September 2019 Calendar

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

  • 1st  
  • 2nd  
    Closed for Labor Day
  • 3rd - 8pm
    Live Band Beatles Karaoke
  • 4th - 7pm
    Tom Fritsche’s Trivia Nite
  • 5th - 8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco (Tin Pan Alley)
  • 6th - 6pm
    Silverware // Glaçon Garçon (dreamy alt folk)
  •           9pm
    Conscious Contact (Jazz)
  • 7th - 9pm
    Area Men (acoustic punk/pop)
  • 8th  
  • 9th - 5-8pm
    ArtSpan Open Studios Art Opening
  •           9pm
    From Shinola (comedy) 21+
  • 10th - 9pm
    Quinn Deveaux (blues)
  • 11th - 9pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (jazz/soul)
  • 12th - 9pm
    Elwood (Americana/blues)
  • 13th - 9pm
    Big Meat Combo (psycho-bluegrass)
  • 14th - 6pm
    Holly Mead (Pianist)
  •           9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (Pianist)
  • 15th - 7pm
  • 16th - 8:30pm
    Resistance is Fertile (comedy) 21+
  • 17th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt- Ted Savarese and Friends (Americana, Blues)
  • 18th - 7pm
    (Doors at 6pm)
    Ramrod Romeos 9pm (Jamin Barton & Doug Hilsinger, 70/80’s rock)
  • 19th - 9pm
    Deep Space Trio (Instrumental, Jazz)
  • 20th - 6pm
    Happy Hour: Chris Moss (Rock, Americana, Guitarist)
  •           9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (Spy, Surf,Lounge)
  • 21st - 9pm
    Jean Caffeine and Al Harper (dream rock)
  • 22nd  
  • 23rd - 8:30pm
    Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+
  • 24th - 8:30pm
    Odes (Ambient dinner party)
  • 25th - 8:30pm
    Maldito Tango (Argentine Tango)
  • 26th - 9pm
    Ali McGuirk (classic soul)
  • 27th - 9pm
    12 String Roulette (Western swing/gypsy jazz)
  • 28th - 9pm
    Red Hot Burlesque (cabaret)
  • 29th  
  • 30th - 8pm
    Kaseem Bentley and Friends (comedy) 21+

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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