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

Nov20
Big Room

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboy's

Zydeco Dance Music Echoing the Creole Past, Charting Zydeco’s Future

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force.

The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco.

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys are taking the next generation’s perspective of this music and presenting it with contemporary flair and expertise.

Early Creole music, as played by legends Canray Fontenot on fiddle and Jeffery’s father, accordion player Delton Broussard, is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence of interest in Louisiana today.

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys create incredible music and outstanding performances, cultivating and inspiring new generations of Creole zydeco fans.

Jeffery Broussard “Accordionist of the Year” - Zydeco Music & Creole Heritage Awards 2007

Louisiana Division of the Arts grant recipient 2007-2008

Join us for cold beer, good friends and an evening of dancing like no one’s look’n!

Nov27
Big Room

The Del McCoury Band

Vince Gill says it simply, and maybe best: “I’d rather hear Del McCoury sing ‘Are You Teasing Me’ than just about anything.” For fifty years, Del’s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans-count Gill among them-as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre.

“It gives hope to everybody-fifty years is a long time to be playing music in any field,” says another fan, Elvis Costello. “But to keep the purity that you need to do this kind of music, and the drive and the energy …takes a special kind of guy.” And indeed, McCoury is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands. “Here’s a guy who has been playing for fifty years, and he’s still experimenting-still looking to do things outside the box, to bring other kinds of music into bluegrass form,” says Americana music icon Richard Thompson, who saw his “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” turned into a bluegrass standard when McCoury brought it into the fold. “I think that’s the best bluegrass band, period. That’s it.”

Legends don’t come to the Big Room often, so when they do, it’s truly a show not to miss.

Dec04
Big Room

HONEYHONEY

Tickets go on sale November 5th at 10 AM and they’re available at http://www.sierranevada.com/brewery/california/big-room or in person at the gift shop.

Yes, gift shop tickets are back!!

I’m please to announce that HONEYHONEY will be making their first Nor Cal appearance and they’re doing it in the Big Room!! Lead singer/banjo player/violinist Suzanne Santo and vocalist/guitarist Ben Jaffe twist their gritty, harmony-driven brand of Southern-flavored rock & roll through tales of lost souls, broken boys and girls with gold in their spit. Their album Billy Jack (named one of the top albums of the year by American Songwriter and hailed for finding “the common pop thread between alt. country, spaghetti western soundtracks and swampy blues” by Paste), has launched them to the very top of the Americana circut. Billy Jack climbed to #15 on Billboard’s Folk Albums chart and soon began earning praise from the likes of The Onion’s A.V. Club and LA Weekly. This is your chance to see this unique collaboration in the wonderful musical environment that is the Big Room. If you’ve never heard them, here are a couple examples of the depth and beauty of their music.. This is going to be one special show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUfSYdoelfE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwZwYFsCX2k

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