Monday March 20, 2017
Start: 03/20/2017 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance reservations for this event.

Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

 

Tuesday March 21, 2017
Start: 03/21/2017 8:00 pm

The Todalo Shakers play vintage jug band party blues and old time rags & stomps which sound like they are lifted right out of 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee or Dallas, Texas. The band features lots of harmony singing, making for a rich palette of vocal blends and a great feeling of camaraderie; the exuberance and fondness that the musicians feel for their material and for each other is unmistakable.

Wednesday March 22, 2017
Start: 03/22/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Thursday March 23, 2017
Start: 03/23/2017 8:00 pm

 

If you’ve ever seen Greg Brown in concert, you remember the voice, the deep, sometimes gruff, sometimes tender, always compelling voice that might sing – or say – just about anything. And you remember the sense of humor, in the songs and between the songs, sometimes dark, sometimes irreverent, always perfectly Greg. The songs stick in your mind too. They’re memorable enough that Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Ani DiFranco, Joan Baez, Jack Johnson, and Mary Chapin Carpenter have all recorded his songs.

Friday March 24, 2017
Start: 03/24/2017 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show.

Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

 

Saturday March 25, 2017
Start: 03/25/2017 8:00 pm

Singer, songwriter, and activist Noel Paul Stookey rose to prominence as the “Paul” in Peter, Paul & Mary, and has continued to spread his gospel of melding the spiritual to the practical in 45 albums over his illustrious career, including his most recent, One and Many, which ranges from romantic ballads to politically charged portraits to intimate meditations. The vocals, says folk critic Scott Alarik, “are strong and sweet, confidential even at peak emotion, as if singing only for you.

Sunday March 26, 2017
Start: 03/26/2017 7:00 pm

Mouths of Babes – that’s Ty Greenstein of Girlyman fame and Ingrid Elizabeth of Coyote Grace – brings together a tender tomboy and rough-and-tumble lady to make music that melts hearts and shakes souls with undeniable chemistry and unexpected wisdom. Their sound is equal parts celebration and blues, folk and soul, salve and anthem—an invitation to love this life, to sing your sob story and end it with a smile.

 

Monday March 27, 2017
Start: 03/27/2017 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 March 28, 2017
Start: 03/28/2017 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 March 29, 2017
Start: 03/29/2017 8:00 pm

Singer, guitarist, composer, drummer, and percussionist, Vinicius Cantuaria is a well-known Brazilian musician in the sphere of Bossa Nova and Jazz.

 

Thursday March 30, 2017
Start: 03/30/2017 8:00 pm

Celebrating Women in Blues from Ma Rainey to Bonnie Raitt

 

Pamela Rose and her Wild Women of Song musicians (Tammy Hall, Ruth Davies, Pat Wilder, Daria Johnson and Kristen Strom) perform musical treasures as they tell stories, punctuated by rare historical film footage.  The audience is transported to the early roots of America’s most enduring art form, and travel through the decades in a vibrant concert event.  

 

Friday March 31, 2017
Start: 03/31/2017 8:00 pm

Eilen JewellThere’s more to Eilen Jewell than meets the eye. National Public Radio, on its listing for Song of the Day, says, “She’s got a sweet and clear voice with a killer instinct lurking beneath the shiny surface.” USA Today describes her as “Dark and haunting, but alluring just the same...Give me more of that voice.” Her voice certainly stays with you, a captivating blend of wild and under control.

Saturday April 01, 2017
Start: 04/01/2017 8:00 pm

Cascada de FloresCascada de Flores specializes in achingly beautiful songs from Latin America’s golden age, including bolero to fill your heart to bursting, rancheras to break it, and guarachas that make you want to jump up and dance. At the heart of the music is the gorgeous voice of Arwen Lawrence and the expressive guitar of Jorge Liceaga. Together they create a wonderfully lush, intimate atmosphere.

