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.

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

May 22, 2019
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
May 31, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 4, 2019
Playing at Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (House Concert)
Jun 9, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 12, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jun 14, 2019
Playing at The Palms Playhouse (Small Theater)
Jun 14, 2019
Playing at Throckmorton Theatre (Small Theater)
Jun 14, 2019
Playing at First St. Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
An Austin, Texas based duo with an honest blend of folk, pop and depression that borrows from ‘70s pop/rock (a la Fleetwood Mac, Hollies, Beatles) and American indie (Jayhawks, Decemberists, Shovels & Rope).
Jun 21, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 25, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Jun 30, 2019
Playing at Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 12, 2019
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 13, 2019
Playing at Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (House Concert)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (House Concert)
Jul 27, 2019
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Berkeley, CA

House Concerts

The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
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)
Windsor Acoustic Guitar Series (Santa Rosa)

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)
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center (Sebastopol)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Farley's Coffee (San Francisco)
Revolution Cafe (San Francisco)
First St. Cafe (Benicia)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Britannia Arms Cupertino (San Jose)
Brew (Santa Rosa)

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)