Nov 12

Anthem Richmond Marathon

Featuring an 8k, half marathon and full marathon, the Anthem Richmond Marathon is Richmond’s signature endurance running event. A scenic course featuring historic neighborhoods and amazing views of the James River culminates with a riverfront party on Brown’s Island Learn more at

Richmond, VA`
Nov 14

Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell

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.

Sierra Nevada Big Room
Nov 21

Chris Cain

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.

Sierra Nevada Big Room - Chico, CA
Nov 30


Tickets go on sale 10/30 at 10 AM.

The funk returns to the Big Room!! Creating vivid instrumental imagery using complex rhythms and a unique precision that redefines the term “funk” for 21st Century audiences, the 8 piece Polyrhythmics are proving to be one of Seattle’s finest exports. With a hard-driving modern afro-psycho-beat sound composed of relentless rhythm, heart thumping bass lines, intricate guitar phrasings, avalanches of keyboard colors, melodic hooks and soaring horn solos the octet delivers a live experience to behold that immediately turns any joint into a funky dance party. Check them out!!

Sierra Nevada Big Room - Chico, CA
Dec 01

Dustbowl Revival

Tickets go on sale 10/30 at 10 AM. The Dustbowl Revival returns to the Big Room after presenting one of the most popular concerts of 2015. LA Weekly might have summed up the band’s special brand best with its 2013 Best Live Band award: “In a city like Los Angeles, home to musical stars in nearly every known genre, handing out the Best Live Band title is not easy. But the free-thinking local collective The Dustbowl Revival’s upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear.” Get your tickets early and be sure to wear your dancing shoes. Check them out playing the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco:

Sierra Nevada Big Room - Chico, CA