Saturday October 01, 2016
Start: 10/01/2016 8:00 pm

Jonatha Brooke

Monday October 03, 2016
Start: 10/03/2016 8:00 pm
Tuesday October 04, 2016
Start: 10/04/2016 8:00 pm
Thursday October 06, 2016
Start: 10/06/2016 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.

Friday October 07, 2016
Start: 10/07/2016 8:00 pm

Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright RocheIf you already know these two, nothing much needs to be said. They’re coming to the Freight! Get your tickets! Bring people you love! But in case you haven’t met their music before, what stands out is its beauty, intelligence, and grace.

Saturday October 08, 2016
Start: 10/08/2016 8:00 pm

Patty LarkinPatty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter).

 

Sunday October 09, 2016
Start: 10/09/2016 7:00 pm

October 9 is destined to be an evening of unpredictable set lists, serious musicianship and light-hearted fun.

Monday October 10, 2016
Start: 10/10/2016 8:00 pm

Violinist extraordinaire and SFCO principal Debra Fong takes center stage in a program of intimate chamber music by Beethoven, Bach & Ravel. Featuring Debra’s husband, cellist Christopher Costanza of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and pianist Melissa Lin. (Special treat: Chris will perform Bach’s C Major Cello Suite!)

 

Tuesday October 11, 2016
Start: 10/11/2016 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. 

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: 

Signups – on a first-come, first-served basis – begin when the door opens at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 7:30 pm. 

Wednesday October 12, 2016
Start: 10/12/2016 7:30 pm

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinThe Moth StorySLAM, according to the London Guardian, is “brilliant and quietly addictive.” The Village Voice calls it “an exuberant moveable feast.” Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

Thursday October 13, 2016
Start: 10/13/2016 8:00 pm

Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. "We were grateful to the Beatles for reminding us our rock & roll roots," John explains, "but we wanted to cut out the English middlemen, so to speak, and get down to making this new music as an 'American' band."

Friday October 14, 2016
Start: 10/14/2016 8:00 pm

Berkeley’s Barbara Higbie is a master of piano and violin who combines technical brilliance with the pure joy of playing. Her unique compositions weave together elements of jazz, folk, and classical with the music of Ghana and Brazil. Oh, and she also sings like a dream. She has been nominated for a Grammy award, won Bammy awards, performed on more than 65 albums, including one with Santana, one with Linda Tillery and Laurie Lewis, and three with Montreux, the band she co-founded with Darol Anger.

 

Saturday October 15, 2016
Start: 10/15/2016 8:00 pm

Whether writing and producing songs, performing his music, or hanging out with his two daughters, Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Jon McLaughlin puts passion into everything he does. McLaughlin has released six albums and over the years, this piano-rock musician has collaborated with fellow artists such as Sara Bareilles, Demi Lovato, and NeedtoBreathe as well as sharing the stage with artists including Kelly Clarkson, Adele, OneRepublic, Bon Jovi, and Duffy.

Sunday October 16, 2016
Start: 10/16/2016 7:30 pm

Jeremy Kittel is an American fiddler, violinist, and composer. Fluent in multiple musical genres, his original music draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, Classical, electronic, and more. Kittel performs with his own band or trio, as a duo, and as a soloist with orchestras.

Monday October 17, 2016
Start: 10/17/2016 7:00 pm

For tickets or more information visit the Berkeley Public Schools Fund website.

 

Tuesday October 18, 2016
Start: 10/18/2016 8:00 pm

Chatham County LineChatham County Line is a four-man American roots band that emerged from the bluegrass scene in Raleigh, North Carolina at the turn of the millennium. In their matching suits and ties, gathered around a single microphone, they look like a traditional bluegrass band, but in the words of the Washington Post, “the minor chords, patient tempo, and bittersweet irony owe more to Neil Young than to Bill Monroe.

Wednesday October 19, 2016
Start: 10/19/2016 8:00 pm

Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.

 

Thursday October 20, 2016
Start: 10/20/2016 8:00 pm

Friday October 21, 2016
Start: 10/21/2016 8:00 pm

Paula ColePaula Cole has played for huge audiences, made six incredible albums, written songs recorded by Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, and Katherine McPhee, and had her work featured on television and in the movies.

Saturday October 22, 2016
Start: 10/22/2016 8:00 pm

Cheryl WheelerHave you ever seen Cheryl Wheeler at the Freight? If so, you already know. She tells hilarious stories, sings heartbreakingly beautiful songs, and makes an unforgettable connection with her audience. Singout! Magazine calls her a “rare artist” and praises her “strong poetry, complex melodies, and clever wit.” According to the website acousticmusic.com, “She has a rare gift for writing songs with lush melodies and lyrics of incredible beauty. On the other hand, she is a master of quick wit.

