Live Acoustic Music Near Novato, 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 Novato 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 Novato 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 Novato 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

Jul 19, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 26, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jul 26, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Jul 27, 2019
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Jul 27, 2019
Playing at The Monkey House (House Concert)
Jul 27, 2019
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Jul 31, 2019
Playing at Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 1, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 1, 2019
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 2, 2019
Playing at Point Richmond Acoustic (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Aug 4, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Aug 10, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Aug 13, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Aug 15, 2019
Playing at Redwood Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 17, 2019
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 18, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Aug 18, 2019
Playing at Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Novato, CA

House Concerts

Treehouse Concerts (San Anselmo)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Windsor Acoustic Guitar Series (Santa Rosa)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
Lehman House Concert (Forestville)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
Redwood Cafe (Cotati)
First St. Cafe (Benicia)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
Brew (Santa Rosa)
Farley's Coffee (San Francisco)
Revolution Cafe (San Francisco)
Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery (Duncans Mills)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hudson Street Wineries (Healdsburg)
The Bistro (Hayward)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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