Live Acoustic Music Near San Rafael, 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 Rafael 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 and around the San Rafael 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

Mar 12, 2021
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 18, 2021
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 19, 2021
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 19, 2021
Playing at Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Mar 20, 2021
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Apr 2, 2021
Streaming in partnership with The Bistro (Vineyard/Brewery)
"Deeply rooted and well-versed in American roots music and early southern blues John + Friends will take you on a musical road trip across the country with feel-good songs of substance and integrity"
Apr 9, 2021
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Noel Paul Stookey is an American singer-songwriter, known as Paul in the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Apr 10, 2021
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Noel Paul Stookey is an American singer-songwriter, known as Paul in the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around San Rafael, CA

House Concerts

KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Inside Lands (Sebastopol)
Decka 9 House Concerts (Windsor)
Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)

Listening Rooms

Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
The Back Room (Berkeley)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center (Sebastopol)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Occidental Center for the Arts (Occidental)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Sebastopol)
Red Rock Coffee (Mountain View)

Vineyards & Breweries

JaM Cellars (Napa)
The Bistro (Hayward)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Neck of the Woods (San Francisco)
The Plough & Stars Irish Pub (San Francisco)
Ivy Room (Albany)
The Chapel (San Francisco)