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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco. Restaurants and cafes around town 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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around San Francisco, CA
|KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)|
|Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)|
|SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)|
|Wisteria Ways (Oakland)|
|The Monkey House (Berkeley)|
|Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)|
|Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)|
|Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)|
|SIlicon Valley House Concerts (Mountain View)|
|Every Blue Moon Concerts (Inverness)|
|Vineyard View House Concerts (Livermore)|
|Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)|
|The Lost Church (San Francisco)|
|Bird and Beckett Books and Records (San Francisco)|
|The Backroom (Berkeley)|
|Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)|
|Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)|
|Club Fox (Redwood City)|
|Blue Note Napa (Napa)|
|Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)|
|Farley's Coffee (San Francisco)|
|Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)|
|Caffe Chiave (Oakland)|
|Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)|
|Cellar Door (Pleasanton)|
|The Bistro (Hayward)|
|Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)|
|Art House Gallery and Cultural Center (Berkeley)|
|Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)|
|Throckmorton Theatre (Mill Valley)|
|McNear's Mystic Theatre (Petaluma)|
|Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Livermore)|
|The Chapel (San Francisco)|
|Hotel Utah (San Francisco)|
|Neck of the Woods (San Francisco)|