Live Acoustic Music Near Oakland, 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 Oakland area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Oakland 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 Oakland 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

Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Poplar Playhouse (House Concert)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (House Concert)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at San Gregorio General Store (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Husband-wife team: Virtuoso solo guitar and dueling harmonies
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (House Concert)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at Yoshi's (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at The Monkey House (House Concert)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Lille Aeske (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Poplar Playhouse (House Concert)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Oakland, CA

House Concerts

Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
Creston House Concerts (Berkeley)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Treehouse Concerts (San Anselmo)
Crombie Cabin House Concert (Emerald Hills)
Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)
Vineyard View House Concerts (Livermore)
SIlicon Valley House Concerts (Mountain View)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)
The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)
Olive Grove Collective (Los Gatos)

Listening Rooms

Yoshi's (Oakland)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
Bird and Beckett Books and Records (San Francisco)
Armando's (Martinez)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Blue Note Napa (Napa)
Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)
Foothill Community Concert Series (San Jose)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Revolution Cafe (San Francisco)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
First St. Cafe (Benicia)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Britannia Arms Cupertino (San Jose)
Redwood Cafe (Cotati)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)

Small Theaters

Art House Gallery and Cultural Center (Berkeley)
Freight and Salvage (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)