July 2018 Calendar

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

  • 1st - 2pm
    Canada Day Party
  • 2nd - 8:30pm
    Misery Index (Comedy) 21+
  • 3rd - 8pm
    Live band Beatles Karaoke
  • 4th  
    CLOSED
  • 5th - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (Jazz/Cabaret Pianist)
  • 6th - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (Jazz)
  • 7th - 6pm
    Scott Okamoto (Jazz pianist)
  •           9pm
    Skillet Licorice (Blues, Ragtime, Folk)
  • 8th  
    CLOSED
  • 9th - 8pm
    From Shinola (comedy) 21+
  • 10th - 8:30pm
    Odes (Instrumental Guitar sounds)
  • 11th - 8:30pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (soul/jazz/rhythm and blues)
  • 12th - 8:30pm
    Cliff Hengst (DJ-soul/funk)
  • 13th - 9pm
    DJ Martha Reyna (DJ spinning soul, funk and r&b)
  • 14th - 6pm
    Benjamin Barnes (Violinist)
  •           9pm
    Aaron Hammerman (Barrelhouse Blues Boogie)
  • 15th  
    CLOSED
  • 16th - 8:30pm
    Resistance is Futile (Comedy) 21+
  • 17th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt- Ted Savarese and Friends (Americana, Blues)
  • 18th - 9pm
    Ramrod Romeos (Jamin Barton & Doug Hilsinger)
  • 19th - 8:30pm
    Captain Input (Funk, Blues)
  • 20th - 6pm
    Chris Moss (Americana, Blues)
  •           9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (Spy, Surf,Lounge)
  • 21st - 8:30pm
    Jennifer Ewing's Art Opening "Spirit Boats"
  • 22nd - 7pm
    (Doors at 6pm)
    Opera on Tap
  • 23rd - 8:30pm
    Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+
  • 24th - 8:30pm
    Jessica Popovich (Pianist)
  • 25th  
    TBA
  • 26th - 8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco (Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley)
  • 27th - 6pm
    Happy Hour Show: Wistappear, Palomas, and Boy Scouts (Indie Alt rock pop)
  •           9pm
    Faded Love (western swing, patsy/hank, early jazz/country)
  • 28th - 6pm
    Kyra Gordon-Singalong Saturdays-all ages welcome (pianist)
  •           9pm
    Amity Rose (Swingin Vintage Soul)
  • 29th  
    CLOSED
  • 30th  
    TBA
  • 31st - 8:30pm
    12 String Roulette (Gypsy/western Jazz)

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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