Sunday October 23, 2016
Start: 10/23/2016 11:00 am

The Bug Family Band plays original folk rock for kids and former kids. They hatched in the SF Bay Area in 2010 as Ladybug Picnic, & metamorphosized into their mature form while recording their debut CD in 2013. At full strength, the band consists of 4 adults (drums, piano, guitar, and vocals/percussion), and 2 kids (Anna plays the glockenspiel and sings, while Easton sings, dances, freestyles, and generally goes crazy), but they are also seen in smaller configurations.

Start: 10/23/2016 7:00 pm

Ledward Kaapana, Hawaii’s legendary master of the slack-key guitar, brings his musical wizardry to Berkeley for an evening of traditional Hawaiian classics and compelling originals. He has recorded more than 30 albums as a solo artist and a member of the groups Hui Ohana and I Kona, and appeared on more than 40 collaborations and compilations, including two Grammy winners.

Monday October 24, 2016
Start: 10/24/2016 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 October 25, 2016
Start: 10/25/2016 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. 

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: 

Signups – on a first-come, first-served basis – begin when the door opens at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 7:30 pm. 

Thursday October 27, 2016
Start: 10/27/2016 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.

Friday October 28, 2016
Start: 10/28/2016 8:00 pm

House JacksThe human voice is a terrible thing to waste – and the House Jacks make superb use of theirs. The New York Times praised their “astonishingly precise vocal drumming.” The Oakland Tribune praised their “amazing voices, impressive arrangements, and dynamic stage presence.” A rock band without instruments, these five amazing musicians perform in an a cappella style that obliterates all preconceptions about what a voice can do.

Saturday October 29, 2016
Start: 10/29/2016 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

 

Sunday October 30, 2016
Start: 10/30/2016 7:00 pm

Carrie NewcomerCarrie Newcomer is a singer, songwriter, Quaker, Midwesterner, goodwill ambassador, and inspiring performer. Billboard Magazine has described her as a “soaring songstress,” the Boston Globe has called her a “prairie mystic,” and Rolling Stone says that she “asks all the right questions.” Questions, not answers – Carrie tends to take a modest approach.

Wednesday November 02, 2016
Start: 11/02/2016 7:30 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. 
Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 7:30pm.

 

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinThe Moth StorySLAM, according to theLondon Guardian, is “brilliant and quietly addictive.” The Village Voice calls it “an exuberant moveable feast.” Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

Thursday November 03, 2016
Start: 11/03/2016 8:00 pm

Friday November 04, 2016
Start: 11/04/2016 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. 
Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 8:00pm.

 

Saturday November 05, 2016
Start: 11/05/2016 8:00 pm

Marley's GhostMarley’s Ghost is nothing less than a national treasure, the capable inheritor of the archetypal Americana blueprint drawn up by The Band. As the L.A. Weekly aptly put it, “This West Coast group deftly dashes across decades of American music to create a sound that's steeped in tradition but never bogged down by traditionalism.”

 

Sunday November 06, 2016
Start: 11/06/2016 7:00 pm

"This Machine" is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman's hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in their face, I'm affirming the real possibility for change.” Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He's been profiled on NPR's "All Things Considered," and he's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

Monday November 07, 2016
Start: 11/07/2016 8:00 pm

Haas Kowert TiceTake three masterful young musicians from Crooked Still, Punch Brothers, and the thriving Nashville music scene, put them together, and watch the magic happen!

Wednesday November 09, 2016
Start: 11/09/2016 8:00 pm

Linda TilleryTonight Linda Tillery fills the Freight with Music of Protest and Resistance. Highlighting the music of Donny Hathaway, Richie Havens, the Staples Singers, along with traditional spirituals, paying tribute to African-American composers whose music influenced and sustained the Civil Rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s.

Thursday November 10, 2016
Start: 11/10/2016 7:30 pm

Orquesta Victoria is a 12-piece tango ensemble from Buenos Aires, Argentina, that has performed around the world. The orchestra’s rich sound couples technical precision with passion and romance, encompassing influences from classical music and jazz.

Friday November 11, 2016
Start: 11/11/2016 8:00 pm

Reilly & MaloneyGinny Reilly and David Maloney are at it one last time, coming together to deliver delightful harmonies to old fans and new. One of the most endearing duos ever to grace the West Coast folk scene, Reilly & Maloney played to packed houses throughout the 1970s and 80s. The pair found success with their wonderful blend of voices, their great taste in other songwriters’ material, and their own solid originals.

