December 2016 Calendar

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

  • 1st - 9pm
    Kyra Gordon (full band R&B, soul)
  • 2nd - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (Jazz)
  • 3rd - 9pm
    Drag Spectacular Spectacular (Live performance)
  • 4th Closed
  • 5th - 9pm 21+
    Misery Index (Comedy)
  • 6th - 8:30pm
    Live band Beatles Karaoke
  • 7th - 6:30pm
    Jeff Cleary Trivia
  • 8th - 9pm
    Deep Space Trio (Jazz)
  • 9th - 9pm
    Holly Mead (Jazz)
  • 10th - 6pm
    Kyra Gordon- Afternoon All Ages Happy Hour show (piano)
  •           9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (pianist)
  • 11th - 3pm
    Fundraiser to Help Annie Beat Cancer - The Barney?s, Lee Vilenski Trio, Kitten on the Keys, Allison Lovejoy + More
  • 12th - 9pm
    From Shinola (comedy)
  • 13th - 9pm
    Odes (Instrumental Guitar sounds)
  • 14th - 9pm
    Ramrod Romeos (Jamin Barton & Doug Hilsinger)
  • 15th - 8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco (Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley)
  • 16th  
    Private event closed to the public
  • 17th - 6pm
    Kyra Gordon- Afternoon All Ages Happy Hour show (piano)
  •           9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (pianist)
  • 18th - doors 6pm
    show 7pm
    Opera On Tap
  • 19th - 9pm 21+
    Resistance is Futile (Comedy)
  • 20th - 8:30pm
    Ted Savarese and Friends (Americana, Blues)
  • 21th - 9pm
    Casulo (Bossa Nova)
  • 22nd  
    Jessica Poppovich (Holiday Tunes on the piano)
  • 23rd - 8:30pm
    Justin Frahm's Annual Seasonal Melancholic Disorder Show 8pm
  • 24th Closed
  • 25th Closed
  • 26th  
    Bob Kuhn (Midwestern Sadcore)
  • 27th - 8:30pm
    Kitten on the Keys (Tin Pan Alley)
  • 28th  
    Amity Rose (vintage swingin' soul)
  • 29th - 8:30pm
    Michael McIntosh (piano)
  • 30th - 9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (surf,lounge)
  • 31st - TBA

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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