Tuesday July 08, 2014
Start: 07/08/2014 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:

Wednesday July 09, 2014
Start: 07/09/2014 8:00 pm

Krüger Brothers“The Kruger Brothers are just about as fine a band as I have ever played with,” said the late Doc Watson. The Bluegrass Journal says, “The Krugers are nothing short of magnificent.” Brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger left their home in Switzerland to pursue life as street musicians and met their “other brother,” Joel Landsberg, in New York City. Jens won last year’s Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music.

Thursday July 10, 2014
Start: 07/10/2014 8:00 pm

Rabbit RabbitRabbit Rabbit is Carla Kihlstedt on violin and vocals, and Matthias Bossi on drums, percussion, keyboards, bass harmonica, and vocals. The wife-husband duo are founding members of the iconic bands Tin Hat, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, 2 Foot Yard, Causing a Tiger, The Book of Knots, and Fred Frith’s Cosa Brava, and they’ve played with such artists as Tom Waits, Madeleine Peyroux, Tracy Chapman, and St. Vincent.

Friday July 11, 2014
Start: 07/11/2014 8:00 pm

MatutoMatuto is something else! A guitarist from South Carolina, steeped in bluegrass and blues, folk and jazz, moves to New York City and meets an accordion master with deep roots in swing, bepop, funk, and rock, and the two of them travel to northeastern Brazil on a Fulbright and immerse themselves in the local music – forró, chorinho, samba, maracatu, and frevo.

Saturday July 12, 2014
Start: 07/12/2014 8:00 pm

Tristan and Tashina ClarridgeString fans of all stripes should run, not walk, to the Freight for tonight’s Shasta String Celebration! Over the past ten years, the event has earned a reputation as an epic show, uniting a staggering array of the most influential and innovative performers from the worlds of bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, old time, and pop for an outpouring of music that takes the audience on a stunning cross-genre journey, with many special guests and spontaneous collaborations.

Sunday July 13, 2014
Start: 07/13/2014 8:00 pm

Buck Nickels & Loose ChangePlease see the Freight box office for refunds.


Buck Nickels & Loose Change play honky tonk and Western swing with verve, grit, and a sly sense of humor rooted in the wilds of Sonoma County and Marin.

Monday July 14, 2014
Start: 07/14/2014 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!

Thursday July 17, 2014
Start: 07/17/2014 8:00 pm

“Songs are a high art because singing lifts your mind free of
 your usual run of thinking and often shows you a world of
 new thoughts and stories and ideas--and principals and 
ideals are seen plainer while singing. This is why singing 
is a part of all of us...it puts action and the ways to
 action clearly before you.” — Woody Guthrie

Friday July 18, 2014
Start: 07/18/2014 8:00 pm

“Songs are a high art because singing lifts your mind free of
 your usual run of thinking and often shows you a world of
 new thoughts and stories and ideas--and principals and 
ideals are seen plainer while singing. This is why singing 
is a part of all of us...it puts action and the ways to
 action clearly before you.” — Woody Guthrie

Saturday July 19, 2014
Start: 07/19/2014 8:00 pm

“Songs are a high art because singing lifts your mind free of
 your usual run of thinking and often shows you a world of
 new thoughts and stories and ideas--and principals and 
ideals are seen plainer while singing. This is why singing 
is a part of all of us...it puts action and the ways to
 action clearly before you.” — Woody Guthrie

Sunday July 20, 2014
Start: 07/20/2014 2:00 pm

“Songs are a high art because singing lifts your mind free of
 your usual run of thinking and often shows you a world of
 new thoughts and stories and ideas--and principals and 
ideals are seen plainer while singing. This is why singing 
is a part of all of us...it puts action and the ways to
 action clearly before you.” — Woody Guthrie

Monday July 21, 2014
Start: 07/21/2014 8:00 pm

Occidental Gypsy

This show has been cancelled.

