August 2013 Calendar

All shows are "free/donation to performers" unless otherwise noted.

  • 1st - 9:00PM free
    Michael McIntosh
  • 2nd - 9:00PM free
    Conscious Contact
  • 3rd - 5:00PM free
    early: the offspring show with Cash Askew, Sadie Alan and Henry Plotnik doors 4:30, show 5:00
  • 3rd - 9:00PM free
    late: Ramshackle Romeos
  • 4th - 9:00 pm
  • 5th - 8:00 pm free
    Comedy Mondays: Misery Index with Trevor Hill 8pm 21+
  • 6th - 9:00PM free
    Kitten on the Keys
  • 7th - 6:00PM free
    PM Show Comedy Open Mic sign ups at 6:00, sets from 6:30-9:00
  • 8th - 8:30PM
    Tin Cup Serenade
  • 9th - 9:00PM free
    Allison Lovejoy
  • 10th - 9:00PM free
    Ralph Carney, Karina Denike, Michael McIntosh and Friends
  • 11th - 9:00PM free
  • 12th - 9:00PM free
    Comedy Mondays: Full contact with Baby Boy Productions
  • 13th - 8:30PM free
    Craig and Meredith
  • 14th - 8:30PM free
    Joel Robinow
  • 15th - 9:00PM free
  • 16th - 9:00PM free
    Lee Vilensky Trio
  • 17th - 9:00PM free
    Reuben Rye
  • 18th - 9:00PM free
    Snow Angel plus The Hall Flowers
  • 19th - 8:00PM free
    Uni and Her Ukelele, DJ Real, Drennon Davis
  • 20th - 8:30PM free
  • 21st - 8:00PM
    Psychic Lines and Justin Frahm
  • 22nd - 8:00PM free
    Judith and Holofernes + Odawas
  • 23rd - 9:00PM free
    Michael McIntosh
  • 24th - 9:00PM free
    Mr. Lucky and the Cocktail Party
  • 25th - 8:00PM free
    The Upsets and Viola Booth
  • 26th - 8:00PM free
    Comedy Mondays: Andrew Holmgren’s Laughgasm
  • 27th - 8:30PM free
    Toshio Hirano
  • 28th - 8:30PM free
    Redwood Tango Trio
  • 29th - 8:30PM free
    Quinn DeVeaux
  • 30th - 9:00PM
  • 31th - 9:00PM

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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