Big Room

Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours- Monday, April 1
Con Brio - Friday, April 5
John Vanderslice- Friday, April 26

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

Apr10
Big Room

Jimmie Vaughan

Doors: 6:00 PM
Dinner & Dessert (Must Purchase in Advance) 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Jimmie Vaughan: 7:30 PM

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Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity–a living legend.” After all, Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool. Since releasing his first solo album in 1994, he has set the standard for quality modern roots music. Throughout his career, Vaughan has earned the esteem of his legendary guitar-playing heroes and superstar peers along with successive generations of young players. His musical ethos and personal style have had an impact on contemporary culture, from spearheading the current blues revival with The Fabulous Thunderbirds to his longtime, innate fashion sense of slicked-back hair and sharp vintage threads (now seen throughout the pages of contemporary fashion journals) to becoming a premier designer of classic custom cars. But for Jimmie Vaughan, none of it is part of a crusade or a career plan. It’s just his natural way of living his life and pursuing the interests that have captivated Vaughan since his youth.

Now, with his third solo release and Artemis Records debut, Do You Get The Blues? Vaughan has fashioned his most compelling and appealing musical statement yet, creating a rich and variegated masterpiece of 21st Century rhythm and blues. From the first notes of the opening instrumental, “Dirty Girl,” it’s clear that Vaughan has created a contemporary classic. Driven by Vaughan’s lyrical guitar work, the skin-tight drumming of George Rains and the verdant Hammond B-3 work of the song’s writer, Bill Willis (whose long career includes work on the seminal R&B and blues sides issued by King Records as well as stints with Freddie King and Lavern Baker), the song speaks volumes without a single word, and sets a tone of distinctive and emotion-laden musical articulation that continues throughout the disc.

Watch Jimmie here: https://youtu.be/cdLRjewm1Uc

Apr12
Big Room

Chico Comedy Festival

Brought to you by DNA!
Doors 7:00 PM
Food Service 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Comedy 8:00 PM
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Headliner: Kellen Erskine

Kellen Erskine recently made his late-night debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and also had the set of the year on Conan! Erskine was featured on season 7 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. You can also watch him on the Amazon Original Series Inside Jokes. This year he was selected to perform at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal–comedy’s most prestigious event. Kellen was named one of TBS’s 2017 Top Ten Comics to Watch, and he performed at the TBS New York Comedy Festival. He’s appeared on nationally syndicated radio, including the Bob and Tom Show and Todd N Tyler. Kellen has been a finalist of both the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and the Great American Comedy Festival; he has also performed at the Bridgetown, Big Sky, and Boston Comedy Festivals.

Also featuring Amy Miller

Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area and is still a regular at the SF Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Pacific Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week. Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her “a star” and a “contender for next alpha female comedian.” Keenen Ivory Wayans said she had one of the fiercest jokes he had ever heard. Amy is currently in LA and works comedy clubs and festivals around the country, working with headliners from Norm Macdonald to Arsenio Hall to singer Ryan Adams. Amy’s debut album Solid Gold is available on Kill Rock Stars, and was named one of the top 10 comedy albums of 2016 by the Interrobang. - Last Comic Standing Semi-Finalist, Season 9 - Viceland’s Flophouse - Winner, Portland’s Funniest Person, Helium Comedy Club - San Francisco Sketchfest - Bridgetown Comedy Festival - Riot LA Festival - Doug Loves Movies - NPR’s Marketplace - The Bennington Show - Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher

Also with:
Phil from Chico
Emma Haney
Feel Woods
Anthony Krayenhagen

Apr25
Big Room

Earth Day Movie Night

Doors 5:00 PM | Food Service 5:00-7:00 PM | Film Begins: 6:00 PM

Sierra Nevada, along with Chico Bag and Klean Kanteen, present The Serengeti Rules for this year’s Earth Day! Join us for a free screening - however tickets are required for the event. Register today!

Watch The Serengeti Rules Trailer Here: https://vimeo.com/259185187

About The Serengeti Rules:
Academy Award-winning Passion Pictures and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios present one of the most important, but untold science stories of our time—a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth—from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools—they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology—Bob Paine, Jim Estes, Mary Power, Tony Sinclair, and John Terborgh—share the stories of their adventures, and how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head. Across the globe, they discovered that among the millions of species on our planet, some are far more important than others. They called these species “keystones,” because they hold the natural world together. The role of keystones is both revelatory and surprising: sea otters help kelp forests flourish, supporting everything from salmon to eagles; wolves enable rivers to run clear and help forests thrive; and the humble wildebeest controls the numbers of trees, butterflies, elephants, and even giraffes on the savanna. Unfortunately, these deep connections also work in reverse. When keystones are removed, ecosystems unravel and collapse—a phenomenon no one had imagined—or understood until their revolutionary discoveries. But with new knowledge also comes new hope, and these same visionaries reveal the remarkable resilience of nature—and how the rules they discovered can be used to upgrade and restore the natural world. They give us the chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be. Based on the book by Sean B. Carroll, The Serengeti Rules will forever change the way we see nature. The film will be accompanied by a media and impact campaign to shine a light on restoration projects across the world.

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