Live Acoustic Music Near Albany, 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 Albany 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Albany area. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

February 22
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
February 22
Cafe Du Nord (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
February 23
The Sound Room (Listening Room)
Oakland, CA
February 23
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
February 23
"Alice's music has that great combination of earthiness and groove that keeps it funky from the inside out. She's for real." Bonnie Raitt. "...sublime songwriting and breathtaking vocals...a singer of remarkable quality." MusicNews.com
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
February 23
An acoustic folk-jazz duo of traveling singer-songwriters with upright bass, guitar, and tight vocal harmonies.
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
February 24
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
February 24
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QuaranPalooza (Online Concert Stream)
Hayward, CA
February 24
The Bistro (Bar/Nightclub)
Hayward, CA
February 25
Cafe Du Nord (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
February 25
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
February 25
An acoustic folk-jazz duo of traveling singer-songwriters with upright bass, guitar, and tight vocal harmonies.
Almost Famous Wine (Listening Room)
Livermore, CA
February 27
McGrail Vineyards and Winery (Vineyard)
Livermore, CA
February 27
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
February 27
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
February 28
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
March 1
Cafe Du Nord (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
March 2
Las Positas Vineyards (Vineyard)
Livermore, CA
March 5
Bottom Of the Hill (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
March 7
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
March 7
With indie-folk vocal stylings reminiscent of 1920s jazz, songwriting that is unafraid to tackle the taboo, and melodies that stay with you for days, singer-songwriter Blair Borax writes tender folk-pop songs to make you feel less alone.
Ivy Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Albany, CA
March 8
Rocky will perform a mix of popular cover and original songs in this beautiful winery setting!
The Barnyard Epicurean Wine Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Danville, CA
March 9
Uptown Theatre Napa (Small Theater)
Napa, CA
March 10
(4-7pm Matin?e) Elise and Steve Album Release w/ The Sheldon Alexander Trio - SF INDIE-FOLK/JAZZ - SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2024 - DOORS 4:00PM Early Bird Tickets - Just $12!
The Lost Church (Listening Room)
San Francisco, CA
March 10
"Prodigious players with songwriting that sets them apart," this Canadian-American duo combine emotive, soaring violin, diverse guitar styles, and unique vocal chemistry for a “match made in heaven.”
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (House Concert)
Oakland, CA
March 10
Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
San Francisco, CA
March 10
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
March 13
The songs on my new album, "Seek the Love You’re Yearning" reflect my belief that everyone can reject their past neglect and abuse, which may hold them back from finding their heart’s desire.
The Lost Church (Listening Room)
San Francisco, CA
March 14
Cafe Du Nord (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
March 16
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
March 16
From China to Iceland, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and rock.
Club Fox (Listening Room)
Redwood City, CA
March 16
Brick and Mortar Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
March 17
Brick and Mortar Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
March 17
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
March 17
Almost Famous Wine (Listening Room)
Livermore, CA
March 18
Almost Famous Wine (Listening Room)
Livermore, CA
March 21
An acoustic folk-jazz duo of traveling singer-songwriters with upright bass, guitar, and tight vocal harmonies.
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
March 21
The Guild Theatre Menlo Park (Small Theater)
Menlo Park, CA
March 22
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
March 22
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
March 23
Rancho Nicasio (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nicasio, CA
March 23
Brick and Mortar Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
March 23
The Bistro (Bar/Nightclub)
Hayward, CA
March 23
Clarion Performing Arts Center (Listening Room)
San Francisco, CA
March 23
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
March 24
Rancho Nicasio (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nicasio, CA
March 24
Ivy Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Albany, CA
March 27
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
March 28
JaM Cellars (Vineyard)
Napa, CA
March 29
Cafe Du Nord (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Albany, California

House Concerts

Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Fifth Street Farms (Berkeley)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
Sunny Hill Concerts (Petaluma)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)

Listening Rooms

Almost Famous Wine (Livermore)
Bird and Beckett Books and Records (San Francisco)
Blue Note Napa (Napa)
Clarion Performing Arts Center (San Francisco)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows (Half Moon Bay)
Lamorinda Music (Lafayette)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
The Sound Room (Oakland)
Timbre Folk and Baroque (Berkeley)

Vineyards & Breweries

Adobe Road Winery (Petaluma)
JaM Cellars (Napa)
Lagunitas Taproom (Petaluma)
Las Positas Vineyards (Livermore)
McGrail Vineyards and Winery (Livermore)
Wood Family Vineyards (Livermore)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Andaz Napa (Napa)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
Journey Coffee Co. (Vacaville)
Rancho Nicasio (Nicasio)
Riggers Loft Wine Company (Richmond)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
The Barnyard Epicurean Wine Bar (Danville)
The Preacher's Daughter (Alameda)

Small Theaters

Bankhead Theater (Livermore)
Campbell Theater (Martinez)
Empress Theatre (Vallejo)
Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Livermore)
McNear's Mystic Theatre (Petaluma)
Sebastiani Theatre (Sonoma)
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)
The Guild Theatre Menlo Park (Menlo Park)
Uptown Theatre Napa (Napa)

Outdoor Music Series

USS Potomac (Oakland)

Bars & Nightclubs

Amado's (San Francisco)
Apple Jacks Inn (La Honda)
Bottom Of the Hill (San Francisco)
Brick and Mortar Music Hall (San Francisco)
Cafe Du Nord (San Francisco)
Hotel Utah (San Francisco)
Ivy Room (Albany)
Lucca Bar and Grill (Benicia)
Neck of the Woods (San Francisco)
No Name Bar (Sausalito)
Starling Bar (Sonoma)
The Big Easy (Petaluma)
The Bistro (Hayward)
The Chapel (San Francisco)
The Make Out Room (San Francisco)
The Riptide (San Francisco)
Winters Tavern (Pacifica)