Sunday April 02, 2017
Start: 04/02/2017 7:00 pm

There is VIP seating available for this show. Please see seating chart below.

Monday April 03, 2017
Start: 04/03/2017 8:00 pm
Tuesday April 04, 2017
Start: 04/04/2017 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday April 05, 2017
Start: 04/05/2017 8:00 pm

Five world-renowned acoustic masters spanning three generations join forces for this special, one-night-only Freight performance featuring original music as well as bluegrass and old-time favorites spotlighting the talents of each performer. Look for driving full-band pieces as well as solos, duets and trios from artists who represent the best in 21st century acoustic/bluegrass music.

 

Thursday April 06, 2017
Start: 04/06/2017 8:00 pm

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie HaasIndividually, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas are consummate musicians. Together, they’re pure magic.

Friday April 07, 2017
Start: 04/07/2017 8:00 pm

Tim O’Brien’s career is maddeningly eclectic. A founding member of Hot Rize, he’s also a notable solo performer, and his songs have been recorded by Nickel Creek, Garth Brooks, and the Dixie Chicks. His recent album, Pompadour, features originals, Woody Guthrie and James Brown songs, and a traditional fiddle tune.

 

Saturday April 08, 2017
Start: 04/08/2017 8:00 pm

Freight favorites Robin Flower and Libby McLaren return for an exhilarating evening of innovative instrumentals, tight vocal harmonies, wild creative energy, and loads of fun. With Robin on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, Libby on piano and accordion, and both of them sharing vocals, this polished and passionate duo creates their own marvelous blend of roots music—they call it Celtic Americana—grounded in tradition but with a sound that’s always fresh and contemporary.

Sunday April 09, 2017
Start: 04/09/2017 7:00 pm

 


Monday April 10, 2017
Start: 04/10/2017 8:00 pm
Tuesday April 11, 2017
Start: 04/11/2017 7:00 pm

Jazz Search West is the Bay Area’s Annual Jazz Talent Search for instrumentalists and vocalists (15 and up). Five exciting weekly events, open to the public, are held during March and April at Bay Area Jazz venues, and culminate in a Semi-Final at Freight And Salvage and Grand Finale at Yoshi’s in Oakland.

 

At each week’s event, 16 contestants have the chance to perform with a professional rhythm section for our live audience, receiving valuable feedback from a panel of prestigious judges.

Wednesday April 12, 2017
Start: 04/12/2017 8:00 pm

With the full dance floor open and the compelling rhythms of Cuba and swing at play, this “Bay Area institution” of a big band will transport you to Havana and back.

 

Thursday April 13, 2017
Start: 04/13/2017 8:00 pm

Make music with the love of your life. Sell a million records. Tour the world. Have 3 kids. Get Stage 3 breast cancer. Survive.

 

Now what?

 

Friday April 14, 2017
Start: 04/14/2017 8:00 pm

Ruthie FosterRuthie Foster is a blues powerhouse, but her music also embraces gospel and soul, rock and folk. She’s a fantastic guitarist and The Austin Chronicle says, “When she sings a cappella, the heavens part.”

 

Saturday April 15, 2017
Start: 04/15/2017 8:00 pm

Lisa Zeiler & Jennie Chabon

Sunday April 16, 2017
Start: 04/16/2017 7:00 pm

Väsen take the traditional music of their native Sweden and blend it into a delicious mixture of distinctive rhythms, gorgeous melodies, and unstoppable grooves. Roger Tallroth (12-string guitar), Olov Johansson (nyckelharpa), and Mikeael Marin (viola), blend rock, jazz, traditional, and classical sounds in unexpected ways that are sure to delight.

 

Monday April 17, 2017
Start: 04/17/2017 8:00 pm

Founded in the spring of 2013, the CMSSF is four young, passionate players (and SFCO All-Stars) dedicated to bringing masterworks of the chamber music repertoire to diverse audiences in intimate settings around the Bay Area. Jory Fankuchen and Natasha Makhijani (violins), Clio Tilto (viola) and Samsun van Loon (cello) present an exciting and wide-ranging program for their Freight debut.

