The Back Room

The Back Room is an intimate, 100-capacity, comfortable place for (mostly) acoustic-based music of all genres. We are an all-ages, BYOB (21+) space. Booking info: Calendar:

Do you love music that falls on the quieter side of the musical spectrum? Are you looking for a small, beautiful space with great acoustics and comfortable seating that presents live music with respect and appreciation? Then The Back Room is the place for you. • The Back Room is not a place for food. Oh, we have packaged snacks available, but nothing that needs to be heated, sliced, or served. • The Back Room is not a place for drinks. Of course we offer water and soft drinks for sale, and adults are welcome to bring their own adult beverages - we'll even supply the glasses. But we can't sell any alcohol, and we don't really want to. • The Back Room IS a place with comfortable upholstered furniture and a singular focus on the music. Seating, as it happens, is very important to us, because we want the folks here to be completely relaxed, and happy, and ready to listen. • The Back Room IS, as the logo says, an intimate place for music. Our hours and days of operation are flexible, so please visit our Events page to see our current schedule: To learn more about The Back Room, please visit us at Thanks! Sam Rudin

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Tonight we welcome Virginie Marine, who celebrates her new EP! And this weekend we have our usual eclectic mix, this time featuring boogie, ballads, soul-grass, trad/Americana, and bluegrass!

Check out our newsletter for more info and bring a friend to see some music. It's good for the soul!

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Happy Friday! This weekend we have fingerstyle guitars, a Day of the Dead celebration, a tribute to Joni's Mitchell & Celtic music.

Cozy up with a friend and a bottle of your favorite beverage (we are all ages and BYOB for 21+) and check out a show.

Thanks for supporting local music!

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This weekend, we have soul/R&B, jazzy poetry and the incredible Camille Mai and her group Rebirth Canal.

Read all about it in this week's newsletter!

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In the mood for some music? We have an evening of John Lennon's music tonight with Drew Harrison, and our good friend Macy Blackman will be back tomorrow night.

There's much more on the calendar, please click our newsletter link below to learn more.

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It's still early but we're excited about our Hammond Organ Party tonight with Pamela Rose and Wayne De La Cruz!

And we have a great line-up all weekend, so grab a friend and a bottle of your favorite beverage and come on down!

The power is on here and we've got a great bunch of shows lined up for you. Forget your worries and enjoy the best (mostly) acoustic music around!

Click the link to see our schedule:

Sam's Corner featuring Jeremy Steinkoler — The Back Room

The Back Room's very own Sam Rudin will be performing this coming Saturday Oct. 12th with Jeremy Steinkoler Music

Advance tickets are on sale now through the link below. We're looking forward to seeing you all there! “A very swinging drummer who’s mastered the art of coordinated independence” ( East Bay Express ), Jeremy Steinkoler has been playing drums professionally for over 25 years. His diverse musical experiences have led him to craft a fresh and unmistakable style from an expansive range of influenc...

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We're a little late with this week's newsletter, but we still have plenty of great music for the link to see our schedule and Sam's thoughts about the musicians who will be performing.

The Back Room is a BYOB, all-ages, friendly and comfy room with great acoustics (and some of the best musicians around!). What are you waiting for??

Brooke Leigh | McKasson, McDonald, McLane

Here's a sneak peek of McKasson, McDonald & McLane, three masterful musicians who will be performing here on Nov 12.

Their Celtic-inspired take on traditional music is the perfect fit for the comfy couches of The Back Room!

Tickets are on sale now:

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Goodnight Moonshine

Check out Goodnight Moonshine's song and make sure to swing by for their Oct. 5th performance at The Back Room.

Event link below:

Sexy song about getting old y’all. You heard that right!
We’ll be in California this month, Cayamo Cruise with Red Molly in Feb, and Texas in March. Love!

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Our weekly newsletter has information on our shows, the artists, ticket links and more. Please click the link below to learn about our upcoming shows, starting tonight with The Salty Suites! 👍

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Our usual cornucopia of audio delights is waiting for you at The Back Room. This week we have World/Blues, Folky/Bluesy/Alt Country/Jam Rock, Bossa Nova & a powerhouse Singer/Songwriter!

Check out this week's newsletter for all the info, ticket links and a peek at next week's line-up. Thanks for supporting your friendly neighborhood music venue!

