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

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Nor Cal Jazz Festival

Kurt Ribak

The Nor-Cal Jazz festival returns to the Big Room for an evening of music that stretches from the blues legend himself, Lazy Lester to jazz giant Kurt Ribak. Born in 1938, Lester career spans 6 decades. His 1958 hit ‘Sugar Coated Love’ began a career with whom he performed with such greats as: Slim Harbo, Ligthnin Slim and Katie Webster. His songs have been covered by The Kinks, The Flamin’ Groovies, Freddy Fender, Dwight Yoakam, Dave Edmunds, Raful Neal, Anson Funderburgh, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

In 2003, Martin Scorsese included Lester in his blues tribute concert at Radio City Music Hall, a record of which was released as the film and album Lightning in a Bottle. The group photograph inside the album depicted Lester grinning, dead-center among peers and musical progeny including B.B. King, Solomon Burke, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, Chuck D, The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, John Fogerty, and Aerosmith.

Headlining the show will be bassist Kurt Ribak and his Quartet that features Lincoln Alder on saxophones, Greg Sankovich on keyboard and Alan Hall on Drums. Kurt is fresh off his latest album “I Got One More” which is getting tremendous air play on jazz stations across the country. Kurt says what he’s trying for in his music is; “Mingus meets The Meters”. A must see wherever he performs, Kurt Ribak’s visit to Chico is sure to be a memorable night for lovers of world class Jazz. Join us for this special musical celebration.

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The Black Lillies

Tickets go on sale April 16th at 10 AM and they’re available at or in person at the gift shop.

Yes, gift shop tickets are back!!

Americana super group The Black Lillies return to the Big Room.

The Black Lillies’ story is still unfolding, with the band’s sharp, Southern-influenced songs — including Americana radio hits like “Hard to Please,” the kickoff single and title track from the band’s most recent album — leading the charge. Featuring multi-instrumentalist Cruz Contreras, bassist and vocalist Sam Quinn, drummer Bowman Townsend, guitarist/vocalist Dustin Schaefer, pedal steel player Jonathan Keeney and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist newcomer Haley Cole, the Black Lillies enter this chapter as one of the most visible, viable groups in contemporary roots music.

Proudly independent since their formation, the Black Lillies were one of the first independent bands to play the Grand Ole Opry and have since returned dozens of times — sharing that stage with big-budget bands and major-label mainstreamers. They’ve chased down success on their terms, ignoring the trends of Nashville and focusing on a sound that, as Vanity Fair notes, “continues to cross generations and musical genres – country, folk, blues and … a touch of the Dead, for good measure.” With new members, new songs and the same dedication to touring, the Lillies continue to sink their roots deep into the Americana landscape.

“Country music with a soul-rock infusion, supported by bandleader Cruz Contreras’ smart songwriting and tight musicianship that comes from years on the road.” — Rolling Stone

“One of roots music’s most talented outfits.” — American Songwriter

Get your tickets early as this show will sell out quickly!

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Mother's Day Brunch

Celebrate the women in your life at our annual Mother’s Day Brunch in the Big Room. Bring the whole family and join us for this special sit-down brunch in honor of mom.

Our in-house team will create a spread of house baked breads, salads, sides, pastas, meats, omelets, paella, and a variety of desserts—something for just about everyone. For reservations, please call 530-892-4647.

Happy Mother’s Day. We can’t wait to share the celebration together!

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