Live Music

Drive-By Truckers

Live music and craft beer in the Carolina Mountains.

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. Join us for these free weekly jams featuring local and touring acts in our outdoor amphitheater located among the serene and beautiful trees in our Back Porch. For an intimate, small venue setting, come enjoy the music inside High Gravity above our Taproom. Grab a beer and enjoy the best rhythm, blues, and brews Western North Carolina has to offer.


Taproom Concert Series


Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, October 27th from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters.

A four piece Americana band from Bloomington, IN. They’ve released two EPs, “Extra Better” in 2013, and then “Light of Day” in 2014.Through relentless touring, they’ve become mainstays of the Midwest Americana scene. In September of 2015, they set ten highway-tested, fine-tuned songs loose in the confines of LA LA Land Studios. The result is “Midwest Heart/Southern Blues”. This album is a gritty, upbeat collection of songs, full of characters who were developed while staring over the dash of a beat up Ford van cruising through towns in the South and Midwest, whose better days are behind them.

For fans of The Band, Little Feat, and the Turnpike Troubadours.


Big Sound Harbor

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, October27th from 7pm to 9:30pm for a free show with Big Sound Harbor.

Big Sound Harbor is an Asheville based retro soul band fronted by Dulci Ellenberger. As collection of members from Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Cowboy Judy, the band boasts a truly unique and powerful performance.


South Hill Banks

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Sunday, October 28th from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with Carly South Hill Banks.

South Hill Banks – Lance Thomas (vocals, guitar), Eric Horrocks (mandolin, vocals), Ryan Horrocks (banjo), Dan Fiasconaro (guitar, vocals), and Matt Eversole (upright bass) – have carved a niche for themselves with their genre-bending psychedelic bluegrass sound. Formed in August 2015 in Richmond, Virginia, South Hill Banks pulls from a wide range of influences such as Phish, Tony Rice, The Grateful Dead, Doc Watson, and Sam Bush to keep audiences entertained with a blend of sounds old and new.

Since the release of their debut album, Riverside Dr., South Hill Banks have taken the east coast by storm, headlining a multitude of medium to large-sized venues and working aside national touring groups with a devoted and ever-growing fan base following every step of the way.