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.
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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Berkeley, CA
|The Monkey House (Berkeley)|
|Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)|
|Wisteria Ways (Oakland)|
|SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)|
|KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)|
|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 Backroom (Berkeley)|
|The Lost Church (San Francisco)|
|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)|
|Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)|
|Caffe Chiave (Oakland)|
|Farley's Coffee (San Francisco)|
|First St. Cafe (Benicia)|
|Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)|
|Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)|
|Cellar Door (Pleasanton)|
|The Bistro (Hayward)|
|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)|
|Hotel Utah (San Francisco)|
|The Chapel (San Francisco)|
|Neck of the Woods (San Francisco)|