 

Tuesday April 18, 2017
Start: 04/18/2017 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 April 19, 2017
Start: 04/19/2017 8:00 pm

 

This imaginative group of musicians bridges Western and Eastern influences, creates an innovative, powerful mix of the deep-rooted tradition of Indian classical ragas, chants and rhythms with the modern sounds of brass band arrangement, jazz harmony, and hip hop-infused rhythms. Deeply grounded in their musical traditions, they push boundaries to find common ground.

 

Thursday April 20, 2017
Start: 04/20/2017 8:00 pm

Versatile doesn’t begin to cover it, and neither does excellent. Jim Lauderdale is just so damn good at so many styles of music – maybe the word is masterful. Bluegrass, country, soul, folk – for Jim, it all falls under the umbrella of Americana – roots music at its finest, and that’s the music he makes.

Friday April 21, 2017
Start: 04/21/2017 8:00 pm

The T Sisters, born and raised in California and now based in the creative hub of Oakland, embody harmony. It’s in their blood, bones, and history. Erika, Rachel and Chloe have been singing and writing music together since childhood, and the lifetime of practice shows.

 

Saturday April 22, 2017
Start: 04/22/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Sunday April 23, 2017
Start: 04/23/2017 7:00 pm

Monday April 24, 2017
Start: 04/24/2017 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 April 25, 2017
Start: 04/25/2017 8:00 pm

 

Ethno chaos group DakhaBrakha create a world of unexpected new music, blending Ukrainian folk music with rhythms and sounds from around the world. It’s a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture that features African and European percussion, cello, accordion, and wild, ethereal vocal harmonies.

 

Wednesday April 26, 2017
Start: 04/26/2017 8:00 pm

 

Thursday April 27, 2017
Start: 04/27/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Cowboy Junkies don’t turn up their amps to 11. They don’t shout and strut and implore. Instead, they focus on the exact note, the exact word, the exact shade of emotion, and it’s the intensity of that focus that makes you snap to attention and listen. “Consider this music a salve for the soul,” says the magazine Blurt

 

Friday April 28, 2017
Start: 04/28/2017 8:00 pm

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers w/ Alasdair FraiserWelcome, fans of traditional fiddling! With noted fiddler Alasdair Fraser at their helm, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers fill our hall (literally!) with beautiful music from the rich and enduring Scottish musical tradition. Two special performances showcase 115 members of SFSF and special guests playing contemporary pieces and ancient tunes passed down from the Highlands, Western Isles, Shetland, and Canada’s Cape Breton Island.

Saturday April 29, 2017
Start: 04/29/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Sunday April 30, 2017
Start: 04/30/2017 7:00 pm

Meet the Fitzgeralds ~ a family group featuring 3-time Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions- Tom, Kerry and Julie Fitzgerald. They are joined by their parents, Pam and Paddy as well as guitarist and lead vocalist Nate Douglas. The band presents a program of music and dance which reflects their distinct Canadian culture- namely the rich tradition of Canadian old-time fiddling and Ottawa-Valley step dancing.

 

Tuesday May 02, 2017
Start: 05/02/2017 7:00 pm

Joshua Redman, Charlie Hunter, Benny Green, and Peter Apfelbaum are just a few of the extraordinary jazz musicians to emerge from Berkeley schools. Tonight is your chance to catch some future stars—middle school musicians from King, Longfellow, and Willard middle schools playing the Freight stage!

Wednesday May 03, 2017
Start: 05/03/2017 7:30 pm

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinPrepare a five-minute story about the indelible mark made upon meeting somebody for the first time. Online date adventures where alter egos or earnest personalities mix for the first time. Long awaited introductions to long lost family or life's absent characters. Books with misleading covers and second chance moments that reinvent relationships.

