Live Acoustic Music Near Berkeley, California

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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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley 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 and around the Berkeley 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 Live Acoustic Shows

Nov 23, 2018
Joshua Radin (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
Nov 24, 2018
Joshua Radin (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
Nov 24, 2018
Jackie Greene (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Throckmorton Theatre (Small Theater)
Nov 25, 2018
Joshua Radin (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 1, 2018
Holly Near (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Dec 2, 2018
Alejandro Escovedo (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe/Restaurant)
Dec 4, 2018
Over the Rhine (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Dec 4, 2018
Willie Watson (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 5, 2018
Tony Lucca (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe/Restaurant)
Dec 12, 2018
The Black Lillies (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe/Restaurant)
Dec 12, 2018
Noel Paul Stookey (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Dec 13, 2018
Noel Paul Stookey (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Dec 14, 2018
Abigail Washburn (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jan 4, 2019
Jeffrey Foucault (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe/Restaurant)
Jan 6, 2019
Jeffrey Foucault (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jan 12, 2019
Lucy Kaplansky (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe/Restaurant)
Jan 16, 2019
Laurie Lewis (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Feb 13, 2019
Albert Cummings (Blues)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Berkeley, CA

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House Concerts

Cozy Concerts (Berkeley)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Acoustic Tune-Ups at Joe's Garage (San Mateo)
Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)
Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)
Magnolia House Concert Series (Marin)
Vineyard View House Concerts (Livermore)
SIlicon Valley House Concerts (Mountain View)
Every Blue Moon Concerts (Inverness)

Listening Rooms

The Backroom (Berkeley)
Doc's Lab (San Francisco)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
Armando's (Martinez)
Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
City Winery (Napa)
Blue Note Napa (Napa)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)

Cafes & Restaurants

Albany Taproom (Albany)
Maso Lounge (San Francisco)
Farley's Coffee (San Francisco)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
Cellar Door (Pleasanton)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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