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


Oktoberfest Release Party

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Join us as we celebrate the arrival of a seasonal favorite: Oktoberfest! Each year, we partner with a different German brewer to explore a new approach to the style. We can’t wait to unveil our 2016 Oktoberfest in the Big Room. To create this year’s brew, we collaborated with Mahrs Brau, a family-run German brewery that has been operating in Bamberg since 1670. The result is an authentic version of the festival beer with a deep golden color, rich malt complexity, and noticeably spicy hop character. Come raise a glass as we welcome the festive season season with live music, food and beer for purchase, and plenty of Oktoberfest. Prost!


An Evening with Darrell Scott

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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.


Jackie Greene

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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.

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