October 2014 Calendar

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

  • 2nd - 8:30PM free
    Michael McIntosh- Pianist
  • 3rd - 9:00PM free
    Conscious Contact-Jazz
  • 4th - 9:00 pm
    Ralph Carney and friends - Jazz
  • 5th - 9:00PM free
  • 6th - 8:30 pm free
    Free Comedy Monday: Misery Index 21+
  • 7th - 8:30PM free
    Miss Henry Wig and Friends-Jazz
  • 8th - 8:30pm free
    Early: Jeff Cleary’s Trivia Implosion 6pm
    Late: Karina Denike and friends 8:30pm free
  • 9th - 8:30PM free
    Scott Okimoto- Pianist
  • 10th - 9:00PM free
    Allison Lovejoy- Pianist
  • 11th - 9:00PM free
    Conscious Contact -Jazz
  • 12th - 8:00PM free
    Jacob Aranda and friends
  • 13th - 8:30PM free
    Free Comedy Monday: From Shinola 21+
  • 14th - free
    early: Vic Ruggiero
    Late: Craig and Meredith-Jazz 8:30pm
  • 15th - 8:30PM free
    Reuben Rye- Pianist
  • 16th - 8:30PM free
    Kitten on the Keys- Pianist
  • 17th - 9:00PM free
    Lee Vilenski trio- Surf/Lounge
  • 18th - 8:30PM free
    Redwood Tango Ensemble -Jazz
  • 19th - 7:00PM free
    Brian Costello, Susan Hope, Dmitry Samorav book tour + reading
  • 20th - 8:30PM free
    Free Comedy Monday: Am I Rite? pm 21+
  • 21st - 8:30PM
    Drizoletto- Americana
  • 22nd - 8:30PM free
    Marc Capelle, Ila Cantor and Friends
  • 23rd - 8:30PM free
    Shannon Wolfe + Grant Levin- Jazz
  • 24th - 9:00PM free
    Project Pimento- Theremin Lounge
  • 25th - free
    early: Empty Caverns + Tom Heyman 5pm free
    Late: Mr Lucky and the Cocktail Party 9pm
  • 26th - free
    Augies Montreal Meat Pop up 3pm
    Joe and Vicki Price + Bone Cootes 6pm
  • 27th - 8:30PM free
    Free Comedy Monday: Laughgasm 21+
  • 28th - 8:30PM free
    Toshio Hirano-Country
  • 29th - 9:00PM
  • 30th - 8:30PM
    Teresa Tam + Bob Basso-Jazz
  • 31th - 8:00PM
    Halloween Party with The Barneys (surf)

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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