Thursday February 26, 2015
Start: 02/26/2015 8:00 pm

Nancy SchimmelBerkeley songwriter and storyteller Nancy Schimmel serves up a delicious blend of music, politics, and humor – the same irresistible recipe that made her 70th birthday show at the old Freight a hit, and likewise her 75th birthday celebration at the new Freight.

Friday February 27, 2015
Start: 02/27/2015 8:00 pm

George Kahumoku Jr.George Kahumoku, Jr. has won multiple Grammy awards for his masterful performances on slack key guitar – but he’s not just a world class musician, he’s also an artist and sculptor, storyteller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur, as well as a teacher at his local high school and community college on Maui. Tonight he’ll play and sing at the Freight, mixing Hawaiian classics and contemporary songs with his own captivating originals. Who knows?

Saturday February 28, 2015
Start: 02/28/2015 1:00 pm

Hyo-shin Na's "A Little Winter Flower" for mixed choir, piano, koto and bass is the highlight of this concert.

Start: 02/28/2015 8:00 pm

Wild Mango 2015Wild Mango is back for a reunion show of the founding members at the Freight! The popular all-woman band features a wealth of Bay Area musical talent from the realms of Latin jazz and world music, including Michaelle Goerlitz on percussion, Jackeline Rago on cuatro, percussion, mandolin, and vocals, Donna Viscuso on flute, saxophone, and harmonica, Jan Martinelli on bass, Susu Pampanin on Middle Eastern percussion, and Erika Luckett on guitar and vocals.

Sunday March 01, 2015
Start: 03/01/2015 1:00 pm

The Lemon Hammer


Start: 03/01/2015 8:00 pm

Mike Marshall & Caterina LichtenbergMike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg are two of the finest mandolin players in the world. Mike’s style is a blend of just about every musical influence imaginable, from bluegrass to jazz to the traditional Brazilian form known as choro. Caterina’s background is classical. Together, they play beautiful music, from Bach to Bulgarian folk music to their own subtle and lovely originals.

Monday March 02, 2015
Start: 03/02/2015 8:00 pm

Tonight's show will be streaming live on Concert Window


Tuesday March 03, 2015
Start: 03/03/2015 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.


Wednesday March 04, 2015
Start: 03/04/2015 7:30 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets
will be available when the show starts at 7:30pm


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


Thursday March 05, 2015
Start: 03/05/2015 8:00 pm


Friday March 06, 2015
Start: 03/06/2015 8:00 pm

Cahalen Morrison has played some wonderful shows at the Freight with Eli West, and now he returns with a fine new band, Country Hammer, and a terrific new album, The Flower of Muscle Shoals, which No Depression calls “deeply satisfying” and full of “great country & western music.” Cahalen, who hails from the high desert of northern New Mexico and now lives in the Pacific Northwest, writes songs that capture the essence of old time country.

Saturday March 07, 2015
Start: 03/07/2015 11:00 am
Start: 03/07/2015 8:00 pm

Rhonda Benin  Wanda Diamond  Tiffany Austin  Tarika Lewis

Sunday March 08, 2015
Start: 03/08/2015 8:00 pm

KitkaCelebrate International Women’s Day with Kitka. The world-renowned women’s vocal ensemble includes excerpts from the recently commissioned I Will Remember Everything, based on the story of Russian Jewish lesbian poet Sophia Parnok. Kitka’s stunning dissonances, asymmetric rhythms, and lush harmonies are inspired by Eastern European folk traditions. 

Monday March 09, 2015
Start: 03/09/2015 8:00 pm

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. San Francisco Chamber Orchestra music director Ben Simon hosts. There’s no stuffiness, no mystification, just an invigorating evening with gifted musicians sharing the beauty and joy of this timeless art with new audiences of all ages.

Tuesday March 10, 2015
Start: 03/10/2015 8:00 pm

Ruthie FosterRuthie Foster returns to the Freight with a terrific new album, Promise of a Brand New Day, that just got nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Contemporary Blues Album. If you’re not already familiar with Ruthie’s career, this is her third Grammy nomination, and she’s also won three Austin Music Awards for Best Folk Artist and Best Female Vocalist, and won Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary and Best Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year.

Wednesday March 11, 2015
Start: 03/11/2015 8:00 pm

Paul HansonPaul Hanson has moved beyond his mastery of classical bassoon and jazz saxophone to create his own unique niche as a master of jazz bassoon.

Thursday March 12, 2015
Start: 03/12/2015 8:00 pm


Friday March 13, 2015
Start: 03/13/2015 8:00 pm

Claire Lynch BandOnce you’ve heard Claire Lynch sing, you’ll recognize her voice in an instant.

Saturday March 14, 2015
Start: 03/14/2015 3:00 pm

The festival kicks off at 3:00 p.m. in the Freight lobby with Cella Bellydance, under the direction of Elizabeth Strong, performing Romani and folk-inspired belly dances.

Sunday March 15, 2015
Start: 03/15/2015 3:00 pm

Sunday, March 15

1-Day Pass: $75 (advance only)

includes premium seating for all shows and two drink tickets

single show tickets available, see below


Monday March 16, 2015
Start: 03/16/2015 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 March 17, 2015
Start: 03/17/2015 8:00 pm

Michael & Shay BlackBrothers Michael and Shay Black play an exciting mix of Dublin street songs, music hall songs, and historical ballads, as well as songs from the Irish, English, and Scottish traditions and the occasional contemporary number. Singing in close harmony, playing guitar, banjo, and keyboards, telling funny stories, and even dancing now and again, Michael and Shay draw people in with their energy, wit, and superb musicianship.

Wednesday March 18, 2015
Start: 03/18/2015 8:00 pm

MamoMamo is an all-star Hawaiian duo featuring Nathan Aweau, winner of 11 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, and Jeff Peterson, winner of five Na Hoku Hanohano awards and two Grammys. Nathan sings and plays bass, guitar, and percussion, and Jeff plays guitar and ukulele. Together, they celebrate their aloha for Hawaii with fresh interpretations of classic Hawaiian standards as well as their own original compositions.

Thursday March 19, 2015
Start: 03/19/2015 8:00 pm