Saturday April 01, 2017
Start: 04/01/2017 8:00 pm

Cascada de FloresCascada de Flores specializes in achingly beautiful songs from Latin America’s golden age, including bolero to fill your heart to bursting, rancheras to break it, and guarachas that make you want to jump up and dance. At the heart of the music is the gorgeous voice of Arwen Lawrence and the expressive guitar of Jorge Liceaga. Together they create a wonderfully lush, intimate atmosphere.

Sunday April 02, 2017
Start: 04/02/2017 7:00 pm

There is VIP seating available for this show. Please see seating chart below.

Monday April 03, 2017
Start: 04/03/2017 8:00 pm
Tuesday April 04, 2017
Start: 04/04/2017 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday April 05, 2017
Start: 04/05/2017 8:00 pm

Five world-renowned acoustic masters spanning three generations join forces for this special, one-night-only Freight performance featuring original music as well as bluegrass and old-time favorites spotlighting the talents of each performer. Look for driving full-band pieces as well as solos, duets and trios from artists who represent the best in 21st century acoustic/bluegrass music.

 

Thursday April 06, 2017
Start: 04/06/2017 8:00 pm

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie HaasIndividually, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas are consummate musicians. Together, they’re pure magic.

Friday April 07, 2017
Start: 04/07/2017 8:00 pm

Tim O’Brien’s career is maddeningly eclectic. A founding member of Hot Rize, he’s also a notable solo performer, and his songs have been recorded by Nickel Creek, Garth Brooks, and the Dixie Chicks. His recent album, Pompadour, features originals, Woody Guthrie and James Brown songs, and a traditional fiddle tune.

 

Saturday April 08, 2017
Start: 04/08/2017 8:00 pm

Freight favorites Robin Flower and Libby McLaren return for an exhilarating evening of innovative instrumentals, tight vocal harmonies, wild creative energy, and loads of fun. With Robin on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, Libby on piano and accordion, and both of them sharing vocals, this polished and passionate duo creates their own marvelous blend of roots music—they call it Celtic Americana—grounded in tradition but with a sound that’s always fresh and contemporary.

Sunday April 09, 2017
Start: 04/09/2017 7:00 pm

 


Monday April 10, 2017
Start: 04/10/2017 8:00 pm
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Start: 04/11/2017 7:00 pm

Jazz Search West is the Bay Area’s Annual Jazz Talent Search for instrumentalists and vocalists (15 and up). Five exciting weekly events, open to the public, are held during March and April at Bay Area Jazz venues, and culminate in a Semi-Final at Freight And Salvage and Grand Finale at Yoshi’s in Oakland.

 

At each week’s event, 16 contestants have the chance to perform with a professional rhythm section for our live audience, receiving valuable feedback from a panel of prestigious judges.

Wednesday April 12, 2017
Start: 04/12/2017 8:00 pm

With the full dance floor open and the compelling rhythms of Cuba and swing at play, this “Bay Area institution” of a big band will transport you to Havana and back.

 

Thursday April 13, 2017
Start: 04/13/2017 8:00 pm

Make music with the love of your life. Sell a million records. Tour the world. Have 3 kids. Get Stage 3 breast cancer. Survive.

 

Now what?

 

Friday April 14, 2017
Start: 04/14/2017 8:00 pm

Ruthie FosterRuthie Foster is a blues powerhouse, but her music also embraces gospel and soul, rock and folk. She’s a fantastic guitarist and The Austin Chronicle says, “When she sings a cappella, the heavens part.”

 

Saturday April 15, 2017
Start: 04/15/2017 8:00 pm

Lisa Zeiler & Jennie Chabon

Sunday April 16, 2017
Start: 04/16/2017 7:00 pm

NOTE: All tickets are subject to a $4 perticket facility fee.

Väsen take the traditional music of their native Sweden and blend it into a delicious mixture of distinctive rhythms, gorgeous melodies, and unstoppable grooves. Roger Tallroth (12-string guitar), Olov Johansson (nyckelharpa), and Mikeael Marin (viola), blend rock, jazz, traditional, and classical sounds in unexpected ways that are sure to delight.

