Live Acoustic Music Near San Jose, 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 Jose 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 Jose 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 and around the San Jose area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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

Jan 28, 2022
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jan 28, 2022
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
released 34 cd's including duet cd's with peter tork, john batdorf, cliff eberhardt and dan navarro. toured with everyone from steven wright to bonnie raitt. read two books a week, practice guita
Jan 29, 2022
Streaming in partnership with QuaranPalooza (Online Concert Stream)
"Deeply rooted and well-versed in American roots music and early southern blues John + Friends will take you on a musical road trip across the country with feel-good songs of substance and integrity"
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at Bistro 880 (Bar/Nightclub)
Singer-songwriter. Hot country band
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at The Bistro (Vineyard/Brewery)
Feb 3, 2022
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 3, 2022
Playing at Monica's Riverview (Bar/Nightclub)
Singer-songwriter. Hot country band
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Feb 5, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Feb 10, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at The Guild Theatre Menlo Park (Small Theater)
Feb 13, 2022
Playing at KC Turner Presents (House Concert)
Feb 13, 2022
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Feb 26, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Feb 27, 2022
Playing at Yoshi's (Listening Room)
Feb 27, 2022
Playing at The Guild Theatre Menlo Park (Small Theater)
Mar 1, 2022
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 2, 2022
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 2, 2022
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 3, 2022
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 3, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 4, 2022
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 5, 2022
Playing at Cottage Creek Vineyard (Vineyard/Brewery)
Singer-songwriter. Hot country band
Mar 5, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 8, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 10, 2022
Playing at Monica's Riverview (Bar/Nightclub)
Singer-songwriter. Hot country band
Mar 11, 2022
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at KC Turner Presents (House Concert)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
An affable country rocker exploring his roots as a rancher and rodeo rider while striving to adapt this traditional identity to the challenging modern world
Mar 13, 2022
Playing at KC Turner Presents (House Concert)
Mar 17, 2022
Playing at KC Turner Presents (House Concert)
Mar 18, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 18, 2022
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Mar 19, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 20, 2022
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Prairie balladeer, awestruck vagabond, unrepentant dreamer. "He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... Truly one of Woody Guthrie's children." -RnR Magazine
Mar 25, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 26, 2022
Playing at Clarion Performing Arts Center (Listening Room)
Mar 26, 2022
Playing at Timbre Folk and Baroque (Listening Room)
The Quitters specialize in a wide range of Americana music, both acoustic and electric, ranging from acoustic fingerpicking to Chicago-style electric blues.
Mar 30, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 31, 2022
Playing at The Guild Theatre Menlo Park (Small Theater)
Mar 31, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Apr 1, 2022
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 4, 2022
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 7, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Apr 9, 2022
Playing at Monica's Riverview (Bar/Nightclub)
Singer-songwriter. Hot country band
Apr 12, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Apr 16, 2022
Playing at Bistro 880 (Bar/Nightclub)
Singer-songwriter. Hot country band
Apr 23, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Apr 23, 2022
Playing at KC Turner Presents (House Concert)
Apr 24, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Apr 26, 2022
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around San Jose, CA

House Concerts

The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)
Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)
Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Harker's Back Forty House Concerts (San Mateo)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)

Listening Rooms

Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Yoshi's (Oakland)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
Clarion Performing Arts Center (San Francisco)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
Timbre Folk and Baroque (Berkeley)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Walnut Creek)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Red Rock Coffee (Mountain View)
Monicas, Livermore (Livermore)
Ugly Mug Coffeehouse (Soquel)
Pinstripes San Mateo (San Mateo)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Caffe Chiave (Oakland)

Vineyards & Breweries

Cottage Creek Vineyard (Morgan Hill)
McGrail Vineyards and Winery (Livermore)
The Bistro (Hayward)

Small Theaters

The Guild Theatre Menlo Park (Menlo Park)
Felton Music Hall (Felton)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Livermore)
Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)

Bars & Nightclubs

Bistro 880 (Newark)
Amnesia Beer & Music Hall (San Francisco)
The Chapel (San Francisco)
The Plough & Stars Irish Pub (San Francisco)
Neck of the Woods (San Francisco)
Ivy Room (Albany)
Monica's Riverview (Antioch)