August 2018 Calendar

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

  • 1st - 7pm
    Jeff Cleary Trivia Nite
  • 2nd - 9pm
    Wes Leslie and the Bedroom Players (bedroom soul)
  • 3rd - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (Jazz trio)
  • 4th - 6pm
  •           9pm
    Two Car Funeral (acoustic folk)
  • 5th  
  • 6th - 8:30pm
    Misery Index (Comedy) 21+
  • 7th - 9pm
    Burl Haggard (Old hank, Bluegrass, Roots)
  • 8th - 8:30pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (soul/jazz/rhythm and blues)
  • 9th - 8:30pm
    12 String Roulette (Gypsy/western Jazz)
  • 10th - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (Pianist)
  • 11th - 9pm
    Drag Drag Spectacular (live performance)
  • 12th  
  • 13th - 8pm
    From Shinola (comedy) 21+
  • 14th - 8:30pm
    Odes Ambient Dinner Party (instrumental guitar)
  • 15th - 9pm
    Maldito Tango (Argentine Tango)
  • 16th - 8:30pm
    Kitten on the Keys (Pianist)
  • 17th - 6pm
    Happy Hour: Chris Moss (Rock, Americana, Guitarist)
  •           9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (Spy, Surf, Instrumental)
  • 18th - 6pm
  •           9pm
    Area Men (Acoustic Punk)
  • 19th - 7pm
    (Doors at 6pm)
    Opera on Tap (21+)
  • 20th - 8pm
    Resistance is Futile (Comedy) 21+
  • 21st - 8:30pm
    Octomutt- Ted Savarese and Friends (Americana, Blues)
  • 22nd - 9pm
    Broken Horse (Psyche/Death Rock with retro Jazz/Country Western/Noir)
  • 23rd - 9pm
    Deep Space Trio (Instrumental, Jazz)
  • 24th - 9pm
    DJ Martha Queen + Guest DJs (original 45's:60's go-go, r&b and soul)
  • 25th - 6pm
    Nathan Wanta and Friends + El Cap (Indie Folk Rock)
  • 26th  
  • 27th - 8:30pm
    Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+
  • 28th - 8:30pm
    Jessica Popovich (Pianist)
  • 29th - 9pm
    Ramrod Romeos (Jamin Barton & Doug Hilsinger, 70/80's rock)
  • 30th - 8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco (Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley)
  • 31st  
    CLOSED for Labor Day weekend 8/31-9/3

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 Cafe, 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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