Charley King’s Jamaican Jerk FestCelebrating the BEST in Jerk Sauce!Inside the Taproom
Show:12:00 pm
Food Vendor: Charley King's Jamaican Jerk
Free Show
Treat yourself to: Jamaican Jerk/Reggae

For those that have supported and loved Pisgah Brewing from the beginning, way back in 2005… You will remember the smoke-filled courtyard on Thursdays when Charley King, resident Jamaican Jerk expert and sauce maker, would grill up a storm with his one-of-a-kind Jamaican Jerk Chicken plates!

Well, today Charley King is an entrepreneur of his own sauce distribution company, Charley King’s Jamaican Jerk Sauce! Charley’s sauces are making their way across the Southeast in your favorite grocery stores like Ingles, Whole Foods Markets and Greenlife Grocery as well as Earth Fare. Charley King’s is moving up in the world of sauce, and in celebration and promotion of Charley’s rise to sauce-making stardom we are celebrating with an entire afternoon and evening of Jamaican Jerk food!

Featuring selections of chicken, pork, beef, tofu, tempeh and vegetable, Charley King and his army of Jerkers will be set up in the courtyard at the Pisgah Brewing Taproom on Saturday, July 16th from 12pm-8pm for small plate service and tastings throughout the event! And, of course, it won’t be a Charley King event without one crucial ingredient… Reggae Music! Our dear friends of Chalwa will be joining us for a special 2-set performance, as well as special sets from Brushfire Stankgrass (aka Mrs. Dubfire) and PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)!


Chalwa is based out of Asheville, NC and plays original High Country Reggae. The band consists of a diverse all-star line-up of local musicians from bands such as the Asheville Horns, Hope Massive, Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Biodesiel, and the Everydays. After hitting the scene in 2006, Chalwa toured throughout the southeast US and Jamaica. The band has shared the stage with reggae greats such as: Midnite, Groundation, The Meditations, Bambu Station, SOJA, Pato Banton, and many more. Chalwa released it’s first CD in 2009 and was voted one of the top World Music, Reggae bands by the MountainXress in 2010. In support of their CD the band performed a live set on-air interview on WNCW, along with radio air play on Dubatomic Particles and Local Color. In 2014 Chalwa is releasing their second CD on Pinnacle Records and giving the people what they want…live reggae music!


Mixing analog effects with bluegrass backbeats, the music of Brushfire Stankgrass is instantly unique.
The band’s debut album, “One for the Salamanders,” reached #2 on the Relix and airplay charts in 2011, remaining in the top 5 for two months. The album also was voted as one of the top 100 albums of 2010 by WNCW listeners and was a top ten regional release of the year. “One for the Salamanders” is currently available from all major online music stores.
A track from their 2011 Studio B performance was recently picked for WNCW’s famed “Crowd Around the Mic” compilation series for 2011/2012. Brushfire Stankgrass has headlined The City of Asheville’s 4th of July celebration three times. The group has performed extensively around the region including shows at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, Bele Chere, the Durham World Beer Festival, Shakori Hills, the Winter Warmer Festival, the French Broad River Festival, Asheville’s Downtown After 5, the Getdown, and several of the most notable venues throughout the southeast. Mountain Xpress reader polls have placed Brushfire Stankgrass in the prestigious “Best of WNC” on several occasions, including the “Best bluegrass/oldtime” category and “Best band you haven’t heard of yet.”

A Brushfire Stankgrass performance is an expression of joy and musical exploration. The Saylor brothers began playing music at the age of three, and have been composing together for as long as they can remember. Their original compositions are playful, honest, and decorated by banjo and guitar textures spiced with digital and Moog analog effects and samples. Excitement is embodied by the powerful and jazz-influenced rhythm section. Their music is immediately accessible yet tough to compare or categorize. It is memorable and catchy, comfortable but adventurous, carefully composed yet full of improvisation. Brushfire looks forward to an exciting year ahead, with more festival stops and the release of their much anticipated second album.

PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) 
PMA, Positive Mental Attitude, was formed in Charlotte, NC during the summer of 2008 by long time friends Kyle Coleman, Matthew Yelen, and Phil Thomas and were later joined by Miller Watson in September, 2013, and finally auxiliary percussionist, Spencer Bradley, in late 2016. Gathering influences from Dub Reggae, Roots Reggae, and Alternative/Psychedelic sounds, PMA offers a unique style of music that is sure to lift your spirits.