Weekly/Monthly Events

This page lists regular weekly and monthly
live music, radio shows, jam sessions and DJed events.

SUNDAY

FIRST SUNDAYS
America’s Back 40 w/Mary Tilson @ KPFA 94.1 FM 1–3pm
Pig in a Pen w/Ray Edland or Panhandle Country w/Tom Diamant @ KPFA 94.1 FM 3–5pm
Cupertino Barndance w/Stompin’ Steve Hathaway @ KKUP 91.5 FM 9pm–Midnight
Open Bluegrass Jam @ Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 4pm tip jar
Smelley Kelley’s Wagon Tongue @ Riptide, 3639 Taraval, SF 8pm tip jar
Invitational Bluegrass Session Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 8pm tip jar

Mylos and GGB

Band leader Mylos Sonka on the deck at the Travis Marina Bar in Marin where the Lonestar Retrobates play every second Sunday.

SECOND SUNDAYS
Lonestar Retrobates @ Travis Marina Bar, Sommerville Rd., Bldg. T679, Ft. Baker, 3–6pm (2–5pm in winter) $10
Joe Goldmark & the Seducers @ Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery, SF 730pm tip jar
Dot’s Sunday Hoedown (various live bands) @ Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Ave., Albany, 4pm $10
Sunday Bluegrass Jam @ Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 4pm
America’s Back 40 w/Mary Tilson @ KPFA 94.1 FM 1–3pm
Pig in a Pen w/Ray Edland or Panhandle Country w/Tom Diamant @ KPFA 94.1 FM 3–5pm
Cupertino Barndance @ KKUP 91.5 FM 9pm–Midnight

THIRD SUNDAYS
Hillbilly Hootenanny Revue @ Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez, 4pm $15
Sunday Bluegrass Jam @ Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 4pm tip jar
Cupertino Barndance w/Stompin’ Steve Hathaway @ KKUP 91.5 FM 9pm–Midnight

Bernal Hillbillies

The Bernal Hillbillies follow the bluegrass jam every fourth Sunday at the Lucky Horseshoe in SF.

FOURTH SUNDAYS
Joe Goldmark & the Seducers @ Riptide, 3639 Taraval, SF 730pm tip jar
Bluegrass Jam @ Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland, SF 4–7pm
Bernal Hillbillies @ Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland, 8pm
Sunday Bluegrass Jam @ Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 4pm
America’s Back 40 w/Mary Tilson @ KPFA 94.1 FM 1–3pm
Pig in a Pen w/Ray Edland or Panhandle Country w/Tom Diamant @ KPFA 94.1 FM 3–5pm
Cupertino Barndance @ KKUP 91.5 FM 9pm–Midnight

FIFTH SUNDAYS
America’s Back 40 w/Mary Tilson @ KPFA 94.1 FM 1–3pm
Pig in a Pen w/Ray Edland or Panhandle Country w/Tom Diamant @ KPFA 94.1 FM 3–5pm
Sunday Bluegrass Jam @ Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 4pm
Cupertino Barndance w/Stompin’ Steve Hathaway @ KKUP 91.5 FM 9pm–Midnight

MONDAY

Tom Lucas

Tom Lucas hosts the invitational Taco Jam at Oakland’s Baja Taqueria every first Monday.

FIRST MONDAYS
The Pick Old-Tyme Jam @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia, SF 6pm
Jeanie & Chuck’s Bluegrass Jam @ Plough & Stars, 116 Clement St., SF 8pm
Bluegrass Monday w/rotating bands @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia, SF 8pm
Taco Jam (invitational bluegrass) @ Baja Taqueria, 4070 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, 8pm
Jinx Jones & the KingTones @ The Saloon, 1232 Grant, SF 10pm tip jar

SECOND MONDAYS
DJ Hawk Valentine @ Rock Bar, 80 29th St., SF
The Pick Bluegrass Jam @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia, SF 6pm tip jar
Mitch Polzak & the Royal Deuces @ The Saloon, 1232 Grant, SF 10pm tip jar

Emily Bonn &t Vivants

“The Pick” bluegrass jam, which happens every Monday evening at Amnesia in SF is just for the ladies on third Mondays.

