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.

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

June 16
Winters Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Pacifica, CA
June 16
Cafe Du Nord (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
June 17
The Lost Church (Listening Room)
San Francisco, CA
June 18
Singer/songwriter Rocky Michaels will perform a mix of popular cover tunes as well as some originals. Come on by and say hi!
The Bistro (Bar/Nightclub)
Hayward, CA
June 19
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
June 22
Bazaar Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
San Francisco, CA
June 23
Red Rock Coffee (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mountain View, CA
June 23
Dala's Nest House Concerts (House Concert)
Menlo Park, CA
June 23
Ivy Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Albany, CA
June 28
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
June 28
Bankhead Theater (Small Theater)
Livermore, CA
June 29
Fifth Street Farms (House Concert)
Berkeley, CA
June 29
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
June 29
The Bistro (Bar/Nightclub)
Hayward, CA
June 30
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
July 5
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
July 11
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
July 16
The Bistro (Bar/Nightclub)
Hayward, CA
July 17
Antlers Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Pinole, CA
July 17
Winters Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Pacifica, CA
July 18
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
July 18
Minor Gold are an award winning Australian duo weaving masterful harmonies around stripped back, organic arrangements that draw on the classic songwriting of 70’s West Coast pop, the daydream haze of 60's folk to the ballad romance of the 80's.
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
July 19
Sound Union (Listening Room)
Redwood City, CA
July 19
Jon has shared stages with Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, and Keb Mo. Winner of the 2019 Int'l Blues Challenge, Jon is a fine picker, and Americana songwriter. Often tours with FJ Ventre on upright bass.
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
July 20
Bottom Of the Hill (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
July 21
Bottom Of the Hill (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
July 21
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, 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
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
July 27
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
July 27
The Bistro (Bar/Nightclub)
Hayward, CA
July 31
Fiddle player/songwriter Maura Scanlin is gaining notoriety in Acoustic music scenes across the country. Her playing, hailed for its inventiveness, fluidity and tone, brings together influences from Celtic music and Americana.
The Backroom (Listening Room)
Berkeley, CA
August 4
Almost Famous Wine (Listening Room)
Livermore, CA
August 7
The Bistro (Bar/Nightclub)
Hayward, CA
August 14
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
August 14
An unforgettable night of raw, emotive country-folk music at Hotel Utah, featuring stripped-down performances by Lone Quail, Andres Miguel Cervantes, and Meredith Edgar.
Hotel Utah (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
August 17
Sound Union (Listening Room)
Redwood City, CA
August 22
The White Buffalo is the professional moniker and stage name of American musician and singer/songwriter Jake Smith.
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
August 23
The White Buffalo is the professional moniker and stage name of American musician and singer/songwriter Jake Smith.
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
San Francisco, CA
August 24
The Bistro (Bar/Nightclub)
Hayward, CA
August 31
Almost Famous Wine (Listening Room)
Livermore, CA
September 5
Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Berkeley, CA
September 6
Sound Union (Listening Room)
Redwood City, CA
September 7
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
September 7
Almost Famous Wine (Listening Room)
Livermore, CA
September 8
The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
San Francisco, CA
September 13
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Livermore, California

House Concerts

Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Fifth Street Farms (Berkeley)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)

Listening Rooms

Almost Famous Wine (Livermore)
Art Boutiki Music Hall (San Jose)
Clarion Performing Arts Center (San Francisco)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows (Half Moon Bay)
Sound Union (Redwood City)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
The Sound Room (Oakland)

Vineyards & Breweries

Las Positas Vineyards (Livermore)
McGrail Vineyards and Winery (Livermore)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Bazaar Cafe (San Francisco)
Red Rock Coffee (Mountain View)
Riggers Loft Wine Company (Richmond)
The Barnyard Epicurean Wine Bar (Danville)
The Preacher's Daughter (Alameda)

Small Theaters

Bankhead Theater (Livermore)
Campbell Theater (Martinez)
Carriage House Theatre at Montalvo Arts Center (Saratoga)
Empress Theatre (Vallejo)
Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
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

USS Potomac (Oakland)

Bars & Nightclubs

Amado's (San Francisco)
Antlers Tavern (Pinole)
Apple Jacks Inn (La Honda)
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)
Neck of the Woods (San Francisco)
The Bistro (Hayward)
The Chapel (San Francisco)
The Make Out Room (San Francisco)
Winters Tavern (Pacifica)