Saturday November 12, 2016
Start: 11/12/2016 8:00 pm

Banjo Mini-Camp with Danny, Joe and Bill, 1 to 5 p.m. for all levels of bluegrass and clawhammer players.

 

Sunday November 13, 2016
Start: 11/13/2016 7:00 pm

Students Rock provides scholarships based on financial need for Bay Area students who want to participate in performing arts enrichment programs not officially associated with a school district. All money raised at the benefit will go directly towards those scholarships.

 

Monday November 14, 2016
Start: 11/14/2016 8:00 pm

One of the Bay Area’s musical treasures, pianist Robert Schwartz makes his Freight debut with a program of solo masterworks by Bach, Schumann, Brahms, Chopin and Liszt. Come hear this “preview” to Robert’s December performances of Mozart’s D minor piano concert (#20) with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.

 

Tuesday November 15, 2016
Start: 11/15/2016 8:00 pm

Alan Doyle, the charismatic singer from Newfoundland-based group Great Big Sea, is back with a new band and a stunning new album, his second solo effort. So Let’s Go explores the Celtic, traditional, and folk music influences he grew up with. “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down,” he says. There’s a good chance of that when Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies play the Freight.

Wednesday November 16, 2016
Start: 11/16/2016 8:00 pm

Come Celebrate the nation’s longest running camp for LGBTQ families and friends, as we honor its co-founder and long-time director, Jill Rose. Over its twenty-seven-year history, Camp It Up! has become “home” to more than 3,000 campers and 500 families. Campers are a diverse mix: lesbian, gay, transgender, single-parent, adoptive, multi-racial and heterosexual families, as well as adults without children. Camp is a safe place where all campers learn that their differences make them strong.

Thursday November 17, 2016
Start: 11/17/2016 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 album, Still The King. The band has won nine Grammy awards. The Americana Music Awards honored them for Lifetime Achievement in Performance. “Everything this act has ever released is simply spectacular,” says Billboard Magazine.

Friday November 18, 2016
Start: 11/18/2016 8:00 pm

Elvin BishopElvin Bishop’s roots in the blues go deep. “Before Eric Clapton was old enough to shave, Elvin Bishop was hanging out in Chicago with the first generation of electric bluesmen,” says Guitar World. Born in California, raised in Iowa and Oklahoma, Elvin attended the University of Chicago and did his studying in the blues bars on the south side of town with master craftsmen like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, and Howlin’ Wolf.

Saturday November 19, 2016
Start: 11/19/2016 11:00 am

Listed as one of “25 Best Bands for Kids” by TimeOut New York Kids, The Hipwaders perform danceable rock ‘n’ roll for kids & families. The band has had several top ten songs on XM/SIRIUS Radio including #1 songs, ”Hey Josie!” & "Educated Kid.” Since 2005 they’ve released 6 award-winning albums, performed across the US and continue to perform throughout the SF Bay Area.

 

Start: 11/19/2016 8:00 pm

“If a supreme being who equally represents man and woman truly does exist, that voice of God must sound like Mary Fahl,” says the Huffington Post. “Full, deep, dark, mysterious, but one rich, resilient, resounding and capable enough to handle classical rock, folk, pop and Luciano Pavarotti.” The Boston Globetakes a similar view: “Mary Fahl has a voice for the gods.” Why all this invocation of the almighty?

Sunday November 20, 2016
Start: 11/20/2016 7:00 pm

We've saved the best for last! The final session of 2016 emphasizes the mission of Awesöme Orchestra: Bring together Bay Area music-lovers for orchestral adventures in sessions that are accessible for all!

Highlighting our fearless programming, you’ll hear the music of Green Day, Diana Gameros and Mussorgsky to name a few!

Monday November 21, 2016
Start: 11/21/2016 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 22, 2016
Start: 11/22/2016 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. 

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: 

Signups – on a first-come, first-served basis – begin when the door opens at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 7:30 pm. 

Friday November 25, 2016
Start: 11/25/2016 6:00 pm

“So come out. You have been waiting long enough.”

 

This clarion call opens Aims, Vienna Teng’s fifth studio album. It’s as much a reminder for Vienna herself as an invitation to her listeners – a call to awaken the full potential within all of us.

 

Start: 11/25/2016 9:00 pm

“So come out. You have been waiting long enough.”

 

This clarion call opens Aims, Vienna Teng’s fifth studio album. It’s as much a reminder for Vienna herself as an invitation to her listeners – a call to awaken the full potential within all of us.

 

Saturday November 26, 2016
Start: 11/26/2016 8:00 pm

Laurie Lewis and the Right HandsBluegrass doesn’t get any 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.