 

Thursday May 04, 2017
Start: 05/04/2017 8:00 pm

This show has been cancelled. Kevin Burke will be performing solo.

Click here for more info.

 

visit the Celtic Fiddle Festival website

Start: 05/04/2017 8:00 pm

Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. Whether solo or accompanied, on record or in concert, Burke is an immensely engaging performer. He has been established as a first class musician ever since his work in the early 1970’s (with such renowned performers as Arlo Guthrie, Christy Moore and the Bothy Band and with his far-reaching solo album, “If the Cap Fits”).

Friday May 05, 2017
Start: 05/05/2017 8:00 pm

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 May 06, 2017
Start: 05/06/2017 8:00 pm

 

Toshi Reagon writes and plays dynamic, progressive and uplifting American music. The New Yorker calls her, "Fierce and uncompromising…a shower of retro funk, urban blues, and folk…to hear her is to believe." Her band, Big Lovely, features Judith Casselberry, Robert "Chicken" Burke, Fred Cash Jr, Adam Widoff, and Catherine Russell.

 

Sunday May 07, 2017
Start: 05/07/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

visit the Barbara Higbie website

visit the Cris Williamson website

 

Monday May 08, 2017
Start: 05/08/2017 8:00 pm

Liana Bérubé (violin), Michelle Kwon (cello) and Jeffrey LaDeur (piano) are the award-winning Delphi Trio, praised for their “…spot- on ensemble playing and a beautifully blended sound…” (San Francisco Classical Voice). The Delphi’s have concertized throughout the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Germany; their Classical at the Freight debut promises to be a note-worthy musical event.

 

Tuesday May 09, 2017
Start: 05/09/2017 8:00 pm

 

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly Tuttle is a bluegrass superstar in the making. Since releasing her first album at thirteen, she’s appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. A sought after collaborator, she's currently at work on her first solo EP.

 

Wednesday May 10, 2017
Start: 05/10/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Thursday May 11, 2017
Friday May 12, 2017
Start: 05/12/2017 8:00 pm

ZOE LEWIS AND LISA KOCH SHARE THE STAGE! ! A rare chance to see these wonderful performers together. Music and hilarity! Get ready for your cheeks to ache! Joined by a great band including JULIE WOLF on accordion, KATE WOLF on bass, WES CARROLL (from the House Jacks) on beatbox, SARA JULIAN on trombone and MORE!

 

Provincetown's own British transplant ZOE LEWIS, songwriter extraordinaire, multi-instrumentalist, vaudevillian and yarn spinner joins forces with the brilliant LISA KOCH.

 

Saturday May 13, 2017
Start: 05/13/2017 11:00 am


Get ready for a wild morning of singing, dancing, acrobatics, and silliness! ClownSnotBombs is a Bay Area troupe of acrobats, circus performers, teachers, and musician who are guaranteed to delight the young and young at heart.

 

Start: 05/13/2017 8:00 pm

Marcia Ball

 

Born in East Texas and raised in Louisiana, Marcia Ball is all about boogie, soulful ballads and rollicking blues. The NewYork Times says she, “plays two-fisted New Orleans barrelhouse piano and sings in a husky, knowing voice about all the trouble men and women can get into on the way to a good time.”

 

Sunday May 14, 2017
Start: 05/14/2017 3:00 pm

Margaret BeltonMargaret Belton and a band of outstanding Bay Area musicians pay tribute to the incomparable Patsy Cline, who immortalized songs like “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “She’s Got You,” Sweet Dreams,” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.” She recently wrapped her 3rd round of the critically acclaimed ‘Always… Patsy Cline’  at the Alterana Playhouse in Alameda California right after getting back from doing a run in New Orleans at the Stage Door Canteen.  The summer of 2015 she starred in 'Always...

