Saturday November 08, 2014
Start: 11/08/2014 11:00 am

Mister GA 2014 Latin Grammy nominee, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer), has been named one of the "Best Live Acts for Kids and Families."  Recipient of the first songwriting scholarship in the history of Berklee College of Music, Ben spent 20 years as a Boston-based rock frontman and solo artist before transitioning to writing and performing music for families.

Start: 11/08/2014 8:00 pm

Co-presented with JCC East Bay


HYIMThe first 100 people to buy tickets will get a free copy of HYIM's latest album.

Sunday November 09, 2014
Start: 11/09/2014 2:00 pm


We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets may be available once the concert starts at 2pm.


Monday November 10, 2014
Start: 11/10/2014 8:00 pm

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. San Francisco Chamber Orchestra music director Ben Simon hosts. There’s no stuffiness, no mystification, just an invigorating evening with gifted musicians sharing the beauty and joy of this timeless art with new audiences of all ages.

Tuesday November 11, 2014
Start: 11/11/2014 8:00 pm

Asleep at the WheelAsleep at the Wheel has been making the best of Western swing, boogie, and American roots music for more than 25 albums and 40 years now, with hits from 1974’s “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” to their brand new live album, Havin’ a Party, which features such classics as “Big Ball’s in Cowtown,” “Hot Rod Lincoln,” and “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read.” The band has won nine Grammy awards. The Americana Music Awards honored them for Lifetime Achievement in Performance.

Wednesday November 12, 2014
Start: 11/12/2014 8:00 pm

The GloamingThe Gloaming starts with Irish fiddler Martin Hayes and his longtime collaborator, American guitarist Dennis Cahill. If you’ve seen them at the Freight, you know that they play elegant interpretations of traditional Irish tunes with exquisite sensitivity and deep feeling. The Gloaming take Irish music beyond traditional boundaries and connect it to other musical realms.

Thursday November 13, 2014
Start: 11/13/2014 8:00 pm

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie HaasIndividually, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas are consummate musicians. Together, they’re pure magic.

Friday November 14, 2014
Start: 11/14/2014 8:00 pm


Due to medical reasons, Steve Poltz will not be performing on Friday, November 14.  Ellis Paul will perform a solo concert at the Freight. If you purchased tickets online, you will be contacted by Ticketfly and can request a refund. If you purchased tickets through our box office, please call 510-644-2020 ext. 120 during box office hours, 12:30pm – 9:00pm for assistance.


Saturday November 15, 2014
Sunday November 16, 2014
Start: 11/16/2014 8:00 pm

Richard Shindell is a powerful singer, masterful guitarist, and pungent songwriter who tells compelling stories that range from the bitterly comic to the profoundly spiritual. His voice carries his own particular strain of emotion, almost bitter, almost exhausted, but unable to stop the hope from rising up. “Lord, deliver me to the next Best Western,” he sings.

Monday November 17, 2014
Start: 11/17/2014 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 November 18, 2014
Start: 11/18/2014 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.


Wednesday November 19, 2014
Start: 11/19/2014 8:00 pm

Ten of the Bay Area’s most brilliant vocalists came together 25 years ago to form a group that took vocal music into a new dimension, boldly going where no vocal group had gone before. Tonight, those original members – Rachel Bagby, Nicolas Bearde, Joey Blake, Kirsten Falke-Boyd, Molly Holm, Sara Jennison-Nebeling, Raz Kennedy, Rhiannon, Linda Tillery, and David Worm – gather at the Freight to make vocal music magic!

Thursday November 20, 2014
Start: 11/20/2014 8:00 pm

Legends of the Celtic HarpTake a dramatic musical journey through the myths, legends, and fabled history of the Celtic harp with three masters of the magical instrument, Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne, and Aryeh Frankfurter, as they mix marvelous music and fantastic stories to create a blend of humor and pathos, exhilarating melodies and tender ballads.

Friday November 21, 2014
Start: 11/21/2014 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets may be available once the event starts at 8 pm.

Saturday November 22, 2014
Start: 11/22/2014 8:00 pm

Houston JonesHouston Jones invites you into a world of musical virtuosity and storytelling ranging from the myths of ancient Greece to the red dirt back roads of Waskom Texas.  The acoustic heart of the band beats with the passion of five lifetimes lived in a musical landscape of revival tents to Irish pubs, New Orleans to the Great Plains to Motown, a church in Cape Cod to a punk club in Berkeley.

Sunday November 23, 2014
Start: 11/23/2014 8:00 pm

Steve SeskinA Freight favorite since the 1970s, Steve Seskin has enjoyed tremendous success in Nashville, with a boatload of songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Neal McCoy, John Michael Montgomery, Kenny Chesney, Collin Raye, Peter Frampton, Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Mark Wills, and Peter Paul and Mary. His song “Don't Laugh At Me” was a finalist for the Country Music Awards Song of the Year in 1999 and has spurred an entire tolerance movement, launched by the Don’t Laugh at Me Project.

Tuesday November 25, 2014
Start: 11/25/2014 8:00 pm

Rose CousinsRose Cousins, who hails from Prince Edward Island and has roots in musical communities in Halifax and Boston, is a Canadian singer and songwriter whose music digs deep into dark places and casts a bright light.

Saturday November 29, 2014
Start: 11/29/2014 8:00 pm

Laurie Lewis & the Right HandsIt doesn’t get much better than Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands. She’s Berkeley’s own, she’s won the International Bluegrass Music Association award for Female Vocalist of the Year multiple times, not to mention a Grammy for her contribution to True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe, and her Right Hands are about as talented as a band has a right to be. Laurie sings and plays guitar and fiddle.

Sunday November 30, 2014
Start: 11/30/2014 8:00 pm

Soul PowerPut on your dancing shoes and come on down for some classic soul grooves with Soul Power, a high-octane dance band featuring eleven Bay Area stalwarts, including a full horn section guaranteed to get your blood flowing and your feet tapping to all-time classics popularized by the likes of James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Monday December 01, 2014
Start: 12/01/2014 8:00 pm