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

Aug 13, 2020
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 18, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 24, 2020
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 25, 2020
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 26, 2020
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 29, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Aug 29, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Noel Paul Stookey is an American singer-songwriter, known as Paul in the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Aug 30, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Noel Paul Stookey is an American singer-songwriter, known as Paul in the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Aug 30, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 4, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 4, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 18, 2020
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Sep 27, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Oct 13, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Oct 18, 2020
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 6, 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)
Inside Lands (Sebastopol)

Listening Rooms

Yoshi's (Oakland)
The Back Room (Berkeley)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
The Lost Church (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)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
Red Rock Coffee (Mountain View)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Journey Coffee Co. (Vacaville)
Redwood Cafe (Cotati)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)
Lagunitas Taproom (Petaluma)

Small Theaters

Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)
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)
Amnesia Beer & Music Hall (San Francisco)
The Plough & Stars Irish Pub (San Francisco)
Neck of the Woods (San Francisco)