Start: 05/14/2017 7:00 pm

Margaret BeltonMargaret Belton and a band of outstanding Bay Area musicians pay tribute to the incomparable Patsy Cline, who immortalized songs like “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “She’s Got You,” Sweet Dreams,” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Margaret recently won the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Principal Female Actor in a Musical for her portrayal of Patsy in the Altarena Playhouse production of Always…Patsy Cline.

Monday May 15, 2017
Start: 05/15/2017 8:00 pm

 

Tuesday May 16, 2017
Start: 05/16/2017 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 May 17, 2017
Start: 05/17/2017 8:00 pm

"Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness," says the Boston Globe about Hanneke Cassel’s playing. Such charismatic fiddling has brought the native Oregonian many honors and awards. She is the 1997 U.S.

Thursday May 18, 2017
Friday May 19, 2017
Saturday May 20, 2017
Sunday May 21, 2017
Monday May 22, 2017
Start: 05/22/2017 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 May 23, 2017
Start: 05/23/2017 8:00 pm

Rajeev Taranath

 

Internationally acclaimed sarod player Rajeev Taranath returns to the Freight for an evening of inspired and inspiring Hindustani classical music from India. Grounded in a deep knowledge and respect for traditional forms, his music is inventive and deeply emotional. Accompanying him tonight is tabla player Udayraj Karpur.

 

Wednesday May 24, 2017
Start: 05/24/2017 8:00 pm

Mokoomba was born in 2001, at the border of Zimbabwe and the Zambia, where the Zambesi River meets the legendary Victoria Falls. Based in the Tonga culture, and guided by vocalist and percussionist Mathias Muzaza, Mokoomba has been called “quite simply the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory” by Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre. Mokoomba exploded onto the world stage with exceptional energy on the 2012 international debut Rising Tide.

 

Thursday May 25, 2017
Start: 05/25/2017 8:00 pm

When Maria Quiles (vocals and guitar) and Rory Cloud (vocals and guitar) met in 2011, both were adrift. Maria had quit her job, given up her San Francisco apartment, and moved in with her uncle in order to pursue music full-time. Rory had left behind a stable schedule of gigs and music lessons in Southern California to seek a new music community elsewhere. He eventually wound up living out of his Toyota Corolla in San Francisco, where he first heard Maria at an open mic.

Friday May 26, 2017
Start: 05/26/2017 8:00 pm

For 30 years, the Makaha Sons have committed themselves to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian music throughout Hawai‘i and the World. In 1976 the Makaha Sons of Ni‘ihau began its professional career with five members as an opening act in a small nightclub known as “Uptown Yokos.” Throughout the years the group has reorganized several times; from members seeking other professional careers, to the untimely passing of two key members of the original group.

Saturday May 27, 2017
Start: 05/27/2017 8:00 pm

The Stray Birds are a folk-roots trio from Pennsylvania farm country who play as if they’ve been making music together forever. Their harmonies are gorgeous and gritty, and their deft instrumentals always serve the song. “Clearly these are players with chops, songwriters with a fierce command of their craft. But they also seem to have a grip on when to lend a hand, and when to let the songs fly on their own.

 

Wednesday May 31, 2017
Start: 05/31/2017 8:00 pm


Jayme Stone's Folklife follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song and story. Evolving out of Stone's "Lomax Project," Jayme blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears. Joining him tonight are Moira Smiley, Sumaia Jackson, and Tristan Clarridge.

 

Thursday June 01, 2017
Start: 06/01/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Tuesday June 06, 2017
Start: 06/06/2017 8:00 pm

Laurie Lewis and Tom RozumNot only has the International Bluegrass Music Association twice named Laurie Lewis the Female Vocalist of the Year – not only did she win a Grammy for her contribution to True Life Blues: the Songs of Bill Monroe – but she also graduated from Berkeley High.

