Acoustic Syndicate is a rock/folk/bluegrass band from North Carolina formed in 1992. Their sound is characterized by tight three-part vocal harmonies, blazing guitar picking, complex polyrhythmic banjo playing, backed by a rock-steady rhythm section.
Known for its high-energy, positive sound, Acoustic Syndicate delivers a genre-defying performance, masterfully blending its eclectic influences with trademark finesse that only 17 years of cohesive teamwork can bring.
Acoustic Syndicate is the product of Cleveland County's McMurry clan. Guitarist Steve "Big Daddy" McMurry is joined by his cousins, Bryon McMurry on banjo and Fitz McMurry on drums. The three McMurrys also bring a trademark vocal trio that only a lifetime of singing together can deliver … Read More
Other performers taking the stage along with Acoustic Syndicate include: Melissa Reeves, Brushfire Stankgrass, The Broadcast and Zach Deputy! read more…
The Monster Energy Race Series
July 20-21, 2013
The Monster Energy Race series returns to Beech
Mountain Resort with three downhill races and one dual slalom. These events will be sanctioned by USA Cycling and will provide more prizes and overall series winners. The dates are as follows: Dual Slalom race on July 20 and Downhill races on July 21, August 18, and September 28. In conjunction with the July 20th event, Beech Mountain will hold their third annual Bikes, Brews and Views, including beer tasting and live music. The cost to enter the downhill competitions is $55 and the cost to enter the Dual Slalom is $45. Save $5 by pre-registering online at www.usacycling.org. The race entry fee includes a lift ticket.
Event sponsors include: Monster Energy, Cane Creek, 661, OneBike, Smith, Dakine, Magic Cycles and The North Face.
Burn Calories WHILE You Drink at the Oskar Blues 5K Hash Run
Want to enjoy a few beers without feeling guilty about calories? If so, sign up for the inaugural Oskar Blues 5K Hash Run during Bikes, Brews 'n' Views weekend at Beech Mountain Resort.
Hash runs combine one popular sport – running – with another popular sport – drinking. The Oskar Blues 5K debuts at 2:00 p.m. onSaturday, July 20.
The run "commences" at the base of the ski slopes where runners board the resort's high-speed quad lift for a ride to the top. At that point, the athletes must be prepared to face a beer stop featuring one of Oskar Blues' finest.
Fully refreshed, runners then begin to work their way down the slopes and adjacent terrain, at which point they encounter more beer stops. Wow, you're burning calories and enjoying Dales Pale Ale, Mama's Lil' Yella Pils and Old Chub Scottish Ale!
Best of all, there's an added bonus for reaching the finish line: a VIP pre-tasting of beers available to the general public later that afternoon at the beer fest.
Entry fee for the Oskar Blues 5K Hash Run is $40. That fee includes: the 5K, beers along the way, prizes in various categories, and a spiffy Oskar Blues/Beech Mountain Resort mason jar.
But wait, there's more! Your fee also provides admission to Friday evening's concert featuring Acoustic Syndicate and Melissa Reaves. On Saturday, runners also receive entrance into the beer fest from 3-7 p.m., free parking and access to shuttles.
The third annual Bikes, Brews 'n' Views festival at Beech Mountain Resort is expanding into a three-day weekend of events in 2013.
The beer festival remains the centerpiece of the activities and takes place on Saturday, July 20, in conjunction with a dual slalom mountain bike competition. However, the weekend's festivities now begin Friday evening, July 19, with live music at the resort.
Furthermore, the resort celebrates the grand opening of its public mountain biking park and its new disc golf course all weekend long. Chairlift access to the public biking trails and the Town of Beech Mountain's Emerald Outback trails will be available all three days.
On Sunday, there will also be other activities such as an inflatable kids village and youth bike rodeo.
The Bikes, Brews 'n' Views beer festival was held the past two summers in conjunction with the USA Cycling Mountain Biking Gravity National Championships. Although those USAC national championships will not take place this summer, the resort is holding a dual slalom competition that will be easily accessible for patrons of the beer festival.
Hours for the Saturday beer fest are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and it will be held on the ice skating rink in the heart of the ski resort's Alpine Village. New this year is a contest for best beer, which will be judged by the patrons.
The winning beer will become the highlighted beer for the 2013-14 ski season at Beech Mountain Resort!
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