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FRIDAY 3/24 @ 7-9


Rod Sphere is a highly esteemed singer / songwriter, poet & troubadour, currently residing on the East Coast of America.

Rod was a foundational figure in the Los Angeles / Hollywood / Southern California “underground acoustic” scene for many years, later relocating to Northern California, before finally arriving on the East Coast in 2020.

He performs original material, and puts his unique spin on classics from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. His singular style is both energizing and soothing, captivating and liberating.


Save the date for an all-day extravaganza!  Our first year has been a wild ride, but you've all held on and it's time to celebrate.  Join us for live music all day, TWO very special beer releases from Aaron, food specials and new merchandise.  

SATURDAY 3.25 @ 12-9


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FRIDAY 3/31 @ 7-9


Live in audio acoustic! Originally from Hudson/Union County in NJ & now having been a Hickory NC resident for 5 years & earning an associates degree in Fine Arts in Music, Cesar Cruz has a wildly versatile style. Be it originals that have raw potential or covers of hits across an array of genres, Cesar Cruz or CesarJC makes it the place to be! 

Bryce Losano is a Wilmington NC native, having studied music & formal vocal training. She style draws inspiration from artists like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, P!nk & most notably, her mother. Now living in Western NC Foothill region, she can be heard at open mics around the area! 

Together they are “Breaze”,  a duo band (with potentially some friends to support) specializing in lofty harmonies that are a wonder to experience! Currently working on original material, the two cover acoustic pop hits, country (a little classic & a little modern), & r&b so you’re sure to hear something you’ll love! Come feel the Breaze! 


SATURDAY 4/1 @ 7-9


The Pigeon River Messengers are a duo based in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Consisting of Couple Zach & Lori who met over their common love for Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings and folk music as a whole. Zach who is originally from Knoxville and later moved to Nashville, is heavily influenced by a wide range of musical genres. From the high lonesome sounds of Bill Monroe to the funky syncopated rythyms of James Brown, Zach’s musical style reflects a unique blend of old & new.  Lori is a North Carolina singer/song writer who grew up listening to Appalachian ballads and attending bluegrass festivals with her musical family. A fourth generation ballad singer herself she embraces the old songs while always eager to share her own. Learning many of the old songs from her Late uncle Bobby Mcmillon. Together the two make the perfect team for some truly expressive art through sound.


FRIDAY 4/7 @ 7-9


There’s no simple formula to the Big Deals' songs; refreshing, unpredictable, and quirky, they’re great songs that really work.

 The Big Deals are all seasoned and award-winning performers.  Sinclair first came into the national spotlight when he was selected as a Merlefest Emerging Artist and as a three time award winner of the NC Grassroots Artists awards for songwriting and performance. 

 Molly Barrett’s superb fiddle and vocal work are an integral part of the signature sound of this group.  Molly is an in-demand session player, a talented band mate and is a highly creative and melodic fiddle player! 

 Tim Gallagher is an expressive mandolin player with a diverse musical resume.  Tim also covers second fiddle on multiple tunes to give the band a Big Deal Symphony sound! 

 Aaron Ramsey is a veteran of the Americana music scene - a unique talent as an instrumentalist (bass mandolin, guitar), songwriter, award winning sound engineer and record producer.  

​This band has fun being together and making this music. And it shows!

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SATURDAY 4/8 @ 7-9


Luke “BrogDog” Brogden is the lead singer of regionally-touring Knoxville band Southern Cities and loves to tour Appalachia bringing folk originals and classic crowd-pleasing covers that share a positive, inclusive, tongue-in-cheek good time for all.

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FRIDAY 4/14 @ 7-9


With his debut single release, "My Sweet Caroline", from his new  EP, "Broken Heart", Sean Michael Kaye is putting his creative mark on the worldwide music scene.

