Big Room

Big Room
The Mother Hips

We love good music almost as much as good beer.

Known as one of the premiere venues for Americana and roots music on the West Coast, the Big Room is Sierra Nevada’s beautiful live music and event venue located at our Chico, California brewery. With just 350 seats, the Big Room has gained a reputation for an intimate, small venue setting, and over the years, has hosted recording artists from all over the country. If you haven’t seen a Big Room show, we encourage you to check out this truly unique concert experience.

Upcoming Shows


Diego's Umbrella

Big Room

SF’s celebrated Ambassadors
of Gypsy Rock return to the Big Room bringing their unique blend of eastern
European gypsy, flamenco, ska, Balkan and rock laced with a pop sensibility
that won’t allow you to stay off the dance floor. A refreshing formula in
today’s music world, Diego’s Umbrella’s unique, high-energy live show is a
visual and aural experience you will not forget. They always sell out quickly so get your tickets


Mother Hips

Big Room

Chico’s own The Mother Hips return to the Big Room to rock their hometown once again. Hailed by Pitchfork for a “rootsy mix of ‘70s rock and power pop” and The New Yorker for an unflinching ability to “sing it sweet and play it dirty,” The Hips have spent over two decades writing, recording and performing songs. Led by co-founders Tim Bluhm (vocals/guitar) and Greg Loiacono (guitar/vocals), the Hips are so well known for their signature “California Soul,” that we crafted our Hips Helles beer as a celebration of their unique sound. Join us for a reunion of family and friends as we celebrate the return of the Hips to the Big Room at Sierra Nevada. Opening the show will be Johnny Irion, one half of the nationally known duet of Johnny and Sara Lee Guthrie!!And yes, the dance floor is open.


Small Town Big Sound (Monday Night)

Big Room

Celebrate some of Chico’s finest singing and songwriting in full orchestration when Uncle Dad’s Art Collective presents Small Town Big Sound! The Uncle Dad Orchestra takes the songs of local singers and songwriters and transforms them into fully orchestrated pieces for the big stage. The evening will feature songs by 15 of Chico’s finest singer/songwriters backed by the entirety of the Uncle Dad’s Orchestra. Due to last year’s enormous popularity, the show will now span two nights. Get your tickets early!

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