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

Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 19, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jan 6, 2020
Playing at Like Hearted House Concerts (House Concert)
Jan 9, 2020
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 9, 2020
Playing at Club Fox (Listening Room)
Jan 10, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jan 12, 2020
Playing at Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
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.
Jan 13, 2020
Playing at Sebastiani Theatre (Small Theater)
Jan 18, 2020
Playing at Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 22, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 1, 2020
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 2, 2020
Playing at San Gregorio General Store (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Husband-wife team: Virtuoso solo guitar and dueling harmonies
Feb 5, 2020
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 7, 2020
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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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)
Creston House Concerts (Berkeley)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
Treehouse Concerts (San Anselmo)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Crombie Cabin House Concert (Emerald Hills)
Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
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)
Olive Grove Collective (Los Gatos)

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)
Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Walnut Creek)
Foothill Community Concert Series (San Jose)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Revolution Cafe (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)
Redwood Cafe (Cotati)
Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Sebastopol)

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)
Sebastiani Theatre (Sonoma)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Livermore)

Bars & Nightclubs

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