Big Room

John Medeski's Mad Skillet- Tuesday, February 19
Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan- Tuesday, February 26
Darlingside- Sunday, March 3
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen w/ Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley- Tuesday, March 5
The Quebe Sisters- Wednesday, March 13

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

Feb26
Big Room

Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan

Doors: 6:00 PM
Dinner & Dessert (Must Purchase in Advance) 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan: 7:30 PM
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Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation. He is a founding member of Punch Brothers and was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2010 in addition to IBMA’s Banjo Player of the year in 2014 and 2017. Universal Favorite (Rounder Records, 2017) is the fourth record Noam Pikelny has released under his own name, but it’s truly his solo debut. His previous solo efforts—including 2014’s landmark Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe— were full-band affairs that revealed his abilities as a dynamic bandleader while reinforcing his reputation as an inventive accompanist – with both albums receiving Grammy nominations. Universal Favorite features only the man himself, playing lovely originals and covers that showcase his unique approach to the instrument and compositional flair. He recorded them live in the studio without accompaniment, coaxing a wide array of sounds and colors out of his instruments, embracing the challenges and exploring the new possibilities of the solo setting. And, for the first time in his career, Pikelny even sings. It turns out he has a striking deadpan baritone that conveys humor and melancholy in equal measure. This album, he says, is “is the most personal statement I’ve put forward. The setting couldn’t be more stark and I think it lays bare my musical core. Most importantly, it’s an incredibly honest solo album, in that there are honestly no other people on this record other than me.”

Watch them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlcWyr1T8S0

Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan Menu (Sold Separately):
-Fresh Brewery Baked Bread
-Caesar Salad
-Roasted Root Vegetables
-Mushroom Risotto
-Tri Tip

Dessert (Sold Separately):
-Vanilla Cake

Mar03
Big Room

Darlingside w/ River Whyless

Available online or in Gift Shop
Big Room Doors 7:00
River Whyless 8:00 | Darlingside 9:00
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The word “extraordinary” is defined as something beyond, amazing, or incredible. The word “extralife” doesn’t exist. But in the world of Darlingside—another previously non-existent word—it’s all about invention, expansion, and elevating everything into the realm of the extraordinary both conceptually and through musical performance.

The band’s new album Extralife intensifies the journey begun on its critically acclaimed 2015 album Birds Say. On that project, Darlingside’s quartet of bassist Dave Senft, guitarist/banjoist Don Mitchell, violinist/mandolinist Auyon Mukharji, and cellist/guitarist Harris Paseltiner fused assertions (“Go Back”), assumptions (“God Of Loss”), predictions (“The Ancestor”), projections (“Do You Ever Live?”) and reflections (“White Horses”). “We put our four heads together and created this collective consciousness about bits and pieces from our past and how we saw the world based upon reminiscences,” explains Paseltiner about that sojourn. It having been the Massachusetts group’s second full-length outing, Birds Say mastered a musical and lyrical path that led to the more challenging territory explored on Extralife. Mukharji describes the “Extralife” concept as “…a life beyond where we are now, whether that’s a brand new thing, a rebirth, or just a new version of ourselves as we move forward.” So by abandoning Birds Say’s nostalgia and its tales of “what once was,” Darlingside created its polar opposite with Extralife, the new album exploring “what is now” and “what might be” simultaneously in the brave new world.

Watch Darlingside - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8sHrD48zPU

Mar05
Big Room

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen w/ Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

Available in Gift Shop or Online
Big Room Doors 6:00 | Dinner & Dessert(Must Purchase in Advance) 6-7:30
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley 7:00 | Dirty Kitchen 8:00

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With chops so hot, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen were named IBMA’s 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year for the second time, with a third nomination in 2017. Their critically acclaimed album Cold Spell earned a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year, yet the accolades don’t end there.

Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award-winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a progressive bluegrass stew of infinite instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills soon to be featured once again on their new album If You Can’t Stand the Heat, slated to drop January 25th, 2019.

Since leaving the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., Frank Solivan has built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Their respect and deep understanding of the tradition collides, live on stage, with jazz virtuosity creating an unforgettable, compelling performance.

Watch Dirty Kitchen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LIK0OI4KEw

Frank Solivan & DIrty Kitchen Menu (Sold Separately):
-Fresh Brewery Baked Bread
-Italian Salad
-Ricotta Salata Risotto
-Winter Ratatouille
-Chicken Cacciatore

Dessert (Sold Separately):
-Cheesecake

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