Big Room

Big Room
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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


Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings

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Big Room favorite Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings return to play their blues at full force; little is traditional or laid back about it.

“It’s a fasten-your-seat-belts-and-let-it-all-hang-out kind of thing,” Rogers told Oregon publication the Mail Tribune. “We rock up the blues and cover a range of songs. I always tell people to bring their dancing shoes because we like to stretch out.”

Rogers, Kevin Hayes (drums), and Steve Ehrmann (bass)—a power trio—have played together for years, though they boast other impressive musical stints. Hayes played for nearly 30 years with the Robert Cray Band, while Rogers and Ehrmann were alongside John Lee Hooker in the ’80s. Rogers likes to take eclectic modern blues, Americana and roots music to a place that speaks to him, he said in the Mail Tribune interview. The sound is based on Delta blues but explores new territory, forging a link between the ancient language of the Mississippi Delta and modern rock ‘n’ roll.


Birds of Chicago

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Both Allison Russell and JT Nero were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, but when singing together, there was an unmistakable chemistry. Nero had found the perfect voice for his rock and roll psalms. Russell moved from being a primary songwriter to an interpreter, and her simmering restraint is refreshing in a landscape scorched by post Voice/American Idol vocal gymnastics. Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live. Birds of Chicago has developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since its formation in late 2012. Come see why Birds of Chicago was the runaway hit at Worldfest in Grass Valley.
Tickets on sale Sunday 2/5/17 at 10 AM.
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Opening the show will be Matt the Electrician, a headliner in his own right.


The Wood Brothers

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The Wood Brothers are without question one of the most popular groups ever to play the Big Room. With Oliver Wood on guitar and vocals, Chris Wood on bass and vocal and Jano Rix on percussion and vocals, this trio presents a uniquely soulful approach to the roots/Americana genre. Get your tickets early as this is guaranteed to be a quick sellout and yes, the dance floor is open. Opening the show will be the Shook Twins who’ve headlined the Big Room on their own.

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