May 2018 Calendar

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

  • 1st - 8pm
    Live band Beatles Karaoke
  • 2nd - 7pm
    Jeff Cleary Trivia Nite
  • 3rd - 8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco (Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley)
  • 4th - 9pm
    Mr. Lucky and the Cocktail Party (Jazz Lounge
  • 5th - 6pm
    Holly Mead (Pianist)
  •           9pm
    Conscious Contact (Jazz)
  • 6th  
  • 7th - 8:30pm
    Misery Index (Comedy) 21+
  • 8th - 8:30pm
    Odes (Instrumental Guitar sounds)
  • 9th - 8:30pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (soul/jazz/rhythm and blues)
  • 10th - 8:30pm
    Scott Okamoto (Jazz Pianist)
  • 11th - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (Jazz/Cabaret Pianist)
  • 12th - 6pm
    Rohan DeCosta’s The Edge of Fruitvale Book Release/ Arty Johnson Art Opening + Azuah (alt soul/folk)
  •           9pm
    Michael McIntosh (Jazz Pianist)
  • 13th  
  • 14th - 8pm
    From Shinola (Comedy) 21+
  • 15th - 8:30pm
    Whisperer (Indie folk)
  • 16th - 9pm
    Ramrod Romeos (Jamin Barton & Doug Hilsinger)
  • 17th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt- Ted Savarese and Friends (Americana, Blues)
  • 18th - 6pm
    Chris Moss (Americana, Blues)
  •           9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (Spy, Surf,Lounge)
  • 19th - 6pm
    Kyra Gordon-Singalong Saturdays-all ages welcome (Pianist)
  •           9pm
    The Secret Emchy Society (Alt country)
  • 20th - 7pm
    (Doors at 6pm)
    Opera on Tap
  • 21st - 8:30pm
    Resistance is Futile (Comedy) 21+
  • 22nd - 8:30pm
    12 String Roulette (Gypsy/western Jazz)
  • 23rd - 8:30pm
    Maldito Tango (Tango)
  • 24th - 8:30
    Captain Input (Funk, Blues)
  • 25th - 9pm
    Aaron Hammerman (barrelhouse blues boogie)
  • 26th - 6pm
    Bar Room Classical (classical)
  •           9pm
    El Javi (Flamenco rock)
  • 27th  
  • 28th - 8:30pm
    Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+
  • 29th - 8:30pm
    Viktorija Gecyte & Gene Perla Quartet (jazz blues)
  • 30th - 9pm
    Non Fiction with Stephen Yerkey (Folk Country Rock)
  • 31st - 6pm
    Kitten on the Keys (Pianist)

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 Cafe, 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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