May 2007 Calendar

  • 2nd - 9:00 pm
    Tom Lunder- singer/songwriter FREE
  • 3rd - 9:00 pm
    Reuben Maness- solo piano (rock)- FREE)
  • 4th - 9:00PM
    Dianne Nola-jazz- FREE
  • 5th - 9:00PM
    Cotton Candy Cabaret-Uni and Her Ukelele-Burlesque/Cabaret- FREE
  • 6th - 9:00PM
    Joel Murach and Earl Butter, Joe Rut, Larry Gallagher-Americana- FREE
  • 7th - 9:00PM
    John Robb-Blues- FREE
  • 8th - 8:00PM
    Lee Vilenski- Tin Pan Alley- FREE
  • 9th - 9:00PM
    The New Rite Spot All Stars- Jazz- FREE
  • 10th - 9:00PM
    Trombone Trio- jazz- FREE
  • 11th - 9:00PM
    Miss Henry-jazz-FREE
  • 12th - 8:00PM
    early show: Alina Hardin/Alela Diane-folk- FREE
  • 12th - 10:00PM
    late show: Emily Anne's Hot Nuts-jazz- FREE
  • 13th - 9:00PM
    Closed. Happy Mother's Day
  • 14th - 9:00PM
    Patrick Bowsher-singer/songwriter- FREE
  • 15th - 9:00PM
    Misispi Rider-country- FREE
  • 16th - 9:00PM
    Jinx Jones-jazz-FREE
  • 17th - 9:00PM
    Frisky Frolics -Tin Pan Alley- FREE
  • 18th - 9:00PM
    Michael McIntosh-solo piano (rock)-FREE
  • 19th - 9:00PM
    Octomutt and Friends-Blues/folk- FREE
  • 20th - 9:00PM
  • 21st - 8:30PM
    Michael Koppy-singer/songwriter- FREE
  • 22nd - 9:00PM
    Porch Flies-Americana- FREE
  • 23rd - 9:00PM
    Steve Taylor-singer/songwriter- FREE
  • 24th - 9:00PM
    Kitten on the Keys- Burlesque piano- FREE
  • 25th - 9:00PM
    Richard (solo piano) - FREE
  • 26th - 9:00PM
    Toshio Hirano-country- FREE
  • 27th - 9:00PM
    Pi CD release party with Paul Nye and Julie Zielinski-singer/songwriter-FREE
  • 29th - 9:00PM
    Rebecca Griffin-jazz- FREE
  • 30th - 8:00PM
    May 30 2007 9:00P Emily Hayes-jazz-FREE
  • 31th - 9:00PM
    Two Tall Drinks-Tin Pan Alley

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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