Live Acoustic Music Near San Francisco, 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 San Francisco 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 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.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Jul 8, 2020
Playing at The Bistro (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jul 17, 2020
Playing at Lille Aeske (Listening Room)
Jul 18, 2020
Playing at Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (House Concert)
Jul 19, 2020
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 19, 2020
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 23, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Jul 25, 2020
Playing at SYLA Presents House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 7, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Aug 8, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
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)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music 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.
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 4, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 17, 2020
Playing at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around San Francisco, CA

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

The Lost Church (San Francisco)
Yoshi's (Oakland)
The Back Room (Berkeley)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Armando's (Martinez)
Blue Note Napa (Napa)
Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center (Sebastopol)

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

Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)
Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Hopmonk Tavern Novato (Novato)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Red Rock Coffee (Mountain View)
Redwood Cafe (Cotati)
Journey Coffee Co. (Vacaville)
Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol (Sebastopol)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)
Lagunitas Taproom (Petaluma)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

The Chapel (San Francisco)
Amnesia Beer & Music Hall (San Francisco)
Hotel Utah (San Francisco)
The Plough & Stars Irish Pub (San Francisco)
Neck of the Woods (San Francisco)
Ivy Room (Albany)