The Hickory Stage
The Epperly Mill is proud to welcome you into our music and arts listening room. We feature local, regional and national touring bands and artists in a one of a kind listening environment.
This historic Grist Mill has been transformed into a listening space for those of us who enjoy listening to the performers without disturbance. The naturally rich acoustics can be attributed to the 120 year old, posts, beams and original floors. Along with the natural sound diffusers between floor joists, you have a room with superior sound and warmth.
The act’s presented at the mill will be impressed, by the attentive crowd, the rich acoustics, and the professional sound system that is provided. We strive to take great care of the musicians and performers and we understand “ the rigors of the road”
The low rise stage is comfortable for up to a four piece band, and perfect for three piece or solo acts
All artists are provided a beautiful greenroom in the Kimball suite, with a wide array of food and drink selections. Housing at the mill in both, the Kimball, and Coleman suites is also provided if desired.
For the guests, along with the great experience of the music itself, the mill offers an impressive selection of global soul foods and bar services. We have a nice selection of craft beers, several wines and a few top shelf cocktails. Arrive early, grab some food and drink and walk the beautiful grounds along Dodd creek, admire the century old rock walls and dams, towering old walnut, cherry, elm and sycamore trees and surrounding views before settling in for a great night of music in a warm and inviting setting.
The food options, along with the bar service is situated just outside of the mill and listening room. Right along the creek, guests can mingle outside if they wish to converse, and the music can still be heard and enjoyed.
Here at the mill we enforce a “please be quiet” policy.
While the artists love the audience to applaud, laugh, and even sing along, too much conversation can be a distraction to other listeners and the performers, who deserve the respect of all audience members.
We encourage talking before the show, at set breaks and after the show. We strongly encourage audience members not to talk during the show. If you are warned multiple times, you will be politely asked to leave.