May 26

The Black Lillies

Tickets go on sale April 15th at 10:00 AM
Available online or in person at the Gift Shop
Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM | The Black Lillies: 7:30 PM

NEW! The Big Room is now pre-selling buffet dinner and dessert tickets! Preview the menu online or in the Gift Shop and purchase ahead of time. Dinner and dessert will be sold separately or together. Dinner and dessert are available from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Visit our FAQ page for more details.


About The Black Lillies

One of Americana’s biggest success stories: an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries between folk, soul, red dirt country, blues and rock. With a new configuration, new songs and the same dedication to touring, the Lillies continue to sink their roots deep into the Americana landscape. The band’s new album is due in Fall 2018 on Thirty Tigers.


The Black Lillies Dinner Menu
Fresh Brewery Baked Bread
Beet and Pea Salad [mixed greens, citronette, roasted beets, pickled beets, black eyed peas, crushed pecans, feta cheese]
Braised Greens [seasonal greens, garlic, shallots, lemon juice]
Creamy Polenta [three cheese polenta, fresh herbs, basil pesto]
Italian Braised Beef Bordelaise
Fresh Fruit Parfait [seasonal fruit layers, cinnamon graham cracker crust, crème anglaise, vanilla whipped cream]

A Heritage Show in the Big Room
May 27

Son Little w/ Wild Ones

Tickets On Sale March 18th!
Available online or in person at the Gift Shop
Doors 7:30 PM | Wild Ones 8:00 PM | Son Little 9:00 PM

Please note that there will be a new food program for this show. NO DINNER BUFFET will be offered for this show, however there will be snacks for purchase.

Son Little
Sometimes in order to see the stars, you have to get far away from the city lights. And in the fall of last year, Son Little found himself in such a place, at the end of a tour in the remote, tropical Northern Territory of Australia. “There were these big crocodiles and enormous bats, just wild things I’d never seen, he says. “And I set up in the hotel and just kinda followed the process. All the songs in Australia were written with one mic and an acoustic left-handed guitar I was playing upside-down that was borrowed from this blind Aboriginal musician named Gurrumul with this angelic voice.”

And so what is new magic? To Son Little, there is a feeling and attitude running through the music. And despite its mysterious origins, the musician’s divination ability is just that—divine. “There is this vein of the blues in it, and it can be distilled or boiled down just to the guitar and voice—or even just the voice,” Son Little says. “It’s that scenario of making something out of nothing. I can’t really explain it. That’s the gist of the magic. I don’t know where it comes from, but it’s there, and I can call on it. I can call on it standing by the dresser, walking down the street, driving a car, on a train, a plane, in a hotel room, in the green room, during an interview…it’s just there. I’m trying to pay tribute to that fact. It’s had a really powerful and in some ways increasingly healing effect on my life. Hopefully other people have that experience with it as well. I’m just happy that it’s there, wherever it comes from.”

w/Wild Ones
Wild Ones are an American dream pop band from Portland, Oregon.

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room
Jun 01

Kawika Kahiapo & Nathan Aweau

Tickets On Sale: April 29th at 10:00 AM PST
Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM | Kawika Kahiapo & Nathan Aweau: 7:30 PM
Show, Dinner and/or Dessert tickets pre-sold online or in the Gift Shop.

Sierra Nevada and Mehe’ula Music presents a Heritage Series in the Big Room. Join us for a night of Hawaiian music, sure to send you back to the islands.

About Kawika Kahiapo

Kawika’s interest in music began at an early age. Inspired by his father, he spent many hours alone in his room jamming. Some of his fondest memories are of their garage jam sessions, when “Pops” Gabby Pahinui would show up with his guitar. This is what inspired Kawika’s passion for ki ho`alu (slack-key guitar). Today, Kawika continues to perpetuate the art of ki ho`alu in his sound recordings and annually at Slack Key Festivals. He was honored as the 2007 Na Hoku Hanohano Slack Key Artist of the year. Over the years, Kawika has contributed his musical talent to some 80+ recording projects and has collaborated or performed with artists such as Jack Johnson, Kaukahi, Palani Vaughan and many more. Kawika’s first solo recording project, ALANA, emerged in 1996 and continues to captivate many with its soothing combination of contemporary and traditional Hawaiian tunes, along with ki ho`alu. Besides being a recording artist and an ordained minister, Kawika is also on the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation board, a non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawai’i.

