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 30, 2019
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
May 31, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 4, 2019
Playing at Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (House Concert)
Jun 9, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 9, 2019
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 12, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jun 14, 2019
Playing at Throckmorton Theatre (Small Theater)
Jun 14, 2019
Playing at First St. Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
An Austin, Texas based duo with an honest blend of folk, pop and depression that borrows from ‘70s pop/rock (a la Fleetwood Mac, Hollies, Beatles) and American indie (Jayhawks, Decemberists, Shovels & Rope).
Jun 15, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 21, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 25, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jun 26, 2019
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Jun 30, 2019
Playing at Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 12, 2019
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around San Francisco, CA

House Concerts

Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
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)
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)
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center (Sebastopol)

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)
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)