Daniela Soledade, an heir to bossa nova riches

Thanks to Berkeleyside for this great piece on Daniela Soledade, who performs here this Sunday with the great Nate B Najar at 2pm! Don’t miss it! The bossa nova scion makes her Bay Area debut at The Back Room Sunday afternoon. Also: two-for-one ticket offer to see pianist/composer Emilio Solla.

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We've got a jam-packed schedule of Swingy Jazz, Powerhouse Blues, A Surprise Sam's Corner, Blues/Jazz Vocals, Singer/Songwriters & Pop for you this week!

Read all about it in this week's newsletter, then grab a friend and a bottle of your favorite beverage and come sit and listen. :)

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This week's newsletter is here and we have a great line-up of funky jazz, folky-bluesy-country music and jazz piano this weekend.

Read all about it at the link below, and be sure to check out our schedule for next week...we look forward to seeing you at a show soon!

[09/02/19]   Hi folks, just a quick reminder to only buy tickets from us directly through our website or at the door.

Do not buy tickets from people posting that they can't make it to the show and need to unload their tickets. We refund anyone who asks for it, so no one is ever legitimately selling their tickets to the public.

Thanks for your support and we hope to see you at a show soon!

This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

Ready for a little live music to soothe the soul? We've got blues/R&B drummer par excellence LARRY VANN and his trio here tonight!

Grab a bottle of your favorite beverage and settle in on a couch...

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There's still time to make it for tonight's show with the J Hanrahan Quartet, who are performing Wayne Shorter's post-bop masterpiece recording JuJu.

And we have Sam's Corner tomorrow night, with special guest Charles on to learn more...

This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

Are you ready for some jazzy classical music? Or how about some soulful blues? Or maybe check out some fine instrumental jazz...

All ages, BYOB and great acoustics, The Back Room has it all.

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A little bit of everything this week: Bossa nova, Experimental Electronica, Psych Rock (courtesy of Pink Floyd scion Matt Gilmour on Sat) and some Blues!

Grab a friend and come on down...

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This week we have a Hammond Organ Party, a Funky/Jazz String Quartet, and top-notch Bluegrass!

We're an all-ages, BYOB space with great acoustics. Support your local music scene, grab a friend and come on down. 🎤🍻🎸💕

Beetle Box performing in San Marcos tonight

Beetle box is an experimental composer, keyboardist, and solo artist from Little Rock, Arkansas who creates original, piano-centered electronic music for live performance.

Don’t miss Beetle box live on August 9th at The Back Room. Here’s a sneak peek at our upcoming show with the composer himself....

Experimental composer, keyboardist, and solo artist "Beetle Box" will be performing in San Marcos tonight. He stops by the KENS 5 studio to give us a little ...

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A little late with this week's newsletter, but you still have time to catch a potpourri of Americana/Country Folk, Latin Rock, 4-Octave Vocals, Indian/Classical, and Folk/Soul/Pop!

You know the drill: grab a friend, BYOB and cozy up on a couch for a lovely performance or two. :)

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As usual, we have a little bit of everything to offer this week! Jazz, Soul, R&B, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass and more...

Read all about it in this week's newsletter, pick a show and come on down!

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The forecast calls for jazz with a sprinkling of swing and rock & roll.

We get it started tonight with the Noah Frank/Grant Levin Jazz Duo, and welcome back the Dynamic Divas of the Bay Area (Roberta Donnay, Kay Kostopoulos and Valeriana Quevedo) tomorrow night.

There's much more to see and hear, read all about it in this week's newsletter!

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Tonight we get a little bit country, and a little bit rock & roll with Jimi James. Tomorrow night we welcome back the legendary jazz drummer Joel Dorham and his Latin Jazz Octet, and on Sunday we get into a swingy, hot-jazzy sort of mood with the Sour Mash Hug Band.

Learn more about our line-up in our weekly newsletter, and come on down to see a show!

The Lucky Losers

Wanted to share this great clip of The Lucky Losers at their recent gig here at The Back Room! 👍

On June 8, 2019, The Lucky Losers perform "Baby You Got What it Takes," a charming, vintage duet. The intimate, enthusiastic live audience at The Back Room adds to the excitement of the performance. Cathy Lemons on vocals, Phil Berkowitz on vocals and harmonica, Chris Burns on keys, Ian Lamson on guitar, and Robi Bean on drums.

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This weekend it's all about classic rock, blues and a Sunday double-header of jazz...

