January 2018 Calendar

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

  • 1st  
    Closed
  • 2nd - 8pm
    Live band Beatles Karaoke
  • 3rd - 7pm
    Jeff Cleary Trivia Nite
  • 4th - 8pm
    The Muddy Roses (Country, hippie tonk)
  • 5th - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (Jazz)
  • 6th - 7pm
    Jessica Popovich 7pm (Pianist)
  •           9pm
    Project Pimento (Thermin jazz lounge)
  • 7th - 8:30pm
    Misery Index (Comedy) 21+
  • 8th - 8pm
    From Shinola (comedy) 21+
  • 9th - 8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco (Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley)
  • 10th - 8:30pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (soul/jazz/rhythm and blues)
  • 11th - 9pm
    Scott Okamoto (Pianist)
  • 12th - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (Pianist)
  • 13th - 8pm
    Mr. Lucky and the Cocktail Party-Ralph Carney Tribute Show (Jazz lounge)
  • 14th  
    Closed
  • 15th - 8:30pm
    Resistance is Futile (Comedy) 21+
  • 16th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt- Ted Savarese and Friends (Americana, Blues)
  • 17th - 9pm
    The Barney’s + Taylor’s Birthday Party (70’s/80’s rock)
  • 18th - 9pm
    Deep Space Trio (Instrumental, Jazz)
  • 19th - 6pm
    Happy Hour: Chris Moss (Rock, Americana, Guitarist)
  •           9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (Spy, Surf,Lounge)
  • 20th - 6pm
    Holly Mead (Pianist)
  •           9pm
    One Spot w/ Wagnor, Meaningless Emphasis, and Cassiopeia (Electronic singer/songwriters + indie goth)
  • 21st - 7pm
    (Doors at 6pm)
    Opera on Tap
  • 22nd - 8:30pm
    Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+
  • 23rd - 8:30pm
    Odes (Instrumental/Ambient Guitar)
  • 24th - 9pm
    Maldito Tango (Argentine Tango)
  • 25th - 8:30pm
    CPT NPT- Kyra Gordon + Full band (Jazz, soul, r&b,funk)
  • 26th - 9pm
    The Carrots (Groovy jazz)
  • 27th - 6pm
    Kyra Gordon-Singalong Saturdays-all ages welcome (pianist)
  •           9pm
    Tabernacle, Nathan Wanta, and James Finch Jr. (Americana singer/songwriter)
  • 28th  
    Closed
  • 29th - 9pm
    Kitten on the Keys (Pianist)
  • 30th - 8:30pm
    12 String Roulette (Gypsy/western Jazz)
  • 31st - 8:30pm
    DJ Martha Queen (Vinyl 45’s-60’s go go, soul and r&b)

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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