Saturday August 12, 2017
Start: 08/12/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Sunday August 13, 2017
Start: 08/13/2017 7:00 pm

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

 


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

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

 

 

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

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

We are SOLD OUT of advance tickets for this show.  There will be standing-room-only tickets available at the door on the night of the show starting after 8pm.


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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED:

http://thefreight.org/azucar-con-ache-7pm



The Azúcar con Aché show on Sunday, August 27th at 7pm has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 10th at 7pm.


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

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

 

Wednesday August 30, 2017
Start: 08/30/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

"Kress songs make the ordinary sacred" - Dar Williams


Kress Cole returns to The Freight and Salvage for her album release event, "The Alchemy Show".


Thursday August 31, 2017
Start: 08/31/2017 8:00 pm

This performance will be ASL-interpreted.

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

 

Photo cred: D'licious Chaos Photography 

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

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

 

 

Roots pop favorites Front Country are back with a new album, Other Love Songs, featuring a collection of new original songs and a swampy blues-rock take on the Carter Family’s “Storms Are On The Ocean.” No Depression calls the album “a quantum leap forward in the band’s sound.”

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

Tuesday September 05, 2017
Start: 09/05/2017 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 September 06, 2017
Start: 09/06/2017 7:30 pm

Advance tickets are sold out, standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 7:30pm.

 

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinThis month's theme is SCHOOLED. Taught by nuns or wolves, the streets, trial and error or Harvard professors, come share a story of SCHOOL. Prepare a five-minute tale about lessons learned, mentored enlightenment or hard knock knowledge.

 

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

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

 

 

San Francisco String Trio is guitarist Mimi Fox, violinist Mads Tolling, and bassist Jeff Denman. Their debut album, May I Introduce to You, is a jaw-dropping genre-defying interpretation of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

 

Friday September 08, 2017
Start: 09/08/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

PLEASE NOTE: this show will be videotaped for a possible future broadcast.

 

Misner & Smith

 

Saturday September 09, 2017
Start: 09/09/2017 8:00 pm
*NOTE: All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee
Sunday September 10, 2017
Start: 09/10/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

Click here to read about the Afro-Cuban & Congolese Style Percussion workshop with Suki Kaye from 1:00-3:00 pm

 

 

Tuesday September 12, 2017
Start: 09/12/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents Sing The Beatles with The Quarry Persons with special guest, Peter Elman!


Wednesday September 13, 2017
Start: 09/13/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

Saturday September 16, 2017
Start: 09/16/2017 11:00 am

Our Annual Family Open House returns - free performances and activities for folks, kids, and folks with kids. 

 

Instrument petting zoo

Your Song My Song performance in the showroom from 11:00am-12:15 pm 

FREE Freighter Tots song circle from 12:15-1:15pm

 

Start: 09/16/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Blame Sally

 

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

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

 

 

Anindo Chatterjee is one of the world’s greatest tabla player and continues to give new voice to his instrument. He’s joined tonight by his son, Anubrata, an excellent and inventive tabla player in his own right, for the program “Dreams on Drums.”

 

Tuesday September 19, 2017
Start: 09/19/2017 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 September 20, 2017
Start: 09/20/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Eric Bibb uses standard blues ingredients to cook up something all his own: music that embraces blues, country, work songs, ragtime, and spirituals. The Sunday Times says he’s “blessed with one of the most soulful voices in popular music,” and he’s released more than 40 acclaimed albums.

 

Thursday September 21, 2017
Friday September 22, 2017
Saturday September 23, 2017
Start: 09/23/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

John Hammond can do more with a guitar, a harmonica, and his voice than just about anyone around and has played with everyone from Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix to Howlin’ Wolf and Duane Allman. With 33 albums, a Grammy award and seven nominations, “blues legend” doesn’t begin to describe him.

 

Sunday September 24, 2017
Start: 09/24/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

Monday September 25, 2017
Start: 09/25/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Estonian trio Trad.Attack! take traditional songs – sometimes starting with scratchy recordings of long vanished village voices – and build pulsating rhythmic structures, creating an impressively big sound from acoustic 12-string guitar, drums and an array of whistles, bagpipes and jaw harps.

 

Tuesday September 26, 2017
Start: 09/26/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

Thursday September 28, 2017
Start: 09/28/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Country singer-songwriter and Grand Ole Opry regular Elizabeth Cook makes her Freight debut with Exodus of Venus, her first album in six tumultuous years. American Songwriter calls it her “finest, most riveting and intensely personal work.”

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.

 

 

Saturday September 30, 2017
Start: 09/30/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Kathy Kallick band

Photo: Anne Hamersky

Sunday October 01, 2017
Start: 10/01/2017 2:00 pm
Monday October 02, 2017
Start: 10/02/2017 8:00 pm

* The $4 per ticket facility fee is included in the price.

 

Tickets for this event are sold out. There will be no standing room tickets for this event.

