Big Room

Big Room
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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

Mar20
Big Room

Achilles Wheel

Tickets go on sale February 18th at 10 AM and they’re available at http://www.sierranevada.com/brewery/california/big-room or in person at the gift shop.

The Rock/Roots monster out of Nevada City that is Achilles Wheel once again will bring their high energy brand of rock and Dead inspired jams to the Big Room. This is a band that’s on the move and it’s only a matter of time before they just explode on the national sceen. And, I’m not the only one who feels this way. Here is a review of their show from this years High Sierra Festival.

“I caught the Achilles Wheel set at the Big Meadow. These guys are bound for greatness so make sure to check them out while they still play smaller venues. I give these guys one more year before we see them headlining venues like The Fillmore in San Francisco. Their honest and homespun approach to rock is infectious as noted by the swaying crowds. I can’t get enough of the Wheel!” - Michael Pegram JBO (Jam Bands Online)

If you like to dance and you have plenty of energy, we’ll see you there.

Mar27
Big Room

Della Mae

Tickets go on sale February 25th at 10 AM and they’re available at http://www.sierranevada.com/brewery/california/big-room or in person at the gift shop.

Della Mae returns to the Big Room by popular demand.

Originating from different musical backgrounds and states across the US and Canada, each member brings distinct elements that make Della Mae such a beloved band. Together they have a completely original style – sensitive yet assertive, intense yet playful, steeped in tradition yet undeniably current. Versatile instrumentalists and vocalists, they draw from a bottomless well of roots influences to create vibrant original music that conveys expansive musical vision. With timeless lyrical truth-telling and an unmistakably contemporary sensibility, they stand alongside such roots-conscious acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

They were IBMA’s Emerging Artists of the Year in 2013, GRAMMY Nominees in 2014 for their debut album on Rounder Records, named among Rolling Stone’s “10 bands to watch for in 2015,” and have since traveled with the US State Department to over 18 countries spreading peace and understanding through music. They’ve sold out their two previous appearances in the Big Room. Give a look and listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S9wWGmtAiU

Apr03
Big Room

Lil Smokies

Tickets go on sale March 3rd at 10 AM and they’re available at http://www.sierranevada.com/brewery/california/big-room or in person at the gift shop.

When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.“We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition. The record shows how fearless we’ve become in the last year,” says Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. They cut Changing Shades in a lighthearted, week-long session at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, MT with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Béla Fleck) and co-producer Rob Gordon (Elephant Revival). “It was a breeze,” Dunnigan says. “Rob got us to focus on what makes each song special. We refined and recorded them live, together in one room, just like on stage.”

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.

This is their first Big Room appearance. Come see whey they’re taking the best of the nations festivals by storm.

Give a look and listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG4bCNBaohA

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