This spring is going to be very exciting around Saluda. There is much activity in store. In addition to some renovations about to begin at Saluda Outfitters as we celebrate our fifth year in business, Saluda just seems to be coming alive with lots of new business and opportunities.

In May, we’ll celebrate Cinco de Mayo (Thursday, May 5) at Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill. The ever popular Saluda Arts Festival is returning (Saturday, May 21) and some 85 local artists will have their works on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saluda Outfitters is proud to be a sponsor of this one-day event that is expected to draw some 4,000 people to town. Make sure to mark Eddy’s down as a great place to get lunch, a cold brew or non-alcoholic drink including our own Southern style homemade sweet tea. We’ll have plenty of seating outside on our beautiful deck overlooking the entry to Main Street and live music in the evening from 7-10.

Then there is Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30), which is always a great time to kick back and take a vacation or just a staycation to eat good local food and listen to some great live music on our expansive outdoor deck. For more entertainment, you can trot downstairs and play a game of pool or just relax and watch your favorite sport on one of our five large TVs.

Bikes, bikes and more bikes:

Spring also reminds us to get outside for fresh air and exercise and Saluda Outfitters has bikes galore ready for purchase. Drop by to check out our brand new e-bikes, mountain bikes and street cruisers. We have a line of quality accessories as well.

As a Giant bicycle dealership, we have received a grand order of bikes that include the following: several Talen E+, Talon 1, Talon 29, Escape 2 Disc and Roam 2 Disc. We have bikes in all sizes and several awesome colors.

Call the store at 828-848-4060 to check our inventory or drop by and ask our retail staff for assistance.

 Shop Till You Drop

Our retail department is brimming with new spring fashions including dresses and skirts for the ladies, great summer shirts for the guys and outdoor apparel that includes shorts for men and women. Check out the name brand and quality clothing that has just arrived and don’t forget we have two floors so be sure you go upstairs and check out our shoe department that is full of new spring fashions, sandals and water shoes!

Saluda Outfitters has lots of outdoor gear, along with gift ideas for all ages.

 Retail & Tap Room Hours:

—10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday

—10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Kitchen Hours:

—Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday to Thursday

—Noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Contact Information:

Call the store at 828-848-4060; email, info@saludaoutfitters.com or stay in touch via our Facebook page @saludaoutfittersnc where we routinely post updates; on Instagram @saludaoutfitters; or on our website: www.saludaoutfitters.com.

Live Music at Saluda Outfitters and Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill

Friday, May 6, 7-10 p.m. | Bruised Rhino is a group comprised of multi instrumentalists from the foothills of North Carolina. The band plays an eclectic mix of Americana/blues /soul and Psychedelia.

 Saturday, May 7, 8-11 p.m. | Auragami is a four piece eclectic jam band based in Greenville, SC. The band consists of Josh Tessier- Guitar/vox; Evan Hamlin- Bass/vox; Jason Newton- Drums; Nate Coblentz- Keys/vox.

Friday, May 13, 7-10 p.m. | Shades of Crazee is a duo of singer/songwriter brothers who are Traffic Sound Studios recording artists. Andrew and Preston Washburn are talented young musicians from the Charlotte area of North Carolina. They play acoustic shows sharing a little pop, country and classic rock. They have a new release called “Dream.”

Saturday, May 14, 7-10 p.m. | Seth & Sara are a husband/wife duo who have performed in more than 30 states across the U.S. and still going strong. Seth is an Americana/rock/pop/country singer/songwriter and recording engineer/mixer/producer. Sara joined him as percussionist after they both quit their jobs in 2018 to pursue music as a fulltime career.

Friday, May 20, 7-10 p.m. | Marc Higgins & The Chainsaw Bears is a Spartanburg, S.C.-based band offering a rootsy style of power pop that’s akin to a contemporary, Southern version of The Replacements. The band will share some originals and some musical favorites.

