Live Acoustic Music Near San Mateo, 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 Mateo 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 Mateo 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 Mateo 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)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at Bistro 880 (Bar/Nightclub)
Singer-songwriter. Hot country band
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at The Bistro (Vineyard/Brewery)
Feb 3, 2022
Playing at Monica's Riverview (Bar/Nightclub)
Singer-songwriter. Hot country band
Feb 3, 2022
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
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 12, 2022
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 The Backroom (Listening Room)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 25, 2022
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Feb 26, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Feb 27, 2022
Playing at The Guild Theatre Menlo Park (Small Theater)
Feb 27, 2022
Playing at Yoshi's (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2022
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 2, 2022
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 2, 2022
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
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 McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Mar 4, 2022
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 5, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 5, 2022
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (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 Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 11, 2022
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
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 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 13, 2022
Playing at KC Turner Presents (House Concert)
Mar 17, 2022
Playing at KC Turner Presents (House Concert)
Mar 18, 2022
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Mar 18, 2022
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
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 2, 2022
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Apr 2, 2022
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around San Mateo, CA

House Concerts

Harker's Back Forty House Concerts (San Mateo)
Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
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)
The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Walnut Creek)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)
McGrail Vineyards and Winery (Livermore)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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