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.

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


May 22, 2021
Playing at JaM Cellars (Vineyard/Brewery)
Rocky Michaels is a California born acoustic singer-songwriter. His indie, folkstyle music has gained the attention of fans & industry professionals. His 10-song debut album released in August 2020.
Jun 27, 2021
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 8, 2021
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around San Francisco, CA

House Concerts

KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)
Inside Lands (Sebastopol)

Listening Rooms

The Lost Church (San Francisco)
The Back Room (Berkeley)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Sebastopol)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)
JaM Cellars (Napa)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

The Chapel (San Francisco)
The Plough & Stars Irish Pub (San Francisco)
Ivy Room (Albany)