Live Acoustic Music Near Sonoma, 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Sonoma area. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

December 3
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
December 3
A mostly acoustic trio of right-side up finger picking (Stevie Coyle), upside down flat picking (Glenn Houston) and soulful upright bass (Chris Kee). The Quitters deliver a memorable performance spiced with humor & serendipity.
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
December 4
Amy’s songs are timeless. With lyrics about the experience of being human, her music has a way of connecting with anyone on a deeply personal level. Her sometimes soulful, sometimes pure and haunting voice lends itself to comparisons to Joni Mitchell,
Art House Gallery and Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
December 4
The Lost Church (Listening Room)
San Francisco, CA
December 4
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
December 4
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
December 6
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
December 8
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
December 8
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
December 9
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
December 10
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
December 10
Carole's musical tapestry has been woven thread by thread, song by song, year by year, from a meaningful journey rich with struggles & discipline, integrity and gratitude. Her rapport with her audienc
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
December 11
The Young Fables are an emerging country/americana duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel Wright and guitarist Wesley Lunsford and is best known for their appearance on USA's showcase television series Real Country
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
December 15
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
December 16
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
December 17
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
December 22
No Name Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Sausalito, CA
December 23
S.R. cut his teeth as a songwriter in Austin, Texas. The “live music capitol of the world”. You can find him performing all over California solo and with his band The Heartsleeves. His new release “A.M. Sessions” is available at his live shows
The Big Easy (Bar/Nightclub)
Petaluma, CA
December 29
S.R. cut his teeth as a songwriter in Austin, Texas. The “live music capitol of the world”. You can find him performing all over California solo and with his band The Heartsleeves. His new release “A.M. Sessions” is available at his live shows
JaM Cellars (Vineyard)
Napa, CA
January 4
We'll be live recording as the featured performer at Marin County's best open mic!
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
January 4
S.R. cut his teeth as a songwriter in Austin, Texas. The “live music capitol of the world”. You can find him performing all over California solo and with his band The Heartsleeves. His new release “A.M. Sessions” is available at his live shows
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
January 7
Elise and Steve are thrilled to share an evening of original music with Clyde Leland! Clyde like his songwriter hero, John Prine, writes songs that are sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, often political, and usually in the key of C.
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
January 7
Two great acts teaming up for an entertaining evening of folk, rhythms, and serious fun!
Occidental Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Occidental, CA
January 12
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
January 12
S.R. cut his teeth as a songwriter in Austin, Texas. The “live music capitol of the world”. You can find him performing all over California solo and with his band The Heartsleeves. His new release “A.M. Sessions” is available at his live shows
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
January 15
Occidental Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Occidental, CA
January 18
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
January 19
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
January 19
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
January 20
Cafe Du Nord (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
January 20
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
January 21
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
January 21
Amado's (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
January 21
Four albums and 30 years of performing and touring combined activism. His songs lie at the juncture where culture clash with politics. Soulful. Pointed. Poignant. Playful.
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
January 22
Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
Napa, CA
January 28
JaM Cellars (Vineyard)
Napa, CA
February 4
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
February 4
S.R. cut his teeth as a songwriter in Austin, Texas. The “live music capitol of the world”. You can find him performing all over California solo and with his band The Heartsleeves. His new release “A.M. Sessions” is available at his live shows
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
February 9
Cafe Du Nord (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
February 9
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
February 11
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
February 16
Starling Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Sonoma, CA
February 16
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
February 17
JaM Cellars (Vineyard)
Napa, CA
February 18
Cafe Du Nord (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
February 23
Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
Napa, CA
February 25
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
February 28
McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Petaluma, CA
March 2
David and Bob create a musical conversation between intense slide guitar and virtuosic harmonica; together they weave left-coast stories of the blues. The show moves from blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll.
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Sonoma, California

House Concerts

Decka 9 House Concerts (Windsor)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)

Listening Rooms

Blue Note Napa (Napa)
Clarion Performing Arts Center (San Francisco)
Occidental Center for the Arts (Occidental)
Old St. Hilary's Landmark (Tiburon)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
Timbre Folk and Baroque (Berkeley)
Yoshi's (Oakland)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Walnut Creek)

Vineyards & Breweries

Adobe Road Winery (Petaluma)
Gargiulo Vineyards (Napa)
Gundlach Bundschu Winery (Sonoma)
JaM Cellars (Napa)
Rodney Strong Vineyards (Healdsburg)
Ruhstaller Farm (Dixon)
Russian River Vineyards (Forestville)
Taber Ranch Vineyard (Capay)
Viansa Sonoma - Summer Concert Series (Sonoma)
Vino Godfather Winery (Vallejo)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Andaz Napa (Napa)
Bazaar Cafe (San Francisco)
Cafe Aquatica (Jenner)
Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery (Duncans Mills)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Sebastopol)
Rancho Nicasio (Nicasio)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
The Preacher's Daughter (Alameda)

Small Theaters

Art House Gallery and Cultural Center (Berkeley)
Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
McNear's Mystic Theatre (Petaluma)
Sebastiani Theatre (Sonoma)
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)
Uptown Theatre Napa (Napa)

Outdoor Music Series

SOMO Concerts (Rohnert Park)

Bars & Nightclubs

Amado's (San Francisco)
Bottom Of the Hill (San Francisco)
Brick and Mortar Music Hall (San Francisco)
Cafe Du Nord (San Francisco)
Hotel Utah (San Francisco)
Ivy Room (Albany)
Lost Church Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa)
Lucca Bar and Grill (Benicia)
Monica's Riverview (Antioch)
No Name Bar (Sausalito)
Starline Social Club Ballroom (Oakland)
Starling Bar (Sonoma)
The Big Easy (Petaluma)
The Chapel (San Francisco)
The Elephant In the Room (Healdsburg)
The Plough & Stars Irish Pub (San Francisco)