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


Aiofe O'Donovan Trio

Big Room

For a decade, O’Donovan was the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based string band Crooked Still. Her first solo album, Fossils, garnered praise from the New York Times and Rolling Stone, while The Guardian deemed O’Donovan the “next Americana celebrity. She was a featured vocalist on “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, and has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. This will be the trio’s only Northern California appearance.

“Aoife O’Donovan’s singing is almost too gorgeous for its own good.” –– Washington Post


Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell

Big Room

With roots in North Carolina and Kentucky, their musical heritage springs from places where the mix is particularly potent. Rhiannon brought African-American stringband traditions a new and beautiful vitality through The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and has launched a versatile solo career that confirms her status as a major American artist for this day and age. Dirk has championed the Appalachian music of his grandfather and the Cajun/Creole sounds of his Louisiana family since his teenage years, becoming a central figure in the revitalization of both traditions, while recording and performing with artists like Eric Clapton and Joan Baez.

Rhiannon and Dirk create with the intent to reach the hearts of those listening. Whether with banjos and fiddles, grand pianos framing deeply soulful vocals, or Creole accordions laying down bayou grooves beneath melodies sung in French, the duo’s music may in moments take a path through the mind, or perhaps through dancing feet…. but in the end, they are out to reach hearts, and in each other have found a unique partnership in which to do so. Give a listen and join us for what will truly be a memorable evening in the Big Room.

JUST ADDED!! Debra Cowan & John Roberts will be opening the show.


Chris Cain

Big Room

Tickets go on sale 10/23 at 10 AM.

Chris Cain’s jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery. Larry Nager (syndicated Scripts-Howard music critic) writes, “Nowadays most young blues players are Strat-wielding Stevie Ray Vaughan-a-bes. Not Chris Cain. With a voice that recalls B.B. King and a thick toned Gibson guitar sound reminiscent of Albert King, Cain is forging a unique style that has blues critics everywhere calling him the “future of the blues.” A true Big Room legend, Chris is guaranteed to rock the house and yes, the dance floor is open.

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