Tuesday July 22, 2014
Start: 07/22/2014 8:00 pm

Harmonica players, harmonica fans, harmonica graybeards and newbies, come to the Freight for the Bay Area Harmonica Convergence, featuring Eugene Huggins, Phil Berkowitz, Dave Matthews & an all-star jam!
 

Thursday July 24, 2014
Start: 07/24/2014 8:00 pm

Noe VenableNoe Venable made her name in the San Francisco music scene with five fine albums in the late 1990s and early 2000s, moved to New York and finished college, went on to Harvard Divinity School, and managed to find time to release two more albums, become a Waldorf teacher, and have a baby. She unplugged for a while, and stopped listening to much in the way of recorded music. “Instead,” she says, “I joined a chorus, and even led a few.

Friday July 25, 2014
Start: 07/25/2014 8:00 pm

Junius Courtney Big BandLace up your dancing shoes and get ready to swing with the Junius Courtney Big Band and Denise Perrier at the Freight!  This 19-piece big band, founded in 1963 when the late trumpeter Junius Courtney moved to the By Area from his native New Orleans, has a fifty-plus year track record, members who played with the likes of Coltrane, Earl “Fatha” Hines and Cal Tdjader, and a mojo that jazz journalist Andy Gilbert states is “capable of cutting far better-known orchestras.  Loo

Saturday July 26, 2014
Start: 07/26/2014 8:00 pm

House JacksThe human voice is a terrible thing to waste – and the House Jacks make superb use of theirs. The New York Times praised their “astonishingly precise vocal drumming.” The Oakland Tribune praised their “amazing voices, impressive arrangements, and dynamic stage presence.” A rock band without instruments, these five amazing musicians perform in an a cappella style that obliterates all preconceptions about what a voice can do.

Sunday July 27, 2014
Start: 07/27/2014 8:00 pm

Ed GerhardGrammy winner Ed Gerhard took up guitar after seeing classical master Andres Segovia on TV, and stopped taking lessons at age 15 when he heard a record by Mississippi John Hurt. After that, he taught himself, slowing down his spinning records to catch each note and figuring out how to play them. He learned well, eventually mastering 6-string, 12-string, slide, and the Hawaiian lap slide guitar known as the Weissenborn.

Tuesday July 29, 2014
Start: 07/29/2014 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:

Thursday July 31, 2014
Start: 07/31/2014 8:00 pm

Tift Merrittnote: Tift Merritt will play the first set and Chatham County Line will close the show.

 

Saturday August 02, 2014
Start: 08/02/2014 8:00 pm

The Reverend Dennis Kamakahi spent a brief 61 years among us, but in that time he gave us the immortal gift of his music. In the spirit of kōkua (assistance) and ho`omaika`i (to give thanks and blessings), five of his musical protégés will perform a series of fundraising concerts, with all proceeds going directly to the Kamakahi family. All five musicians are Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winners.

Sunday August 03, 2014
Start: 08/03/2014 1:00 pm

 

 

Start: 08/03/2014 8:00 pm

The AmigosThe Amigos are a young, Brooklyn-based band with a new album, their first, Diner in the Sky, which features a winning blend of country, Cajun, bluegrass, gospel, mariachi, and even a touch of jazz. They hold this musical mix together with high energy, matching Western shirts, exceptional talent, and a spirit of big fun.

Tuesday August 05, 2014
Start: 08/05/2014 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:

Wednesday August 06, 2014
Start: 08/06/2014 8:00 pm

Phil MarshSherman, set the Wayback Machine for 1968. We’re going to the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse on San Pablo Avenue, just down the street from Everett & Jones Barbecue. It’s opening night, and Phil Marsh is playing...

Thursday August 07, 2014
Start: 08/07/2014 8:00 pm

Dan BernDan Bern is hilarious, thoughtful, creative, and prolific – he keeps turning out terrific songs and performing them with great gusto and relish.

Friday August 08, 2014
Start: 08/08/2014 8:00 pm

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenFrank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen stir the pot with a recipe that offers a smorgasbord of musical sounds, combining multiple layers of spicy instrumentals, tasty songwriting, and delicious lead and harmony vocals. In other words, the band cooks.

