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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Tickets go on sale January 21st at 10 AM and they’re available at or in person at the gift shop.

Yes, gift shop tickets are back!!

Tour d’Amour XII

This is possibly the fastest selling band we present each year. Nuf said.

“Weʼve never fit into any quickly digestible category,” says ALOʼs keyboardist/singer Zach Gill. “Itʼs just a different kind of experience.”

ALO is more than a band. It’s a musical relationship that has endured for over two decades, with band members playing in numerous projects together and apart. Following the 2012 release of their freewheeling Sounds Like This, the band took time off to work on various side projects. Zach Gill (keys/vocals) toured the world with the band’s college pal Jack Johnson; Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (guitar/vocals) played shows with the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh; Steve Adams (bass/vocals) toured and recorded with Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers; Dave Brogan (drums/vocals) joined up with Utah band, Mokie. These and other endeavors have all influenced the band’s new album Tangle Of Time.

The California-based bandʼs fourth Brushfire Records release showcases their unfettered passion, wit, and imagination while simultaneously exploring hitherto uncharted musical terrain. Invigorated by an unstructured approach to the studio process, ALO have accessed new avenues of resourcefulness, resulting in a truly distinctive collection of songs that adroitly captures all the glorious ingenuity and adventure of the bandʼs legendary live sets.

Chcio favorite John Craigie is on hand to open the show!!

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Lunisa w/ special guest Tim O'Brien

Tickets go on sale January 28th at 10 AM and they’re available at or in person at the gift shop.

Yes, gift shop tickets are back!!

St. Patrick’s Day comes early to the Big Room!!

Lúnasa and Tim O’Brien embark on a transatlantic journey exploring the common roots, interplay and mutual influences at the heart of American and Irish music.

Lúnasa, described by the Associated Press as “the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet,” joins forces with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien (“one of my favorite singers” — Mark Knopfler) (“one of my all time favorite performers, period” - Bob Littell) in a rich and exciting concert of trans-Atlantic collaboration.

Lúnasa features all-Ireland champions like fiddler Sean Smyth and other world-class players, including veterans of The Waterboys and Donal Lunny’s Coolfin. O’Brien’s songs have been recorded by the likes of Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, and other Nashville heavyweights.

Together they explore the rich and exciting connection between Appalachian music and its updated Irish ancestry.

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Tickets go on sale February 11th at 10 AM and they’re available at or in person at the gift shop.

Darlingside is without question one of my favorite bands out of the over 1000 I’ve presented - Bob Littell

“the best harmonies in the business […] inventive instrumentation and brilliant songwriting.” - PopDose

“Birds Say is a sonic gem to be envious of and is one of the great albums released this year” - The Huffington Post

“fresh, vital and organic […] Darlingside balances retro and contemporary with discreet aplomb” - American Songwriter

“locomotive folk-pop confections so richly executed it’s hard to tell if it’s one voice or 12” - Rolling Stone

“we couldn’t recommend listening to the [Birds Say] highly enough.” - Pop Matters

Give a listen and you’ll see why all these folks listed above sing their paises.

This will be a seasted show.

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