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The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse is a nonprofit community arts organization dedicated to promoting public awareness and understanding of traditional music—music that is rooted in and expressive of the great variety of regional, ethnic, and social cultures of peoples throughout the world. We are supported by your attendance, grants, musicians' benefit performances, volunteer efforts, and your generous tax deductible donations.
Music builds community, and nothing draws people together like a shared musical experience. Make a gift today so that we will continue to enjoy this rich legacy of traditional music
for many years to come.

You can make a donation with cash, check, or credit card at the box office,
by phone at (510) 644-2020, x120, or online.

Run to Support the Freight on July 24!

The Freight is an official cause of the EveryWon half marathon and 5k in the East Bay. Registration discounts are available until May 31.

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Learn To Play at the Freight

Classes & workshops at the Freight offer a chance for anyone to experience the joy of singing, playing instruments, and sharing traditional music in community with others.

Class schedule

Spring II Series: May 9 - June 19

Workshops and drop-in style jams/classes

 Patchwork Series:

•  José-Luis Orozco, Saturday, June 18 (11AM)

Kids at the Freight is supported in part through a generous grant from the Bill Graham Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund.

Freight & Salvage Calendar of Events

Listen to sample tracks from upcoming artists.






The Freight is currently searching for a qualified Program Director. Click here for more information.