You know what to do: bring a friend, a bottle of your favorite beverage, and get ready to listen to some great music. ☺️

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This week, we have a jazz trio, a powerhouse blues band, R&B/Gospel/Soul, and a tribute to the great Bessie Smith with none other than Lavay Smith and Denise Perrier.

Bring a friend and a bottle of your favorite beverage, and cozy up on a couch for a great evening of music!

This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

This week’s musical line-up includes Jazz, Folk/Americana, R&B, Jazz Piano, Electronica and a Monday night a cappella extravaganza!

Click the link below to learn more, and remember: we are an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space with comfy couches and great acoustics!

This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

Looking for a remarkable, bluesy, master storyteller? How about intriguing cross-cultural rhythms? Or young singers in the round? Or what about adventurous jazz and all manners of strings, horns and percussion?

The Back Room has it all this weekend. Read all about it and learn about what’s coming up next week as well. See you soon!

This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

Do you like sublime pop/rock with incredible harmonies? Then you’ll love The Novelists, performing tonight at 8pm!

And for those of you who are jazz fans, we’ve got a lot to offer you this weekend as well. Read all about it in this week’s newsletter.

This Week at The Back Room!

Excited to welcome The Old Pals tonight, a premiere group of top bluegrass players. And we have bluesy rock and West Coast Jazz this weekend too!

Read all about it in this week’s newsletter, and get a sneak peek at next week’s lineup.

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It's not too late to make it to tonight's show with Jenner Fox...and we have a lot more great music for you this weekend, including a Mountain Dulcimer concert, a celebrated British piano player, and the one and only Jai Uttal.

Dom Pipkin - Farewell To Storyville

Here's a little taste of what's on the menu for this Saturday afternoon...a British piano player channeling the musical heart and soul of New Orleans.

Yep, it's Dom Pipkin – The Sweet Sounds of New Orleans and it starts at 3pm. Don't miss it!

Recording made on Friday, the 18th of January 2019 at the wonderful Pianola Museum, Westerstraat 106 In Amsterdam. Piano from London, soul from New Orleans. ...

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Hey folks, our show with the George Kahn Quartet on May 26th for some reason has attracted a ton of scammers. There have been several posts from various people offering tickets for a cheaper price and none of them are legit.

Please do not buy from a third party! Our tickets are available thru our website: Thank you! Live music venue with blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass, soul, R&B, experimental, world, rock, and roots artists. All ages, BYOB.

This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

Tonight we welcome back the wonderfully talented Jenna Mammina and Rolf Sturm. And we have a lot more music for you over the weekend.

Bring a bottle of your favorite beverage and snag a spot on a cozy couch. :)

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It's time for the weekend, and tons of great music! This weekend we have Gypsy Jazz, 3 Jazz Guitarists, a Stunning Saxophonist and his Septet and a Musical Collective.

Read all about it in this week's newsletter. Grab a friend and come on over!

[04/30/19]   *Scam warning: please do not purchase tickets from anyone who posts on our page, claiming to have cheaper tickets for sale at our venue.

If you're tempted but haven't purchased yet, please message us or post here and I'd be happy to verify if the tickets are legitimate or not.

Thank you!

The Back Room

The weekend is here and we've got a famous Irish vocalist, a jaw-dropping blues singer/guitarist, a West African virtuoso and a jazzy singer/composer, starting tonight through Sunday.

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) listening room with comfy couches and great acoustics. Bring a friend and settle in!

We’re looking forward to having Dom Pipkin here on May 18th! You know how we love rollicking, good-time piano playing! :)

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Lots of great music this week, starting in about 10 minutes! Let's do this!

Terry Robb

Big thanks to j poet and the East Bay Express for this lovely shout-out for our Terry Robb show tomorrow night! Terry Robb Although he was born in Canada, acoustic guitarist Terry Robb has been exploring the sounds of the blues, ragtime, country and primitive jazz of the Lower 48 since he picked up the instrument in the early 60s. After his family moved to Portland, Robb played in blues bands until a chance m...

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There's still time to make it down for tonight's show with Bell & Moss and Barwick & Siegfried!

And we have lots more to offer over this weekend, including Romanian and Eastern European music, world class fingerpicking, and a CD release party. Read all about it in this week's newsletter...

This Week at The Back Room! 🎵

This weekend we offer organic grooves, singers and songwriters and Sam’s Corner!

Come on down...there’s a cozy couch waiting for you.

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