 

Monday April 17, 2017
Start: 04/17/2017 8:00 pm

Founded in the spring of 2013, the CMSSF is four young, passionate players (and SFCO All-Stars) dedicated to bringing masterworks of the chamber music repertoire to diverse audiences in intimate settings around the Bay Area. Jory Fankuchen and Natasha Makhijani (violins), Clio Tilto (viola) and Samsun van Loon (cello) present an exciting and wide-ranging program for their Freight debut.

 

Tuesday April 18, 2017
Start: 04/18/2017 7:30 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome. 

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: 

Signups – on a first-come, first-served basis – begin when the door opens at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 7:30 pm. 

Wednesday April 19, 2017
Start: 04/19/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. For this show, the facility fee has been built into the published price.

 

Thursday April 20, 2017
Start: 04/20/2017 8:00 pm

Versatile doesn’t begin to cover it, and neither does excellent. Jim Lauderdale is just so damn good at so many styles of music – maybe the word is masterful. Bluegrass, country, soul, folk – for Jim, it all falls under the umbrella of Americana – roots music at its finest, and that’s the music he makes.

Friday April 21, 2017
Start: 04/21/2017 8:00 pm

Advance tickets for this show are sold out. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

 

The T Sisters, born and raised in California and now based in the creative hub of Oakland, embody harmony. It’s in their blood, bones, and history. Erika, Rachel and Chloe have been singing and writing music together since childhood, and the lifetime of practice shows.

 

Saturday April 22, 2017
Start: 04/22/2017 8:00 pm

Advance tickets for this show are sold out. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

 

 

Sunday April 23, 2017
Start: 04/23/2017 7:00 pm

Monday April 24, 2017
Start: 04/24/2017 7:30 pm

Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters present their monthly Songwriter Competition, where members take the stage and perform their material live on the Freight stage. Performers sign up from 7:00 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the house lights go down and the show goes on!

Tuesday April 25, 2017
Start: 04/25/2017 8:00 pm

Advance tickets for this show are sold out. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee


 

Wednesday April 26, 2017
Start: 04/26/2017 8:00 pm

NOTE: All tickets priced $12 or more are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. For this show, the facility fee has been built into the published price.


 

Thursday April 27, 2017
Start: 04/27/2017 8:00 pm

Advance tickets for this show are sold out. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

Friday April 28, 2017
Start: 04/28/2017 8:00 pm

NOTE: All tickets priced $12 or more are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. For this show, the facility fee has been built into the published price.

Saturday April 29, 2017
Start: 04/29/2017 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets. Standing room only tickets will be available once the show starts at 8pm.

 

NOTE: All tickets priced $12 or more are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. For this show, the facility fee has been built into the published price.


 

Sunday April 30, 2017
Start: 04/30/2017 7:00 pm

NOTE: All tickets priced $12 or more are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. For this show, the facility fee has been built into the published price.

Tuesday May 02, 2017
Start: 05/02/2017 7:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

 

Joshua Redman, Charlie Hunter, Benny Green, and Peter Apfelbaum are just a few of the extraordinary jazz musicians to emerge from Berkeley schools. Tonight is your chance to catch some future stars—middle school musicians from King, Longfellow, and Willard middle schools playing the Freight stage!

 

Wednesday May 03, 2017
Start: 05/03/2017 7:30 pm

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinPrepare a five-minute story about the indelible mark made upon meeting somebody for the first time. Online date adventures where alter egos or earnest personalities mix for the first time. Long awaited introductions to long lost family or life's absent characters. Books with misleading covers and second chance moments that reinvent relationships.

 

Thursday May 04, 2017
Start: 05/04/2017 8:00 pm

This show has been cancelled. Kevin Burke will be performing solo.

Click here for more info.

 

visit the Celtic Fiddle Festival website

Start: 05/04/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Friday May 05, 2017
Start: 05/05/2017 8:00 pm

NOTE: All tickets priced $12 or more are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. For this show, the facility fee has been built into the published price.

