May 2009 Calendar

  • 1st - 9:00PM free
  • 2nd - 9:00PM free
    The Hallflowers plus Sarah Nelson (Prairie Dog)- Americana/Folk FREE
  • 3rd - 9:00PM free
  • 4th - 5:00-8:00 pm
    John Robb- Blues
  • 5th - 9:00PM free
    La Calle – Jazz
  • 6th - 9:00PM free
    For Corners/Jay Bird -Jazz
  • 7th - 9:00PM free
    Reuben Rye- Rock Piano
  • 8th - 8:00PM
    Mickey Burns
  • 9th - 9:00PM free
    Emily Anne’s Hot Nuts-Jazz
  • 10th - 9:00PM free
    Karina Denike/Coop –Jazz/Folk
  • 11th - 9:00PM free
    Ed Jones -Jazz
  • 12th - 9:00PM free
    Miss Henry -Jazz
  • 13th - 9:00PM free
    The New Rite Spot All Stars -Jazz
  • 14th - 9:00PM free
    3rd Rail -Jazz
  • 15th - 9:00PM free
    Michael McIntosh- solo piano
  • 16th - 9:00PM free
  • 17th - 9:00PM free
    Harbours/Last of the Blacksmiths-Americana
  • 18th - 9:00PM free
    Michael Burns- solo piano
  • 19th - 9:00PM free
    Equinox Trio -Jazz
  • 20th - 9:00PM free
  • 21st - 8:30PM
    Soraya Trio -Jazz
  • 22nd - 9:00PM free
    Equinox Trio -Jazz
  • 23rd - 9:00PM free
    Ramshackle Romeos- Quirky lounge
  • 24th - 9:00PM free
    Dr. Abacus-Jazz
  • 25th - 9:00PM free
    Richard- solo piano
  • 26th - 9:00PM free
    Trombone Trio -Jazz
  • 27th - 9:00PM free
    Michael Chase- solo piano
  • 28th - 9:00PM free
    Kitten on the Keys- Burlesque Piano
  • 29th - 9:00PM free
    Steel Blues
  • 30th - 9:00PM free
    Walking in Sunlight/Yard Sale— Bluegrass/Country
  • 31th - 8:00PM
    Shelley Short/Alexis Gideon/Lily Taylor

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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