Live Acoustic Music Near Soquel, 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 several house concerts being held in and around the Soquel 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Soquel 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

July 19
Sound Union (Listening Room)
Redwood City, CA
July 19
Amelia Ray is The Interpreter. The San Francisco native has performed her soul-rock compositions across Europe and is featured at the 2024 National Women’s Music Festival.
The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center (Listening Room)
San Jose, CA
July 20
Trailside Cafe & Beer Garden (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Carmel Valley, CA
July 21
"Prodigious players with songwriting that sets them apart," this Canadian-American duo combine emotive, soaring violin, diverse guitar styles, and unique vocal chemistry for a “match made in heaven.”
Dala's Nest House Concerts (House Concert)
Menlo Park, CA
July 21
Steel Bonnet Brewing Company (Brewery)
Scotts Valley, CA
July 21
Ugly Mug Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Soquel, CA
July 25
Club Fox (Listening Room)
Redwood City, CA
July 26
Cork and Fork Capitola (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Capitola, CA
July 27
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
August 3
Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Davenport, CA
August 9
Ugly Mug Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Soquel, CA
August 9
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
August 17
Sound Union (Listening Room)
Redwood City, CA
September 6
Sound Union (Listening Room)
Redwood City, CA
September 7
Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Davenport, CA
September 13
September 13
Ugly Mug Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Soquel, CA
September 14
Trailside Cafe & Beer Garden (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Carmel Valley, CA
September 17
Club Fox (Listening Room)
Redwood City, CA
September 21
Ugly Mug Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Soquel, CA
September 22
Husband-wife team: Virtuoso solo guitar and dueling harmonies
San Gregorio General Store (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
San Gregorio, CA
September 29
A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music.
Ugly Mug Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Soquel, CA
October 12
Lille Aeske (Listening Room)
Boulder Creek, CA
October 16
October 16
Sicilian Roots Music...and a folktale...or two
Art Boutiki Music Hall (Listening Room)
San Jose, CA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Soquel, California

House Concerts

Blue House Stage (Scotts Valley)
Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)

Listening Rooms

Art Boutiki Music Hall (San Jose)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)
Sound Union (Redwood City)
The Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center (San Jose)

Vineyards & Breweries

De Tierra Vineyards (Carmel-by-the-Sea)
Folktale Winery & Vineyards (Carmel-by-the-Sea)
Hallcrest Vineyards (Felton)
Puma Road at Portola Plaza (Monterey)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Capitola Wine Bar and Merchants (Capitola)
Cork and Fork Capitola (Capitola)
Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn (Davenport)
Red Rock Coffee (Mountain View)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
The Crepe Place (Santa Cruz)
Trailside Cafe & Beer Garden (Carmel Valley)
Ugly Mug Coffeehouse (Soquel)
Whale City Bakery, Bar & Grill (Davenport)

Small Theaters

Carriage House Theatre at Montalvo Arts Center (Saratoga)
Felton Music Hall (Felton)
Rio Theatre Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz)
The Guild Theatre Menlo Park (Menlo Park)

Bars & Nightclubs

Apple Jacks Inn (La Honda)