May 23

Dead Winters Carpenters

Tickets go on sale April 23rd at 10 AM. You can buy tickets in person at the gift shop or online with the “buy tickets” link below.

Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, “at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do.”

Reminiscent of genre-benders like Jack White, Chris Thile, and Sam Bush, Dead Winter Carpenters harmoniously blends refined musical ability with a scarcely restrained tendency to let it all hang out. The result is a controlled burn, a riveting sound, and a connection with fans that sells out all across the country. Members include Jesse Dunn (acoustic and electric guitars, vocals), Jenni Charles (fiddle, vocals), Dave Lockhart (upright and electric bass, vocals), Bryan Daines (lead telecaster guitar, vocals), and Brian Huston (drums, vocals).

A steadily touring band since forming in 2010, Dead Winter Carpenters has entertained growing crowds at notable festivals including Harvest Music Festival (Ark.), High Sierra Music Festival and Strawberry Music Festival (Cal.), Del Fest (Md.), Northwest String Summit (Ore.) and more. Get your tickets early and yes…..the dance floor is open.

Big Room
May 26

California Roots Music & Arts Festival

Combining elements of art, music, and environmental consciousness, The California Roots Music and Arts Festival Stepping is an experience like nothing else. The moment you walk through the festival gates you enter a place separate from the outside world - a heavenly playground filled with sweet sunshine, amazing music, peaceful vibrations, and a strong sense that you just discovered the happiest place on earth.
Learn more at http://californiarootsfestival.com/

Monterey, CA
May 27

Virginia and the Slims

Asheville jump blues band Virginia and the Slims are a party time favorites with a reputation for keeping the joint jumping and the fun flowing. There’s no Virginia in the band, but there’s no shortage of dance-able jump blues, jazz, swing and oldies when the band plays.
https://www.virginiaandtheslims.net/

Amphitheater Stage - Mills River - 7pm Sunset Series
May 28

Spring-toberfest!

Don’t wait for October to get your ‘fest on! Join us May 28th for Spring-toberfest at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Mills River to celebrate Asheville Beer Week.

We’ll have traditional Oom-Pah music with a twist, German snacks, and plenty of steins of festbier to sample on our Back Porch turned beer hall.

Amphitheater & Back Porch, Mills River, NC
May 30

Raising Appalachia

Tickets go on sale April 30th at 10 AM. You can buy them in person at our Gift Shop or online with the “buy tickets” link below.

Sierra Nevada Big Room is proud to present Raising Appalachia, truly one of the raising musical stars in the roots/Americana genre. Don’t miss this chance to see why, up close and personal.

Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith tear into sound with sensual prowess as stages ignite revolutions and words light up soul fires. Listen to their beautiful sound for banjo and fiddle duets and poetic harmonies like only sisters can do… Joined full-time by their beloved band, Biko Casini on percussion, and David Brown on stand-up bass and baritone guitar, expect everything from folk standards to jazz, to New Orleans soul, to old mountain traditionals, to activist anthems, as their style redefines folk music as a truly living art. Using sound as a tool to spark a cultural revolution and birth a new movement, come join them as they create soul sounds for us all…. Their shows have included and array of community-run venues and collective events, as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, NPR’s All Songs Considered, E-town, The School of America Vigil, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Emory University Shwartz Center, The Beacon Theater NYC, The Lake Eden Arts Festival, Radio Popular Verona, Italy, Guerilla Radio Amsterdam, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Highlander Center 75th Reunion, Burning Man, Urkult (Sweden), and Festa Del Fuoco (Stromboli Italy) and many more.

Rising Appalachia has been voted “Green Album of the Year” by the Huffington Post and Atlanta’s Best Folk Act by the Creative Loafing, and have been written up in Paste Magazine, The New York Times, The Performer Magazine, Dirty Linen, Sing Out, Anti-Gravity, Maverick and more. Their tours have taken them across Europe, through the Caribbean, into Central America, into the Indian subcontinent, and across the United States making sacred sounds and elaborate stages wherever they go.

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