« Week of January 17, 2016 »
Start: 01/17/2016 7:00 pm

Ruth MoodyRuth Moody, the Juno award-winning singer-songwriter from the Wailin’ Jennys, returns to the Freight with her own fine band and a passel of new songs. Her last album, These Wilder Things, won praise from The Telegraph, The Independent, and the website Americana UK. It all starts with Ruth’s gorgeous voice – light and clear, but full of shadows and shadings that suggest a dark undertow under the sweet surface.

Start: 01/18/2016 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!

Start: 01/19/2016 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.


Start: 01/20/2016 8:00 pm

Jonathan Edwards broke into the big time with his million-selling hit single “Sunshine (Go Away Today)” in 1971, and in the years since, he’s amassed an impressive catalog of wonderful originals, including “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Shanty,” “One Day Closer,” and “Don’t Cry Blue.” Now he’s released a terrific new album, his 16th, Tomorrow’s Child, featuring contributions from an all-star cast of friends and admirers including Shawn Colvin, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Darrell Scott, Dirk Powell, Jerry Dou

Start: 01/21/2016 7:00 pm

Click here to stream the live webcast once the concert starts at 7pm.

The Berkeley Repertory Theator has graciously offered their beautiful Roda Theater for overflow viewing of Celebrating Ronnie Gilbert. Reservations become available on Thursday, January 14th at 12:30 pm. Click here for those reservations.


Start: 01/22/2016 8:00 pm

Wearing period threads and playing vintage instruments, the Cheap Suit Serenaders dole out a giddy blend of up-tempo Hawaiian stomps, ragtime, Italian polkas, and more, as they recreate the music of the golden age of jazz. With Robert Armstrong, Allan Dodge, Rick Elmore, Terry Zwigoff, Casey MacGill, and Tony Marcus performing on ukuleles, Hawaiian steel guitars, fiddles, cellos, banjos, mandolins, accordions, and musical saws, the band brings alive great music and great times! 


Start: 01/23/2016 8:00 pm

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