Who says you have to thrown down pocketfuls of cash to catch a great live set? Here in the Bay Area, there are lots of casual venues and club nights offering up free live music every night of the week in just about every genre imaginable. While some spots run as full time concert halls with a free show thrown in here and there, others operate primarily as cafes and restaurants, playing host to both up-and-coming and well established acts looking for an easy going audience. From jazz to blues to Latin to classical and more, you can catch just about everything without cracking your wallet—if you know where to look.
The best places to see free live music in San Francisco
It's almost always possible to catch free live music in San Francisco, no matter your musical tastes