Big Room

Jeffery Broussard and The Creole Cowboys - Wednesday, October 17

Sierra Nevada Presents!

Live in the Big Room

Known as one of the premier venues in the North State, the Big Room at Sierra Nevada is an upscale live music and event space located at the brewery in Chico, California.  Sierra Nevada presents many different types of shows, including our Heritage Series – dinner-theater-style concerts rich in the traditions of Americana and bluegrass, offered in an intimate setting.  Sierra Nevada will also present rock, alternative, independent and R&B music and much more!

Upcoming Shows

Big Room

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

Tickets On Sale: Friday September 21 at 10:00 AM
Doors: 6:00 PM | Food Service 6:00-7:30PM
Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys: 7:30 PM


Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

“Mr. Broussard and his Cowboys are fabulous: You start moving in your seat as soon as their rhythmic, rich melodies, both joyous and mournful, flood the theater.”
— New York Times

“Jeffery Broussard has long been respected as one of the greatest accordion players to ever grace our beautiful Creole culture and for that matter the world.”
— Don Cravins, Sr., Mayor of Opelousas, LA (Zydeco Capital of the World)

Across the Atchafalaya Basin — away from the jazz, blues, brass bands, second line processions, and parades of New Orleans — there exists along the bayous, crawfish ponds, and rice fields of the prairie lands of Southwest Louisiana, a uniquely Louisianan cultural area with its own music and dance traditions — that of the French-speaking Louisiana Creole people. Born in Lafayette, Louisiana to Ethel and Delton Broussard, Jeffery is the youngest of eleven children (with five brothers and five sisters). The family lived in Frilot Cove, Louisiana, a rural community northwest of Opelousas, on a farm where his father was a sharecropper. As is the case with many Zydeco musicians, Jeffery’s career started very early in life (at the age of 8) playing drums in his father’s band, the renowned Delton Broussard & The Lawtell Playboys. It’s quite possible that without the struggle and hard times he experienced in life, Jeffery could not sing and play with the emotion and the soul he expresses. His range, seldom seen in Zydeco, includes traditional songs of the old masters, original tunes, single-note and triple-note accordion, and fiddle. Jeffery Broussard is one of the genre’s most dynamic performers.

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Hop Field

Hop Harvest Festival

A celebration of all things hops!

Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Hop Harvest Festival returns for its fourth showcase of the best hop-forward brews of the season.

On October 20, 2018, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the California Craft Brewers Association are hosting the biennial Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Hop Harvest Festival, a celebration of our passion for these lupulin laden beauties, and the adventurous brewers who explore the boundaries of their explosive flavors. During the season when hops are luscious and dewy, and the time from field to kettle is a matter of life or death, we’ve invited the best breweries from across the U.S. (and beyond) to pour their coveted hop-centric creations.

Big Room

The Steel Wheels

Tickets On Sale: August 11th at 10:00 AM
Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
The Steel Wheels: 7:30 PM

The Steel Wheels

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet, their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, Wild As We Came Here.

The Steel Wheels recorded their album in rural Maine, where producer Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter) owns a recording studio inside a renovated farmhouse from the 18th century. All four band members – Trent Wagler (guitar, banjo), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (upright bass) and Jay Lapp (mandolin) – hunkered down for a week and a half to create Wild As We Came Here.

The band’s name is a tip of the hat to steam-powered trains, industrial progress and the buggies of their Mennonite lineage. Their musical style weaves through Americana and bluegrass, folk and old-time music, and the acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters. By incorporating percussion and keyboards into their recording sessions for the first time, Wild As We Came Here adds new textures to their catalog, as themes of discovery and perseverance run throughout the collection.

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The Steel Wheels Dinner Menu

Fresh Brewery Baked Bread
Roasted Apple Salad [mixed greens, honey apple vinaigrette, feta cheese, seasonal vegetables, apples, dried cranberries, pecans]
Roasted seasonal vegetables[with fresh herbs ]
Mushroom Risotto [creamy Arborio rice, roasted mushrooms, parmesan cheese ]
Tri Tip [herb rubbed, horseradish crème fraiche]
Vanilla cake [moist vanilla bean cake, filled with seasonal fruit, buttercream frosting, whipped cream]

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