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

Jul25

Paul Thorn (Monday)

Big Room

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!

Jul26

Paul Thorn (Tuesday)

Big Room

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!

Aug01

Oktoberfest Release Party

Big Room

Join us as we celebrate the arrival of a seasonal favorite: Oktoberfest! Each year, we partner with a different German brewer to explore a new approach to the style. We can’t wait to unveil our 2016 Oktoberfest in the Big Room. To create this year’s brew, we collaborated with Mahrs Brau, a family-run German brewery that has been operating in Bamberg since 1670. The result is an authentic version of the festival beer with a deep golden color, rich malt complexity, and noticeably spicy hop character. Come raise a glass as we welcome the festive season season with live music, food and beer for purchase, and plenty of Oktoberfest. Prost!

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