Saturday, May 21, 7-10 p.m. | Exit 83 Band is a group of talent upstate musical dedicated to providing great music to a wide variety of music interest. They perform classic rock, country and originals. Band members are lead singer & guitarist Heath Fowler, lead guitar Darrell Johnson, drummer Jerry Hipp and bass guitar and singer Robert Bowen.

Friday, May 27, 7-10 p.m. | Unknown Stranger is a trio known for its high octane pop rock and incredible stage antics that keep the crowd entertained. The Shelby, N.C.-based band released its first official single this year called “Merry Go Round.” Join in the fun for some good rock, country, funk, soul and maybe even reggae and jazz tunes.

Saturday, May 28, 7-10 p.m. | The Silver Travis Band is a little bit country, a little big Americana, and a whole lot of Southern Rock with some blues thrown in for good measure. Founded in Spartanburg, SC, the band spent several years traveling the south writing and performing its own music. The band’s CD release “Traveler” has been very popular with music lovers. This band is highly entertaining and has a great following in the area.

JUNE LIVE MUSIC: 7-10 p.m.

Friday, June 3, 7-10 p.m. | Bearded Bards is a Hendersonville-area 4-piece group that will bring some blues, classic rock and Americana to the stage. Band members are Bill Loftus, Donald Yelton, Mike Carver and Kyle Lami. These guys are relatively new playing as Bearded Bards, but have fan following with a previously popular local band, Second Souls.

Saturday, June 4, 7-10 p.m. | BadRabbit is a 5-piece Hendersonville-based band playing AltCountry/Rock music with lots of pandemic originated originals and favorite covers. Band members are JP Pennington, vox/guitar; Sean Richardson, guitar; Jes Bradley, drums; Cate Bradley, vox/keys; and Brent Fleury, bass.

Friday, June 10, 7-10 p.m. | The Sally Rides is a 5-piece full rock, all female band from Spartanburg. The band is named for the first U.S. female astronaut in space in 1983. The group consists of Michelle Lee, drums; Brandy Lindsey, vox/guitar; Allison Hughey, vox/keys; Carsyn Tennant, vox/lead guitar; Reagan Tennant, bass.

Saturday, June 11, 7-10 p.m. | Alex Saunders & The Big Jay this evening will consist of Saluda musician Alex Saunders with guitarist James Kale of South Carolina. The duo plays a variety of originals and covers and often entertains other musical guests.

Friday, June 17, 7-10 p.m. | The Basement Bunch is a Tryon-based band that has a long history of entertaining the WNC area with favorite rock’n’roll covers. The band is comprised of Jim Peterman, vox/keys; John Hoyelsrud, guitar; Vinny Corda, vox/flute/sax/guitar; Mike Carruth, vox/drums; and Elaina Prevett, bass/mandolin.

Saturday, June 18, 7-10 p.m. | Exit 83 Band is a group of upstate musicians performing classic rock, country and originals. Band members are lead singer & guitarist Heath Fowler, lead guitar Darrell Johnson, drummer Jerry Hipp and bass guitar & singer Robert Bowen.

Friday, June 24, 7-10 p.m. | Alex Saunders, & The Big Jay’s trio this evening will consist of Saluda resident Alex Saunders with talented guitarist James Kale of South Carolina and professional violinist and award-winning country fiddler Paul McIntire of Asheville.

Saturday, June 25, 7-10 p.m. | Angela Easterling & The Beguilers is a Greer, S.C.-based band led by singer/songwriter Angela Easterling who will bring her rootsy, homespun tunes to the mix of complex styles of her band mates, which includes her life partner, Brandon Turner. Her backing band includes bass, drums and lead guitar and the act is not quite country and not quite folk, but is unique and engaging.

JULY LIVE MUSIC 7-10 PM

Friday, July 1 | Southern Born Band

Saturday, July 2 | Auragami

Saturday, July 9 | Silver Travis Band

Saturday, July 16 | Arnold Hill Band

Saturday, July 23 | The Basement Bunch

Friday, July 29 | Unknown Stranger

Saturday, July 30 | Bruised Rhino

 Saluda Outfitters, 435 Main St. (turn on Shand St.) (828) 848-4060

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