Apr 30

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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May 11

The Black Lillies

Tickets go on sale April 16th at 10 AM and they’re available at http://www.sierranevada.com/brewery/california/big-room 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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May 14

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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May 20

Graduation Weekend Lunch Buffet Gala

Congratulations CSU Chico 2017 graduates! Join us in the Big Room for a daytime gala celebrating your success.

Enjoy a bountiful lunch spread including salads, sides, pasta, paella, tri-tip, chicken cordon bleu, and a variety of desserts. Bring family and friends as we raise a glass to the class of 2017. Go ‘Cats!

For reservations and more information, please call 530-892-4647.

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May 23

Dead Winters Carpenters

Tickets go on sale April 23rd at 10 AM. You can buy tickets in person at the gift shop or online with the “buy tickets” link below.

Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, “at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do.”

Reminiscent of genre-benders like Jack White, Chris Thile, and Sam Bush, Dead Winter Carpenters harmoniously blends refined musical ability with a scarcely restrained tendency to let it all hang out. The result is a controlled burn, a riveting sound, and a connection with fans that sells out all across the country. Members include Jesse Dunn (acoustic and electric guitars, vocals), Jenni Charles (fiddle, vocals), Dave Lockhart (upright and electric bass, vocals), Bryan Daines (lead telecaster guitar, vocals), and Brian Huston (drums, vocals).

A steadily touring band since forming in 2010, Dead Winter Carpenters has entertained growing crowds at notable festivals including Harvest Music Festival (Ark.), High Sierra Music Festival and Strawberry Music Festival (Cal.), Del Fest (Md.), Northwest String Summit (Ore.) and more. Get your tickets early and yes…..the dance floor is open.

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