Event List

  • November 22, 2017
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • November 29, 2017
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • December 6, 2017
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • December 13, 2017
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Vinyl Night every Wednesday night, show off your rare finds or new acquisitions with like minded vinyl nerds. Technics SL 1200 hooked up to the house system for optimal listening. New or rare records raffled off each week and lots of overflow to go home with for free! Bar opens at 4pm.


Price Qty
The Member (Single) Ticket ($8.97 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Member (Couple) Ticket ($8.97 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
Nonmembershow details + $14.31 (USD)  

  • November 24, 2017
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Nikki Talley with husband Jason Sharp return to 185 King Street before they hit the road again, joining them for their debut of their brand new little baby Eva Rose. Come on out and show some love!

“Nikki Talley has traveled a lot of miles these past few years and called numerous places home, but we in Western NC still want to claim her as one of the area’s finest singer-songwriters. Always genuine and down to earth, she and her partner Jason Sharp deliver her latest songs on Out From the Harbor in a beautiful, laid-back style — just in time for a beautiful, laid-back summer. “ -Martin Anderson WNCW Music Director & Host

250,000 miles click over, Nikki Talley just smiles.

After 4 1/2 years of hard touring, 150-200 shows annually, Nikki continues traveling on, bringing her gorgeous voice & thoughtful songs all across the nation. Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, it’s only fitting that her songs are as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Along with her guitar & clawhammer style banjo, her musical partner & husband Jason Sharp adds resonant lush guitar tones as well as harmonies to round out the duo’s sound.

Out From The Harbor is a collection of 10 songs recorded at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Studio. With only a few other additions to the record, including Michael Ashworth (Steep Canyon Rangers) on bass & tasteful percussion, the stage is set for Nikki’s soulful vocal and storied lyrics while Jason Sharp’s guitar soars alongside.

As expected Out From The Harbor often travels through the element of water be it the sea, rivers, rain or tears. Nikki’s silken voice is on full display. The album opens with “Rainy Day”, a song about how sometimes you need a rainy day and that ‘all the sunshine in California couldn’t make this go away’. “Let’s Go Out On The Water” recalls a day of fishing with friends, a pastime Nikki & Jason enjoy while making musical tracks throughout the U.S. Whether it’s from the hills of haunted Appalachia, the seashores of the Gulf or the dry dusty heat of the desert, each song takes the listener along on the journeys that sometimes mirror the everyday adventures of the musical couple especially on the track “Travelin On” with lyrics “Travelin on just like we were kids on a merry go round and round / We’re somewhere in the middle of chasing our tails and chasing our dreams down”.

You can find Nikki & Jason chasing their dreams down in their van, Blue Bell all across the country playing festivals, venues & house concerts.

One thing she isn’t: afraid of the microphone. Talley has undeniable stage presence… –Mountain Express

Talley’s always silken, yet adaptable voice is on full display on this album, whispering sweet nothings to the listener on some songs, belting out her passion with full desperate power on others and crooning out her heartache honky-tonk style. –Bold Life Magazine

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  • November 25, 2017
    12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 2, 2017
    12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us every Saturday at noon for the full game day experience. We have 8 different screens so you won’t miss any of the action!

Price Qty
The Member (Single) Ticket is available to members only. On Sale
The Member (Couple) Ticket is available to members only. On Sale
Nonmembershow details + $6.84 (USD)  

  • November 25, 2017
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the release of Clint Robert’s newest album “Hamlet Blues”.

Clint Roberts has a name that seems right out of central casting for a country musician. Currently based in Nashville, Roberts is an artist who grew up in Brevard, a small North Carolina town not far from Asheville, before attending Appalachian State University. Although his father and brother were musicians, at a young age, Roberts displayed a raw musical talent that some singer-songwriters could take a lifetime to cultivate.

There is a stark, timeless feel to Roberts’s music. While his sound is clearly rooted in country, he brings a folk sensibility to his music that stops just short of the singer-songwriter genre with his plaintive vocal delivery. There’s a clarity of vision and total honesty in Roberts’ music that is almost scary coming from someone so young.

What propelled Roberts to make the leap from musician to songwriter was his biggest influence: Noah Gunderson. Oddly enough, Gunderson is a Seattle-based, indie singer-songwriter, who fronted the band the Courage. He has been releasing albums for nearly ten years and on the surface appears to be making music far removed from the South.

Other influences that seem more in line with Roberts’s roots include Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and even the Wood Brothers.

Roberts has attracted attention playing such regional events as the Mountain Song Festival and the White Squirrel Festival, thanks to encouragement from Woody Platt of the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Roberts released an EP entitled Where the Heart Is in 2015, and later this year, his first full-length album, Hamlet Blues, will be released.

With today’s pop charts dominated by prefabricated artifice, Clint Roberts’s music offers a sound rooted in the rich musical traditions of the South with a freshness that bodes well for the future.

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  • November 26, 2017
    12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 3, 2017
    12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 10, 2017
    2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bar opens at noon for all day football games. 8 screens and one 125” screen playing every game on. Potluck style eats, bring along a side or something to throw on the grill!

An open jam starts in studio 185 around 4pm. Open to everyone, just bring your instrument!


  • November 27, 2017
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • December 4, 2017
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join Chris Whitmire as he hosts a weekly open mic. All talents and levels welcome. No Cover.


  • November 30, 2017
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Showing all the Thursday night games! Bar opens at 4pm.

