Live Acoustic Music Near San Rafael, 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 Rafael 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 Rafael 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 Rafael 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

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 Rafael, CA

House Concerts

Treehouse Concerts (San Anselmo)
KC Turner Presents (San Francisco)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley)
The Monkey House (Berkeley)
Creston House Concerts (Berkeley)
Fog House Concerts (San Francisco)
Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights (Oakland)
SYLA Presents House Concerts (Oakland)
Sunny Hill Concerts (Petaluma)
Like Hearted House Concerts (Walnut Creek)
Frogsong Cohousing Concerts (Cotati)
Wine Country Concerts Uncorked (Napa)
Inside Lands (Sebastopol)
Crombie Cabin House Concert (Emerald Hills)
Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Decka 9 House Concerts (Windsor)
Brask House Concerts at Mission Coffee Roasting (Fremont)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond)
Devil's Mountain Coffee House (Walnut Creek)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Lagunitas Taproom (Petaluma)
The Bistro (Hayward)
Rodney Strong Vineyards (Healdsburg)

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)
The Palms Playhouse (Winters)

Bars & Nightclubs

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