 

Saturday May 06, 2017
Start: 05/06/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

 

 

Sunday May 07, 2017
Start: 05/07/2017 7:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

 

There is tiered seating for this show. Please see seating chart below.

 

 

visit the Barbara Higbie website

Monday May 08, 2017
Start: 05/08/2017 8:00 pm

Liana Bérubé (violin), Michelle Kwon (cello) and Jeffrey LaDeur (piano) are the award-winning Delphi Trio, praised for their “…spot- on ensemble playing and a beautifully blended sound…” (San Francisco Classical Voice). The Delphi’s have concertized throughout the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Germany; their Classical at the Freight debut promises to be a note-worthy musical event.

 

Tuesday May 09, 2017
Start: 05/09/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

 

 

Wednesday May 10, 2017
Start: 05/10/2017 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets. Standing room only tickets will be available once the show starts at 8pm.

 

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

Thursday May 11, 2017
Start: 05/11/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

 

Real Vocal String Quartet

 

Get ready to enjoy great music for a great cause. Tonight, Real Vocal String Quartet, guitarist Justin King, True Life Trio, and Faisal Zedan are getting together to benefit the Syrian American Medical Society and support humanitarian aid in Syria.

 

Friday May 12, 2017
Start: 05/12/2017 8:00 pm

NOTE: All tickets priced $12 or more are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. For this show, the facility fee has been built into the published price.

 

Saturday May 13, 2017
Start: 05/13/2017 11:00 am


Get ready for a wild morning of singing, dancing, acrobatics, and silliness! ClownSnotBombs is a Bay Area troupe of acrobats, circus performers, teachers, and musician who are guaranteed to delight the young and young at heart.

 

Start: 05/13/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

 

Marcia Ball

 

Sunday May 14, 2017
Start: 05/14/2017 3:00 pm

NOTE: All tickets priced $12 or more are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. For this show, the facility fee has been built into the published price.

 

Start: 05/14/2017 7:00 pm

NOTE: All tickets priced $12 or more are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. For this show, the facility fee has been built into the published price.

 

Monday May 15, 2017
Start: 05/15/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

 

 

Tuesday May 16, 2017
Start: 05/16/2017 7:30 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome. 

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: 

Signups – on a first-come, first-served basis – begin when the door opens at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 7:30 pm. 

Wednesday May 17, 2017
Start: 05/17/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

 

Thursday May 18, 2017
Start: 05/18/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

 

The month of May being Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, tonight we are proud to celebrate the official release of Patrick Landeza’s new book, "From the Island of Berkeley," along with his new CD, "Ho`mana`o, nominated for the prestigious 2017 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award!

 

"The Freight and Salvage is my home...." --Patrick Landeza

 

Friday May 19, 2017
Start: 05/19/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

 

Visit the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival page

Saturday May 20, 2017
Start: 05/20/2017 7:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

 

Visit the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival page

Sunday May 21, 2017
Monday May 22, 2017
Start: 05/22/2017 7:30 pm

Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters present their monthly Songwriter Competition, where members take the stage and perform their material live on the Freight stage. Performers sign up from 7:00 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the house lights go down and the show goes on!

Tuesday May 23, 2017
Start: 05/23/2017 8:00 pm

NOTE: All tickets priced $12 or more are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. For this show, the facility fee has been built into the published price.

 

Rajeev Taranath

 

Wednesday May 24, 2017
Start: 05/24/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee


 

Thursday May 25, 2017
Start: 05/25/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

Friday May 26, 2017
Start: 05/26/2017 8:00 pm

NOTE: All tickets priced $12 or more are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. For this show, the facility fee has been built into the published price.

 

 

Saturday May 27, 2017
Start: 05/27/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee

Sunday May 28, 2017
Start: 05/28/2017 7:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee


 

Monday May 29, 2017
Start: 05/29/2017 12:30 pm
Tuesday May 30, 2017
Start: 05/30/2017 6:00 pm
Wednesday May 31, 2017
Start: 05/31/2017 8:00 pm

*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee



Thursday June 01, 2017
Start: 06/01/2017 8:00 pm

Advance tickets for this show are sold out. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 8pm.

