May 30

Rising Appalachia

Tickets go on sale April 30th at 10 AM. You can buy them in person at our Gift Shop or online with the “buy tickets” link below.

Sierra Nevada Big Room is proud to present Rising Appalachia, truly one of the rising musical stars in the roots/Americana genre. Don’t miss this chance to see why, up close and personal.

Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith tear into sound with sensual prowess as stages ignite revolutions and words light up soul fires. Listen to their beautiful sound for banjo and fiddle duets and poetic harmonies like only sisters can do… Joined full-time by their beloved band, Biko Casini on percussion, and David Brown on stand-up bass and baritone guitar, expect everything from folk standards to jazz, to New Orleans soul, to old mountain traditionals, to activist anthems, as their style redefines folk music as a truly living art. Using sound as a tool to spark a cultural revolution and birth a new movement, come join them as they create soul sounds for us all…. Their shows have included and array of community-run venues and collective events, as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, NPR’s All Songs Considered, E-town, The School of America Vigil, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Emory University Shwartz Center, The Beacon Theater NYC, The Lake Eden Arts Festival, Radio Popular Verona, Italy, Guerilla Radio Amsterdam, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Highlander Center 75th Reunion, Burning Man, Urkult (Sweden), and Festa Del Fuoco (Stromboli Italy) and many more.

Rising Appalachia has been voted “Green Album of the Year” by the Huffington Post and Atlanta’s Best Folk Act by the Creative Loafing, and have been written up in Paste Magazine, The New York Times, The Performer Magazine, Dirty Linen, Sing Out, Anti-Gravity, Maverick and more. Their tours have taken them across Europe, through the Caribbean, into Central America, into the Indian subcontinent, and across the United States making sacred sounds and elaborate stages wherever they go.

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Jun 05

Tom Rigney and Flambeau with special guest Michael Doucet

Tickets go on sale May 7th at 10 AM. You can buy them in person at our Gift Shop, or online with the “buy tickets” link below.

Tom Rigney, the electrifying violinist/composer, joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco roots music scene in Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Flambeau specializes in fiery Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves, and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes.

Flambeau is joined by legendary Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet, leader of the Cajun super group BeauSoleil. Garrison Keillor called BeauSoleil “the best Cajun band in the world!” This will be a special and exciting evening of music featuring two of the finest roots music fiddle players on the planet and yes, the dance floor is open.

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Jun 17

Dinner in the Garden

Celebrate the impending summer season with us at our Dinner in the Garden. Pull up a chair in our Estate Garden, while our chef prepares a multi-course feast, complete with beer pairings. The menu will feature local meats, as well as a bounty of seasonal produce harvested a few feet from your table. The gates open at 6:15; dinner will be served at 6:45. See you in the garden.

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Jun 18

Big Sam's Funky Nation

Tickets go on sale May 21st at 10 AM and they’re available at http://www.sierranevada.com/brewery/california/big-room or in person at the gift shop. Yes, gift shop tickets are back!!

Noladelic PowerFunk—That’s the sound Big Sam’s Funky Nation have been whipping up for more than a decade. It’s high-energy music that mixes funk, rock & roll, hip-hop, and jazz into the same pot, gluing everything together with the brassy influence—and heavy grooves—of New Orleans.

From national performances at Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, to hometown appearances at Voodoo Fest and Jazz Fest, Big Sam’s Funky Nation have built their reputation onstage. The band’s live performances are legendary, filled with blasts of brass, bursts of electric guitar, and the charisma of Big Sam, a frontman who sings, plays, dances, and involves the audience in everything he does. You don’t just watch a Funky Nation show. You become part of the show, singing along with Big Sam whenever he demands a call-and-response.

“He’s got the chops of Louis, the charisma of Dizzy, the oomph of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and the understanding that it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing… and a whole lotta funk.” - Rachel Levitin, WeLoveDC.com

Get your tickets early as this show will sell out quickly!

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Jul 06

Pamela Delgado & Jeri Jones w/ Nina Gerber & Chris Webster

Tickets go on sale June 4th at 10 AM and they’re available online or in person at the gift shop.

Blame Sally’s Pamela Delgado & Jeri Jones team up with Nina Gerber & Chris Webster for a Double Duo Evening. They’ll each be doing their own duo “thang” AND then mixing it up for some dueling guitar jams and three part harmonies.

Music fans know Chris Webster and Nina Gerber as two of the most skilled and artful musical talents in Northern California. Webster’s voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber’s guitar is beautiful and powerful. Together they’re magic.

Pam Delgado and Jeri Jones of Blame Sally fame return to their roots in performance ranging from mournfully sweet love songs to blazing acoustic soul. The duo brings power and emotion to the stage…their voices blend effortlessly to create a distinct sound.”

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