May 2013 Calendar

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

  • 1st - 9:00PM
    Reuben Rye-solo piano
  • 2nd - 9:00PM
    Michael McIntosh-solo piano
  • 3rd - 9:00PM
    Conscious contact-Jazz
  • 4th - 9:00 pm
    Ramshackle Romeos
  • 5th - 9:00PM free
  • 6th - 8:00 pm free
    Misery Index with Trevor Hill and Friends- Comedy
  • 7th - 8:30PM free
    Kitten on the Keys-solo piano
  • 8th - 9:00PM
    Sophisticated Ladies-Jazz
  • 9th - 9:00PM free
    Tin Cup Serenade-Jazz
  • 10th - 9:00PM
    Mike Burns-solo piano
  • 11th - 9:00PM free
    The Cottontails-Jazz
  • 12th - 8:30PM
    Karina Denike and Friends
  • 13th - 8:00PM
  • 14th - 8:30PM
    Frisky Frolics-Tin Pan Alley
  • 15th - 9:00PM
    Redwood Tango Trio-Jazz
  • 16th - 9:00PM
    Nick Rossi-Jazz
  • 17th - 9:00PM
    Lee Vilenski Trio-Surf/Lounge
  • 18th - 9:00PM
    Project Pimento-Space Age Lounge
  • 19th - 5:00PM free
    Yard Sale plus Scott Young (Red Meat) and Friends
  • 20th - 8:00PM
  • 21st - 8:30PM
  • 22nd - 8:30PM free
    Quinn DeVeaux-Country/Blues
  • 23rd - 9:00PM free
    Craig and Meredith-Ragtime
  • 24th - 9:00PM free
  • 25th - 9:00PM free
  • 26th - 9:00PM free
  • 27th - 9:00PM
  • 28th - 8:30PM free
    Toshio Hirano-Country
  • 29th - 9:00PM free
    Joel Robinow-solo piano
  • 30th - 9:00PM
    Jascha Hoffman-Jazz
  • 31th - 9:00PM

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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