events & entertainment
Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend
Noon to 7 p.m.
In honor of summer, travelers and sunshine, Republic Brewing Company will be open every Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend.
Wednesday July 23rd, 2014, 8 p.m.
Pass-the-hat style cover charge
The Honeycutters are an original country roots band from Asheville, North Carolina. Since 2007, when the group formed, they have been playing music that is consistently as catchy as it is heartfelt. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 they were voted WNC's favorite Americana band in the Mountain Xpress reader's poll. Organically grown around the songs of lead singer Amanda Anne Platt, the band has gained an audience that has stretched far beyond their mountain home to include all corners of the United States.
Friday July 25, 2014, 7 p.m.
Pass-the-hat style cover charge
Bradford Loomis marries grit and melody to dig to the roots of American folklore and speak of the raw reality of the human condition with passion. His stories span several lifetimes of relatable emotions; bitterness & loss, deep longing & regret, enduring hope & love, elation & joy. See more at: bradfordloomis.com
Wednesday, July 30, 7 p.m.
Tickets $10 prior, $13 at door. Available at the brewery or online.
“With one foot planted firmly in Appalachian music culture and the other always expanding and evolving, the Black Lillies have created a unique sound embraced by fans old and young.” - Vanity Fair
It’s breakneck, brazen and beautiful. It’s the sound of a band that’s rooted in East Tennessee but more at home piled into a van stacked with gear, windows down and aimed toward the next gig. Long-time fans as well as relative newcomers to the Black Lillies phenomenon know that this train isn’t stopping anytime soon. Vist their website
RBC favorite, Rusty Summy, will kick off the party.
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 7 p.m.
$15.00 per ticket in advance, $18 Day of show. Available at the brewery or online.
The sound of the award-winning group Town Mountain can best be described as traditional bluegrass, albeit with a rough-hewn side to it that is not too slick or glossy. They are a band of the here-and-now, yet they have a groove that is based on the bluesy and swinging sounds explored by the first generation of bluegrass pioneers.
“Thank god that Town Mountain are around to blow a hole in all the genre-juggling games of which music writers like myself are so fond,” said Devon Leger, of Ed Helms’ The Bluegrass Situation. “They play bluegrass. Period. They play it hard, they play it fast, and they play it like their fingers are bleeding and their picks are breaking.” “Phil Barker’s ‘Lawdog’ sounds like an unearthed classic, and the group’s tight harmonies alone make this record a treat for any bluegrass fan,” said Juli Thanki of Engine 145, the 2011 IBMA Print Media Person of the Year award winner.
Thursday August 14, 2014, 7 p.m.
Join Hillfolk Noir for an intimate acoustic set in our beer garden.
“Hillfolk Noir plays dark, rural folk music that might one moment embrace praising the lord while loading your Winchester, and the next moment flirt with drinking sour mash from a jagged mason jar while the devil looks over your shoulder.” — SSG Music
Friday August 15, 2014, 7 p.m.
“Rarely do I get inspired to play 17-minute songs on my show...This is folk-noir at it's best. These songs are like an excursion into someone's consciousness, as if you just found a diary or a box of private letters by the side of the road...An astute stream of consciousness whirlwind.” - Jon Colcord, WSCS Out of the Woods.
“Blake being a master of stage presence and completely at ease, he was capable of bringing the crowd to a complete silence. His ability to make a story out of a moment, a moment every audience member is a part of no less, is the one of the best forms of concert entertainment I’ve ever experienced.” - Jess, Sunsetintherearview.com
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 from 6-9 p.m.
Join fellow Marines (active and veterans) for an evening of visiting and camaraderie. Brewery open to Marines and their companions only.
Friday August 22, 2014, 7 p.m.
Though many of her musical influences come from the folk tradition, de la Cruz’s own music emerges with a sharper edge. The organic, rootsy tones of the opening tracks veer towards a smoky jazziness as the album progresses, the varied arrangements overlaid always with de la Cruz’s rich, soulful vocals.
Friday September 5, 2014, 7 p.m.
Constant travelling. Setting signs. The adrenalin rush of the unknown and making livelong friends on the road: The Forum Walters live in the routine of the touring heartbeat since they have been founded over six years ago. No matter if Russia, Greece, the United States or in their home area round the beautiful lakes and mountains of Salzburg and Upper Austria. With their hearts on the right place, the required passion conveyed in their message and never-ending DIY ethics, the “Lederhosenpunks” out of the Austrian alps transformed to an well-known, hard working band. Countless tours through Europe, two self-planned US stints as well as shows with bands like Bouncing Souls, Dropkick Murphys, Mad Sin and Street Dogs created not only a sworn in fanbase but also the reputation of being Austria’s most subversive Punkrockband. “Being able to do whatever we want musically is Punk for us. Bands such as State Radio, Sublime, the Clash and the Beatsteaks are on heavy rotation on our turntables, which you can probably tell when you listen to our songs.” states singer Philipp Eisl.