July 2017 Calendar

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

  • 1st - 7pm
    Canada Day Party
  • 2nd - CLOSED
    for BBQing
  • 3rd - CLOSED
    for BBQing
  • 4th - CLOSED
    for BBQing
  • 5th - 7pm
    Jeff Cleary's "Post-July 4th Purge" Trivia
  • 6th - 9pm
    Maldito Tango + Special Guest Mira Barakat (Argentinian Tango + Vocals)
  • 7th - 6pm
    Happy Hour: 12 String Roulette (Gypsy/Western Jazz)
  •           9pm
    Conscious Contact (Jazz trio)
  • 8th - 6pm
    Holly Mead (Pianist)
  •           9pm
    Area Men (Acoustic Punk/Pop)
  • 9th - 11am-3pm
  •           12-2pm
    Kitten on the Keys (Pianist)
  • 10th - 8:30pm
    Misery Index (Comedy)
  • 11th - 9pm
    Michael McIntosh (Pianist)
  • 12th - 9pm
    Nova Jazz (Jazz Quartet)
  • 13th - 8:30pm
    Sara Gallagher?s Art Opening // Sara & Jacob (Indie, Folk)
  • 14th - 9pm
    Michael McIntosh (Pianist)
  • 15th - 6pm
    Jessica Popovich (Pianist)
  •           9pm
    Michael McIntosh (Pianist)
  • 16th - 6pm
    Balkarn's Tapas (Pop Up)
  •           7pm
    Opera on Tap (Live Opera)
  • 17th - 8:30pm
    From Shinola (Comedy)
  • 18th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt - Ted Savarese and Friends (Americana, Blues)
  • 19th - 9pm
    Ramrod Romeos (Jamin Barton & Doug Hilsinger)
  • 20th - 9pm
    Deep Space (Jazz Trio)
  • 21st - 6pm
    Happy Hour: Chris Moss (Guitarist)
  •           9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (Spy, Surf,Lounge)
  • 22nd - 6pm
    Danilo Portugal (Brazilian Bossa Nova)
  •           9pm
    Brother Spellbinder 9pm (Folk Pop)
  • 23rd - CLOSED
  • 24th - 8:30pm
    Resistance is Fertile (Comedy)
  • 25th - 8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco) (Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley)
  • 26th - 8:30pm
    Solate (Indie Folk Soul)
  • 27th - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (Pianist)
  • 28th - 9pm
    Gutter Swan (Acoustic Folk Pop)
  • 29th - 6pm
    Kim Lembo (Blues)
  •           9pm
    Max MacFarlene and Steve Smith (indie folk)
  • 30th - 7pm
    Maurice Tani + Paula Frazer and Tarnation
  • 31st - 8:30pm
    Laughgasm (Comedy)

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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