Live Acoustic Music Near San Jose, 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 Jose 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 Jose 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 San Jose 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

Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Johnny G is a singer-songwriter who will capture your heart and soul through his acoustic storytelling and balladry. "Melodies be flowing through this soul of mine" are not only powerful lyrics from h
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 24, 2020
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 24, 2020
Playing at Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Back Room (Listening Room)
Rocky Michaels is a California born acoustic singer-songwriter. His folkstyle music has been influenced over the years by such artists as The Eagles, James Taylor, John Mellencamp and John Mayer - to
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Ivy Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Monkey House (House Concert)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Lille Aeske (Listening Room)
Mar 3, 2020
Playing at Yoshi's (Listening Room)
Mar 3, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Lille Aeske (Listening Room)
Mar 9, 2020
Playing at The Lost Church (Listening Room)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at The Back Room (Listening Room)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Mar 13, 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.
Mar 13, 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.
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Fog House Concerts (House Concert)
Mar 14, 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.
Mar 14, 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.
Mar 22, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 22, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 22, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 26, 2020
Playing at The Backroom (Listening Room)
Mar 26, 2020
Playing at Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 27, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 27, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Mar 28, 2020
Playing at Foothill Community Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 2, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at Wisteria Ways (House Concert)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at Neck of the Woods (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Club Fox (Listening Room)
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around San Jose, CA

House Concerts

The Shady Lady House Concert (Saratoga)
Olive Grove Collective (Los Gatos)
Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)
The Great Room (Los Gatos)
Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Crombie Cabin House Concert (Emerald Hills)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
Creston House Concerts (Berkeley)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
House Concert (Salinas, CA) (Salinas)
House Concert (Manteca, CA) (Manteca)

Listening Rooms

Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)
Club Fox (Redwood City)
Flynn's Cabaret & Steakhouse (Felton)
Michael's on Main (Soquel)
Yoshi's (Oakland)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
The Back Room (Berkeley)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
Armando's (Martinez)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Britannia Arms Cupertino (San Jose)
Ugly Mug Coffeehouse (Soquel)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
Caffe Chiave (Oakland)
Revolution Cafe (San Francisco)
Simple Pleasures Cafe (San Francisco)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Bistro (Hayward)

Small Theaters

Felton Music Hall (Felton)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Livermore)
Freight and Salvage (Berkeley)
Slim's and The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco)

Bars & Nightclubs

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