There is always something new going on at Saluda Outfitters. Just arrived are our Pyranha kayaks and SailFin paddle boards. Saluda Outfitters is a Pyranha kayak dealer and can set you up with the right size and type kayak for your outdoor adventure. The store has also signed on to be the exclusive North American dealer of SailFin Watersports inflatable stand up paddle boards.

These SailFin paddle boards are designed and engineered in the United States. Each comes with a collapsible paddle, center fin, high-pressure hand pump with gauge, leash, repair kit and carry bag for storage and easy transport.

Bike Shop News

Additionally, Saluda Outfitters is a Giant bicycle dealer and a new shipment of Giant and Liv bikes has just arrived. Our bike shop is booming with sales and repairs. A qualified bike shop manager is in-house from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. But the bike shop is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for parts and accessory purchases or bike drop-offs. We still have some 2018 bikes that are up to 20% off. Saluda Outfitters also offers E-bikes, road and mountain bikes for half or full day rentals.

Fishing Gear

For the fishermen and women, we have added some custom fishing rods by Trout Cruisers Unlimited. Made in Candler, N.C., by David West, an experienced fisherman, these rods are light weight and custom fit. All rods are rated for varying weight lines and come with a metal case for safe storage. We also have flies, nylon leaders and other gear from Umpqua. Be sure to stop by for your fishing gear before heading to the Green River.

Don’t forget Dad

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. Come by Saluda Outfitters and check out our new Marmot, Kuhl and Meridian Line shirts, shorts, pants and tees that make great gifts for any dad. Don’t know what to get, purchase a gift card and let Dad decide. He may want to try on some of the latest Chaco Olukai or Keen shoes and sandals.

We are introducing Free Fly apparel into our already great clothing assortment. Free Fly combines the incredible comfort of bamboo with a touch of quick-dry material that is moisture wicking and more breathable than cotton. We will have styles for both him and her.

Also added is Meridian Line sportswear for him. This is a great outdoor style for summer. A new shipment of Chaco’s arrived with great new styles and colors.

For Dad or Mom or just for a gift for yourself or a friend, we have a newly arrived selection of hand-poured candles from Modern Forestry sporting our SO logo. Drop by and take a sniff of the variety of tempting odors: thunder showers, campfire, red current sage, orange sandalwood, peach orchard and more. We have 16 ounce, 8 ounce and 4 ounce amber jars and 4 ounce cans. Additionally, we stocked a new supply of Red Clay goats milk soaps in all your favorite varieties.

Smokey the Bear is 75

Yes, it is true. Smokey the Bear, who has been teaching our kids about fire protection, has turned 75 and we have a whole line of cool clothing and accessories to help celebrate. Designed by Chaco and the Landmark Project, we have Smokey logo tees, caps, bracelets, Chacos and collectible enamel camp mugs. These items make great gifts. All encourage wildfire prevention with Landmark Project dedicated to giving back 10% of all Smokey products sold to the Smokey Bear Fund for Wildfire Prevention Education.

Sales Closet

Our sales closet has become very popular. Come by and check out these hot sales from 40-60% off for shoes and clothing. You never know when you will find that special deal you’ve been waiting on.

Green River Eddy’s Tap Room

Tap Room hours are: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Sunday to Thursday

10 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Friday & Saturday

Weekly activities include:

–Wednesday Bike & Wing Night, 5-9 p.m. with four flavors of wings

–Thirsty Thursdays, $4 drafts and $5 and $6 wines;

–Friday Open Mic Nights, local talent welcome to sign up and share their music;

–Saturday Night Live Music bands from around the region perform on our outdoor deck  (see music listings in front of this newsletter and see how we are gearing up for a great Fourth of July and Coon Dog Day celebration.)

The Big Hungry Food Truck Updated Hours

4-9 p.m. | Wednesday & Thursday

12-9 p.m. | Friday & Saturday

12-7 p.m. | Sunday

News from H2o Dreams

H2o Dreams is growing its operation and making changes. This year you will find them out back of Saluda Outfitters in its new “Yak Shak.” The paddling school and its certified team of instructors is forging ahead with some bold new programming, as well as cornerstone offerings since 2012.

This summer marks the second season of H2o Dream’s Green River School Summer Day Camp. The camp is being offered weekly starting in June. Participants will meet daily at Saluda Outfitters, 435 Main Street, for all day river activities. Rounding out the program, H2o Dreams has added advanced weeks to alternate with its beginner programming.

