March 2018 Calendar

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

  • 1st - 9pm
    Kitten on the Keys (Pianist)
  • 2nd - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (Jazz)
  • 3rd - 6pm
    Matt Bradford (Folk, Blues, Americana)
  •           9pm
    Aaron Hammerman (Barrelhouse Blues Boogie)
  • 4th  
  • 5th - 5:30pm
    Happy Hour show: John Hamilton (acoustic punk)
  •           8:30pm
    Misery Index (Comedy) 21+
  • 6th - 8pm
    Live band Beatles Karaoke
  • 7th - 7pm
    Jeff Cleary Trivia Nite
  • 8th - 6pm
    Craig Ventresco 6pm (Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley)
  • 9th - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (Pianist)
  • 10th - 6pm
  •           8:30pm
    One Spot w/ K. Skelton, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Sagittaire (Electronic, Indie, Folk, Jazz, Singer Songwriters)
  • 11th - 3:30pm
    Another Man Out The Window & Friends (Rock Band Land Benefit Show)
  • 12th - 8pm
    From Shinola (comedy) 21+
  • 13th - 6pm
    Happy Hour show: Jordan Kirk 6pm (singer songwriter)
  •           8:30pm
    Odes Ambient Dinner Party (instrumental guitar)
  • 14th - 8:30pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (soul/jazz/rhythm and blues)
  • 15th - 9pm
    Deep Space Trio (Instrumental, Jazz)
  • 16th - 7pm
    For the Love of Annie Southworth Memorial Show 7pm - Kyra Gordon, Ted Savarese + Ashley Adams, Paula Frazer w/ Jacob Aranda, Patrick Main and Meryl Press, Lee Vilensky Trio, Kitten on the Keys, Karina Denike and Michael McIntosh + more!
  • 17th - 6pm
    Kyra Gordon-Singalong Saturdays - all ages welcome (pianist)
  •           9pm
    Solate (Indie, Soul)
  • 18th  
    Opera on Tap (Benefit for Annie - RESCHEDULED FOR 4/1 Sunday)
  • 19th - 8pm
    Resistance is Futile (Comedy) 21+
  • 20th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt- Ted Savarese and Friends (Americana, Blues)
  • 21st - 9pm
    Ramrod Romeos (Jamin Barton & Doug Hilsinger, 70/80's rock)
  • 22nd - 8:30pm
    Austin Manuel and Friends (alt, indie)
  • 23rd - 9pm
    The Muddy Roses (Country, hippie tonk)
  • 24th - 6pm
  •           9pm
    Project Pimento (Theremin jazz lounge)
  • 25th - 7pm
    Morrissey’s Cock and Hangtown 21+ (Psychedelic spaghetti western spooky space tunes)
  • 26th - 8:30pm
    Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+
  • 27th - 8:30pm
    12 String Roulette (Gypsy/western Jazz)
  • 28th - 8:30pm
    Maldito Tango (Argentine Tango)
  • 29th - 9pm
    Non Fiction with Stephen Yerkey (Folk Country Rock)
  • 30th - 9pm
    DJ Martha Queen (60's go-go, soul and r&b)
  • 31st - 6pm
    Steven Stein (Jazz pianist)
  •           9pm
    Faded Love (western swing, patsy/hank, early jazz/country)

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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