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

Featured

Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Like Hearted House Concerts (House Concert)
"Gorgeous, haunting indie-folk, where every note and lyric penetrates deep into your skin." - The Revue A singer songwriter with a one-of-a-kind style topped with ethereal vocals and a wide range of instrumentation.
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Club Fox (Listening Room)
Apr 7, 2020
Playing at Neck of the Woods (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (House Concert)
From China to Iceland, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass.
Apr 28, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 3, 2020
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 6, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
May 10, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
May 10, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
May 11, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
May 11, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
May 13, 2020
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 15, 2020
Playing at Journey Coffee Co. (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Luke Borek Osicka is an American singer-songwriter whose brooding debut effort under the pseudonym Mid Air, Never Far, has reached over one hundred countries and regular national college radio.
May 16, 2020
Playing at The Shady Lady House Concert (House Concert)
May 16, 2020
Playing at The Monkey House (House Concert)
The Musers foot-stomping, high energy performances are punctuated by laughter and infectious grooves. Their soaring harmonies, multi-instrumental arrangements, and sassy covers span a variety of acoustic styles, all served up with verve and heart.
May 17, 2020
Playing at The Monkey House (House Concert)
May 17, 2020
Playing at Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (House Concert)
Jaeger & Reid are Judi Jaeger and Bob Reid, a singer-songwriter duo with beautiful harmony and folk roots. Original songs and a contemporary interpretation of some cherished songs written by others.
May 28, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
May 30, 2020
Playing at The Plough & Stars Irish Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
The Quitters specialize in a wide range of Americana music, both acoustic and electric, ranging from acoustic fingerpicking to Chicago-style electric blues, with a generous sprinkling of original material thrown in.
Jun 10, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jun 11, 2020
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)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)
Sunny Hill Concerts (Petaluma)
The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)
Frogsong Cohousing Concerts (Cotati)
Olive Grove Collective (Los Gatos)
Inside Lands (Sebastopol)

Listening Rooms

Yoshi's (Oakland)
The Back Room (Berkeley)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
The Lost Church (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)
Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Walnut Creek)
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)
Red Rock Coffee (Mountain View)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Britannia Arms Cupertino (San Jose)
Journey Coffee Co. (Vacaville)
Redwood Cafe (Cotati)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)
Lagunitas Taproom (Petaluma)

Small Theaters

Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)
Throckmorton Theatre (Mill Valley)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Livermore)
Sebastiani Theatre (Sonoma)
McNear's Mystic Theatre (Petaluma)

Bars & Nightclubs

Ivy Room (Albany)
Hotel Utah (San Francisco)
The Chapel (San Francisco)
Amnesia Beer & Music Hall (San Francisco)
The Plough & Stars Irish Pub (San Francisco)
Neck of the Woods (San Francisco)