Live Acoustic Music Near San Francisco, 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco. Restaurants and cafes around town 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 Acoustic Shows

Aug 17, 2019
Playing at Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (House Concert)
"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.”
Aug 17, 2019
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 18, 2019
Playing at Simple Pleasures Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll call your therapist.
Aug 18, 2019
Playing at Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from early New Orleans jazz to Piedmont murder ballads. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ original songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old
Aug 18, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Aug 20, 2019
Playing at Terrapin Crossroads (Listening Room)
Aug 22, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Country/Folk singer-songwriter who grew up in the bible belt of East Texas and has developed a taste for old guitars and smooth tequilas.
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Like Hearted House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Olive Grove Collective (House Concert)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Aug 29, 2019
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 30, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Aug 30, 2019
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Terrapin Crossroads (Listening Room)
Sep 3, 2019
Playing at Yoshi's (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2019
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around San Francisco, CA

House Concerts

KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
Creston House Concerts (Berkeley)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
Treehouse Concerts (San Anselmo)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)
SIlicon Valley House Concerts (Mountain View)
Vineyard View House Concerts (Livermore)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)
The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)
Olive Grove Collective (Los Gatos)
Windsor Acoustic Guitar Series (Santa Rosa)

Listening Rooms

The Lost Church (San Francisco)
Bird and Beckett Books and Records (San Francisco)
Yoshi's (Oakland)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Armando's (Martinez)
Blue Note Napa (Napa)
Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)
Players On The Stage (Sebastopol)
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center (Sebastopol)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Revolution Cafe (San Francisco)
Farley's Coffee (San Francisco)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
First St. Cafe (Benicia)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Britannia Arms Cupertino (San Jose)
Redwood Cafe (Cotati)
Brew (Santa Rosa)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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