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


Shane Dwight Band

Big Room

Native Californian Shane Dwight relocated to Nashville in 2009 to
further his musical career. Within six months of arriving on the scene he swiftly attained a solid reputation as a “guitar slinger” in his newly adopted hometown. Performing over 200 shows per
year worldwide, Dwight has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music, including B.B. King, Etta James, Jimmie Vaughan, Taj Mahal, the Doobie Brothers, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Johnny Winter. Additionally, Dwight has performed at numerous prestigious music festivals and events around the world, counted among them the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, Beale Street
Music Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, Bayfront Blues Festival, Bethlehem Musikfest, and the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise.
A Big Room favorite, Shane is guaranteed to keep the dance floor alive and hopping! “Tough, lean guitar work and commanding vocals, he is a tour de force… Shane is a killer songwriter, singer, guitarist and performer… he is an artist who’s creating a soulful Americana sound” – Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News


Carrie Rodriguez Band

Big Room

Carrie Rodriguez is a prodigious fiddler, a soulful singer, and a probing songwriter. “I have to say I am very impressed,” said Lucinda Williams, speaking of Carrie in the New York Times. “She’s got something unique in her voice that’s very subtle and a little smoky and sweet. She’s got a refreshingly spunky attitude to go along
with it. I detect a certain wisdom in her, and yet a sense of wonder as well.”
She’s worked with Rickie Lee Jones, John Prine, Mary Gauthier, Alejandro
Escovedo, and Bill Frisell, and appeared on A Prairie Home Companion,
Mountain Stage, and Austin City Limits. Her music is emotional,
direct, and full of spirit. Carrie is a one-of-a-kind, natural talent. Come see
why she’s exploding on the national scene. This will be a seated show.


The Boxcars

Big Room

As close to a super group as you can find performing today, the Boxcars feature two living legends of the bluegrass genre, Ron Steward and Adam Steffey. Adam Steffey, the 11 time IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year and Ron Steward, a true player’s player who’s won the unique double of Banjo Player of the Year and Fiddle Player of the Year front an all-star band that’s also won the IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Not only that but their Album “It’s Just A Road” was nominated for a Grammy in 2013. The Boxcars also feature Keith Garrett on guitar and vocals, Gary Hultman on Dobro and Harold Nixon on Bass. This is a rare opportunity to see one of the great bluegrass configurations playing today. Get your tickets early. This will be a seated show.

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