Thursday December 01, 2016
Start: 12/01/2016 8:00 pm

Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humour and boundless energy. The 2016 tour features special guest singer Niamh Farrell, a Sligo vocalist who has toured with UK singer/songwriting star David Gray. Niamh teams up with legendary West Kerry singer Séamus Begley, famous for his charming wit and stunning voice.

 

Friday December 02, 2016
Start: 12/02/2016 7:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 7pm. There are still advance tickets available for the 9:30pm show.

 

Start: 12/02/2016 9:30 pm

Vince Gill says it simply, and maybe best: “I’d rather hear Del McCoury sing ‘Are You Teasing Me’ than just about anything.” For fifty years, Del’s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans-count Gill among them-as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. 

 

Saturday December 03, 2016
Start: 12/03/2016 8:00 pm

Liz LongleyListening to Liz Longley is like diving into a vivid dream, moody and somehow both familiar and strange. At first, the dream belongs exclusively to Longley. But as she sings what she’s trying to know––her lovers, her place, herself––her fierce candor shatters any walls that may have separated us, and the dream we’re swimming in becomes more than just Longley’s. It becomes ours.

 

Sunday December 04, 2016
Start: 12/04/2016 7:00 pm

Thrilling audiences by blending the improvisation of jazz, the cultural depth of world music, and the soulfulness of devotional kirtan, BOLO's infectious rhythm gets people moving.

 

Monday December 05, 2016
Start: 12/05/2016 7:00 pm

Jazzschool Institute OrchestraTwo outstanding big bands – the Jazzschool Studio Band, featuring many of the best high school musicians in the Bay Area, and the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, featuring many of the Bay Area’s finest studio musicians present an evening of dynamic big band music at the Freight!

 

Tuesday December 06, 2016
Start: 12/06/2016 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. 

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: 

Signups – on a first-come, first-served basis – begin when the door opens at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 7:30 pm. 

Wednesday December 07, 2016
Start: 12/07/2016 7:30 pm


Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinThe Moth StorySLAM, according to theLondon Guardian, is “brilliant and quietly addictive.” The Village Voice calls it “an exuberant moveable feast.” Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

Thursday December 08, 2016
Start: 12/08/2016 8:00 pm

Over the Rhine 2016 Christmas Tour Thoughts

 

One December, not long after Over the Rhine began recording and touring, we were invited to perform some seasonal songs on a public radio station. So we worked up a few carols and traditional tunes. It actually felt really good and conjured up an unusual mix of feelings from childhood: innocence, loss, wonder, joy, sadness. I think we were surprised.

 

Friday December 09, 2016
Start: 12/09/2016 8:00 pm

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

 

Saturday December 10, 2016
Start: 12/10/2016 11:00 am

In their wildly interactive shows for children and families, silly six-piece band Your Song My Song sings you through watery adventures, recycling kid revolutionaries, classic children's books, jungle expeditions, and deep sea dives! Singer and ukulele player Jaime Lee Currier weaves tales of friendship, love, and learning, while guitarist Eric Hart, violinist Rainbow Rubin, sax player, Hank Ibser, bassist Joe Shaughnessy, and drummer Nick Jackson keep up a rockin beat.

Start: 12/10/2016 8:00 pm

Peter RowanPeter Rowan is a bluegrass master. His musical roots go back to Bill Monroe. He didn’t just hear Bill Monroe’s recordings – he played guitar and sang lead with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys in the mid-1960s. After stints in Earth Opera, Muleskinner, and the Marin County rock group Seatrain, he co-founded Old and in the Way with Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. Since then, he’s recorded more than 30 albums and earned six Grammy nominations.

Sunday December 11, 2016
Start: 12/11/2016 7:30 pm

Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur: Penny’s Farm In the 1960s Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur led the groundbreaking Jug Band, admired and imitated by everyone from folk and blues musicians to rockers like the Lovin’ Spoonful and the Grateful Dead, but their new album isn’t a victory lap or nostalgia trip.

Monday December 12, 2016
Start: 12/12/2016 8:00 pm

Take four musicians, sixty-eight string quartets, and the genius of Franz Josef Haydn; stir vigorously and applaud wildly. SFCO All-Stars Robin Sharp, Julie Kim, Ben Simon, and Hannah Addario-Berry make their fourth annual Freight appearance as The Haydn Project. Join them as their journey continues into these mostly brilliant, always inventive, enormously engaging works.

 

Tuesday December 13, 2016
Start: 12/13/2016 8:00 pm

Support your local coffeehouse when the T Sisters host a fun-filled evening of music, featuring a variety of musical guests who are all donating their time and talent. Featuring established Freight favorites to emerging new artists, collaborating in different combinations and celebrating a rich mix of styles.

