Live Acoustic Music Near Livermore, 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 Livermore 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 Livermore 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 Livermore 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

August 18
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
August 19
Join us for a Great Night of Music from Dana Cooper & Joel Rafael.? Dana is a Poetic & Powerful Indie Folk/Americana Songwriter from Nashville. He will be performing New Songs- from his New CD- as well as Old Favorites.
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
August 20
Brick and Mortar Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
August 21
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
August 25
Ivy Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Albany, CA
August 26
Timbre Folk and Baroque (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
August 26
Live on Amaranta (House Concert)
Palo Alto, CA
August 27
Get a ticket @ https://bit.ly/augustqptickets and join us in The Zoom, and we'll donate 25% of ticket sales to Bay Area Cancer Connections!
QuaranPalooza (Online Concert Stream)
August 27
The Bistro (Vineyard)
Hayward, CA
August 28
Amado's (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
August 31
Elise Brown and Steve Witt are American Singer Songwriters who grew up in California with mid-Western and Southern roots.
The Bistro (Vineyard)
Hayward, CA
September 2
Apple Jacks Inn (Bar/Nightclub)
La Honda, CA
September 4
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
September 10
Ivy Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Albany, CA
September 11
The Preacher's Daughter (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Alameda, CA
September 15
The Lost Church (Listening Room)
San Francisco, CA
September 16
Amado's (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
September 16
Almost Famous Wine (Listening Room)
Livermore, CA
September 18
The Quitters specialize in a wide range of Americana music, both acoustic and electric, ranging from acoustic fingerpicking to Chicago-style electric blues.
Lafayette Art & Wine Festival (Festivals)
Lafayette, CA
September 21
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
September 21
Brick and Mortar Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
September 21
Bottom Of the Hill (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
September 22
Concannon Vineyard (Vineyard)
Livermore, CA
September 24
The Bistro (Vineyard)
Hayward, CA
October 5
Brick and Mortar Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
October 6
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
October 7
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
October 8
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
October 8
SYLA Presents House Concerts (House Concert)
Oakland, CA
October 10
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
October 12
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
October 14
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
October 16
Amado's (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
October 21
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
October 21
Apple Jacks Inn (Bar/Nightclub)
La Honda, CA
October 21
The Lost Church (Listening Room)
San Francisco, CA
October 22
The Bistro (Vineyard)
Hayward, CA
October 22
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
October 27
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
November 4
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
November 6
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Livermore, California

House Concerts

Harker's Back Forty House Concerts (San Mateo)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Live on Amaranta (Palo Alto)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)

Listening Rooms

Almost Famous Wine (Livermore)
Clarion Performing Arts Center (San Francisco)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows (Half Moon Bay)
Old St. Hilary's Landmark (Tiburon)
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

Burrell School Vineyard and Winery (Los Gatos)
Concannon Vineyard (Livermore)
Hannah Nicole Vineyards (Brentwood)
McGrail Vineyards and Winery (Livermore)
The Bistro (Hayward)
Vino Godfather Winery (Vallejo)
Wood Family Vineyards (Livermore)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Bazaar Cafe (San Francisco)
Cellar Door (Pleasanton)
Monicas, Livermore (Livermore)
Pinstripes San Mateo (San Mateo)
The Preacher's Daughter (Alameda)

Small Theaters

Bankhead Theater (Livermore)
Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
Hammer Theatre Center (San Jose)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Livermore)
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)
The Guild Theatre Menlo Park (Menlo Park)

Outdoor Music Series

Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)

Bars & Nightclubs

Amado's (San Francisco)
Apple Jacks Inn (La Honda)
Bistro 880 (Newark)
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)
Lucca Bar and Grill (Benicia)
Monica's Riverview (Antioch)
Starline Social Club Ballroom (Oakland)
The Chapel (San Francisco)
The Plough & Stars Irish Pub (San Francisco)
Winters Tavern (Pacifica)