Live Acoustic Music Near Benicia, 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 Benicia 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 Benicia 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Benicia 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

October 1
Almost Famous Wine (Listening Room)
Livermore, CA
October 3
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
October 5
Brick and Mortar Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
October 5
Uptown Theatre Napa (Small Theater)
Napa, CA
October 6
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
October 7
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
October 8
Ivy Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Albany, CA
October 8
SYLA Presents House Concerts (House Concert)
Oakland, CA
October 8
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
October 9
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
October 10
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
October 12
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
October 13
This unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts. Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City,
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
October 14
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
October 14
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
October 14
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
October 15
Ruhstaller Farm (Vineyard)
Dixon, CA
October 16
Amado's (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
October 16
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
October 16
With elements of folk, blues, classical, and rock, South for Winter's varying sound is united by storytelling lyrics, complex instrumentation, and earthy vocals.
The Lost Church (Listening Room)
San Francisco, CA
October 19
Andaz Napa (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Napa, CA
October 20
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
October 20
The Bistro (Bar/Nightclub)
Hayward, CA
October 20
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
October 21
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
October 21
The Lost Church (Listening Room)
San Francisco, CA
October 21
JaM Cellars (Vineyard)
Napa, CA
October 22
The Bistro (Bar/Nightclub)
Hayward, CA
October 22
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
October 23
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
October 25
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
October 26
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
October 27
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
October 29
Almost Famous Wine (Listening Room)
Livermore, CA
November 3
Yoshi's (Listening Room)
Oakland, CA
November 4
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
November 6
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
November 10
Ivy Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Albany, CA
November 10
Ivy Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Albany, CA
November 11
Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
Napa, CA
November 12
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
November 12
Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
Napa, CA
November 15
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
November 17
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
November 18
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
November 19
JaM Cellars (Vineyard)
Napa, CA
November 19
Sebastiani Theatre (Small Theater)
Sonoma, CA
November 20
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
November 20
McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Petaluma, CA
November 26
The Bistro (Bar/Nightclub)
Hayward, CA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Benicia, California

House Concerts

KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)

Listening Rooms

Almost Famous Wine (Livermore)
Blue Note Napa (Napa)
Clarion Performing Arts Center (San Francisco)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Old St. Hilary's Landmark (Tiburon)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
Timbre Folk and Baroque (Berkeley)
Yoshi's (Oakland)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Walnut Creek)

Vineyards & Breweries

Adobe Road Winery (Petaluma)
Concannon Vineyard (Livermore)
Gargiulo Vineyards (Napa)
Gundlach Bundschu Winery (Sonoma)
Hannah Nicole Vineyards (Brentwood)
JaM Cellars (Napa)
McGrail Vineyards and Winery (Livermore)
Ruhstaller Farm (Dixon)
Viansa Sonoma - Summer Concert Series (Sonoma)
Vino Godfather Winery (Vallejo)
Wood Family Vineyards (Livermore)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Andaz Napa (Napa)
Bazaar Cafe (San Francisco)
Cellar Door (Pleasanton)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
Monicas, Livermore (Livermore)
Pinstripes San Mateo (San Mateo)
Rancho Nicasio (Nicasio)
The Preacher's Daughter (Alameda)

Small Theaters

Bankhead Theater (Livermore)
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)
Uptown Theatre Napa (Napa)

Outdoor Music Series

SOMO Concerts (Rohnert Park)

Bars & Nightclubs

Amado's (San Francisco)
Bistro 880 (Newark)
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)
Monica's Riverview (Antioch)
Starline Social Club Ballroom (Oakland)
The Bistro (Hayward)
The Chapel (San Francisco)
The Plough & Stars Irish Pub (San Francisco)
Winters Tavern (Pacifica)