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

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 4, 2020
Playing at Ugly Mug Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 12, 2020
Playing at Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
The Quitters specialize in a wide range of Americana music, both acoustic and electric, ranging from acoustic fingerpicking to Chicago-style electric blues, with a generous sprinkling of original material thrown in.
Jan 18, 2020
Playing at Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 22, 2020
Playing at The Chapel (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 24, 2020
Playing at Ugly Mug Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 28, 2020
Playing at Michael's on Main (Listening Room)
Feb 2, 2020
Playing at San Gregorio General Store (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Husband-wife team: Virtuoso solo guitar and dueling harmonies
Feb 8, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Feb 13, 2020
Playing at Caffe Chiave (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 17, 2020
Playing at Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (House Concert)
Husband-wife team: Virtuoso solo guitar and dueling harmonies
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at Freight and Salvage (Small Theater)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at KC Turner Presents (House Concert)
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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)
Bird and Beckett Books and Records (San Francisco)
The Lost Church (San Francisco)
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

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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