Saturday August 09, 2014
Start: 08/09/2014 8:00 pm

The Beth Custer EnsembleThe Beth Custer Ensemble features a who’s who of outstanding Bay Area musicians playing a unique musical mélange of beguiling melodies, surreal lyrics, and sophisticated orchestrations that draw from a wide range of genres and inspire a multitude of moods.

Sunday August 10, 2014
Start: 08/10/2014 1:00 pm

 

 

Start: 08/10/2014 8:00 pm

Billy Joe ShaverBilly Joe Shaver has never been a household name, but his songs became country standards during the 1970s, and his reputation among musicians and critics has been rising ever since. Johnny Cash called him “my favorite songwriter.” He was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006, he earned a Grammy nomination for his album Everybody’s Brother in 2007, and the Americana Music Association has awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting.

Tuesday August 12, 2014
Start: 08/12/2014 8:00 pm

MilkDrive They call their music jazz-grass, and it’s loose, tight, thoughtful, improvisational, fun, and full of life. The band features Brian Beken on fiddle and lead vocals, Noah Jeffries on guitar and harmony vocals, Dennis Ludiker on mandolin and harmony vocals, and Matt Mefford on double bass. Brian, Noah, and Dennis met as younsters competing in the National Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest in Weiser, Idaho.

Wednesday August 13, 2014
Start: 08/13/2014 8:00 pm

The Lady CroonersThe Lady Crooners features three sibs, Nadia, Megan, and Joseph Krilanovich, and two of their musician friends, Jason Bratz and Kevin Conness, who play what they call “almost country” – music filled with lovely harmonies, tasty guitar licks, and a touch of twang. They all wear boots, and they all pour plenty of heart and soul into every performance.

Thursday August 14, 2014
Start: 08/14/2014 8:00 pm

Carrie NewcomerCarrie Newcomer is a singer, songwriter, Quaker, Midwesterner, goodwill ambassador, and inspiring performer. Billboard Magazine has described her as a “soaring songstress,” the Boston Globe has called her a “prairie mystic,” and Rolling Stone says that she “asks all the right questions.” Questions, not answers – Carrie tends to take a modest approach.

Friday August 15, 2014
Start: 08/15/2014 8:00 pm

If you like Western swing, you probably already know Lost Weekend. They’ve been around the Bay Area since 1985, when they started playing Tuesday nights at Paul’s Saloon. Herb Caen gave them several plugs, Phil Elwood lauded them in his reviews, and the band expanded its lineup to perform at such events as the SF Jazz Festival, the city’s New Year’s Eve Show, and the Black and White Ball.

Saturday August 16, 2014
Start: 08/16/2014 8:00 pm

Leslie Noel - My Own FairytaleDue to adult themes and language, parental discretion is advised.

Sunday August 17, 2014
Start: 08/17/2014 1:00 pm

 

 

Start: 08/17/2014 8:00 pm

Leslie Noel - My Own FairytaleDue to adult themes and language, parental discretion is advised.

Tuesday August 19, 2014
Start: 08/19/2014 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:

Thursday August 21, 2014
Start: 08/21/2014 8:00 pm

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie HaasJoin us for a rousing evening of fiddle magic steeped in talent and tradition: the 26th annual Freight Fiddle Summit. You’ll be in excellent company with host Alasdair Fraser & cellist Natalie Haas, the brilliant violinist Jeremy Kittel, Dublin fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, award-winning pianist and harpist Cali McKasson, dancer extraordinaire Nic Gareiss, and guitarist Clay Ross of Matuto fame.
 

