August 2017 Calendar

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

  • 1st - 8pm
    Live band Beatles Karaoke
  • 2nd - 7pm
    Jeff Cleary Trivia Nite
  • 3rd - 8:30pm
    Bar Room Classical (Instrumental, Classical)
  • 4th - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (Jazz)
  • 5th - 7pm
    Winne Christian-6pm (Acoustic, Indie)
  •           9pm
    Tre Burt (Indie Folk)
  • 6th - CLOSED
  • 7th - 8:30pm
    Misery Index (Comedy) 21+
  • 8th - 8:30pm
    Odes (Instrumental Guitar sounds)
  • 9th - 8:30pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (soul/jazz/rhythm and blues)
  • 10th - 9pm
    Deep Space Trio (Jazz)
  • 11th  
    Nathan Wanta, Rose Droll & Marcus Stoesz (Indie Folk Rock)
  • 12th - 6pm
    Buttermilk Silkman
  •           9pm
    Malibu Buckaroo (California-French Jazz Fusion)
  • 13th - 8pm
    Wes Leslie's Tik Easy Tiki Pop Up w/ Pinot Gnar Band (surf rock)
  • 14th - 8pm
    From Shinola (comedy) 21+
  • 15th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt- Ted Savarese and Friends (Americana, Blues)
  • 16th - 9pm
    Ramrod Romeos (Jamin Barton & Doug Hilsinger)
  • 17th - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (Jazz/Cabaret Pianist)
  • 18th - 9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (Spy, Surf,Lounge)
  • 19th - 6pm
  •           9pm
    Wes Leslie and the Bedroom Players (Bedroom soul)
  • 20th - 7pm (Doors at 6pm)
    Opera on Tap
  • 21st - 8:30pm
    Resistance is Futile (Comedy) 21+
  • 22nd - 8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco (Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley)
  • 23rd - 8:30pm
    Redwood Tango Trio (Tango)
  • 24th - 9pm
  • 25th - 9pm
    Project Pimento(Theremin jazz band)
  • 26th - 6pm
    Kitten on the Keys (Pianist)
  •           9pm
    Virginia Dare and Con Permiso (Folk+Mariachi)
  • 27th - TBA
  • 28th - 8:30pm
    Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+
  • 29th - 8:30pm
    12 String Roulette (Gypsy/western Jazz)
  • 30th - 8:30pm
    Solate (Indie Soul)
  • 31st - 9pm
    Max MacFarlene (Indie folk)

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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