 

 

Friday June 02, 2017
Start: 06/02/2017 8:00 pm

 

Locos Por Juana is a GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY nominated bilingual Latin Jam-Band, most notably recognized for their energetic live performance and unique fusion of Latin, Caribbean, and American rhythms. The band was formed in Miami, FL in 2000. The band consists of vocalist Itagui Correa, guitarist Mark Kondrat and drummer Javier Delgado, which form the nucleus of the group, joined by trombonist Lasim Richards and percussionist Carlos Palmet.

Monday June 05, 2017
Start: 06/05/2017 6:00 pm
Tuesday June 06, 2017
Start: 06/06/2017 8:00 pm

Laurie Lewis and Tom RozumNot only has the International Bluegrass Music Association twice named Laurie Lewis the Female Vocalist of the Year – not only did she win a Grammy for her contribution to True Life Blues: the Songs of Bill Monroe – but she also graduated from Berkeley High.

Wednesday June 07, 2017
Start: 06/07/2017 7:30 pm

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinPrepare a five-minute story about CHEATING. Stepping out, crib sheets, tax evasion or stacked decks. Tricks, swindles, cons and frauds. Philanders and chiselers and flimflammers, tramps and thieves. Broken hearts and bank accounts, sneaks and dirty dogs.

 

Thursday June 08, 2017
Start: 06/08/2017 8:00 pm

 

Rolling Stone calls Roy Rogers, “one of the rare guitar heroes who values feeling over flash,” Fronting the Delta Rhythm Kings, he’s been playing distinctive blues for more than 30 years. Not just a great singer and wicked slide guitar player, he’s collaborated with dozens of the greats, most notably producing John Lee Hooker’s Grammy winning comeback album, The Healer.

 

Friday June 09, 2017
Start: 06/09/2017 8:00 pm

Advance tickets for this show are sold out. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

 

Saturday June 10, 2017
Start: 06/10/2017 8:00 pm

The Rafael Manríquez Annual Festival, will be the 3rd celebration of Latin American music and poetry organized to feature Rafael’s compositions in the hands and voices of a talented line up of multi-generational musicians on June 10th, 2017 at 8:00 PM at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, California. This year’s program features a subset of up and coming San Francisco band Soltron, a Soltron Sextet whose members are: Daniel Riera, Roque Baron, Adriana Marrero, Manolo Davila, Ahkeel Mestayer and Ruben

Sunday June 11, 2017
Start: 06/11/2017 7:00 pm

THE DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL STARS

Samson Schmitt - guitar

Amati Schmitt - guitar

Ludovic Beier - accordion

Pierre Blanchard - violin

Doudou Cuillerier - guitar

Antonio Licusati - bass

 

AND

 

GEORGE COLE AND EUROCANA

 

Monday June 12, 2017
Start: 06/12/2017 7:30 pm

There is tiered seating for this show. Please see seating chart below.

 

 

Tuesday June 13, 2017
Start: 06/13/2017 7:00 pm

Free end-of-series recital night for the Spring II Session classes.

 

More info TBA

 

Wednesday June 14, 2017
Start: 06/14/2017 8:00 pm

An accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music, Phoebe makes an impressive creative leap with Shanti’s Shadow, available June 2. It’s the culmination of a five year journey that has taken her from her Austin roots through Music Row, Brooklyn, and even to India to study with seventh-generation master violinist Kala Ramnath. Along the way, Phoebe found her voice and delivered her most inspired set of songs to date -- the soundtrack to her self-discovery.

 

Thursday June 15, 2017
Start: 06/15/2017 8:00 pm

 

Friday June 16, 2017
Start: 06/16/2017 8:00 pm


Saturday June 17, 2017
Start: 06/17/2017 11:00 am

 

Sunday June 18, 2017
Start: 06/18/2017 2:00 pm

Steve Seskin will have you wiping away a tear one minute and laughing out loud the next. His songs all have messages that touch the hearts of everyone: from the feelings of a little boy missing his father, to growing up and being true to yourself, to one of his most well-known themes of being considerate to and respectful of one another as expressed in “Don’t Laugh at Me”.