Wednesday June 07, 2017
Start: 06/07/2017 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 June 08, 2017
Start: 06/08/2017 8:00 pm

 

Rolling Stone calls Roy Rogers, “one of the rare guitar heroes who values feeling over flash,” Fronting the Delta Rhythm Kings, he’s been playing distinctive blues for more than 30 years. Not just a great singer and wicked slide guitar player, he’s collaborated with dozens of the greats, most notably producing John Lee Hooker’s Grammy winning comeback album, The Healer.

 

Friday June 09, 2017
Start: 06/09/2017 8:00 pm

 

The New York Times calls Joan Osborne, "a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer-songwriter who is allergic to traditional pop sentimentality.” Since her 1995 break out album, she’s received seven Grammy nominations, become a sought-after collaborator, and released a string of critically acclaimed albums including her most recent, Love and Hate.

 

Saturday June 10, 2017
Start: 06/10/2017 8:00 pm

The Rafael Manríquez Annual Festival, will be the 3rd celebration of Latin American music and poetry organized to feature Rafael’s compositions in the hands and voices of a talented line up of multi-generational musicians on June 10th, 2017 at 8:00 PM at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, California. This year’s program features a subset of up and coming San Francisco band Soltron, a Soltron Sextet whose members are: Daniel Riera, Roque Baron, Adriana Marrero, Manolo Davila, Ahkeel Mestayer and Ruben

Sunday June 11, 2017
Start: 06/11/2017 7:00 pm

THE DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL STARS

Samson Schmitt - guitar

Amati Schmitt - guitar

Ludovic Beier - accordion

Pierre Blanchard - violin

Doudou Cuillerier - guitar

Antonio Licusati - bass

 

AND

 

GEORGE COLE AND EUROCANA

 

 

Monday June 12, 2017
Start: 06/12/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

A special benefit concert for Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay’s refugee resettlement services. JFCS East Bay is one of three resettlement agencies in the East Bay, currently resettling Afghan, Iranian, Iraqi, and Syrian refugees, as well as LGBTI refugees from Africa and the Middle East.

 

Tuesday June 13, 2017
Start: 06/13/2017 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 June 14, 2017
Start: 06/14/2017 8:00 pm

An accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music, Phoebe makes an impressive creative leap with Shanti’s Shadow, available June 2. It’s the culmination of a five year journey that has taken her from her Austin roots through Music Row, Brooklyn, and even to India to study with seventh-generation master violinist Kala Ramnath. Along the way, Phoebe found her voice and delivered her most inspired set of songs to date -- the soundtrack to her self-discovery.

 

Thursday June 15, 2017
Start: 06/15/2017 8:00 pm
Saturday June 17, 2017
Start: 06/17/2017 11:00 am

José-Luis Orozco dedicates himself to what he truly enjoys—singing for children. He is a children’s author, performer, and songwriter known for his song “De Colores”. José-Luis has recorded 15 volumes of Lírica Infantil, Latin American Children’s Music, and written three award-winning books each accompanied by a CD that presents a bilingual collection of songs, rhymes, tongue twisters, lullabies, games and holiday celebrations gathered from Spanish-speaking countries.

Sunday June 18, 2017
Start: 06/18/2017 2:00 pm

Steve Seskin will have you wiping away a tear one minute and laughing out loud the next. His songs all have messages that touch the hearts of everyone: from the feelings of a little boy missing his father, to growing up and being true to yourself, to one of his most well-known themes of being considerate to and respectful of one another as expressed in “Don’t Laugh at Me”.

Monday June 19, 2017
Start: 06/19/2017 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 June 20, 2017
Start: 06/20/2017 8:00 pm


Wednesday June 21, 2017
Start: 06/21/2017 8:00 pm

 

Grupo Falso Baiano is a choro group that offers a window into the history and diverse culture of Brazil. Choro is one of Brazil's earliest popular musics, dating back to the late 1800s, and, similar to jazz, it reflects the melding of African rhythms with a melodic and harmonic structure closely resembling Baroque Classical music.