Live Acoustic Music Near Santa Cruz, 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 house concerts being held in and around the Santa Cruz area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Santa Cruz area. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

May 22
The Quitters specialize in a wide range of Americana music, both acoustic and electric, ranging from acoustic fingerpicking to Chicago-style electric blues.
San Gregorio General Store (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
San Gregorio, CA
May 22
Folktale Winery & Vineyards (Vineyard)
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
May 26
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
May 28
The Crepe Place (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Santa Cruz, CA
June 4
Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Davenport, CA
June 5
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
June 10
Folktale Winery & Vineyards (Vineyard)
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
June 12
From China to Iceland, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass.
Dala's Nest House Concerts (House Concert)
Menlo Park, CA
June 18
Folktale Winery & Vineyards (Vineyard)
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
June 18
Lille Aeske (Listening Room)
Boulder Creek, CA
June 19
De Tierra Vineyards (Vineyard)
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
June 20
Rio Theatre Santa Cruz (Small Theater)
Santa Cruz, CA
June 21
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
June 23
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
July 1
The Crepe Place (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Santa Cruz, CA
July 2
Singer-songwriter. Hot country band
Cottage Creek Vineyard (Vineyard)
Morgan Hill, CA
July 9
Club Fox (Listening Room)
Redwood City, CA
July 13
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
July 30
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
August 6
San Francisco Bay Area-based Americana singer-songwriter with a passion for connecting and healing through song.
Burrell School Vineyard and Winery (Vineyard)
Los Gatos, CA
August 17
Felton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Felton, CA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Santa Cruz, California

House Concerts

Dala's Nest House Concerts (Menlo Park)

Listening Rooms

Club Fox (Redwood City)
Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)
Michael's on Main (Soquel)

Vineyards & Breweries

Burrell School Vineyard and Winery (Los Gatos)
Cottage Creek Vineyard (Morgan Hill)
De Tierra Vineyards (Carmel-by-the-Sea)
Folktale Winery & Vineyards (Carmel-by-the-Sea)
Hallcrest Vineyards (Felton)
Puma Road at Portola Plaza (Monterey)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn (Davenport)
San Gregorio General Store (San Gregorio)
The Crepe Place (Santa Cruz)
The Sawmill Restaurant and Ale House (Boulder Creek)
Trailside Cafe & Beer Garden (Carmel Valley)

Small Theaters

Felton Music Hall (Felton)
Rio Theatre Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz)
The Guild Theatre Menlo Park (Menlo Park)

Bars & Nightclubs

Bistro 880 (Newark)