Produced by Grammy Award-Winner Chuck Ebert, the new pop/rock artist features the essence of Matchbox 20, Gavin Degraw, and John Mayer, but with a distinctive 'one of a kind' Sean Michael Kaye sound.  "Sean's vocals and songwriting are definitely a winning combination for this modern rocker," says Ebert.  "Guy's got talent and I can't wait to hear more!"

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SATURDAY 4/15 @ 7-9


The King Bees, Rob "Hound Dog"  Baskerville and Penny "Queen Bee" Zamagni call the mountains of North Carolina  home, but travel the world with their Blues and American Roots music. This year  marks the 35TH anniversary of the band and also the 20th year of New River Blues  Festival (held annually in their home, Ashe County) which they created and  produce.
The King Bees have performed on  festival stages in European capitals including Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Stockholm,  and London and have taken their internationally-acclaimed show across numerous  countries. Their love of American Roots music has carried them to shows in  Mississippi juke joints as well as to several performances at Lincoln  Center.
Known for their professionalism, and  exuberant, soulful performances, the King Bees take the stage and touch hearts  and mightily move spirits.


FRIDAY 4/21 @ 7-9


Aboveground is an upcoming rock and pop band out of western North Carolina. Aboveground was started in 2018 by high school friends Seth Moody and Jacan Ward, then later added friend Micah Randolph. Aboveground makes unique and tasteful music that is inspired by life, love, God, their experiences thus far, things that have happened and things to come, stories from the world around them, and the mountains from which they hail. Their music is a mix of blues, jazz, and alternative rock with strong pop sensibility. They are sure you will love their music and cannot wait to share it with you! 

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SATURDAY 4/22 @ 7-9


Down the Hall band live in Lenoir and Hickory, NC, playing fun, energetic dance music on flute, fiddle and keyboard. Their specialty is music for Contra Dance. They also play Celtic, Western Swing, Bluegrass and Old Time music

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FRIDAY 4/28 @ 7-9



Daniel Justin Smith is a singer/songwriter whose roots run deep in the small mountain town of Sparta, North Carolina where he was born and raised. Growing up in a close-knit family, Daniel learned to appreciate the values of love, respect, and family, which he weaves into the themes of his music.


Daniel's style is both organic and progressive, blending traditional mountain music with modern influences to create a sound that is uniquely his own. His music is soulful and emotive, with lyrics that speak to the heart of the human experience.


After spending many years on the road as a full-time musician, Daniel made the difficult decision to step away from his music career in 2012 to focus on being a husband and father. During this time, he continued to write music, honing his craft and staying connected to his roots.


Now, after an extended hiatus, Daniel is back on the scene and better than ever. His brand new album, Everyday Courage, is set to release in April and promises to showcase his continued growth and evolution as an artist.

Fans of authentic, heartfelt music will find much to love in Daniel Justin Smith's work. With his powerful voice, evocative lyrics, and undeniable talent, he is a force to be reckoned with in the world of singer/songwriters.


SATURDAY 4/29 @ 7-9


The Shelby Rae Moore Band features Shelby Rae Moore along with her uncles Brent and Chet Palmer on guitars; Andrew Fultz plays drums. Having grown up in a musical family, Shelby has the uncommon ability to move effortlessly between genres including blues, soul, and Americana. She has an undeniable connection with every song she performs. Brent Palmer creates most of the harmonic texture with his acoustic guitar arrangements while Chet colors the ensemble with tasteful fills and brilliant lead guitar playing. Devon drives the rhythm on drums, always playing with just the right feel for each style of music.





This is an all-ages experience, so bring the kids and their instruments!  Discount pizzas all night and a chance to play music with Cesar or solo.  Remember, open mic is for all talent, not only music.  Story telling, jokes, dancing, etc.


$7 cheese pizza, $8 pepperoni.



Available on Sundays only, our Micheladas are made to order from our own beer, Zing Zang and spice mix, salted rim and candied bacon.  It's a Bloody Mary made with beer!

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