« Week of October 5, 2014 »
Start: 10/05/2014 2:00 pm

Please join us for a special afternoon performance celebrating the 78th reunion of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the nearly 3,000 American volunteers who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War.

A band of musical friends led by Bruce Barthol, founding bass player in Country Joe and the Fish and songwriter for the San Francisco Mime Troupe for more than 30 years, will commemorate the songs and activism of Pete Seeger with a musical tribute celebrating the re-issue of the Smithsonian Folkways' album, Songs of the Spanish Civil War.

Start: 10/05/2014 8:00 pm

Oakland Interfaith Gospel ChoirThe Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir delivers good news – the power and glory of 55 talented singers blending their voices together in rapturous harmony on gospel standards, traditional spirituals, and their own original praise songs.

Start: 10/06/2014 8:00 pm

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Robin Sharp joins musical forces with her longtime partner, Lori Lack, in a violin and piano duo recital. Classical at the Freight brings in some of the Bay Area’s best classical musicians for an hour of outstanding chamber music in an informal, friendly atmosphere hosted by SFCO music director Ben Simon. There’s no stuffiness, no mystification, just an invigorating evening with musicians sharing the beauty and joy of this art with audiences of all ages.

Start: 10/07/2014 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.


Start: 10/08/2014 8:00 pm

Jeffrey Foucault“Jeffrey Foucault is a young man with an old soul,” says the New York Times, “contemporary and timeless.” He grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. His father played a plywood guitar and his mother liked to sing. Winter Sundays were for church or ice fishing. He went to college and dropped out, took a job on a fruit farm, and started writing songs about a girl from Iowa.

Start: 10/09/2014 8:00 pm

Tom RushTom Rush started his musical career in Boston half a century ago and quickly established himself on the folk scene. Rolling Stone magazine has credited his 1965 album Circle Game with ushering in the singer-songwriter era.

Start: 10/10/2014 8:00 pm

Bill Kirchen“Bill Kirchen rules, it’s just that simple,” says the Austin-American Statesman. “His no-nonsense guitar attack, powered by great, booming, bottom-heavy licks still covered with axle grease, is undoubtedly the real thing, scattering scorching guitar runs in all directions.

Start: 10/11/2014 11:00 am

Stephen Cohen

Join us this afternoon for our Family Open House! This family-friendly edition features free performances and workshops for folks, kids, and folks with kids.

Start: 10/11/2014 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this concert. Standing room only tickets may become available at 8pm.