June 2008 Calendar

  • 1st - 6:00PM free

    Art Opening: Paintings by Jan Swearingen music by: Denise Funari/Earl Butter

  • 2nd - 9:00PM free

    John Robb- Blues- FREE

  • 3rd - 9:00PM free

    Steve Ahern- Jazz- FREE

  • 4th - 9:00PM free

    Sparrow Sisters- Bluegrass- FREE

  • 5th - 9:00PM free

    Reuben Maness- rock piano- FREE

  • 6th - 9:00PM free

    Conscious Contact- Jazz- FREE

  • 7th - 9:00PM free

    Panique Trio- Jazz- FREE

  • 8th - 8:00PM

    Karina Denike and Friends- Soul/Jazz/Rhythm and Blues- FREE

  • 9th - 9:00PM free

    Miss Henry- Jazz- FREE

  • 10th - 9:00PM free

    Equinox Trio- Jazz- FREE

  • 11th - 9:00PM free

    The New Rite Spot All Stars- Jazz- FREE

  • 12th - 9:00PM free

    Trombone Trio- Jazz- FREE

  • 13th - 9:00PM free

    Lee Vilenski- Tin Pan Alley- FREE

  • 14th - 9:00PM free

    Emily Anne's Hot Nuts- Swing/Jazz- FREe

  • 15th - 9:00PM free

    Closed- Happy Father's Day

  • 16th - 9:00PM free

    Michael Burns- solo piano- FREE

  • 17th - 9:00PM free

    The Great Blue Yonder- Bluegrass- FREE

  • 18th - 9:00PM free

    Lovie McKie- singer/songwriter- FREE

  • 19th - 9:00PM free

    Frisky Frolics- Tin Pan Alley- FREE

  • 20th - 9:00PM free

    Michael McIntosh (Blueroom Boys/The Cottontails/Karina Denike)- solo piano- FREE

  • 21st - 8:30PM

    Octomutt and Friends- Americana/Blues- FREE

  • 22nd - 9:00PM free


  • 23rd - 9:00PM free

    BJ Papa- Jazz- FREE

  • 24th - 9:00PM free

    Bedtime Story- Americana- FREE

  • 25th - 9:00PM free

    Michael Chase- solo piano- FREE

  • 26th - 9:00PM free

    Kitten on the Keys- Burlesque Piano- FREE

  • 27th - 9:00PM free

    Craig Browning- Jazz- FREE

  • 28th - 9:00PM free

    Mummy Shots CD release party- Folk- FREE

  • 29th - 9:00PM free

    Last of the Blacksmiths/The Bowmans/Amy Blashke (Night Canopy)- Folk/singer songwriter- FREE

  • 30th - 8:00PM

    The Far Corners - Jazz- FREE

  • 31th - 8:00PM

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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