THIRD MONDAYS
The Pick Bluegrass Jam Lady’s Night @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia, SF 6pm tip jar
Whiskey River (DJed Honky Tonk) @ Make Out Room, 3225 22nd, SF 10pm tip jar

FOURTH MONDAYS
The Pick Bluegrass Jam @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia, SF 6pm tip jar
Jinx Jones & the KingTones @ The Saloon, 1232 Grant, SF 10pm tip jar

FIFTH MONDAYS
The Pick Bluegrass Jam @ Amnesia, 853 Valencia, SF 6pm tip jar
Jinx Jones & the KingTone @ The Saloon, 1232 Grant, SF 10pm

TUESDAY

FIRST TUESDAYS
Bluegrass Tuesday @ Winters Tavern, 1522 Francisco Blvd., Pacifica 7pm tip jar
The Barn Dance @ San Francisco Community Radio/Save KUSF, 6–8pm
Country Junction @ St. Mary’s Pub, 3845 Mission, SF 9-1am tip jar

David Phillips

David Phillips on pedal steel and the rest of the house band, will back you at the popular Los Train Wreck jam every second Tuesday at El Rio in SF.

SECOND TUESDAYS
Los Train Wreck’s Rock/Bop/Country Jam @ El Rio, 3158 Mission, SF 8pm tip jar
The Barn Dance @ San Francisco Community Radio/Save KUSF, 6–8pm

THIRD TUESDAYS
Bluegrass Tuesday @ Winters Tavern, 1522 Francisco Blvd., Pacifica 7pm tip jar
The Barn Dance @ San Francisco Community Radio/Save KUSF, 6–8pm

FOURTH TUESDAYS
The Barn Dance @ San Francisco Community Radio/Save KUSF, 6–8pm

FIFTH TUESDAYS
The Barn Dance @ San Francisco Community Radio/Save KUSF, 6–8pm

WEDNESDAY

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Live country and rockabilly bands play Jaxson in SF every Wednesday.

FIRST WEDNESDAYS
Jeanie & Chuck’s Bluegrass Jam @ Plough & Stars, 112 Clement, SF 8pm tip jar
Java Jam (bluegrass semi-invitational) @ Lulu Carpenters, 1545 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 8pm tip jar
Humpday Hayride with DJs Blaze Orange & The Ozark Hillbilly @ The Ruby Room, 132 14th St., Oakland. 10pm-2am
Wednesday Jam @ Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 8pm tip jar

SECOND WEDNESDAYS
Country Jam Night with Kevin Russell’s Old School Country Band @ Twin Oaks Tavern, 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove 7pm tip jar
Java Jam (bluegrass semi-invitational) @ Lulu Carpenters, 1545 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 8pm tip jar
Wednesday Jam @ Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 8pm tip jar

THIRD WEDNESDAYS
Java Jam (bluegrass semi-invitational) @ Lulu Carpenters, 1545 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 8pm tip jar
Wednesday Jam @ Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 8pm tip jar

FOURTH WEDNESDAYS
Loganville @ Sam’s BBQ, 1110 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose 6–930pm tip jar
Java Jam (bluegrass semi-invitational) @ Lulu Carpenters, 1545 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 8pm tip jar
Wednesday Jam @ Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 8pm tip jar

FIFTH WEDNESDAYS
Java Jam (bluegrass semi-invitational) @ Lulu Carpenters, 1545 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 8pm tip jar
Wednesday Jam @& Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 8pm tip jar

THURSDAY

Royal Deuces

Every first Thursday, Mitch Polzak & the Royal Deuces play Blondie’s in SF.

FIRST THURSDAYS
Blue & Lonesome (trad-grass) @ Willowbrook Inn, 3600 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma 645pm
Mikiya Matsuda Trio (steel guitar jazz) @ Townie, 1799 University Ave., Berkeley 7pm tip jar
Country Line Dancing @ Twin Oaks, 5745 Redwood Highway, Penngrove 7pm $10
Honky-Tonk by the Beach (DJ Ozark Hillbillie) @ Riptide, 3639 Taravel, SF 930pm tip jar
Mitch Polzak & the Royal Deuces @ Blondie’s, 540 Valencia, SF 930pm tip jar
F. & F. Bluegrass Jam @ Frog & Fiddle, 1544 Webster St., Alameda 8pm tip jar

SECOND THURSDAYS
Blue & Lonesome (trad-grass) @ Willowbrook Inn, 3600 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma 645pm tip jar
F. & F. Bluegrass Jam @ Frog & Fiddle, 1544 Webster St., Alameda 8pm tip jar

Christopher Ford

Chris Ford’s band plays country every third Thursday at the Saloon in SF.

