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.

 

Thursday July 06, 2017
Friday July 07, 2017
Start: 07/07/2017 8:00 pm


Saturday July 08, 2017
Start: 07/08/2017 7:00 pm

 

With a style grounded in both classical and folk music, The Los Angeles Times calls Mark O’Connor, "One of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music -- any music -- today.” He’s released more than 45 albums, mostly of his own compositions, been awarded several Grammy’s, and collaborated with a veritable who’s who of contemporary acoustic musicians.

 

Start: 07/08/2017 9:30 pm

 

With a style grounded in both classical and folk music, The Los Angeles Times calls Mark O’Connor, "One of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music -- any music -- today.” He’s released more than 45 albums, mostly of his own compositions, been awarded several Grammy’s, and collaborated with a veritable who’s who of contemporary acoustic musicians.

 

Wednesday July 12, 2017
Start: 07/12/2017 8:00 pm

 

Thursday July 13, 2017
Start: 07/13/2017 8:00 pm

 

Saturday July 15, 2017
Start: 07/15/2017 8:00 pm

Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, Hot Club of Cowtown’s star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the band’s global brand.

Sunday July 16, 2017
Start: 07/16/2017 7:00 pm

 

“All I’m asking/Let me change your mind”

 

Monday July 17, 2017
Start: 07/17/2017 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!

Friday July 21, 2017
Start: 07/21/2017 8:00 pm

Killing My Lobster was founded in 1997 by a group of comedians who were looking for a home to create insightful comedic work they were not seeing produced in San Francisco. Since KML’s first show in a 25-seat converted Mission District office space on Valentine’s Day 1997, the group has worked with over 500 Bay Area artists to create exciting original work for local audiences and national outlets.

 

Sunday July 23, 2017
Start: 07/23/2017 7:00 pm

 

Wednesday July 26, 2017
Start: 07/26/2017 8:00 pm


On his third full-length album, soul artist Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention. Made in collaboration with Swedish soul singer/songwriter/phenom Magnus Tingsek, Radius captures the warm energy of that creative connection and transports the listener to a higher and more exalted plane. 

Friday July 28, 2017
Saturday July 29, 2017
Start: 07/29/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Sunday July 30, 2017
Start: 07/30/2017 7:00 pm

 

Friday August 04, 2017
Start: 08/04/2017 8:00 pm

The Subdudes are “no ordinary band,” says the website AllMusic, praising their “relaxed groove,” “earthy harmonies,” and “impassioned vocal performances.” About.com describes the band this way: “If you haven't heard the Subdudes before, imagine the hottest, most humid day you can think of.

Saturday August 05, 2017
Start: 08/05/2017 8:00 pm


Saturday August 19, 2017
Start: 08/19/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Friday August 25, 2017
Start: 08/25/2017 7:30 pm

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

 

Start: 08/25/2017 8:00 pm

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

Catch a glimpse of the future when the West Coast Songwriters present the finals of their annual songwriting competition. Top contenders from WCS playoffs in ten cities—Portland, Martinez, Saratoga, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Sacramento, Redwood City, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Hollywood—will perform their original songs before a panel of discerning judges.