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

Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Olive Grove Collective (House Concert)
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Aug 29, 2019
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 30, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Aug 30, 2019
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Terrapin Crossroads (Listening Room)
Sep 3, 2019
Playing at Yoshi's (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2019
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
David Starr is singer/songwriter with nine solo albums to his credit. He divides is time between western Colorado and Nashville when not on the road.
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at San Gregorio General Store (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 11, 2019
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 12, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Sep 12, 2019
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Sep 13, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Sep 13, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Sep 15, 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)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
Treehouse Concerts (San Anselmo)
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)
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)

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)
Redwood Cafe (Cotati)
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)