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 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 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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

 

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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Saturday September 09, 2017
Start: 09/09/2017 8:00 pm
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Sunday September 10, 2017
Start: 09/10/2017 7:00 pm

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

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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

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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

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Blame Sally

 

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

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Wednesday September 20, 2017
Start: 09/20/2017 8:00 pm

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

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

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Foghorn Stringband


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

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Hosted jamming begins at 5:00 pm

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

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

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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

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

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Loudon Wainwright III


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

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

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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.

 

Thursday October 19, 2017
Start: 10/19/2017 8:00 pm

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Jonatha Brooke

Friday October 20, 2017
Start: 10/20/2017 8:00 pm

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Sunday October 22, 2017
Start: 10/22/2017 11:00 am

 

“Roberts continues to craft masterpieces in miniature, equivalent to A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh.” — NPR

“Hands down the best songwriter in the genre.” — USA Today

“Some of the most inspired and intelligent kids lyrics ever.” — Amazon

 

Tuesday October 24, 2017
Start: 10/24/2017 8:00 pm

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Wednesday October 25, 2017
Start: 10/25/2017 8:00 pm

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Thursday October 26, 2017
Start: 10/26/2017 8:00 pm

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