 

Wednesday December 14, 2016
Start: 12/14/2016 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show.

Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

 

VIP Package includes:

Thursday December 15, 2016
Start: 12/15/2016 8:00 pm

A limited number of tickets may be available. 
Call the Freight box office to purchase: (510) 859-1120

 

VIP Package includes:

- Center seating in first two rows

- Meet & Greet with Richard Thompson

- Personal Photograph with Richard Thompson

Friday December 16, 2016
Start: 12/16/2016 8:00 pm

A limited number of tickets may be available.
Please call the Freight box office to purchase: (510) 859-1120

 

VIP Package includes:

- Center seating in first two rows

- Meet & Greet with Richard Thompson

- Personal Photograph with Richard Thompson

- Signed Lyric Print

- Copy of "Still" Deluxe Double Disc Edition CD

Saturday December 17, 2016
Start: 12/17/2016 8:00 pm

A limited number of tickets may be available. 
Call the Freight box office to purchase: (510) 859-1120

 

VIP Package includes:

- Center seating in first two rows

- Meet & Greet with Richard Thompson

- Personal Photograph with Richard Thompson

- Signed Lyric Print

- Copy of "Still" Deluxe Double Disc Edition CD

Sunday December 18, 2016
Start: 12/18/2016 3:00 pm

Advance tickets for this show are sold out. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 3pm.

 

Celebrate the holiday season with members of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at the Freight!

 

Known for its warm, rich choral tones and over-the-top productions, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus continues its tradition of bringing holiday cheer to the East Bay with its December 18th show in Berkeley.

 

Monday December 19, 2016
Start: 12/19/2016 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 December 20, 2016
Start: 12/20/2016 7:30 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Tonight, we will be showcasing our education department, interspersing music performed by our talented students and teachers, including classes taught by the likes of local favorites Evie Ladin, Bill Evans, Hiram Bell, DJ Hamouris, and Avram Siegel.

 

Wednesday December 21, 2016
Start: 12/21/2016 8:00 pm

The Klezmatics“The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard,” says Time Out New York, “on a good night, they can rank among the greatest bands on the planet.” Since their founding in New York in 1986, the band has released twelve albums, including the winner of the 2006 Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album, Wonder Wheel, which features previously unsung lyrics by Woody Guthrie set to their original compositions and their most recent album, Apikorsim/Heretics.

Thursday December 22, 2016
Start: 12/22/2016 8:00 pm

SoVoSóSoVoSó is an a cappella wonder, with deep roots in the Bay Area music scene and a long history of making vocal magic. SoVoSó–from the Soul to the Voice to the Song–sings jazz, gospel, world, and R&B, including classics and originals, performed with improvisational wizardry and jaw-dropping vocal chops. “The extraordinary richness and brilliance of this virtuoso vocalism lifts you into a special realm,” says the San Jose Mercury News.

Friday December 23, 2016
Start: 12/23/2016 8:00 pm

Celebrate Hanukah with your family and friends!

 

The program includes performances by:

• Nigunim Chorus directed by Achi Ben Shalom

• Klezmer-Violinist David Chernyavsky

• Vocalist Renee Benmeleh

• Klezmer Poet Jake Marmer

• The Kvetchy Cowboys Gerry Tenney and Arje Shaw

• Travelling Storyteller Joel Ben Izzy

 

Saturday December 24, 2016
Start: 12/24/2016 12:30 pm
Sunday December 25, 2016
Start: 12/25/2016 12:30 pm
Monday December 26, 2016
Start: 12/26/2016 8:00 pm

Didn't get what you asked Santa for? Head feeling foggy from too much eggnog?

Thursday December 29, 2016
Start: 12/29/2016 8:00 pm

Yes, the year is ending – and what better way to kiss it off than in the company of some of the funniest – and most irreverent – comedians around? Premier political satirist Will Durst has gathered a gang of notorious local wits and wags, including Bay Area favorite Johnny Steele, along with Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, Mari Magaloni, and Arthur Gaus, for an evening of stand-up comedy, improv, and sketches riffing on the major news stories of 2016.

Friday December 30, 2016
Start: 12/30/2016 8:00 pm

Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award-winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at. In the wake of their breakout performance at the 2012 Kate Wolf Music Festival, the band has been burning up stages all across California ever since.

Saturday December 31, 2016
Start: 12/31/2016 9:00 pm

*There will be a dance floor, and a ticket doesn't guarantee you a seat - consider arriving early if you want to be sure to have one.