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!

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Start: 07/18/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing and unlikely musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. Their new album, The Strangest Times, is lyrically irreverent and musically nimble, a light-hearted take on subjects both serious and, well, strange.


Thursday July 20, 2017
Start: 07/20/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Friday July 21, 2017
Start: 07/21/2017 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.

 

This show is intended for adults and may contain some adult language and/or themes. 

 

 

Saturday July 22, 2017
Start: 07/22/2017 8:00 pm

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


 

Sidestepper hail from Colombia where their joyous live shows and inventive blend of traditional Latin sounds and modern rhythms have become legendary over the last twenty years. What started as a solo studio project is now a euphoric traveling party and we’re opening the dance floor to bring that party to the Freight.

 

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

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

 

 

Tuesday July 25, 2017
Start: 07/25/2017 7:30 pm

 

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

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

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

 


Thursday July 27, 2017
Start: 07/27/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Bay Area legend Country Joe McDonald will make a rare appearance performing classic material from the era of Country Joe & The Fish – the Berkeley group who today widely acknowledged as pioneers of psychedelic rock music.


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

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

 

    


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

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

 

 

Tuesday August 01, 2017
Start: 08/01/2017 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 August 02, 2017
Start: 08/02/2017 7:30 pm

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily Sevin

The Moth StorySLAM, according to the London Guardian, is “brilliant and quietly addictive.” The Village Voice calls it “an exuberant moveable feast.” Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

Thursday August 03, 2017
Start: 08/03/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Grateful Bluegrass Boys play traditional Bluegrass versions of classic rock songs along with actual bluegrass songs and the occasional country number. Get ready to sing along to high lonesome versions of favorites by Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Van Morrison, and Grateful Dead.

 

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

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

 

 

The Subdudes bring together meaty grooves, jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness to create a sound that dares you not to dance in your seat.

 

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


Groundbreaking folk pianist George Winston returns to the Freight with his fourteenth solo piano album, Spring Carousel, which he wrote while recovering from a bone marrow transplant, playing the piano in the hospital auditorium every night.

 

 

 

Sunday August 06, 2017
Start: 08/06/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Tuesday August 08, 2017
Start: 08/08/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

The New York Times calls David Wax Museum’s music, “a lively and rustic cross-border mix: lonesome Appalachian harmonies over mariachi horn lines and rhythms you might hear at a rural dance in Veracruz or San Luis Potosí.”

 

Wednesday August 09, 2017
Start: 08/09/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Thursday August 10, 2017
Start: 08/10/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Friday August 11, 2017
Start: 08/11/2017 8:00 pm

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Saturday August 12, 2017
Start: 08/12/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Sunday August 13, 2017
Start: 08/13/2017 7:00 pm

 

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Start: 08/15/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Steve Meckfessel’s solo opening set for Robert Earl Keen blew away a packed house in January and he’s returning for a show of his own. He’ll be previewing his long-awaited CD release, Love Will Rise, joined by some of his favorite local collaborators.

 

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Start: 08/16/2017 8:00 pm

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

 


Thursday August 17, 2017
Start: 08/17/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Rob Ickes played in Blue Highway for 20 years, Trey Hensley first played the Grand Ole Opry at age 11 and has been a sought after bluegrass and country collaborator since, and their first album together earned a Grammy nomination. The Americana duo make their Freight debut with their new album, The Country Blues.

 

Friday August 18, 2017
Start: 08/18/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Maurice TaniMaurice Tani is a veteran singer-songwriter and band leader of the California Americana scene. Tani is known for his wry/rye-to-romantic songwriting, agile guitar style and expressive singing. He has released six critically acclaimed albums of original material over the past dozen years.

 

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

 

 

Sunday August 20, 2017
Start: 08/20/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Doyle Bramhall II was raised in a home full of Texas blues and rock’n’roll and was recruited to play with Jimmie Vaughan’s band the Fabulous Thunderbirds when he was 18. Doyle’s two solo albums have won critical acclaim and he’s worked with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Dr. John, and the late Gregg Allman, bringing a fresh sound to classic blues.

Tuesday August 22, 2017
Start: 08/22/2017 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 August 23, 2017
Start: 08/23/2017 7:30 pm

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

 

Night Music

Join us for a magical evening of piano music featuring artists from the San Francisco International Piano Festival. Eunmi Ko performs night music by Bela Bartok, David Liptak, and Robert Schumann, followed by Liszt's epic Sonata in b minor performed by Jiyang Chen.

 

BIOS

Thursday August 24, 2017
Start: 08/24/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Join us for a rousing evening of fiddle magic steeped in talent and tradition: the 29th annual Freight Fiddle Summit. You’ll be in excellent company with host Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, Hot Club of San Francisco, André Brunet, Eric Beaudry, Cali McKasson, Nic Gareiss, Brittany Haas, Hanneke Cassel, Laura Risk, Cali McKasson, Ryan McCasson, Laura Cortese,  and more world class string players than you can imagine.

 

Friday August 25, 2017
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.

