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.

Several 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

Nov 6, 2020
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 11, 2020
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 3, 2020
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2020
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Dec 29, 2020
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jan 17, 2021
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around San Mateo, CA

House Concerts

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)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
The Great Room (Los Gatos)
Sunny Hill Concerts (Petaluma)

Listening Rooms

Club Fox (Redwood City)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
Yoshi's (Oakland)
The Back Room (Berkeley)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)
Michael's on Main (Soquel)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)
Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Walnut Creek)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)

Small Theaters

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)
Hotel Utah (San Francisco)
The Plough & Stars Irish Pub (San Francisco)
Neck of the Woods (San Francisco)
Ivy Room (Albany)