Live Acoustic Music Near San Francisco, 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

Nov 6, 2020
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 11, 2020
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Jan 17, 2021
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around San Francisco, CA

House Concerts

KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)
Sunny Hill Concerts (Petaluma)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)
Frogsong Cohousing Concerts (Cotati)
The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)
Inside Lands (Sebastopol)

Listening Rooms

The Lost Church (San Francisco)
Yoshi's (Oakland)
The Back Room (Berkeley)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center (Sebastopol)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)
Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Walnut Creek)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Red Rock Coffee (Mountain View)
Redwood Cafe (Cotati)
Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Sebastopol)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)
JaM Cellars (Napa)
Lagunitas Taproom (Petaluma)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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