THIRD THURSDAYS
Chris Ford Band @ The Saloon, 1232 Grant Ave., SF 4–8pm tip jar
Three On The Tree @ San Benito House, 356 Main St., Half Moon Bay 6pm tip jar
Mikiya Matsuda Trio (steel guitar jazz) @ Townie, 1799 University Ave., Berkeley 7pm tip jar
Country Line Dancing @ Twin Oaks, 5745 Redwood Hwy., Penngrove 7pm $10
Blue & Lonesome (trad-grass) @ Willowbrook Inn, 3600 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma 645pm tip jar
Liam McClosky & Friends @ Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 8pm tip jar
F. & F. Bluegrass Jam @ Frog & Fiddle, 1544 Webster St., Alameda 8pm tip jar

FOURTH THURSDAYS
Blue & Lonesome (trad-grass) @ Willowbrook Inn, 3600 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma 645pm tip jar
The Bim Bam Boys @ Townie, 1799 University Ave., Berkeley 7pm tip jar
F. & F. Bluegrass Jam @ Frog & Fiddle, 1544 Webster St., Alameda, 8pm tip jar

FIFTH THURSDAYS
Blue & Lonesome (trad-grass) @ Willowbrook Inn, 3600 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma 645pm tip jar
F. & F. Bluegrass Jam @ Frog & Fiddle, 1544 Webster St., Alameda 8pm tip jar

FRIDAY

FIRST FRIDAYS
Hank Maninger & the Jukebox Charlies @ Club DeLuxe, 1511 Haight St., SF 6pm tip jar
Jinx Jones & the Kingtones @ Tupelo, 1337 Grant Ave., SF 930pm tip jar
DJed Oldies Night @ Knockout, 3223 Mission, SF

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Jinx Jones & the Kingtones, with guests the Bad Mommies, tear it up every second Friday at the Saloon in SF.

SECOND FRIDAYS
Jinx Jones & the Kingtones @ The Saloon, 1232 Grant Ave., SF 4–8pm tip jar
Mitch Polzak & the Royal Deuces @ Club DeLuxe, 1511 Haight St., SF 6pm tip jar
Free Range Fridays @ La Promenade Café, 3643 Balboa St., SF 7pm tip jar

THIRD FRIDAYS
Jinx Jones’ Jazzabilly All Stars @ Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Ave., Alameda 4–830pm tip jar
Whiskey Pills Fiasco @ Tupelo, 1337 Grant Ave., SF 930pm tip jar

FOURTH FRIDAYS
Nashville Honeymoon @ Club DeLuxe, 1511 Haight St., SF 6pm tip jar

LAST FRIDAYS
Three On The Tree @ San Gregorio General Store, 7615 Stage Rd., San Gregorio 5pm tip jar

SATURDAY

FIRST SATURDAYS
Bluegrass Signal w/host Peter Thompson @ KALW 91.7 FM 5–630pm
Americana Jukebox, live bands @ Plough & Stars, 116 Clement, SF 930pm $6–10

Peter Thompson hosts Bluegrass Signal every Saturday, KALW 91.7 FM 6-8pm

SECOND SATURDAYS
Mostly Simply Bluegrass @ Murphy’s Pub, Sonoma 8-10pm
Bluegrass Signal w/host Peter Thompson @ KALW 91.7 FM 5–630pm

THIRD SATURDAYS
Bluegrass Signal w/host Peter Thompson @ KALW 91.7 FM 5–630pm

FOURTH SATURDAYS
Bluegrass Signal w/host Peter Thompson @ KALW 91.7 FM 5–630pm
Mitch Polzak & the Royal Deuces @ Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight, SF 10pm tip jar

FIFTH SATURDAYS
Bluegrass Signal w/host Peter Thompson @ KALW 91.7 FM weekly 5–630pm

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