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.

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

Jan 22, 2019
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Jan 23, 2019
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jan 24, 2019
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jan 26, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 27, 2019
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 27, 2019
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
Jan 29, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Feb 11, 2019
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 12, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Feb 13, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Feb 15, 2019
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 28, 2019
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 28, 2019
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 21, 2019
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 23, 2019
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Mar 28, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at Terrapin Crossroads (Listening Room)
Apr 4, 2019
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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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)
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)
Every Blue Moon Concerts (Inverness)

Listening Rooms

The Backroom (Berkeley)
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)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Farley's Coffee (San Francisco)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
Cellar Door (Pleasanton)

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)

Bars & Nightclubs

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