Oktoberfest fun under the tent and out in the hop field.
Marvel at the artistry of local glassblowers.
Moustache contest hopefuls show off their facial stylings.
Aug 07

Resonant Rogues

The Resonant Rogues are the songwriting soul-child of partners Sparrow and Keith Smith. With influences ranging from gypsy swing to early New Orleans jazz, and from Appalachian old-time to eastern European folk music, they take their favorite flavors and blend them into a delicious, danceable dish. The lineup includes harmony vocals, accordion, guitar, banjo, fiddle, and upright bass, with percussion added for special occasions. Learn more at

Amphitheater at the Taproom - Mills River from 2pm until 5pm
Aug 08

An Evening with Darrell Scott

Big Room favorite, Darrell Scott returns once again to the Big Room for an intimate evening of clever songs, humorous stories and world class musicianship. Darrell is a Grammy-nominated performer and recording artist, a highly demanded multi-instrumentalist (he plays 13 instruments!), and an ASCAP songwriter of the year. Darrell is touring in 2016 in support of his new CD “Couchville Sessions.” Songwriting credits include the Grammy Award winning “Long Time Gone” and “Heartbreak Town.” When not on tour with his own shows, Darrell plays in Robert Plant’s Band of Joy. Career Highlights: Grammy Nomination for Best Country Song – “Long Time Gone” Dixie Chicks 2003 Grammy Nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance – “The Second Mouse” 2001 Americana 2007 Song of the Year – “Hank Williams’ Ghost” Rolling Stone Magazine listed Theatre of the Unheard as one of the 2003 Critics Top Albums ASCAP Songwriter of the Year 2002 NSAI Songwriter of the Year 2001. Darrell is one of the most popular Big Room performers ever to appear on our stage so plan on getting your tickets early.

Sierra Nevada Big Room
Aug 12

The Town Half Marathon & 5K

The Town’s Half Marathon and 5k courses provide a new view of beautiful Oakland as you run around Lake Merrit. After the hard work is done, join us at the post-race festival and enjoya beer, snacks and some live music! Learn more at

Oakland, CA
Aug 12

Jackie Greene

Perhaps the Big Room’s most popular performer, Jackie Greene returns for an epic Friday night Big Room show. Jackie began his career as a teenager working the bar and open mic circuit around his hometown of Sacramento. Since then, he has recorded seven albums and two EPs, released a DVD and published a book of lyrics. In 2006, Greene joined Phil Lesh & Friends, thrusting him in front of a new audience of open-minded music listeners and fastidious Deadheads. In 2013, Jackie was asked to join The Black Crowes for their epic worldwide tour. Greene drifted deeper into the Dead world when his friendship with Robinson and Bob Weir resulted in a new trio. And, by chance, he also joined Trigger Hippy, a super group that features Joan Osborne and Crowes drummer Steve Gorman. For this visit, Jackie gets his old band together to give you a look at Jackie Greene 2016.

Get your tickets early and yes, the dance floor is open.

Sierra Nevada Big Room
Aug 14
Amphitheater at the Taproom - Mills River from 2pm until 5pm