Week 1
September 7, 8:30 PM, Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots (NBC)

Week 2
September 14, 8:25 PM, Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals (NFL Network)

Week 3
September 21, 8:25 PM, Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers (NFL Network)

Week 4
September 28, 8:25 PM, Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (NFL Network/CBS/Amazon)

Week 5
October 5, 8:25 PM, New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL Network/CBS/Amazon)

Week 6
October 12, 8:25 PM, Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers (NFL Network/CBS/Amazon)

Week 7
October 19, 8:25 PM, Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders (NFL Network/CBS/Amazon)

Week 8
October 26, 8:25 PM,Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens (NFL Network/CBS/Amazon)

Week 9
November 2, 8:25 PM, Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (NFL Network)

Week 10
November 9, 8:25 PM, Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals (NFL Network/CBS/Amazon)

Week 11
November 16, 8:25 PM, Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL Network/CBS/Amazon)

Week 12 (Thanksgiving)
November 23, 8:30 PM, New York Giants at Washington Redskins (NFL Network/CBS/Amazon)

Week 13
November 30, 8:25 PM, Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (NFL Network/CBS/Amazon)

Week 14
December 7, 8:25 PM, New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons (NFL Network/CBS/Amazon)

Week 15
December 14, 8:25 PM, Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts (NFL Network/CBS/Amazon)

Price Qty
The Member (Single) Ticket ($4.70 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Member (Couple) Ticket ($4.70 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
Nonmembershow details + $10.04 (USD)  

  • December 1, 2017
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Imagine Paul Simon hanging out with John Scofield playing Muddy Waters songs, this is what Tony Eltora’s music sounds like.
Tony Eltora was born in Jessup Pennsylvania to a rather normal middle class Italian/Polish family before eventually moving to a suburb outside of Richmond, VA at the age of 10. As a young boy Eltora was what he would like to call a “creative introvert” spending most of his time with his head in the clouds. Shortly after moving to VA, a friend from the neighborhood was starting a band and needed a guitarist, so Tony persuaded his mother to go down to the local music/jewelry/Christian nicknack/I’ll sell anything to make a dollar store and buy him a guitar. From that point on, the guitar never left his side. Music was the perfect vehicle for Eltora to express himself creatively and emotionally.
Influenced by blues, rock and jazz music, Tony began writing and performing with local bands at clubs and festivals in the Richmond area. Known for his raw soulful playing and smooth guitar tone, Tony slowly began turning heads as people started to take notice of his talents. Wanting to further his knowledge of music, Tony left the small town life and moved to the city where he began going to school for music.
While living in Richmond, he started to fall prey to city lifestyles that you find in dark alley’s and began a downward spiral that landed him broke, dropping out of school and disenfranchised with playing music. Watching friends and family struggle with addiction and alcoholism and slowly becoming a statistic himself, he found himself virtually homeless. Later that year a chance opportunity to go to Africa came from a friend and Eltora decided to go. His life would suddenly take a drastic turn and Tony would make a move to Hickory, NC in 2001. While in NC, Eltora began working as a counselor with troubled youth and rediscovering the joy’s of writing and playing music again. He would once again start playing and touring with a few local and regional bands and start teaching private music lessons at a local music store. Because of his love of teaching kids and believing in the therapeutic power of music, Tony helped found the Hickory Music Factory in 2012, a non profit organization in Hickory, NC with the mission to build futures through music by teaching, performance and community outreach.
Tony Eltora infuses funky guitar hooks with African roots based rhythms to create a unique and powerful sound. Accompanied by a monster rhythm and horn section, Tony’s band is the perfect backdrop for his music. Tony has shared the stage with many national and regional musicians including, Tim Reynolds, Sam Bush, Keller Williams, George Porter Jr, Oteil Burbridge, and Acoustic Syndicate, to name a few. His debut CD “Between Love and Tragedy” showcases his masterful work on the guitar along with his insightful and thought provoking lyrics. Telling stories of love, loss and rebirth, Eltora’s songwriting is authentic and real.

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The Member (Single) Ticket ($12.18 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Member (Couple) Ticket ($12.18 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
Nonmembershow details + $17.51 (USD)  

  • December 8, 2017
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join us for an evening of original songs by the songwriters themselves and hear the stories behind them.   Nashville recording artist and WNC Native, Joe Lasher Jr, hosts the evening with special guests, rising female Country star, Kaitlyn Baker and Brevard’s own Caleb Gilbert.
Artists website:   www.JoeLasherJr.com    www.kaitlynbaker.com
Music Video Joe:  https://youtu.be/-cQK-bhihbI
Music Video Kaitlyn:  https://youtu.be/8loW17z-BH4
Music Video Caleb:  https://youtu.be/ANiIiYTYq_o
Price Qty
The Member (Single) Ticket ($8.97 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Member (Couple) Ticket ($8.97 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
Nonmembershow details + $14.31 (USD)  

  • December 14, 2017
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Malcolm Holcombe is possessed by a singular sort of solitary genius that, like the novelist William Faulkner, is yet the voice of an entire region – the South–and even of a generation, though somehow transcendent of it, timeless. If true greatness moves from the particular to the universal, his music speaks for all of humanity while remaining entirely his own.

A North Carolina son of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Holcombe belongs to a tradition of bardic singer-songwriters that includes such legends as Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, Gurf Morlix and David Olney. He is an acclaimed contemporary of Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle and has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, Richard Thompson, John Hammond, and Leon Russell. Yet Holcombe stands apart, his soul-stirring lyrics are hill country high poetry, the music pure back roads. His musicianship is uncanny, like no other, as though he had invented the guitar.

In a very real sense he is a latter day Elizabethan poet troubadour of barrooms, ragged towns and coal miner shacks. His intimate, poignantly etched lyrics invite you in, sit you down, speak directly to you. Listening to them, you are befriended.

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