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. 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 small listening rooms and theaters in and around the Berkeley area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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

Aug 20, 2018
Asleep at the Wheel (Country)
Playing at Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Aug 21, 2018
Mike Edel (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2018
Tyrone Wells (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
Aug 25, 2018
Nina Gerber (Country)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Aug 25, 2018
Marc Maynon (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Farley's Coffee (Cafe/Restaurant)
Sep 1, 2018
The Jellyman's Daughter (Americana)
Playing at Wisteria Ways (House Concert)
Sep 5, 2018
Porter Nickerson (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe/Restaurant)
Sep 9, 2018
Laurie Lewis (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Sep 11, 2018
Bombadil (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Sep 13, 2018
Willie Watson (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Sep 16, 2018
Jennings and Keller (Americana)
Playing at Dala's Nest House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 19, 2018
Kathy Kallick (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Sep 20, 2018
The Smoking Flowers (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 20, 2018
Brian Dolzani (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 21, 2018
Corey Harris (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Sep 22, 2018
BeauSoleil (Cajun & Creole)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Sep 23, 2018
Garrison Starr (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe/Restaurant)
Sep 30, 2018
Stephen Kellogg (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe/Restaurant)
Oct 2, 2018
Nina Gerber (Country)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Oct 2, 2018
Eliza Gilkyson (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)

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

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)
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)
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)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
Cellar Door (Pleasanton)

Small Theaters

Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)
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)