Founded in 1968, the Freight & Salvage may be one of the most reliable venues for music in the East Bay. The venue is all ages, nonprofit, non-smoking, and alcohol-free. Here’s what you can count on from this Berkeley institution: a variety of traditional acoustic music played by accomplished musicians, an excellent sound system, and a crowd that deeply appreciates the music. Somewhere between a glorified barn and a church, the Freight’s atmosphere ensures that the attention is focused on the stage, where a range of folk, bluegrass, swing, country, Cajun, and world music can be heard. While shows here aren’t cheap, this venue is also a nonprofit, so you can feel better about where your money is going.

Hours: Box office is open Mon.-Sun. 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Showtimes vary.



Upcoming Events

  • Foghorn Stringband, Del Rey & Suzy Thompson with Matt Weiner, BobbyTaylor & Kim Johnson (Blues, Folk, & Country)

    • Thu., Sept. 21, 7 p.m. $22-$26
  • Molsky's Mountain Drifters, Anna & Elizabeth, Red Mountain Yellowhammers (Blues, Folk, & Country)

    • Fri., Sept. 22, 7 p.m. $22-$26
  • John Hammond (Blues, Folk, & Country)

    • Sat., Sept. 23, 7 p.m. $26-$30
  • Leyla McCalla (Blues, Folk, & Country)

    • Sun., Sept. 24, 7 p.m. $24-$28
  • Trad.Attack! (Rock & Pop)

    • Mon., Sept. 25, 7 p.m. $14-$18

See all upcoming events at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse »

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