Friday August 22, 2014
Start: 08/22/2014 8:00 pm

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 23, 2014
Start: 08/23/2014 8:00 pm

Box Set DuoJeff Pehrson and Jim Brunberg first started playing together in the early 1990s at The Owl and the Monkey Café in San Francisco’s Sunset District. Their band, Box Set, recorded seven albums and won Bay Area Music Awards for Best Club Band and Outstanding Americana/Roots Band, and a “Group of the Year” award from the National Academy of Songwriters. Here’s what esteemed local critic Phil Elwood had to say about them back in the day.

Sunday August 24, 2014
Start: 08/24/2014 8:00 pm

Aireene & the Rarities celebrate the release of their new album, Put Back Charlie, tonight at the Freight. Aireene Espiritu, on vocals, tenor ukulele, and guitar, leads the band and writes most of the songs. She was born in the Philippines, moved to Oakland when she was ten, and grew up in a blend of musical worlds, listening to Alan Lomax’s field recordings from the South and to her uncles jamming on Filipino folk guitar.

Thursday August 28, 2014
Start: 08/28/2014 5:00 pm

August is KFOG Local Music Month, celebrating performers with roots here in the Bay Area. The Freight is proud to join KFOG and Rosalie for a Happy Hour show featuring three great local performers: The Fall Risk, Lisa-Marie Johnston & Austin Willacy. We hope you’ll come on down and join us for this free concert of great music and Happy Hour specials!

 


Visit KFOG's website

 

Tuesday September 02, 2014
Start: 09/02/2014 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:

Friday September 05, 2014
Start: 09/05/2014 8:00 pm

The SubdudesWe are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets may be available once the show starts at 8pm.

Saturday September 06, 2014
Start: 09/06/2014 8:00 pm

Misner & SmithMisner & Smith – that’s Sam Misner and Megan Smith – are long-time Freight favorites. Sam plays guitar, Megan plays mandolin and upright bass, and when the two of them sing together, their blended voices ring with commitment and vitality. Maverick Magazine has praised their “superb harmonies” and the website Hicks with Sticks has called them “a Bay Area treasure to be shared . . .

Sunday September 07, 2014
Start: 09/07/2014 8:00 pm

On Ensemble (pronounced "Ohn") is a Los Angeles based taiko quartet that takes the ancient instruments and powerful rhythms of traditional Japanese ensemble drumming and adds their own relentless innovations – soaring melodies, unusual time signatures, and unexpected instruments like cajon, frame drum, trap set, koto, melodica, and Japanese flute.

Thursday September 11, 2014
Start: 09/11/2014 8:00 pm

Bill MonroeThere would be no bluegrass if not for Bill Monroe. He gave the genre its name and its distinctive style, and for most of the 20th century he embodied the essence of the art form, which is typically delivered by a five-piece acoustic string band featuring instrumental virtuosity on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and string bass, and plaintive, high lonesome voices singing in close harmony.

Friday September 12, 2014
Start: 09/12/2014 8:00 pm

Nora Jane StruthersNora Jane Struthers & The Party Line return to the Freight riding high from the success of their most recent album, Carnival, which rose to #11 on the Americana Radio Chart. Nora Jane grew up in Virginia, studied at NYU, and taught English in Brooklyn before moving to Nashville to focus full time on music.

Saturday September 13, 2014
Start: 09/13/2014 11:00 am

Alphabet RockersThe Bay Area-based family hip-hop group Alphabet Rockers match nostalgic beats with kid-friendly, educational lyrics, a combination that has garnered two Parents’ Choice Awards, 4-stars from Common Sense Media, presentation slots at kindergarten conferences, and Red Tricycle’s Best Kids Artist award.

Start: 09/13/2014 8:00 pm

Eliza GilkysonEliza Gilkyson is one of the finest singer-songwriters making music today. She “doesn’t pull any punches,” says the New York Times.

Sunday September 14, 2014
Start: 09/14/2014 8:00 pm

Eric BibbEric Bibb has been playing and singing the blues for more than 40 years, but his music embraces more than the blues. “It’s blues, it’s country, it’s work songs, it’s ragtime, it’s spirituals. All of those things are in the hopper,” Eric says. With a Grammy nomination, multiple W.C.

