Live Acoustic Music Near Berkeley, California

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

House concerts are a growing trend across the country, where people invite friends and neighbors into their homes for an up-close concert experience. And there are many house concerts being held in and around the Berkeley area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Berkeley host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Berkeley area. Restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Oct 23, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at The Monkey House (House Concert)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Poplar Playhouse (House Concert)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at The Palms Playhouse (Small Theater)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
RAQIA is an instrumental trio with violin, 12-string guitar and piano. Drawing influences from ambient, folk, world fusion, and jazz, RAQIA seeks to provide sanctuary and make connections with the natural world through music.
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at Terrapin Crossroads (Listening Room)
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 28, 2019
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Oct 30, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 30, 2019
Playing at Club Fox (Listening Room)
Oct 31, 2019
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Nov 1, 2019
Playing at Like Hearted House Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 2, 2019
Playing at Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (House Concert)
Nov 3, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Nov 3, 2019
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Berkeley, CA

House Concerts

The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Creston House Concerts (Berkeley)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
Treehouse Concerts (San Anselmo)
Crombie Cabin House Concert (Emerald Hills)
Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)
Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)
Vineyard View House Concerts (Livermore)
SIlicon Valley House Concerts (Mountain View)
The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)
Olive Grove Collective (Los Gatos)

Listening Rooms

The Backroom (Berkeley)
Yoshi's (Oakland)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
Armando's (Martinez)
Bird and Beckett Books and Records (San Francisco)
Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Blue Note Napa (Napa)
Players On The Stage (Sebastopol)
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center (Sebastopol)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)
Foothill Community Concert Series (San Jose)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Revolution Cafe (San Francisco)
First St. Cafe (Benicia)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Redwood Cafe (Cotati)
Britannia Arms Cupertino (San Jose)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)

Small Theaters

Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
Art House Gallery and Cultural Center (Berkeley)
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)
Throckmorton Theatre (Mill Valley)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Livermore)
McNear's Mystic Theatre (Petaluma)
The Palms Playhouse (Winters)

Bars & Nightclubs

Hotel Utah (San Francisco)
The Chapel (San Francisco)
Neck of the Woods (San Francisco)