Live Acoustic Music Near Newark, 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 Newark 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 Newark 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 Newark 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

December 2
Timbre Folk and Baroque (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
December 3
Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Davenport, CA
December 3
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
December 3
A mostly acoustic trio of right-side up finger picking (Stevie Coyle), upside down flat picking (Glenn Houston) and soulful upright bass (Chris Kee). The Quitters deliver a memorable performance spiced with humor & serendipity.
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
December 4
The Lost Church (Listening Room)
San Francisco, CA
December 4
Montalvo Arts Center (Small Theater)
Saratoga, CA
December 4
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
December 4
Amy’s songs are timeless. With lyrics about the experience of being human, her music has a way of connecting with anyone on a deeply personal level. Her sometimes soulful, sometimes pure and haunting voice lends itself to comparisons to Joni Mitchell,
Art House Gallery and Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
December 4
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
December 4
Singer-songwriter. Hot country band
Cottage Creek Vineyard (Vineyard)
Morgan Hill, CA
December 6
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
December 8
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
December 8
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
December 9
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
December 10
Carole's musical tapestry has been woven thread by thread, song by song, year by year, from a meaningful journey rich with struggles & discipline, integrity and gratitude. Her rapport with her audienc
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
December 10
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
December 11
Bistro 880 (Bar/Nightclub)
Newark, CA
December 11
The Young Fables are an emerging country/americana duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel Wright and guitarist Wesley Lunsford and is best known for their appearance on USA's showcase television series Real Country
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
December 11
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
December 15
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
December 16
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
December 17
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
December 19
Bankhead Theater (Small Theater)
Livermore, CA
December 22
No Name Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Sausalito, CA
January 4
S.R. cut his teeth as a songwriter in Austin, Texas. The “live music capitol of the world”. You can find him performing all over California solo and with his band The Heartsleeves. His new release “A.M. Sessions” is available at his live shows
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
January 7
Elise and Steve are thrilled to share an evening of original music with Clyde Leland! Clyde like his songwriter hero, John Prine, writes songs that are sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, often political, and usually in the key of C.
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
January 12
S.R. cut his teeth as a songwriter in Austin, Texas. The “live music capitol of the world”. You can find him performing all over California solo and with his band The Heartsleeves. His new release “A.M. Sessions” is available at his live shows
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
January 12
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
January 18
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
January 19
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
January 19
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
January 20
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
January 20
Cafe Du Nord (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
January 21
Four albums and 30 years of performing and touring combined activism. His songs lie at the juncture where culture clash with politics. Soulful. Pointed. Poignant. Playful.
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
January 21
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
January 21
Amado's (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
January 25
From China to Iceland, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass.
Club Fox (Listening Room)
Redwood City, CA
February 4
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
February 4
A mostly acoustic trio of right-side up finger picking (Stevie Coyle), upside down flat picking (Glenn Houston) and soulful upright bass (Chris Kee). The Quitters deliver a memorable performance spiced with humor & serendipity.
Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows (Listening Room)
Half Moon Bay, CA
February 4
S.R. cut his teeth as a songwriter in Austin, Texas. The “live music capitol of the world”. You can find him performing all over California solo and with his band The Heartsleeves. His new release “A.M. Sessions” is available at his live shows
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
February 9
Cafe Du Nord (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
February 9
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
February 16
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
February 16
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
February 18
Cafe Du Nord (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
February 24
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
February 25
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Newark, California

House Concerts

KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Live on Amaranta (Palo Alto)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)

Listening Rooms

Almost Famous Wine (Livermore)
Clarion Performing Arts Center (San Francisco)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows (Half Moon Bay)
Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)
Michael's on Main (Soquel)
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

Burrell School Vineyard and Winery (Los Gatos)
Concannon Vineyard (Livermore)
Cottage Creek Vineyard (Morgan Hill)
Hallcrest Vineyards (Felton)
Hannah Nicole Vineyards (Brentwood)
McGrail Vineyards and Winery (Livermore)
Wood Family Vineyards (Livermore)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Bazaar Cafe (San Francisco)
Cellar Door (Pleasanton)
Cork and Fork Capitola (Capitola)
Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn (Davenport)
Hop & Vine (San Jose)
Monicas, Livermore (Livermore)
Pinstripes San Mateo (San Mateo)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
The Crepe Place (Santa Cruz)
The Preacher's Daughter (Alameda)
The Sawmill Restaurant and Ale House (Boulder Creek)
Ugly Mug Coffeehouse (Soquel)

Small Theaters

Art House Gallery and Cultural Center (Berkeley)
Bankhead Theater (Livermore)
Felton Music Hall (Felton)
Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
Hammer Theatre Center (San Jose)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Livermore)
Montalvo Arts Center (Saratoga)
Rio Theatre Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz)
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)
The Guild Theatre Menlo Park (Menlo Park)

Outdoor Music Series

Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)

Bars & Nightclubs

Amado's (San Francisco)
Apple Jacks Inn (La Honda)
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)
No Name Bar (Sausalito)
Starline Social Club Ballroom (Oakland)
The Bistro (Hayward)
The Chapel (San Francisco)
The Plough & Stars Irish Pub (San Francisco)
Winters Tavern (Pacifica)