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.

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

Jun 18, 2019
Playing at Olive Grove Collective (House Concert)
Jun 19, 2019
Playing at Players On The Stage (Listening Room)
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.
Jun 21, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Terrapin Crossroads (Listening Room)
Jun 25, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jun 26, 2019
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 27, 2019
Playing at Britannia Arms Cupertino (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Zack Freitas is a perfect storm of heartfelt songwriting and a powerful voice to back up his lyrical intensity. There’s a depth to his music that goes further than your average artist, deep below the emotional waterline.
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at Olive Grove Collective (House Concert)
Jun 29, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jun 30, 2019
Playing at Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
Jun 30, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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.
Jul 12, 2019
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 13, 2019
Playing at Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (House Concert)
Jul 14, 2019
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Terrapin Crossroads (Listening Room)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (House Concert)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 27, 2019
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
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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)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
Treehouse Concerts (San Anselmo)
Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)
SIlicon Valley House Concerts (Mountain View)
Vineyard View House Concerts (Livermore)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)
The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)
Olive Grove Collective (Los Gatos)
Windsor Acoustic Guitar Series (Santa Rosa)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Revolution Cafe (San Francisco)
Farley's Coffee (San Francisco)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
First St. Cafe (Benicia)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Britannia Arms Cupertino (San Jose)
Brew (Santa Rosa)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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