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Wild Child w/ Solar Estates - Monday, August 13 2018
Asleep at the Wheel - Saturday, August 18 2018
Amanda Shires w/ Lilly Hiatt - Tuesday, August 21 2018
Anderson East w/ Los Colognes - Monday, August 27 2018
The Mother Hips - Tuesday & Wednesday, August 28 & 29 2018

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

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The Mother Hips

Tickets On Sale: April 15th at 10:00 AM
Available online or in the Gift Shop
Doors: 7:30 PM
The Mother Hips: 8:30 PM


About The Mother Hips
Originally signed by Rick Rubin while still just students at Chico State, The Mother Hips have spent two-and-a-half decades at the forefront of a new breed of California rock and roll—one equally informed by the breezy harmonies of the Beach Boys, the funky roots of The Band, and the psychedelic Americana of Buffalo Springfield—and established themselves as “one of the Bay Area’s most beloved live outfits” (San Francisco Guardian) through countless headline shows, massive festival appearances, and dates with everyone from Johnny Cash and Wilco to Lucinda Williams and The Black Crowes. The New Yorker lauded the band’s ability to “sing it sweet and play it dirty,” and ‘Chorus’ is perhaps the finest example yet of that intoxicating dichotomy, a richly melodic album firmly rooted in gritty rock and roll with the kind of evocative storytelling that The Mother Hips do best.

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Joe Craven & the Sometimers

Tickets On Sale: July 13 at 10:00 AM
Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Joe Craven & the Sometimers: 7:30 PM
Show, Dinner and/or Dessert tickets pre-sold online or in the Gift Shop. Dinner and/or Dessert tickets must be purchased in advance. No food sold on site.

Joe Craven & the Sometimers

Brought to you by a Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and KZFR Community Radio

Joe Craven first captured the wide-eyed stare of many fans in the ’90s as the astonishing percussionist and multi-instrumentalist with the David Grismann Quintet. He approaches his music with an insider’s knowledge and adoration - he performed and recorded with Garcia & Grisman for four years. As an educator, artist and actor, his oeuvre covers a huge range of musical genres and artistic inspirations.

On his jaunty and inventive new album, Garcia Songbook, Craven blazes a new path across the well-worn trails of the beloved and revered Garcia songbook. Bursting forth with exciting and unexpected takes on familiar favorites, the music is seasoned with surprising flavors, deviations, re-imaginings and detours. Craven sings and plays mandolin, fiddle and percussion alongside his band The Sometimers, featuring his daughter Hattie Craven on harmony vocals, plus Bruce MacMillan (guitar, dobro & vocals), Jonathan Stoyanoff (bass & vocals) and Barry Eldridge (drums & percussion).

A portion of tonight’s proceeds will be donated to KZFR. Thank you for your support of community radio!


Joe Craven Dinner Menu
Flour Tortillas
Southwest Salad [mixed greens, toasted cumin chipotle, jicama, tomatoes, red onion, roasted corn, cotija cheese, crispy tortilla chips]
Black Beans [Mexican spices, jalapeno crème fraiche]
Spanish Rice [fresh cilantro]
Braised Pork [slow cooked pork shoulder, natural jus]
Bigfoot Brownie [vanilla bean whipped cream]

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Small Town Big Sound 2018

Tickets On Sale: July 27th at 10:00 AM
Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Small Town Big Sound: 7:30 PM
Show, Dinner and/or Dessert tickets pre-sold online or in the Gift Shop. Dinner and/or Dessert tickets must be purchased in advance. No food sold on site.

About Small Town Big Sound

Come tie up your Summer with Small Town Big Sound 2018, an annual celebration of North State music that takes some of our most talented songwriters and places them in front of a modern-day chamber orchestra. Lush, orchestral strings, brass, and winds team up with angelic backup vocalists and a rockin’ rhythm section to shine a light on some of the most exciting music coming out of our region today. If you only make it out to one show this Summer, make sure it’s this one – you don’t want to miss it.

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective was formally founded in November of 2013 as a collaborative venture between musicians, writers, actors, dancers, and visual artists. Since its conception, the collective has produced 9 large scale theatrical and musical shows, monthly mixed media art events, curated live-in-studio performance series, and countless other events. UDAC aims to help foster a culture of theater, music, dance, and other performing arts within Chico – a relaxed, comfortable, inspiring atmosphere where hard-working artists can gather to explore their craft and express themselves freely. Their mission is to realize the artistic ideas of our members and collaborators in a way that makes significant positive impacts – artistically and fiscally – for the individual, the collective, and the community.


Small Town Big Sound Dinner Menu

Fresh brewery baked bread
Broccoli Slaw Salad (red wine vinegar aioli, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, peas)
Baked Beans (slow roasted beans in a rich Porter tomato BBQ sauce)
Mac and Cheese (cavatappi pasta, sharp white cheddar cheese sauce)
BBQ Short Ribs (slow cooked and glazed in Pale Ale BBQ)
Whoopie Pie (fluffy whipped filling between two soft chocolate cookies)

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