Wednesday September 17, 2014
Start: 09/17/2014 8:00 pm

Lucy Wainwright Roche“I fell in love last year / It’s not a thing I do a lot,” Lucy Wainwright Roche sings in “Seek and Hide,” a duet with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists on her latest album, There’s a Last Time for Everything. “You gotta watch it all change / You gotta watch it all stay the same,” the song goes on, and the line certainly applies to her music – a listener still hears the same honesty and openness in her newer work, but there’s a change too, a growth in control and authori

Thursday September 18, 2014
Start: 09/18/2014 8:00 pm

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (BOTMC) is back for the 12th year, celebrating old time music from September 16-21, at locations all over town. This five-day festival offers concerts, square dancing, a string band contest, workshops, and activities especially for kids and families, all in intimate settings where the line between audience and performer is as thin as a guitar pick. Participants travel from across America for the chance to hang out, dance, and pick and sing alongside some of the top musicians and dancers in the old time fiddle and banjo world.

Friday September 19, 2014
Start: 09/19/2014 8:00 pm

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (BOTMC) is back for the 12th year, celebrating old time music from September 16-21, at locations all over town. This five-day festival offers concerts, square dancing, a string band contest, workshops, and activities especially for kids and families, all in intimate settings where the line between audience and performer is as thin as a guitar pick. Participants travel from across America for the chance to hang out, dance, and pick and sing alongside some of the top musicians and dancers in the old time fiddle and banjo world.

Saturday September 20, 2014
Start: 09/20/2014 8:00 pm

“Any fool can write a love-gone-wrong song,” says the Boston Globe. “It takes a real genius to write a love-gone-right one. No urban songwriter does that better than Catie Curtis.” Love gone right – it’s a tricky subject. There’s a risk of sounding naïve or trite, but Catie somehow manages to balance hard-earned experience with wonder, melding catchy melodic hooks with heartfelt vocals.

Sunday September 21, 2014
Start: 09/21/2014 8:00 pm

The Charles Mingus Ensemble, founded at UCLA in the fall of 2011, brings together students with backgrounds in jazz, classical, and world music to integrate compositional and improvisational traditions, following in the footsteps of the great bandleader, composer, and bassist Charles Mingus, whose Jazz Workshop was at the cutting edge of using improvisation and other approaches to explore and develop musical ideas.

Monday September 22, 2014
Start: 09/22/2014 8:00 pm

Beoga

 

Tuesday September 23, 2014
Start: 09/23/2014 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:

Thursday September 25, 2014
Start: 09/25/2014 8:00 pm

Whiskey & Women“If I’m ever in a situation where I’m on life support and you’re about to unplug me, bring Whiskey & Women into the hospital to perform at least one song,” says the website SFGate. “If I don’t come out of the coma, then unplug me, I’m dead.” It’s true that the rousing Bay Area trio Whiskey & Women brings a lively jolt to their performances.

Friday September 26, 2014
Start: 09/26/2014 5:00 pm
Mad NoiseAmerican Nomad
The Lady CroonersBerkeley Blues Coalition

 

Saturday September 27, 2014
Start: 09/27/2014 8:00 pm

Elvin Bishop

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

Monday September 29, 2014
Start: 09/29/2014 8:00 pm

The BengsonsFresh from the smashing success of their hit musical Hundred Days at Z Space Gallery in San Francisco, the married duo The Bengsons – that’s Abigail and Shaun – come to the Freight to work their particular brand of musical magic, weaving rousing vocals, frenetic rhythms, and can’t-resist choruses into an irresistible indie rock theatrical performance.

Tuesday September 30, 2014
Start: 09/30/2014 8:00 pm

Rushad EgglestonRushad Eggleston is a cello whisperer – he communes with the instrument and goes where it leads. It's anyone's guess what may happen when he takes the stage, but we do guarantee one thing: a night of fabulously inventive, supremely virtuosic, endlessly surprising music.