Also new in 2019, H2o Dreams is offering equipment rentals at its new Yak Shak, which will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Contact the H2o Dreams team at 828-571-0278 or at info@h2odreams.com.

For your one-stop outdoor adventure shopping, visit us soon at 435 Main St. Follow (and LIKE) us @saludaoutfittersnc and @greenrivereddystaproom on Facebook, on Instagram  at saludaoutfitternc or visit our website at www.saludaoutfitters.com. Come in! Gear up! Get Outside!

Live Music at Saluda Outfitters

Fridays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Green River Eddy’s Tap Room

Fridays, 6-9 p.m.: Open Mic Nights, area musicians and vocalists invited to stop by and share their talents. Sign-up sheet available at the bar.

Saturday, June 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Freddie Vanderford & Brandon Turner of Spartanburg

Saturday, June 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: The Basement Bunch of Tryon

Saturday, June 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Orion and The Melted Crayons of Charlottesville, Va.

Saturday, June 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Second Souls of Saluda & Upstate SC

Saturday, June 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.:  Bill & Tad’s Excellent Duo of Spartanburg

Thursday, July 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: John Cannon of Florida

Friday, July 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Mark n’ Brian of Charlotte

Saturday, July 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Marshall Ballew Band of Tryon

 

Green River Eddy’s Tap Room is located at Saluda Outfitters, 435 Main St. (turn on Shand Street). Call (828) 848-4060.

 

May weather provides great opportunities for outdoor adventures and Saluda Outfitters offers the best quality gear and apparel to help you enjoy your out-of-doors experiences.

 New Bike Shop/Food Truck Manager

We are so happy to welcome our new Bike Shop and Food Truck Manager, Todd Mallin. A veteran cyclist of more than 30 years, Todd is excited to take over management of the shop and help it grow to serve the local area. Passionate about getting individuals on bikes and getting them moving, Todd has already made great improvements in our bike shop preparing it for the summer. A Giant bike dealer, Saluda Outfitters has the opportunity to help cyclists find the right bike for their needs. In addition, the shop is full service, offering both sales and mechanics and Todd has a background in both. The shop is also offering bike rentals this summer.

A graduate of Johnson and Wales University’s culinary program in Charleston and a Hendersonville resident, Todd has extensive experience in food service and most recently served as the chef for Hubba Hubba Smokehouse in Flat Rock. He has prepared the menu for The Big Hungry food truck and will provide various specials throughout the summer. (Check below for food truck hours.)

Retail clothing/shoes/gear

Don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 12. Come by Saluda Outfitters and check out our new fashions and accessories that make great gifts for any mom. Don’t know what to get, purchase a gift card and let Mom decide. We have a variety of specialty items that will work well and make Mom feel very special.

We are introducing Free Fly apparel into our already great clothing assortment. Free Fly combines the incredible comfort of bamboo with a touch of quick-dry material that is moisture wicking and more breathable than cotton. We will have styles for both him and her.

Also added is Meridian Line sportswear for him. This is a great outdoor style for summer. A new shipment of Chaco’s will hit the store this month with new styles and colors. Plus check out our Smokey the Bear Chaco’s that will be added to the tees and Only You caps that have already arrived. A joint partnership between Landmark Project and Chaco, a 10% donation from every sale will be made to the U.S. Forest Service for wildfire prevention as part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the iconic Smokey the Bear.

Our new colors of Saluda Outfitters and Green River Eddy’s tees have arrived and we can’t wait to get our new shipment of Green River Eddy’s and Saluda Outfitters’ hats in new colors and styles, also.

Our true river adventurers will appreciate the line of Pyranha kayaks—the Ripper, The Machno, and even the Rebel for the young kayakers—that will soon be available in-house. As a Pyranha kayak dealer, we can help connect you to the right size and type of kayak. We are also proud to be connected with H2O Dreams certified whitewater instructors again this summer, as they offer kayak instruction, youth camps and kayak rentals.

Our sales closet has become very popular. Come by and check out these hot sales from 40-60% off for shoes and clothing.

Bicycle Shop News

We are a Giant bicycle dealer and our bike shop is open with a technician ready to serve you, whether it is to repair your current bike or help you purchase a new Giant bike for yourself or a loved one.