Saturday August 26, 2017
Start: 08/26/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Country singer-songwriter Chely Wright is back with a new album, I Am The Rain, after five years away from the spotlight. Rolling Stone praises the album’s “raw, emotional lyrics and refreshingly experimental approach to country music” and “earthy vibe.”

 

Sunday August 27, 2017
Start: 08/27/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

Click here to read about the Afro-Cuban & Congolese Style Percussion workshop with Suki Kaye from 1:00-3:00 pm

 

 

Tuesday August 29, 2017
Start: 08/29/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Wednesday August 30, 2017
Start: 08/30/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

"Kress songs make the ordinary sacred" - Dar Williams


Kress Cole returns to The Freight and Salvage for her album release event, "The Alchemy Show".


Thursday August 31, 2017
Start: 08/31/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Photo cred: D'licious Chaos Photography 

Friday September 01, 2017
Start: 09/01/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Saturday September 02, 2017
Start: 09/02/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

No Depression called Amy Helm’s Freight debut “reminiscent of a juke joint, gospel revival, rock show, and Mardi Gras celebration all at once.” This September she's coming back for another great night of joyful, rollicking, soulful blues.

 

Sunday September 03, 2017
Start: 09/03/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Tuesday September 05, 2017
Start: 09/05/2017 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 September 06, 2017
Start: 09/06/2017 7:30 pm

 

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily Sevin

The Moth StorySLAM, according to theLondon Guardian, is “brilliant and quietly addictive.” The Village Voice calls it “an exuberant moveable feast.” Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

Thursday September 07, 2017
Start: 09/07/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Friday September 08, 2017
Start: 09/08/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

PLEASE NOTE: this show will be videotaped for a possible future broadcast.

 

Misner & Smith

 

Saturday September 09, 2017
Start: 09/09/2017 8:00 pm
*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee
Sunday September 10, 2017
Start: 09/10/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Wednesday September 13, 2017
Start: 09/13/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Bill Monroe

 

Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music, would be 106 this year. We are celebrating his birthday by singing and playing songs and tunes from his vast repertoire  

 

Laurie Lewis Guitar, fiddle

Thursday September 14, 2017
Start: 09/14/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Tonight is all about the best harmonica players you haven’t heard yet. Featuring Charlie Wade, Sean Parnell, David Matthews and an all-star jam with some very special guests, don’t miss this annual celebration of the blues harp.

 

Friday September 15, 2017
Start: 09/15/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Saturday September 16, 2017
Start: 09/16/2017 11:00 am

SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, September 16, 2017

 

Our Annual Family Open House returns - free performances and activities for folks, kids, and folks with kids. In addition to performances, enjoy plenty of activities geared towards kids. Past years have included a musical instrument petting zoo, children’s song circles, crafts, musical jams. Just wait til you see what we have in store this year!

Start: 09/16/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Blame Sally

 

Sunday September 17, 2017
Start: 09/17/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Tuesday September 19, 2017
Start: 09/19/2017 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 September 20, 2017
Start: 09/20/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Thursday September 21, 2017
Start: 09/21/2017 8:00 pm

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

Click here to purchase 2-Day Pass for the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention 

Click here to visit the BOTMC website

 

Foghorn Stringband


Friday September 22, 2017
Start: 09/22/2017 8:00 pm

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

Click here to purchase 2-Day Pass for the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Click here to visit the BOTMC website

 

Hosted jamming begins at 5:00 pm

Saturday September 23, 2017
Start: 09/23/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Sunday September 24, 2017
Start: 09/24/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

Tuesday September 26, 2017
Start: 09/26/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Wednesday September 27, 2017
Start: 09/27/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Thursday September 28, 2017
Start: 09/28/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Country singer-songwriter and Grand Ole Opry regular Elizabeth Cook makes her Freight debut with Exodus of Venus, her first album in six tumultuous years. American Songwriter calls it her “finest, most riveting and intensely personal work.”

Friday September 29, 2017
Start: 09/29/2017 8:00 pm

Ticket guarantees admission, but does not guarantee a seat. If you require seating arrangements, please call our Box Office at (510)-644-2020 extension 0. All tickets are subject to a $4 facility fee.

 

 

Saturday September 30, 2017
Start: 09/30/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Kathy Kallick band

Photo: Anne Hamersky

Thursday October 05, 2017
Start: 10/05/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Friday October 06, 2017
Start: 10/06/2017 8:00 pm

 

Sunday October 08, 2017
Start: 10/08/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Tuesday October 10, 2017
Start: 10/10/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

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

 

 

 

Wednesday October 11, 2017
Start: 10/11/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Loudon Wainwright III


Thursday October 12, 2017
Start: 10/12/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Friday October 13, 2017
Start: 10/13/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Chris Hillman and two former members of the Desert Rose Band will appear in an intimate acoustic concert. Joining Chris Hillman in this acoustic appearance are Herb Pedersen on guitar and John Jorgenson on guitar and mandolin.

 

Saturday October 14, 2017
Start: 10/14/2017 8:00 pm

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

more info TBA

 

 

Sunday October 15, 2017
Start: 10/15/2017 7:00 pm

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