Live Acoustic Music Near Cotati, 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 Cotati 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 Cotati 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

May 21
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
May 21
Ross Newell can usually be seen and heard as the lead singer and songwriter in The Mulligan Brothers.
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (House Concert)
Napa, CA
May 22
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
May 22
“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”
Old St. Hilary's Landmark (Listening Room)
Tiburon, CA
May 26
Ivy Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Albany, CA
May 27
Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
Napa, CA
May 28
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
May 31
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
June 2
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sebastopol, CA
June 2
JaM Cellars (Vineyard)
Napa, CA
June 3
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
June 4
The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh
Lost Church Santa Rosa (Bar/Nightclub)
Santa Rosa, CA
June 6
Sebastiani Theatre (Small Theater)
Sonoma, CA
June 10
Gundlach Bundschu Winery (Vineyard)
Sonoma, CA
June 11
The Musers foot-stomping, high energy performances are punctuated by laughter and infectious grooves. Their soaring harmonies, multi-instrumental arrangements, and sassy covers span a variety of acoustic styles, all served up with verve and heart.
Lost Church Santa Rosa (Bar/Nightclub)
Santa Rosa, CA
June 16
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
June 17
Lucca Bar and Grill (Bar/Nightclub)
Benicia, CA
June 17
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
June 18
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
June 19
A guitar duo of right-side up finger picking (Stevie Coyle) and upside down flat picking (Glenn Houston). The Quitters deliver a performance spiced with humor and serendipity.
Occidental Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Occidental, CA
June 21
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
June 24
Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
Napa, CA
June 25
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
June 25
Blue Note Napa (Listening Room)
Napa, CA
June 25
Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Duncans Mills, CA
June 26
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
June 26
Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Duncans Mills, CA
June 28
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
June 29
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
June 30
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
July 1
Join Skye Alexander and Elise and Steve for an evening of memorable, original folk music! July 1, 2022, 7:30 p.m. start!
The Monkey House (House Concert)
Berkeley, CA
July 3
Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sebastopol, CA
July 8
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
July 10
Sean Charles Watkins is a member of the contemporary folk band Nickel Creek, the duo Fiction Family and the supergroup Works Progress Administration.
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
July 10
Lucca Bar and Grill (Bar/Nightclub)
Benicia, CA
July 16
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
July 16
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Novato, CA
July 20
Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sebastopol, CA
July 27
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
July 28
Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mill Valley, CA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Cotati, California

House Concerts

The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)

Listening Rooms

Blue Note Napa (Napa)
Occidental Center for the Arts (Occidental)
Old St. Hilary's Landmark (Tiburon)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
Timbre Folk and Baroque (Berkeley)

Vineyards & Breweries

Adobe Road Winery (Petaluma)
Gundlach Bundschu Winery (Sonoma)
JaM Cellars (Napa)
Vino Godfather Winery (Vallejo)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Andaz Napa (Napa)
Cafe Aquatica (Jenner)
Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery (Duncans Mills)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Sebastopol)

Small Theaters

Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
McNear's Mystic Theatre (Petaluma)
Sebastiani Theatre (Sonoma)

Bars & Nightclubs

Ivy Room (Albany)
Lost Church Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa)
Lucca Bar and Grill (Benicia)