For the fishermen and women, we have added some custom fishing rods by Trout Cruisers Unlimited. Made in Candler, N.C., by David West, an experienced fisherman, these rods are light weight and custom fit. All rods are rated for varying weight lines and comes with a metal case for safe storage. We also have flies, nylon leaders and other gear from Umpqua.

Green River Eddy’s Tap Room Hours & Activities

We’ll celebrate Cinco de Mayo May 4 & 5 with a Chacos for Tacos event. Buy a pair of Chacos and get a free order of our special tacos.

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Sunday to Thursday

10 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Friday & Saturday

–Wednesday Bike & Wing Night, 5-9 p.m. with four flavors of wings

–Thirsty Thursdays, $4 drafts and $5 and $6 wines;

–Friday Open Mic Nights, local talent welcome to sign up and share their music;

–Saturday Night Live Music bands from around the region perform on our outdoor deck

–Bike & Wing Night every Wednesday from 5-9 p.m.

The Big Hungry Food Truck Hours

4-9 p.m. | Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

12-9 p.m. | Saturday

12-7 p.m. | Sunday

Come see us soon at 435 Main St. Follow (and LIKE) us @saludaoutfittersnc and @greenrivereddystaproom on Facebook, on Instagram  at saludaoutfitternc or visit our website at www.saludaoutfitters.com. Come in! Gear up! Get Outside!

Live Music at Saluda Outfitters

Fridays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Green River Eddy’s Tap Room

Fridays, 6-9 p.m.: Open Mic Nights, area musicians and vocalists invited to stop by and share their talents. Sign-up sheet available at the bar.

Saturday, May 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.: (SPECIAL HOURS) Mercury Rising with Irv & Deb Comacho and Chacos for Tacos Event

Saturday, May 11 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Michael Cash of Spartanburg will bring the 60s-70s back for Mom during our Mother’s Day weekend celebration

Saturday, May 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: The Hummingtree Band with Earl Turner blend of folk, rock and classics

Saturday, May 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Second Souls Memorial Weekend Celebration

Sunday, May 26, 5-8 p.m.: (Special Memorial Weekend Event) The Basement Bunch Memorial Weekend Celebration

Saturday, June 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Freddie Vanderford & Brandon Turner, blues/folk/Americana

 

 

Green River Eddy’s Tap Room is located at Saluda Outfitters, 435 Main St. (turn on Shand Street). Call (828) 848-4060.

 

At Saluda Outfitters, we can’t wait for Spring and the reopening of our outdoor deck and live music venue on April 6! We are gearing up in March with new spring apparel and shoes from some of your favorite vendors and a few new ones, too.

Here is something special you do not want to miss. For all you out-of-doors and adventure lovers, we are bringing in new tee shirts from The Landmark Project with some fun retro styles commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the legacy of Smokey Bear. These commemorative tees are part of a one of a kind collection and for every product sold, The Landmark Project will donate 10% to the U.S. Forest Service for wildfire prevention education. You know you are going to want one so be sure to check in with us for their arrival date.

We have a new, updated and colorful selection of Keen footwear arriving mid-month. As well, our first delivery of Kuhl apparel and Astral shoes will be in store by months end.

Come check out our new jewelry line by Regina Andrew. This unusual stone, leather and natural metal jewelry is like wearing a work of art. We have also added a pillow line from Chandler 4 Corners. These New Zealand wool pillows are perfect for your lake house or mountain cabin. They are colorful and quality hooked pillows with beautiful artisan designed mountain scenes such as black bears, fall leaves and fish.

This is just a touch of what is to come for spring and summer apparel and gear.

 Also in the retail section, you will continue to see some great sales on winter wear and shoes. Stop by before it is too late to cash in on some great deals.

 Green River Eddy’s Tap Room is also making some changes. You will be surprised when you drop by to see our newly expanded bar area that adds more seating space for groups and meetings and just a great area to relax and enjoy friends and good music.

We are always happy to offer local groups and organizations a nice place to host a meeting. Just give us a call and we’ll have the room set up for you.

To enhance our 14 taps of locally crafted beers, domestics and wine, we have added a menu of tasty and quick bar foods that include crispy baked shrimp, fries, chicken twists, cheesy stuffed pretzel bites, humus veggie plates and more.

We have lots of fun activities scheduled in the tap room, including our Thirsty Thursdays with $4 drafts; Friday Open Mic Nights welcoming local talent to sign up for a fun evening of sharing original music; and Saturday night live music through March with the rotating members of Second Souls and special guests. We’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in mid-March so mark your calendars for some “green” fun.

