May 05

Pittsburgh Marathon

Recognized as one of the nation?s fastest growing marathons,The Pittsburgh Marathon debuted in May of 2009 with a sold-out field of over 10,000 participants in the marathon, half marathon and marathon relay. In May of 2015, a sold-out field of over 30,000 participated in six race weekend events. The event?s 2015 Run for a Reason charity program raised over $1.6 million for participating charities. The May 2016 events promise to be even bigger and better.
Learn more at http://pittsburghmarathon.com

Pittsburgh, PA
May 06

Calvin Get Down

Calvin Get Down is a good time booty shakin’ funk band based in Asheville, NC. They consist of a screaming horn section and one of the tightest rhythm sections in the game. Their combination of retro funk and laid back groove music is sure to get you out of your seat and moving.

Join them on the Amphitheater Stage for another After-Nooner from 2pm to 5pm.

Amphitheater Stage - Mills River - 2pm to 5pm
May 06

Selwyn Birchwood

Selwyn Birchwood explodes with fresh, inspired takes on lowdown juke joint romps, gut-wrenching blues, tear-jerking soul and modern blues rock. Birchwood’s raw, urgent vocals and sparkling guitar and lap steel playing drive the music, and the songs are simultaneously fun and thought-provoking.
http://www.alligator.com/artists/Selwyn-Birchwood/

Amphitheater Stage - Mills River - 7pm Sunset Series
May 11

The Black Lillies

Tickets go on sale April 16th 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!!

Americana super group The Black Lillies return to the Big Room.

The Black Lillies’ story is still unfolding, with the band’s sharp, Southern-influenced songs — including Americana radio hits like “Hard to Please,” the kickoff single and title track from the band’s most recent album — leading the charge. Featuring multi-instrumentalist Cruz Contreras, bassist and vocalist Sam Quinn, drummer Bowman Townsend, guitarist/vocalist Dustin Schaefer, pedal steel player Jonathan Keeney and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist newcomer Haley Cole, the Black Lillies enter this chapter as one of the most visible, viable groups in contemporary roots music.

Proudly independent since their formation, the Black Lillies were one of the first independent bands to play the Grand Ole Opry and have since returned dozens of times — sharing that stage with big-budget bands and major-label mainstreamers. They’ve chased down success on their terms, ignoring the trends of Nashville and focusing on a sound that, as Vanity Fair notes, “continues to cross generations and musical genres – country, folk, blues and … a touch of the Dead, for good measure.” With new members, new songs and the same dedication to touring, the Lillies continue to sink their roots deep into the Americana landscape.

“Country music with a soul-rock infusion, supported by bandleader Cruz Contreras’ smart songwriting and tight musicianship that comes from years on the road.” — Rolling Stone

“One of roots music’s most talented outfits.” — American Songwriter

Get your tickets early as this show will sell out quickly!

Big Room Chico, CA
May 13

Dark Water Rising

To the members of Dark Water Rising, kinship is essential. Ties of kinship within the band’s Native American communities helped to establish the band in 2008. Today, those same Native roots provide the framework for the band’s sound, which they describe as “rocky soul.”

The band attributes their style of playing and singing to a combination of influences, which range from attending Sunday morning worship services to absorbing the diverse styles and tones of artists like Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, the BeeGees, and Lynrd Skynard. DWR explores various themes of life — love, heartbreak, sacrifice, celebration, despair, pain — all while expressing and evoking sincere emotion on issues affecting contemporary Native American communities.
http://www.darkwaterrising.net

Amphitheater Stage - Mills River - 7pm Sunset Series