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.

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

Apr 25, 2019
Playing at Revolution Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 25, 2019
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Apr 26, 2019
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Apr 26, 2019
Playing at The Monkey House (House Concert)
Amy’s songs are timeless. With lyrics about the experience of being human, her music has a way of connecting with anyone on a deeply personal level. Her sometimes soulful, sometimes pure and haunting voice lends itself to comparisons to Joni Mitchell,
Apr 26, 2019
Playing at Poplar Playhouse (House Concert)
Apr 27, 2019
Playing at The Monkey House (House Concert)
Apr 27, 2019
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Apr 28, 2019
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
May 1, 2019
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
May 4, 2019
Playing at Wisteria Ways (House Concert)
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.
May 4, 2019
Playing at Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (House Concert)
May 4, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
May 7, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
May 10, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 10, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
May 10, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
May 11, 2019
Playing at Wisteria Ways (House Concert)
May 16, 2019
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 19, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
May 30, 2019
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

Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
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)

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)

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)
Cellar Door (Pleasanton)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Britannia Arms Cupertino (San Jose)

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)