Updated winter hours: Green River Eddy’s will resume seven-day-a-week hours, reopening for regular Monday, Thursday and Sunday hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and from 4-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesday just through March.

Saluda Outfitters retail and bike shop will remain closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays through March. Leave a message at (828) 848-4060 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Come see us soon at 435 Main St. Follow (and LIKE) us on our Saluda Outfitters and Green River Eddy’s Tap Room Facebook pages, on  Instagram or visit our website at www.saludaoutfitters.com. Come in! Gear up! Get Outsi

Saluda Outfitters

February Live Music Calendar

Fridays and Saturdays, 6-9 p.m., inside Green River Eddy’s Tap Room 

Saturdays, January to March, 6-9 p.m.: Green River Eddy’s Tap Room will feature the eclectic sounds of the various members of Second Souls and a rotating group of special guests from Saluda and the surrounding area.

Fridays, Starting Feb. 1 and ongoing, 6-9 p.m.: Open Mic Nights, area musicians and vocalists invited to stop by and sign up to share their talents. A sing-up sheet will be available at the bar.

Saluda Outfitters is located at 435 Main St. (turn on Shand Street). Call (828) 848-4060.

 

What’s new at Saluda Outfitters? You will love our new colors of Saluda Outfitters and Green River Eddy’s tee shirts. Hitting the store in February, these sell out fast so get your spring colors early while they last! We have also added Chandler 4 Corners hooked 100% wool pillows for your vacation home or cabin. These artisan-designed pillows are a great accent to your home and unique to Saluda Outfitters. Stop in for February Final Deals and to see what’s new!

February Sales Promotions | It is time to gear up at Saluda Outfitters and get ready for those spring and summer adventures! February is the last month to get discounted prices on our kayaking gear and end of season model Giant bicycles. Complete your kayaking system with the Kokotat Insulation Gore-Tex Drysuit at 30% off for February ONLY – limited quantities for men and women. We are Saluda’s only official Giant bicycle dealer and we have a few 2018 models left in our shop. Start the new year off cycling. Call us or stop by and we will fit you to a bike at a great price!

Winter Blowout through February | 40% off select women’s wear (Elan, Royal Robbins, Marmot); 40% off a limited selection of men’s raingear and Marmot apparel; 30% off NRS Guide Wear, Rash Guards and Hydroskins; 30% off ALL shoes in Saluda’s only shoe store; 30% off back packs and sleeping bags.

Live Music and Open Mic Nights: Rotating members of the Second Souls band will play in the tap room each Saturday night during February. Brand new to the taproom is Friday Open Mic Nights. Just show up and sign up (see more details below). Friday and Saturday music will be from 6-9 but may run later depending on participation and attendance.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sunday, Feb. 3 | Super Bowl Party at Green River Eddy’s Tap Room. We’ll open the Big Hungry Food Truck just for the event so everyone can eat, drink and cheer on their favorite team whether it is the Rams or the Patriots! Make your plans now to join us early to get a good seat. Game starts at 6:30 but the tap room opens at 10 a.m. and will stay open until game over!

Thursday, Feb. 14 | Valentine’s Day, bring your special person for a fun evening in the tap room. It is Thirsty Thursday so take advantage of the $4 drink prices.

Thirsty Thursdays | Choose from among our 14 locally crafted beers on tap for only $4 a pint, $5 wine and

Friday Open Mic Nights | There are so many talented individuals in Saluda and the surrounding area. We want to open up our indoor music venue to allow this talent to shine! Fridays from 6-9 (or later depending on participation, we will host Open Mic Nights ongoing. We will have a sign-up sheet for vocalists and musicians who want to participate each night, first come, first served with a maximum of three songs until everyone has had a chance to participate and then starting over as time allows. We will have our sound equipment and microphones set up for easy transition between participants. There is no charge to participate. It will be a great venue to try out some original music so encourage friends and family to come along to offer their support.

Winter Hours for tap room, retail and bike shop: Green River Eddy’s Tap Room closes Monday evenings at 6 and remains closed all day Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Saluda Outfitters retail and bike shop are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Leave a message at (828) 848-4060 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Schedule a time to drop off your bike for repair.

Come see us soon at 435 Main St. Follow (and LIKE) us on our Saluda Outfitters and Green River Eddy’s Tap Room Facebook pages or visit our website at www.saludaoutfitters.com. Come in! Gear up! Get Outside!

