Big Room

Lyrics Born w/ Calvin Black - Sunday, January 13
Mark Hummel's Southern Harmonica Blowout - Tuesday, January 15
Ana Popovic - Sunday, January 20
Front Country- Thursday, January 31

Sierra Nevada Presents!

Live in the Big Room

Known as one of the premier venues in the North State, the Big Room at Sierra Nevada is an upscale live music and event space located at the brewery in Chico, California.  Sierra Nevada presents many different types of shows, including our Heritage Series – dinner-theater-style concerts rich in the traditions of Americana and bluegrass, offered in an intimate setting.  Sierra Nevada will also present rock, alternative, independent and R&B music and much more!

Upcoming Shows

Mar18
Big Room

Eileen Ivers

Available Online or in Gift Shop
Doors 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert 6-7:30 PM
Eileen Ivers 7:30 PM
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What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin? In the hands of a celebrated guest soloist with over 50 Symphony Orchestras, who also shreds electric fiddle through fuzz, wah and looping effects …who is called “the future of the Celtic Fiddle” by the Washington Post, and “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by the New York Times …who is Bronx born, yet the 9-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. What’s the difference? Nothing, in the hands of Eileen Ivers.

Grammy®-Awarded and Emmy-nominated, Eileen Ivers, continues to push the fiddling tradition boundaries from a folk music staple to a fiercely fresh, powerfully beautiful, intensely driving world stage experience. Eileen has performed with Sting, ‘Fiddlers 3’ with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Regina Carter, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola, The Chieftains, was the groundbreaking Musical Star of Riverdance, a founding member of Cherish the Ladies, a former member of the Hall & Oates band, a featured instrumentalist on soundtracks including “Gangs of New York” and Back to Titanic”, and she is one of the most awarded All-Ireland Fiddle and Banjo champions ever. Eileen has been proclaimed “a national treasure” by NCTA Board Chairman George Holt as she celebrates her 30 plus year career as a performer, composer, producer, songwriter, band leader, educator, multi-instrumentalist and renowned pioneer in connecting her American, Irish traditional, jazz, blues, and world roots.

Eileen’s most recent CD, “Beyond the Bog Road”, and its extensively researched sixteen-page liner notes focus on the influences of the Celtic tradition on Roots music (bluegrass, French-Canadian, Cajun, Appalachian, Americana) and how the music journeyed on to become a fundamental ingredient of the American Country music tradition. Irish Music Magazine called it “a triumph …a musical Magnus-Opus” and the album reached number one on the Alt-Country Roots Music Chart.

Eileen’s new, energetic, joyous and passionate band, Universal Roots, connect music, cultures, stories and emotions that tie us together …celebrating the fact that we are more alike than dissimilar. Music truly is the universal language. The ensemble, with a broad array of instrumentation, features Matt Mancuso (lead vocals, guitar, trumpet, fiddle), Buddy Connolly (button accordion, whistles, piano, vocals), Lindsey Horner (upright and electric bass, baritone sax, vocals), Dave Barckow (lead vocals, percussion, guitar), together with Eileen on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, and live looping.

Watch Eileen Ivers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qb0AodSTx0

Apr01
Big Room

Antsy McClain

Big Room Doors 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours 7:30 PM
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Antsy McClain & the Trailer Park Troubadours are based in Nashville, TN, but they’re as far from country’s mainstream as you can get. The band’s moniker is a tip-off that everything isn’t exactly serious, but McClain isn’t a novelty act. The Troubadours are a revolving cadre of top-notch pickers who can play cowboy jazz, Tex-Mex waltzes, country ballads, and soulful R&B dance tunes without breaking a sweat. McClain adds his songwriting, a relaxed tenor with the understated elegance of all good country singers and a storyteller’s gift of gab to the proceedings for a show that’s both down-home and high tone.

Watch Antsy McClain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&time_continue=94&v=J7YUgX1Ydcc

Apr10
Big Room

Jimmie Vaughan

Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Jimmie Vaughan: 7:30 PM

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Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity–a living legend.” After all, Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool. Since releasing his first solo album in 1994, he has set the standard for quality modern roots music. Throughout his career, Vaughan has earned the esteem of his legendary guitar-playing heroes and superstar peers along with successive generations of young players. His musical ethos and personal style have had an impact on contemporary culture, from spearheading the current blues revival with The Fabulous Thunderbirds to his longtime, innate fashion sense of slicked-back hair and sharp vintage threads (now seen throughout the pages of contemporary fashion journals) to becoming a premier designer of classic custom cars. But for Jimmie Vaughan, none of it is part of a crusade or a career plan. It’s just his natural way of living his life and pursuing the interests that have captivated Vaughan since his youth.

Now, with his third solo release and Artemis Records debut, Do You Get The Blues? Vaughan has fashioned his most compelling and appealing musical statement yet, creating a rich and variegated masterpiece of 21st Century rhythm and blues. From the first notes of the opening instrumental, “Dirty Girl,” it’s clear that Vaughan has created a contemporary classic. Driven by Vaughan’s lyrical guitar work, the skin-tight drumming of George Rains and the verdant Hammond B-3 work of the song’s writer, Bill Willis (whose long career includes work on the seminal R&B and blues sides issued by King Records as well as stints with Freddie King and Lavern Baker), the song speaks volumes without a single word, and sets a tone of distinctive and emotion-laden musical articulation that continues throughout the disc.

Watch Jimmie here: https://youtu.be/cdLRjewm1Uc

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