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


Wood Brothers

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The Wood Brothers performance in the Big Room in January of 2015 is considered by many Big Room regulars as the “show of the year” in 2015! With Oliver Wood on guitar and vocals, Chris Wood on bass and vocal and Jano Rix on percussion and vocals, this trio presents a uniquely soulful approach to the roots/Americana genre. This is their only “small club” appearance during their June travels through California. Get your tickets early as this is guaranteed to be a quick sellout and yes, the dance floor is open.


Marcia Ball

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The Texas–born, Louisiana–raised musical storyteller has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groovy New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads, and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a favorite with music fans all over the world. In 2010, she was inducted into the Gulf Coast Hall Of Fame and in 2012 into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. She’s received a total of six Living Blues Awards and nine Blues Music Awards (and has a whopping 42 nominations). She’s received five Grammy Award nominations, including nominations for five of her six previous albums. Marcia and her band are guaranteed to keep the dance floor rockin’. Get you tickets early.


Paul Thorn (Monday)

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Paul Thorn is back for two big nights!

Big Room fans simply can’t get enough of Paul Thorn and neither can the music industry—Bonnie Raitt calls him “one of my favorite artists.” Thorn deftly navigates blues, roots, country, gospel and more. His 2010 album “Pimps and Preachers” made it to #1 on the Americana charts, while illuminating his family history. Thorn was influenced by both his father, a Church of God Pentecostal minister, and his uncle, who spent time as a pimp.

The San Francisco Chronicle said Paul is the “real deal” which “comes along infrequently these days.” Legendary manager Miles Copeland discovered Paul during a performance at a pizza joint, and shortly thereafter he was touring with big-time heavy hitters such as Sting, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, John Hiatt, Richard Thompson, Robert Cray, Marianne Faithfull and John Prine.

Paul and his talented band deliver Southern soul and hard-driving rock at their best. Since he’s sold out the Big Room each visit, get your tickets early. And yes, the dance floor is open!

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