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


The Kruger Brothers

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“The Kruger Brothers are just about as fine a band as I have ever played with,” said the late Doc Watson. The Bluegrass Journal says, “The Krugers are nothing short of magnificent.” Brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger left their home in Switzerland to pursue life as street musicians and met their “other brother,” Joel Landsberg, in New York City. Jens won the 2013 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. “Coming to this country as an immigrant and to be accepted so warmly is amazing, and quite humbling,” he said. Uwe plays guitar, Joel plays bass, and all three brothers sing. Their music is deeply rooted in bluegrass tradition, but has grown to include their own original songs and compositions. The Kruger Brothers return to the Big Room as one of the most popular musical groups we’ve ever presented. This is musicianship and showmanship that’s truly what roots/Americana music is all about. Every past appearance has sold out so get your tickets early. This will be a seated show.


Shane Dwight Band

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Native Californian Shane Dwight relocated to Nashville in 2009 to
further his musical career. Within six months of arriving on the scene he swiftly attained a solid reputation as a “guitar slinger” in his newly adopted hometown. Performing over 200 shows per
year worldwide, Dwight has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music, including B.B. King, Etta James, Jimmie Vaughan, Taj Mahal, the Doobie Brothers, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Johnny Winter. Additionally, Dwight has performed at numerous prestigious music festivals and events around the world, counted among them the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, Beale Street
Music Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, Bayfront Blues Festival, Bethlehem Musikfest, and the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise.
A Big Room favorite, Shane is guaranteed to keep the dance floor alive and hopping! “Tough, lean guitar work and commanding vocals, he is a tour de force… Shane is a killer songwriter, singer, guitarist and performer… he is an artist who’s creating a soulful Americana sound” – Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News


Carrie Rodriguez Band

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Carrie Rodriguez is a prodigious fiddler, a soulful singer, and a probing songwriter. “I have to say I am very impressed,” said Lucinda Williams, speaking of Carrie in the New York Times. “She’s got something unique in her voice that’s very subtle and a little smoky and sweet. She’s got a refreshingly spunky attitude to go along
with it. I detect a certain wisdom in her, and yet a sense of wonder as well.”
She’s worked with Rickie Lee Jones, John Prine, Mary Gauthier, Alejandro
Escovedo, and Bill Frisell, and appeared on A Prairie Home Companion,
Mountain Stage, and Austin City Limits. Her music is emotional,
direct, and full of spirit. Carrie is a one-of-a-kind, natural talent. Come see
why she’s exploding on the national scene. This will be a seated show.

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