Live Acoustic Music Near Oakland, 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 Oakland area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Oakland 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 many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Oakland area. Restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

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

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Dec 6, 2019
Playing at Like Hearted House Concerts (House Concert)
Dec 6, 2019
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
Dec 7, 2019
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at Sweetwater Music Hall (Listening Room)
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at The Monkey House (House Concert)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Dec 19, 2019
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jan 6, 2020
Playing at Like Hearted House Concerts (House Concert)
Jan 9, 2020
Playing at Club Fox (Listening Room)
Jan 9, 2020
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 10, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jan 13, 2020
Playing at Sebastiani Theatre (Small Theater)
Jan 18, 2020
Playing at Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 1, 2020
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 2, 2020
Playing at San Gregorio General Store (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Husband-wife team: Virtuoso solo guitar and dueling harmonies
Feb 5, 2020
Playing at McNear's Mystic Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 7, 2020
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Oakland, CA

House Concerts

Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
Creston House Concerts (Berkeley)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Treehouse Concerts (San Anselmo)
Crombie Cabin House Concert (Emerald Hills)
Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)
Sunny Hill Concerts (Petaluma)
The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)
Frogsong Cohousing Concerts (Cotati)
Olive Grove Collective (Los Gatos)

Listening Rooms

Yoshi's (Oakland)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
Bird and Beckett Books and Records (San Francisco)
Armando's (Martinez)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Blue Note Napa (Napa)
Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)
Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Walnut Creek)
Foothill Community Concert Series (San Jose)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Revolution Cafe (San Francisco)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
First St. Cafe (Benicia)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Britannia Arms Cupertino (San Jose)
Redwood Cafe (Cotati)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)

Small Theaters

Art House Gallery and Cultural Center (Berkeley)
Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)
Throckmorton Theatre (Mill Valley)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Livermore)
Sebastiani Theatre (Sonoma)
McNear's Mystic Theatre (Petaluma)

Bars & Nightclubs

Ivy Room (Albany)
Hotel Utah (San Francisco)
The Chapel (San Francisco)
Neck of the Woods (San Francisco)