Start: 06/18/2017 7:00 pm

 

Monday June 19, 2017
Start: 06/19/2017 7:30 pm

Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters present their monthly Songwriter Competition, where members take the stage and perform their material live on the Freight stage. Performers sign up from 7:00 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the house lights go down and the show goes on!

Tuesday June 20, 2017
Start: 06/20/2017 8:00 pm


Wednesday June 21, 2017
Start: 06/21/2017 8:00 pm

 

Thursday June 22, 2017
Start: 06/22/2017 8:00 pm


Hailed as the “Mark Twain of Americana,” Paul Thorn brings his gritty, gospel-infused Southern rock straight from his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi. His music mixes the hard-driving boogie of the Allman Brothers with the soulful wit of John Hiatt. Tonight he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his album Hammer & Nail.

 

Friday June 23, 2017
Start: 06/23/2017 8:00 pm

  

Tom Rhodes

Saturday June 24, 2017
Start: 06/24/2017 8:00 pm

 

The Blues Broads are four amazing singers, with roots in rock and roll and gospel, country and funk, and the blues. Tracy Nelson, Dorothy Morrison, Annie Sampson, and Angela Strehli have played with Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Rush, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and they’re bringing their own fantastic band to the Freight for a great night of blues.

 

Sunday June 25, 2017
Start: 06/25/2017 7:00 pm

 

Jim Bruno is a San Francisco Bay Area based published songwriter and currently teaches Songwriting at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley and at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

 

Songs he’s written have been recorded and released by Shawn Colvin, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt and Laurie MacAlister. Songs he’s co-written have been recorded and released by Chuck Prophet and Thad Cockrell

 

Monday June 26, 2017
Start: 06/26/2017 7:30 pm

"My name is Ethan Ostrow, and I am a 19 year old Jazz musician and theatre artist in Berkeley, CA. In September 2016, I was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, a rare type of blood cancer. My treatment was extremely difficult, but thankfully I made it through, and am recovering remarkably! One of the principal things that helped me look to the end of treatment during those months in the hospital was a simple dream.

Tuesday June 27, 2017
Start: 06/27/2017 7:30 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome. 

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: 

Signups – on a first-come, first-served basis – begin when the door opens at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 7:30 pm. 

Wednesday June 28, 2017
Start: 06/28/2017 8:00 pm

 

The Austin Lounge Lizards call themselves “the most laughable band in show business” and while their lyrics tend toward the absurd, their musical chops are no joke. Across four decades the Lizards have become legendary for their satirical skewering through song, and we’re glad they’re bringing their show back to the Freight.

 

visit the Austin Lounge Lizards website

Thursday June 29, 2017
Start: 06/29/2017 8:00 pm

 

Willie K is a masterful guitar player who also sings and writes gorgeous originals that vary from rocking blues to tender ballads in the traditional Hawaiian style. Faith Ako is a Bay Area based musician with a stunning voice whose traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music have earned her a Hawaiian Grammy nomination.

 

Friday June 30, 2017
Start: 06/30/2017 8:00 pm

 

“When I’m writing a song, it’s not about the hot licks, it’s about the voice and how it can be showcased from song to song,” says musician Jeff Austin. His focus is on transporting his audience by way of his vocal: “It’s the direct communication with the crowd — not just asking them how they’re feeling, but bringing something out of them.” For Austin, the act of speaking to people through his art really means using his voice.

Saturday July 01, 2017
Start: 07/01/2017 8:00 pm

 

Forty years ago Linda Tillery released her self-titled album and she’s pulling together an all-star band, many of whom played on the album, to celebrate the anniversary. Joining her tonight to recreate the songs are Mary Watkins, Vicki Randle, Diane Lindsay, Colleen Stewart, Kay Dyson, and Maria Martinez.