Wednesday October 01, 2014
Start: 10/01/2014 8:00 pm

Jeff PehrsonJeff Pehrson is a marvelous songwriter, singer, and guitarist who has been wowing Freight audiences as half of Box Set Duo and also plays with the bands The Fall Risk and Furthur. Jeff enjoyed considerable success with Box Set in the 1990s, recording seven albums and winning Bay Area Music Awards for Best Club Band and Outstanding Americana/Roots Band, and a “Group of the Year” award from the National Academy of Songwriters.

Thursday October 02, 2014
Start: 10/02/2014 8:00 pm

Rachel Efron“It isn't long – about three notes will do it – before Bay Area singer-songwriter Rachel Efron hooks you by the heart,” says the San Francisco Chronicle. “To listen to a Rachel Efron song is to be led across an inner landscape at once beautiful, dangerous, serene, and startling,” says AllAboutJazz. “Rachel offers that rare combination of sophisticated musicianship and commanding lyricism.

Friday October 03, 2014
Start: 10/03/2014 8:00 pm

Two-day passes for Friday and Saturday are available for $70


Join us for a weekend of aloha at the Berkeley Hawaiian Music Festival. Thrill to the heavenly sounds of slack key guitar and ukulele, drift away on the harmonies of an all-star band, and fall under the spell of swaying hula dancers as the Freight presents two amazing evenings of enchanting Hawaiian music, hula, and mountains of aloha, hosted by Berkeley’s own Patrick Landeza.

Saturday October 04, 2014
Start: 10/04/2014 8:00 pm

Two-day passes for Friday and Saturday are available for $70


Join us for a weekend of aloha at the Berkeley Hawaiian Music Festival. Thrill to the heavenly sounds of slack key guitar and ukulele, drift away on the harmonies of an all-star band, and fall under the spell of swaying hula dancers as the Freight presents two amazing evenings of enchanting Hawaiian music, hula, and mountains of aloha, hosted by Berkeley’s own Patrick Landeza.

Sunday October 05, 2014
Start: 10/05/2014 2:00 pm

Please join us for a special afternoon performance celebrating the 78th reunion of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the nearly 3,000 American volunteers who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War.

 
A band of musical friends led by Bruce Barthol, founding bass player in Country Joe and the Fish and songwriter for the San Francisco Mime Troupe for more than 30 years, will commemorate the songs and activism of Pete Seeger with a musical tribute celebrating the re-issue of the Smithsonian Folkways' album, Songs of the Spanish Civil War.

Start: 10/05/2014 8:00 pm

Oakland Interfaith Gospel ChoirThe Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir delivers good news – the power and glory of 55 talented singers blending their voices together in rapturous harmony on gospel standards, traditional spirituals, and their own original praise songs.

Monday October 06, 2014
Start: 10/06/2014 8:00 pm

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Robin Sharp joins musical forces with her longtime partner, Lori Lack, in a violin and piano duo recital. Classical at the Freight brings in some of the Bay Area’s best classical musicians for an hour of outstanding chamber music in an informal, friendly atmosphere hosted by SFCO music director Ben Simon. There’s no stuffiness, no mystification, just an invigorating evening with musicians sharing the beauty and joy of this art with audiences of all ages.

Tuesday October 07, 2014
Start: 10/07/2014 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:

Wednesday October 08, 2014
Start: 10/08/2014 8:00 pm

Jeffrey Foucault“Jeffrey Foucault is a young man with an old soul,” says the New York Times, “contemporary and timeless.” He grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. His father played a plywood guitar and his mother liked to sing. Winter Sundays were for church or ice fishing. He went to college and dropped out, took a job on a fruit farm, and started writing songs about a girl from Iowa.

Thursday October 09, 2014
Start: 10/09/2014 8:00 pm

Tom RushTom Rush started his musical career in Boston half a century ago and quickly established himself on the folk scene. Rolling Stone magazine has credited his 1965 album Circle Game with ushering in the singer-songwriter era.