Sep 18

Tailgate Market: Meet the Chefs

Sierra Nevada’s and Cúrate’s executive chefs team up to talk local food at Meet the Chefs.

Executive chefs Jessie Massie of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Katie Button of Cúrate and Nightbell transform the bounty of local farms every day in Western North Carolina through their commitment to purchasing local ingredients for their booming restaurants. The two chefs will be teaming up for a Meet the Chefs event at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tailgate Market on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to shop local alongside guests, talk agriculture with farmers, and select choice ingredients from vendors.

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM TAILGATE MARKET
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Meet the Chefs
LOCATION: High Gravity (due to inclement weather)

At Meet the Chefs, Massie and Button will shop the Tailgate Market, share what they look for in a stellar tomato or cut of beef, and then fire up their cook stations. Guests will learn new recipes during a cooking demo, enjoy samples and beer pairings, and leave inspired to create their own local dishes. The Tailgate Market runs from 4:00-7:00 in the Taproom Garden, and Meet the Chefs begins at 5:00.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Executive Chef Jessie Massie currently sources more than 60% of ingredients from local farms and continues to grow that number annually. Executive Chef Katie Button is bringing the tastes of Appalachia to her Spanish cuisine by favoring locally grown produce and meats over imported varieties of traditionally used ingredients.

High Gravity above the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 4pm - 7pm
Sep 19

Reggae Roast

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Wednesday, September 19th from 5pm to 8pm for a Reggae Roast featuring Jamaican Cuisine in the Bier Garden for $15 a plate. You can also enjoy the classic dub rhythms of Dub Kartel as they play tribute to the golden era of Jamaican music.

Bier Garden and Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 5pm to 8pm
Sep 22

Brother Dege

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, September 22nd from 7pm to 9:30pm for a free show with Brother Dege.

One of the best kept secrets in Louisiana, Grammy-nominated Brother Dege’s “Too Old to Die Young” was handpicked by Quentin Tarantino for inclusion in the soundtrack to Django Unchained. Brother Dege utilizes slide guitars, Delta blues, post-punk, Dobros, and cinematic songwriting to conjure a new vision of the psychedelic Deep South.

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 7pm to 9:30pm - Free Show
Sep 22

The Dirty Badgers

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, September 22nd from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with The Dirty Badgers.

Most bands don’t take it far enough. Rock isn’t dead. Blues isn’t dead. There will always be a sweet spot for music where Blues and Punk hit. Legitimate idea of what happens when hard mountain blues meets old school CBGBs New York punk. Here’s the Dirty Badgers. Think “New York Dolls.” Think “White Stripes.”

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Sep 23

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues

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

In late 1966, at age 24, Mac Arnold was given the opportunity of a lifetime to join the Muddy Waters Band and help shape the electric blues sound that inspired the rock and roll movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Regular guests of the band included Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, and Elvin Bishop. The Muddy Waters Band (as a unit) shared the stage with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Junior Wells, Big Joe Williams, and Big Mama Thornton just to name a few. During this time, Mac played on John Lee Hooker’s “live “album, Live at the Café Au Go-Go, as well as Otis Spann’s classic recording “The Blues is Where It’s At”.

Mac now resides in Pelzer, SC, where at the age of ten he got his first taste of the blues when he learned to play his brother Leroy’s home-made guitar. Going back to his roots, Mac is serving up a mess of Blues with his own band, “Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues”. The band consists of Austin Brashier on lead guitar and vocals, Max Hightower on keyboards, harmonica, rhythm guitar, bass and vocals, Michael Wright on drums, and Mac Arnold on Slide and Rhythm Gas Can Guitars, vocals and bass. Mac is also an organic farmer and opened the Mac Arnold Plate Full O’ Blues Restaurant in Greenville, SC.

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