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Saluda Outfitters

February Live Music Calendar

Fridays and Saturdays, 6-9 p.m., inside Green River Eddy’s Tap Room

Saturdays, January to March, 6-9 p.m.: Green River Eddy’s Tap Room will feature the eclectic sounds of the various members of Second Souls and a rotating group of special guests from Saluda and the surrounding area.

Fridays, Starting Feb. 1 and ongoing, 6-9 p.m.: Open Mic Nights, area musicians and vocalists invited to stop by and sign up to share their talents. A sing-up sheet will be available at the bar.

Saluda Outfitters is located at 435 Main St. (turn on Shand Street). Call (828) 848-4060.

During the winter months, our live music schedule will change. We’ve decided to bring in some local musicians to play solo on Fridays during January. Beginning in February, our Friday schedule will be Open Mic Nights. We invite any local musician/singer to sign up to entertain between 6-9 (or maybe 10) p.m. each Friday. We’ll have a sound system setup for the convenience of those wishing to participate. Come join us for some fun and bring your friends along. Try out your covers or original music and build your fan base.

SALUDA OUTFITTERS/GREEN RIVER EDDY’S TAP ROOM LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS

JANUARY FRIDAYS
Friday, January 4, 6-9 p.m. | Scott Bianchi of Asheville, original mountain Americana
Friday, January 11 | TBA
Friday, January 18 7-10 p.m. | Drew Spencer of Spartanburg, S.C. ( of Buck Shoals Music)
Friday, January 25, 6-9 p.m.| Earl Turner of Columbia, S.C., folk (of the Hummingtree Band)

FEBRUARY FRIDAYS | Open Mic Nights, 6-9 p.m. (or 10 p.m. depending on participation).

LIVE MUSIC SATURDAYS
(For the month of January, local musicians who form the band Second Souls (+ various friends) will rotate to provide music inside Green River Eddy’s Tap Room). Come see who is playing and  join the fun, bring your friends and enjoy a cold craft beer or glass of wine!

JANUARY SATURDAY MUSIC: 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, January 5 | Second Souls & Friends
Saturday, January 12 | Second Souls & Friends
Saturday, January 19 | Second Souls & Friends
Saturday, January 26 | Second Souls & Friends

Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. | The Heart Pine Band of Greenwood, SC, an acoustical Americana band, will play during a CHARITY BENEFIT at Saluda Outfitters. Proceeds will go to the Saluda Historic Depot Young Acting Krew (YAK), a new theatrical group for children. Corinne Gerwe, who founded YAK, will hold a book signing at the store that evening for her recently released “The Silent Scream of the Straw Man” and will donate proceeds of the book sale to YAK.

Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. | Michael Flynn, a Saluda-based singer/songwriter and Jonathan Gray, a multi-instrumentalist with a long professional history, will return to the tap room with a mix of originals and covers. New Belgium Brewery will host a tap takeover and bicycle giveaway. Be sure to register before Dec. 8.

Dec. 15, 5-8 p.m. | Orion and the Melted Crayons will bring their Christmas 2018 tour to Saluda Outfitters. This is the new trio of former Saluda resident and Charlottesville, Va., native Orion Faruque. Orion’s songwriting centers around “hope being our umbrella from the world and sharing happiness through art.” Joining him will be multi-instrumentalists Ryan Blanton on mandolin, guitar and vocals and Elie Bashkow on violin and vocals. Check out their recently released EP “Breathe” at http://www.redmusicproductions.com/orionandthemeltedcrayons

Dec. 22, 5-8 p.m. | Perry Major, a Charlotte resident and Saluda part-timer is a singer/songwriter inspired by greats such as James Taylor and friend Edwin McCain. The Greenville, S.C., native will bring his acoustic soul to our live venue and will be joined by a fiddle player Ben Schowe to create a duo for the evening.

Dec. 29, 6-9 p.m. | PRE-NEW YEAR’S PARTY | Michael Cash of Spartanburg earns his living as a singer/songwriter/guitarist. Specializing in music from the 50s, 60s and 70s, Cash gets the house rocking with a selection of music that makes audiences jump to the dance floor. If you love to shag or just boogie, join us for a pre-New Year’s party and rock the night away in our recently expanded tap room!

435 Main St. (turn on Shand Street) * 14 craft beers on tap * The Big Hungry Food Truck closed for the winter * 828-848-4060 * Parking  at the store and across the street.