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“Acoustic music for all tastes”

Freight and Salvage Coffee House
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Owner description: Legendary Berkeley-based nonprofit folk music performance venue that really rocks.
Berkeley, California
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Acoustic music for all tastes”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Blue Grass, country, folk music available here. Even heard a great jazz concert there last week. Famous names like David Grisman, Holly Near, Chris Williamson play this month.

Visited December 2012
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Berkeley, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Acoustic music in a great venue”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Wonderful treasure in Berkeley, CA. The sound in the new
building (about 2 years old now) is fabulous. Raked seating and an extraordinary choice of artists each month. Music ranges from folk to bluegrass to folk rock to some classical evenings thrown in. A must for local and tourists. Downtown Berkeley across from the Berkeley Repertory Theatres, Aurora Theatre and The Jazz School (which has good dinners).

Visited December 2012
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Berkeley, California
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“intimate setting for music”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

this is a wonderful place to catch your favorite folk or other music; it is an intimate, casual space with a fine sound system. You will be sitting in pretty close proximity to the acts no matter where you sit. A self-service bar provides the stimulation you need. Rather than small tables, the seating is theater style, but it's a small theater. The atmosphere is very good -- nice folks run the place, and they have a fascinating line-up on the schedule.

Visited April 2012
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Vallejo, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The one true place for folk/bluegrass in area!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

A fabulous array of performers--Red Molly, DeTemps Antan, Laurie Lewis and so many more! With the new venue, all seats are comfortable and excellent!

Visited September 2012
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Northern California
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Legendary coffee house with roots music”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

The old location was cool, but so is the new one. It's in downtown Berkeley. No alcohol served, but does have a coffee shop menu while shows are in progress. The Calendar is usually spotted with local talent, unknowns, and famous folkies. Some really great acoustics and nobody has a bad seat. This is an iconic Berkeley estab. and is a very worthy visit for anybody interested in good roots music. Workshops also available.

Visited September 2012
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