 

Tuesday October 03, 2017
Start: 10/03/2017 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 October 04, 2017
Start: 10/04/2017 7:30 pm

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily Sevin

 

The Moth StorySLAM, according to the London Guardian, is “brilliant and quietly addictive.” The Village Voice calls it “an exuberant moveable feast.” Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

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

 

Americana powerhouse trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, infectious songwriting, and captivating stage presence, weaving together the threads of American music—from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk—as effortlessly as they blend their voices into their signature crystalline, three-part harmonies.

 

Saturday October 07, 2017
Start: 10/07/2017 2:00 pm

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

 

 

Libby Skala, winner of the London Fringe’s Best Solo Performer Award, in her new solo show IRENA SENDLER: RESCUING THE RESCUER, a heroic intergenerational story about the power of one person to effect change in the world. Music is composed and performed by Steve May.


Start: 10/07/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Barbara Higbie is a master of piano and violin who combines technical brilliance with the pure joy of playing. Her unique compositions weave together elements of jazz, folk, and classical with the music of Ghana and Brazil. She’s joined tonight by a group of musical guests for an evening of melodic merry making.

 

Sunday October 08, 2017
Start: 10/08/2017 1:00 pm

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

 

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

 

Start: 10/08/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Monday October 09, 2017
Start: 10/09/2017 7:30 pm

Karen R Clark, contralto

Karen Rosenak, piano

Ben Simon, viola

Michael Graham, cello


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

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

Loudon Wainwright III


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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

Chris Hillman (of the Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, and Desert Rose Band) plays an intimate acoustic concert joined by his Desert Rose bandmates Herb Pedersen on guitar and John Jorgenson on mandolin and guitar.

 

Saturday October 14, 2017
Start: 10/14/2017 8:00 pm

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

more info TBA

 

 

Sunday October 15, 2017
Start: 10/15/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Monday October 16, 2017
Start: 10/16/2017 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 October 17, 2017
Start: 10/17/2017 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 October 18, 2017
Start: 10/18/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

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

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

 

 

Jonatha Brooke

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

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

 

 

Saturday October 21, 2017
Start: 10/21/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

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

 

Start: 10/22/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

Choro das 3 is a Brazilian instrumental music band of three sisters and their father. Corina plays flute and piccolo, Lia plays acoustic 7 string guitar, Elisa plays mandolin, clarinet, banjo and piano and Eduardo plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine). 

 

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

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

Friday October 27, 2017
Start: 10/27/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Saturday October 28, 2017
Start: 10/28/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Wake the Dead

 

Sunday October 29, 2017
Start: 10/29/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

“Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels…” – NPR’s Mountain Stage 


Monday October 30, 2017
Start: 10/30/2017 7:30 pm

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily Sevin

 

MONEY: Prepare a five-minute story about making ends meet.  Ramen noodles or caviar dinners.  Renting a back room or that house you just inherited.  Haves or have nots.  Tell us tales of cheapskates and big spenders, misers or millionaires. Pawn shops, spending sprees, eBay deals, and piggy bank funds. Selling your blood or buying a round for the whole bar.

Tuesday October 31, 2017
Start: 10/31/2017 7:30 pm

Freight Open MicThe longest running open stage in the Bay Area is shaking things up for Halloween. Admission will be FREE and we'll have treats on hand if you show up in costume. Also, for this evening's open mic, performance spots will be assigned via a lottery system, not "first-come, first-served." Join our Facebook event for updates.

 

Wednesday November 01, 2017
Start: 11/01/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

Jenna & the Charmers is the collaborative brainstorm of vocalist/songwriter Jenna Mammina (Mama Grace Records) and drummer/composer Jeremy Steinkoler (Mo’Fone). Longtime veterans of the Bay Area jazz scene, Jeremy and Jenna decided to team up to play some favorite jazz, pop and rock tunes they'd never had a chance to perform, as well as work on writing some original material.

 

Thursday November 02, 2017
Start: 11/02/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Friday November 03, 2017
Start: 11/03/2017 8:00 pm

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

Marley's Ghost

 

Saturday November 04, 2017
Start: 11/04/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Sunday November 05, 2017
Start: 11/05/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

 

Tuesday November 07, 2017
Start: 11/07/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Wednesday November 08, 2017
Start: 11/08/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

“…smart songs about the way we think and live.” – New York Times

 

Thursday November 09, 2017
Start: 11/09/2017 8:00 pm

 

Friday November 10, 2017
Start: 11/10/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Saturday November 11, 2017
Start: 11/11/2017 8:00 pm

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

 

More info TBA

Sunday November 12, 2017
Start: 11/12/2017 7:00 pm

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

 

Haas Kowert Tice

 

Monday November 13, 2017
Start: 11/13/2017 7:30 pm

Robin Sharp & Julie Kim, violins

Ben Simon, viola

Hannah Addario-Berry, cello