Celebrate summer in Saluda with a July 4th week-long celebration of live music at Saluda Outfitter’s outdoor music venue located on the deck of Green River Eddy’s Taproom & Grill. We are expanding our live music by inviting musicians and bands to join us from Thursday to Sunday evenings during that week. We will also keep the grill open providing food, music, drink and fun for the entire family. Our music will begin around 5:30 continuing until 8:30 or 9 p.m.

Thursday, July 4, we’ll have John Cannon from Panama City Beach, Fla., as a special guest. Cannon is a regular at local Florida hot spots Uncle Ernies and Schooners. A vocalist and guitarist, he also performs as part of the duo Stainless Steel. Join us for some 4th of July fun on the deck to reminisce to some great music ranging from The Beatles to Bob Seger to Cold Play.

Friday, July 5, we’ll see the popular Charlotte-based duo, Mark n’ Brian return to our stage. Mark Cantrell and Brian Lewis of Blind Manifest will rock the deck with some great music.

They will be followed on Saturday, July 6, by the Tryon-based Marshall Ballew Band where you will hear the talented multi-instrumentalist with Appalachian roots share his talents on the guitar, banjo, fiddle, Dobro and more. Joining Ballew will be band members Jeff Haslam, Woody Cowan and Philip Correll. Join us for some lively fun on Coon Dog Day and try out our Cooney Dog and other specials from the grill. Come watch the parade from our deck and stay for lunch.

As a truly special event, we’ve added a Sunday, July 7, show bringing back to town by request the talented Freddie Vanderford and Brandon Turner. This duo from Buffalo, S.C., (near Spartanburg) returns to the deck this summer with some masterful harmonica playing and impeccable rhythm and acoustic guitar. We can’t wait to hear some more award winning blues. Check our full July music listing elsewhere in this publication.

Bikes, bikes, bikes. It is time to ride and Saluda Outfitters has some super deals on 2018 Giant bicycles. Just visit our full-service bike shop for our sales, our new shipment of 2019 bikes and full line of accessories. Our bike shop mechanic is on duty Wednesday through Sunday for the convenience of those who need parts and repairs. However, the shop is open seven days a week for shoppers to visit or to make appointments for service. For those wishing to rent, rather than buy, we have a selection of bike rentals, including some e-bikes that are a good fit for those unaccustomed to steep terrain.

In Retail, check out our selection of SailFin paddle boards and Pyranha kayaks. 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 and come with collapsible paddle, high pressure pump and gauge, repair kit and carry bag.

Fly fishermen and women can find some pretty cool fishing gear at Saluda Outfitters. Check out our selection of flies and custom-made fly rods.

 We have ordered and reordered our line of Smokey the Bear 75h Anniversary tees. They keep flying off the shelf. Better come get yours soon. Remember 10% of sales will go toward wildfire prevention. We also just added some White Sierra clothing that has UVP protection, quick drying textures and some even have the built in insect protection for those individuals who spend a lot of time outdoors.

Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill

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; (4th Friday Community Drum Circle at 7 p.m.)

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

There is always something to eat at Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill. Our full menu, however, is available as follows: 4-9 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday; 12-9 p.m. Friday & Saturday; and 12-7 p.m. Sunday.

News from H2o Dreams | Make sure to check out H2o Dreams new location in back of Saluda Outfitters where they have parked the Yak Shak. The paddling school and its certified team of instructors is forging ahead with some bold new programming. This summer marks the second season of H2o Dream’s Green River School Summer Day Camp. The camp is being offered weekly. Participants meet daily at Saluda Outfitters, 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 the 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 & Grill

 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. (4th Friday, 7 p.m. Community Drum Circle)

Thursday, July 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: John Cannon, guitarist/vocalist of Panama City Beach, Fla.

Friday, July 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Mark n’ Brian of Charlotte (Mark Cantrell and Brian Lewis)

Saturday, July 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Marshall Ballew Band of Tryon with Jeff Haslam, Woody Cowan and Philip Correll—Coon Dog Day celebration!

Sunday, July 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Freddie Vanderford and Brandon Turner of Buffalo, S.C.

Saturday, July 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Second Souls of Saluda & Western N.C. area

Saturday, July 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: The Derek McCoy Trio of Hendersonville

Saturday, July 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Freddie Vanderford and Brandon Turner of Buffalo, S.C.


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