October 2021

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

  • 1st - 8pm
    Project Pimento indoor (theremin jazz lounge band)
  • 2nd - 7pm
    Octomutt parklet (americana, blues)
  • 3rd  
    CLOSED
  • 4th  
    CLOSED
  • 5th - 7:30pm
    Live Band Beatles Karaoke w/ JRB indoor
  • 6th - 7:30pm
    Tom Fritche's Trivia Nite indoor
  • 7th - 7:30pm
    Kitten on the Keys indoor (pianist)
  • 8th - 7pm
    The Cottontails parklet (jazz,swing, r&b)
  • 9th - 7pm
    Lonestar Collective parklet/indoor (soul, funk)
  • 10th  
    CLOSED
  • 11th  
    CLOSED
  • 12th - 7:30pm
    Ex's Ex indoor
  • 13th - 7:30pm
    Ramrod Romeos indoor (70's/80's rock)
  • 14th - 7pm
    Deep Space parklet (jazz jam)
  • 15th - 5:30pm
    Chris Moss (americana)
  •           8:30pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (surf, exotica) indoor
  • 16th - 5-8pm
    Private Party in Parklet (indoor open to public)
  •           8pm
    Aaron Hammerman indoor (barrel house boogie)
  • 17th  
    CLOSED
  • 18th  
    CLOSED
  • 19th - 7:30pm
    Mike Burns and Friends indoor (pianist)
  • 18th - 7:30pm
    Allison Lovejoy indoor (pianist)
  • 21st - 7pm
    Meredith Edgar and Paul Griffiths parklet (americana, folk)
  • 22nd - 8pm
    Sam Rocha + His Cool Friends indoor (new orleans jazz)
  • 23rd - 7pm
    Lonestar Collective parklet/indoor (soul, funk)
  • 24th  
    CLOSED
  • 25th  
    CLOSED
  • 26th - 7pm
    Maldito Tango indoor (argentine tango)
  • 27th - 7:30pm
    Inverted Forest (ambient)
  • 28th - 7pm
    Twelve String Roulette parklet (western swing, gypsy jazz)
  • 29th - 7pm
    Equinox parklet (rock jam)
  • 30th - 8pm
    Festival '84 parklet (jazz)
  • 31st - 7pm
    THE BARNEY'S MONSTER MASH PARTY (70's/80's rock aka party)

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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