americana, while others may consider them to be true rock ‘ n’ rollers. Regardless of what fans like to call them, the Alabama-born, Nashville-bred quintet is pulling themselves up by the bootstraps just in time for 2018, forging ahead into the future by avoiding pigeon holes.A group of five musicians with myriad influences between them, The Vegabonds are fronted by lead vocalist and songwriter Daniel Allen, with Richard Forehand (lead guitar/vocals), Paul Bruens (bass), Beau Cooper (keys/vocals), and Bryan Harris (drums) rounding out the quintet.

With a sound reminiscent of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers mixed with the grit and twang of the Allman Brothers Band, The Vegabonds give their fans a sensational performance with powerhouse guitar riffs and impactful songwriting night after night. Their hard work and unbridled talents have not gone unnoticed; the group has opened for such notable acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd, the late Gregg Allman, and Kid Rock, among others. Rousing performances at festivals like Peach Fest, Magnolia Fest, Sunfest, and Toadlick grew their notoriety nationwide, leading to a west coast tour that formed in-roads with the music and comedy community in Los Angeles. It’ s no wonder that Live for Live Music has compared them to musical legends like My Morning Jacket and The Black Crowes, calling them “a force to be reckoned with,” complete with “gorgeous harmonies and impressive instrumental skills mak[ing] for a perfect combination.”

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Sunset Series 7pm to 9pm
Sep 16

The North Face Endurance Challenge - Utah

The North Face Endurance Challenge Park is North America?s premier trail-running series featuring a two-day, trail-running festival committed to push runners to their personal limits of endurance.

Known for its challenging, yet scenic courses, 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. The Utah stop of the the North Face Endurance Challenge cruises along the Wasatch Back, part of the Wasatch Mountain Range in the resort destination of Park City. Athletes will navigate this world-renowned ski destination using a mix of double and single track trail, ski runs, mountain bike trails and various dirt access roads.

The North Face Endurance Challenge. Explore your trail. Endure your challenge. Learn more at https://www.thenorthface.com/get-outdoors/endurance-challenge/utah.html

Park City, UT