August 2006 Calendar

  • 1st
    Sulane and Frenchy- Cabaret- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 2nd
    Tom Lunder- singer/songwriter- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 3rd
    Horse Thief Jack- singer/songwriter- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 4th
    Concious Contact- jazz-9:00 pm FREE
  • 5th
    Soraya Trio- jazz- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 6th
    Art Opening- Jan Swearingen- paintings 6:00 pm
    W/Gaucho featuring Ralph Carney
  • 7th
    Liana Allday (Madera Road)/Jeffrey Luck Lucas/Ryan Smith (4 Year Bender)- singer/songwriter - 9:00 pm FREE
  • 8th
    Steve Ahorn-singer/songwriter- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 9th
    The New Rite Spot All Stars- jazz- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 10th
    Michael McIntosh- solo piano- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 11th
    Miss Henry- jazz- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 12th
    Dianne Nola- jazz- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 13th
    Our Lady of the Highway/Liam Carey/Ora- Americana- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 14th
    Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axelrod -- Ragtime, Swing- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 15th
    Mary Giroux- folk- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 16th
    Emily and the Cottontail- jazz- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 17th
    Frisky Frolics- Tin Pan Alley- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 18th
    Michael McIntosh- solo piano- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 19th
    Rueben Manness- solo piano- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 20th
    Lesser Lights/Alela Diane/Justin Frahm (This Union Standard)- singer/songwriters- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 21st
    Octomutt/Dandeline- Americana- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 22nd
    Ted M"tet"- jazz- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 23rd
    Almas Feras- Brazilian jazz- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 24th
    Kitten on the Keys- Tin Pan Alley- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 25th
    Richard- solo piano- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 26th
    Fine Line Trio- jazz- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 27th
    Colossal Yes/Greg Ashley (Gris Gris)- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 28th
    Dave Hanley- bluegrass- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 29th
    Michael Koppy- singer/songwriter- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 30th
    Francesca Lee- singer/songwriter- 9:00 pm FREE
  • 31st
    Soraya Trio- jazz- 9:00 pm FREE

The Rite Spot Cafe features local bands, comedians and performers and supports the local music, art and comedy scene. Our music program is eclectic catering to our diverse clientele so you are just as likely to see Toshio Hirano singing Jimmy Roger's tunes as a 20's era Tin Pan Alley band The Frisky Frolics. Or local artist, musician and detective Mr. Lucky singing his quirky lounge tunes as you'd see Reuben Rye banging out instrumental versions of 80's post punk on our beautiful piano. Most shows start around 9:00 pm and are FREE unless otherwise noted. There is a $8.00 per person minimum during all free live performances.

We are a rare San Francisco luxury set in an unpretentious atmosphere.

"As soon as you enter the Rite Spot Café, it's apparent that this quaint Mission District hang is a cut above the other small dives in the area. It's the perfect combination of neighborhood bar and charming hideaway, with friendly-but-don't-fuck-with-me bartenders, white tablecloths, and an affordable, delectable menu of mostly Italian comfort food. But even with those charms, the strong suit of the place is the live entertainment; the setting frequently draws in some of the area's best musicians for free shows. The regular gigs on Sunday nights, when the rickety house piano at the front of the room is taken over by some of the most skilled singer/songwriters, make it an ideal room for listening. Aside from a little low conversation and the occasional clink of a glass, people are there to listen, and what they're listening to is top-notch."

San Francisco Bay Guardian
Best Listening Room

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