May 2017 Calendar

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

  • 1st - CLOSED
    Closed for International Workers' Day
  • 2nd - 8pm
    Live Band Beatles Karaoke
  • 3rd - 7pm
    Jeff Cleary Trivia Jamboree
  • 4th - 8:30pm
    Scott Okamoto (jazz)
  • 5th - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (jazz)
  • 6th - 6pm
    Kyra Gordon-Singalong Saturdays (piano) - all ages welcome
  •           9pm
    Amity Rose-9pm (vintage swingin soul)
  • 7th - CLOSED
  • 8th - 8pm
    From Shinola (comedy) 21+
  • 9th - 8:30pm
    Odes (ambient instrumental guitar/piano)
  • 10th - 8:30pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (soul/jazz/rhythm and blues)
  • 11th - 8:30pm
    CPT NPT- Kyra Gordon + Full band (Jazz, soul, r&b)
  • 12th - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (Jazz/cabaret pianist)
  • 13th - 6pm
    Holly Mead (Pianist, Jazz)
  •           9pm
    The Electric Arrows (Rhythm and Blues/Jazz)
  • 14th - TBA
    (Mother's Day)
  • 15th - 8:30pm
    Resistance is Fertile (Comedy) 21+
  • 16th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt (Ted Savarese and Friends) (Americana, Blues)
  • 17th - 9pm
    Ramrod Romeos (Jamin Barton & Doug Hilsinger)
  • 18th - 9pm
    Deep Space Trio (Jazz)
  • 19th - 9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (Surf,Lounge)
  • 20th - 6pm
    Allison Lovejoy (pianist)
  •           9pm
    Danilo Portugal (Brazilian guitarist)
  • 21st - doors 6pm
    show 7pm
    Opera on Tap SF
  • 22nd - 8:30pm
    Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+
  • 23rd - 8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco (Tin Pan Alley Guitar Virtuoso)
  • 24th - 8:30pm
    Maldito Tango (Argentinean Tango Duo)Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+
  • 25th - 9pm
    Mike Burns (jazz pianist/drummer)
  • 26th - 9pm
    Hardly Strictly Jazz
  • 27th - 6pm
    Kyra Gordon-Singalong Saturdays-all ages welcome (piano)
  •           9pm
    Solate (Soul,Indie, Folk)
  • 28th - CLOSED
  • 29th - CLOSED
    Closed for Memorial Day
  •           9pm
    Namorados Da Lua (Brazilian Samba/Reggae/Jazz)
  • 30th - 8:30pm
    The Lazy Governors (Gypsy/western Jazz)
  • 31st - 8pm
    Star Trek Trivia

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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