About Nathan Aweau

Nathan was born into a musical family -his grandparents were multi-instrumentalists, his mom - a piano player and his father was a music teacher, a choir director, as well as a Polynesian music teacher at various high schools. In 1983, during his college years, he started his professional career accompanying performers such as Gabe Baltazar, Henry Kapono, Loyal Garner and Nohelani Cypriano. He was a member of the Hoku award winning group, Ka’eo, as well as the award winning group The Ali’i’s. He also did a 16 year stint with the legendary Don Ho. From 2003-2010, Nathan was a member of Hapa. In 2005 they released an album called “Maui” which shot up the Billboard Magazine’s World Music chart. In December 2008 Nathan released his long awaited follow up to “E Apo Mai”, called “Kane’ohe”. This album is focused on songs which celebrate the place that Nathan calls home. He wrote all twelve songs, played every instrument, sang all the background parts, engineered, mixed and mastered the album Wayne Harada.


Kawika Kahiapo & Nathan Aweau Dinner Menu
Coming Soon!

A Heritage Series in the Big Room
Jun 02

Bikes and Beers

Bikes and Beers

Bikes and Beers is back! This event celebrates bicycling, great beer, and local bike advocacy. What began as a group of friends who enjoyed getting together to ride their bikes and sample local beer is now a traveling event that gets people on bikes and raises money for bicycling education and advocacy at more than a dozen events across the country. With new routes this year, join us for either a 15 or 30 mile ride that begins and ends at the Sierra Nevada Hop Yard. Registration comes with 2 beers, a pint glass and raffle ticket as well as live music and games after the ride. Every Bikes and Beers event donates a portion of proceeds to a local and global bicycle advocacy organization. This event will benefit Chico Velo Cycling Club ( who promotes bicycling education and safety and advocates for improved bicycling infrastructure in Chico and Butte County. Learn more and register at

Hop Yard, Chico CA
Jun 12

Nicki Bluhm w/ Mapache

Tickets On Sale: Friday, March 30th at 10:00 AM
Available online or in the Gift Shop
Doors 7:30 PM | Mapache 8:00 PM | Nicki Bluhm 9:00 PM

Please note that there will be a new food program for this show. NO DINNER BUFFET will be offered for this show, however there will be snacks for purchase.


About Nicki Bluhm

After nearly a decade spent with the Gramblers, and recent high-profile collaborations (Phil Lesh, Infamous StringDusters, Ryan Adams), and a split from her husband and musical mentor, vocalist and songwriter Nicki Bluhm is stepping out on her own with her new album, TO RISE YOU GOTTA FALL. The songs were written over a two-year period in Bluhm’s life and chronicle her fundamental life changes, which found the West Coast native living in Nashville, TN. “These songs are the conversations I never got to have, the words I never had the chance to say, and the catharsis I wouldn’t have survived without,” she says. Recorded in Memphis, TN at legendary Sam Phillips Recording, Bluhm brought in producer Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, Jason Isbell), for these live band, analog sessions. The studio band includes Will Sexton (guitar), Ross-Spang (guitars), Ken Coomer (drums and percussion), Al Gamble (Hammond B3), Rick Steff (piano), Dave Smith (bass), with Sam Shoup (string arrangements) and various special guests. TO RISE YOU GOTTA FALL tells the story of a woman searching for light among darkness and reveals her emergence as a powerful songwriter and vocalist of great depth and immediacy.

w/ support Mapache

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room