Aug 18

Africa Unplugged

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, August 18th from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with Africa Unplugged.

Africa Unplugged is a dynamic group, led by djembe master, guitarist and songwriter, Atiba Rorie. The band uses traditional percussion instruments from West Africa in combination with guitars and bass to play traditional rhythms while drawing from influences across the world. Their creativity results in a funky, soulful blues and dance music that keeps you moving as they tell stories from the old world and the new!

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Aug 18

Asleep at the Wheel

Tickets On Sale: July 14 at 10:00 AM
Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Asleep at the Wheel: 7:30 PM

Show, Dinner and/or Dessert tickets pre-sold online or in the Gift Shop. Dinner and/or Dessert tickets must be purchased in advance. No food sold on site.
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Asleep at the Wheel

Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 46 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. The Grammy Award-winning Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys is the band’s most recent release (2015) and marks their third full-length Bob Wills tribute album. Featuring 22 acclaimed collaborations, the all-star line up includes legends such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and George Strait and newcomers like The Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, Old Crow Medicine Show and many other fine talents.

Asleep at the Wheel is bringing a fresh look and sound into 2016. Now traveling as an 8-piece band, recent additions Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin) and Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals) have instilled a newfound energy and their own unique style within the band. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!

https://youtu.be/wffzZGV8urw

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Asleep at the Wheel Dinner Menu

Fresh baked sesame bread
Cashew Salad (mixed greens, seasonal vegetables, cabbage, cashews, crispy won ton strips, toasted sesame ginger vinaigrette)
Stir Fried Vegetables (sweet sriracha stir fry sauce)
Sesame Rice (jasmine rice, black sesame seeds, toasted sesame oil)
Hoisin Glazed Pork Belly (five spice rubbed pork belly, hoisin glaze)
Dessert Egg Roll (cream cheese and fresh fruit inside an egg wrap, deep fried and rolled in cinnamon and sugar)

A Heritage Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Aug 18

Cory Wong

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 7pm to 9:30pm - Free Show

The Minneapolis-based musician has put in his time as a versatile composer, arranger, producer, and collaborator. Most well known as the guitar player with the fast-rising funk band Vulfpeck; he’s also been seen playing alongside the likes of Ben Rector, Gene Simmons, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Bootsy Collins.
His expert playing and diverse influences have kept him in demand around the world and around the clock, but he has finally jumped into the spotlight with his own band. Cory’s remarkable synthesis of the MPLS SOUND with his own brand of funky multimedia and unique visual aesthetic has reached its apex with this forthcoming tour, which finds his Stratocaster chops spotlighted amongst the expert production, both video and audio. Produced in Minneapolis, the album tracks were recorded simultaneously with the footage that goes on to form the remarkable centerpiece of the Cory Wong visual experience.

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 7pm to 9:30pm - Free Show
Aug 19

Little Lesley and the Blood Shots

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Sunday, August 19th from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with Little Lesley and the Blood Shots.

Little Lesley, the fiery blond bombshell on standup bass and vocals, brings it with an incredible voice and jaw-dropping bass moves. Little Lesley & the Bloodshots are an original Rockabilly trio from New York. Called “a welcome shot in the arm for the rockin’ faithful” by UK’s Vintage Rock Magazine, they’ve been taking the scene by storm with their fiery twang and high energy live show.

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Aug 21

Amanda Shires w/ Lilly Hiatt

Tickets On Sale: May 11th at 10:00 AM
Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Lilly Hiatt: 7:00 PM | Amanda Shires: 8:00 PM
Show, Dinner and/or Dessert tickets pre-sold online or in the Gift Shop.
Dinner and/or Dessert tickets must be purchased in advance. No food sold on site.
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About Amanda Shires

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires will release her highly anticipated fifth album To The Sunset on August 3rd via Silver Knife/Thirty Tigers. To The Sunset is Shires’ second album with Grammy award-winning producer Dave Cobb and represents an adventurous move with an edgier sound and attitude. Shires continues to push herself artistically and sonically, but the spotlight always shines brightly on her unmistakable songwriting style and emotive and distinctive vocals.

To The Sunset is the follow up to Shires’ critically acclaimed My Piece Of Land, which was released in 2016. My Piece Of Land became her most acclaimed album to date garnering high praise that included NPR, Associated Press, Rolling Stone Country, Entertainment Weekly, Garden & Gun, Texas Monthly and the cover of the Nashville Scene. Capping off a banner year in 2016, Shires was also the recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Emerging Artist Of The Year Award and made her solo national TV debut on Austin City Limits.

To The Sunset represents an extension of artistic growth for Amanda Shires who continues to grow and challenge herself as an artist and songwriter.

We’re very excited to bring this national tour to the Big Room!

Watch Amanda perform on KUTX in Austin, TX. https://youtu.be/BGnJRLC3EGI

w/ support Lilly Hiatt
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Amanda Shires Dinner Menu

Fresh brewery baked bread
Classic Caesar (romaine lettuce, buttermilk croutons, shaved parmesan, egg yolk dressing)
Roasted Squash and Mushrooms (fresh herbs, garlic, white wine and butter sauce)
Lasagna (layers of three cheeses, egg noodles, hearty meat and tomato sauce)
Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake (layers of chocolate mousse, whipped cream, chocolate cake)

A Heritage Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA