by Kellie Morlock
Nearly every day on the coast is festive with all the live music going on! Join us on this tour of venues from Pacifica down to Pescadero, where most is provided free, unless otherwise noted.
——– PACIFICA ——–
A Grape in the Fog is a charming wine bar featuring cool tunes; 400 Old County Road, Pacifica; 650-735-5845.
+ Fri. Apr 25: “Miss B” Bridget Moser – country, 8-10:30 p.m.
+ Sat. Apr 26: Dave Crimmen – rockabilly, 8-10:30 p.m.
Chit Chat Café; 5 W. Manor Dr, Pacifica; 650-738-2380
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Linda Mar Beach – Pacifica
+ Sat. Apr 26: Earth Day EcoFest – Hula, 11:15; Hanna Carter, 12 p.m.; Groovy Judy, 1 p.m.; Wall of Blues, 2:15 p.m.
Nick’s Restaurant serves hearty food & music, splash distance from the water. 100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica; 650-359-3900
+ Fri. Apr 25: Terry Hanck – blues, 8 p.m.-midnight
+ Sat. Apr 26: The Band at Nick’s w/ Sonya Jason on sax, 8 p.m.-midnight
+ Sun. Apr 27: The Curt Moore Quartet w/ Bonnie Norris on vocals, 4-7 p.m.
+ Sat. Apr 26: Jim Anderson & the Rebels – Elvis Tribute, 7:30 p.m.
Surf Spot serves up hot grooves outdoors along with good eats, right over by the Sea Bowl; 4627 Coast Hwy, Pacifica; 650-355-7873.
+ Sat. Apr 26: Kawika Affiche and Halau o Keikiali’I – Hawaiian, 1 p.m.
+ Sun. Apr 27: DJ Sid Presley – surf & more, 1 p.m.; The Gillbillies – surf-a-billy, 3 p.m.
——– MONTARA ——–
Here Comes the Sun Coffee House; 8455 Cabrillo Hwy, Montara; 650-455-4308
+ Fridays: Open Mic, 6-8 p.m.
La Costanera is perched above Montara beach and hosts music a couple nights a week; 8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, 650-728-1600.
+ Tues. Apr 22: “Miss B” Bridget Moser – country, 6-8 p.m.
+ Wed. Apr 23: Mike McCall – Spanish guitar, 6-8 p.m.
——-MOSS BEACH ——–
Cypress Meadows hosts Music in the Meadows every month, which includes tasty snacks before the show and desserts at intermission -reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org; 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach
+ Fri. May 16: “Cryin’ Shame” featuring Dan Newitt, Stacey Erdman, & Kevin Kelsey – Americana, 7-10 p.m. ($30 includes wine, appetizers & dessert, doors open at 6)
Moss Beach Distillery has views & ghost stories to complement their menu. 140 Beach Way, Moss Beach; 650-728-5595
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——– PRINCETON & HARBOR ——–
Café Classique: 107 Sevilla Ave, El Granada; 650-726-9775
+ Sundays: Gary Horseman – guitar/vocals, 9-10 a.m.
Café Gibraltar: 425 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada; 650-560-9039
+ Wednesdays: Richard Patterson – classical & Flamenco guitar, 6-8:30 p.m.
+ Select Sundays: Stevan Pasero – Flamenco guitar, 6-8 p.m.
HMB Airport, 5 miles north of Hwy 92/20 miles south of San Francisco
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co rocks the harbor every weekend while serving up great brews and tasty food; 390 Capistrano Road, HMB; 650-728-BRE
+ Fri. Apr 25: Glenn Walters Band – rock/pop/soul, 7-10 p.m.
+ Sat. Apr 26: California Cowboys – country, 7-10 p.m.
+ Sun. Apr 27: Daniel Castro Band – blues, 5-9 p.m.
Hop Dogma Brewing Co. is a true neighborhood brewery making handcrafted brews. 30 Avenue Portola – Ste. 1B, El Granada; 650-560-8729.
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Old Princeton Landing brings progressive rock, reggae & hip-hop music to the harbor; 460 Capistrano Road, HMB; 650-728-7096.(Generally 21+ with $3-5 cover)
+ Sun. Apr 20: 2nd Annual Mini Reggae Festival: DJ BaySide, 11 am; Tight Squeeze, 12 pm; Soule Faction, 1:15 pm; Nesta, 2:30 pm; Highest Intention, 3:45 pm ($10 cover/12 and under free)
+ Fri. Apr 25: “Bad Cop Bad Cop” record release party, w/Joe Kidd & Descent Criminal, 9 p.m. ($10, 21+)
Sam’s Chowder House combines and East coast style with West coast views; 4210 North Cabrillo Highway, HMB; 650-712-0245.
+ Fri. Apr 25: Geoff Allen “Blue” – classic rock, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
+ Sat. Apr 26: Scott Cooper Acoustic Trio – bluegrass, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
——– MIRAMAR ——–
Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society brings world class jazz to the coast; Douglas Beach House, 311 Mirada Road, HMB; 650-726-4143.($35)
+ Sun. Apr 27: Mitchel Forman Trio – jazz, 4:30 p.m. ($35)
Miramar Beach Restaurant; 131 Mirada Road, HMB; 650-726-9053.
+ Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: Terry Disley - piano, 5-9 p.m.
+ Sundays: Terry Disley - piano, 12-4 p.m.
——– HALF MOON BAY ——–
Cameron’s Restaurant, Pub & Inn delights guests with their British pub & double-decker buses, campground & fun music; 1410 S. Cabrillo Highway, HMB; 650-726-5705.
+ Thursdays: Auri’s Open Mic, 8 p.m.
+ Fridays & Saturdays: Karaoke, 9 p.m.
+ Fri. Apr 25: Ticket to Ride – Beatles tribute, 8:30 p.m.
Cetrella offers fine dining in an elegant setting; 845 Main Street, HMB; 650-726-4090
+ Fridays & Saturdays – live jazz, 7:30-10 p.m.
Coastal Repertory Theatre consistently brings Broadway quality productions to the coast; 1167 Main St., HMB; 650-726-0998
+ April 4-26: Dixie Swim Club – laugh & cry with college friends over 33 years, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m./Sun. 2 p.m. ($17-35)
FIT Studio is branching out to host events; 50 N. Cabrillo Hwy, #4 (in Strawflower Village), HMB; 650-726-4040
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It’s Italia serves up quality Italian food with acoustic music Friday & Saturday nights; 401 Main St., HMB; 650-726-4444.
+ Fri. Apr 25: Mark Owens – Slack-key guitar, 6-9 p.m.
+ Sat. Apr 26: Joya – samba/bossa nova, 6-9 p.m.
Mullin’s Bar & Grill shares views with the Ritz with more casual vibe; 2 Miramontes Point Road, HMB; 650-712-2215.
+ Fri. Apr 25: Greg Lamboy – acoustic guitar, 4 p.m.
Music Box at the Moon (Pasta Moon) showcases musical talent in the restaurant that helped put Half Moon Bay on the culinary map; 315 Main St., HMB; 650-726-5125.
+ Wed. Apr 23: Trio Garufa – Tango Argentine, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
+ Wed. Apr 30: Wendy DeWitt & Kirk Harwood – blues & boogie woogie, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Ocean View Lodge aka Oddfellows Lodge, hosts eclectic talent, often on tour; 526 Main St., HMB; 650-712-0718.
+ Sat. May 3: Marc Atkinson Trio – Gypsy jazz, 8 p.m. ($20)
The Ritz-Carlton hosts world-class jazz with special deals on Thursdays; 1 Miramontes Point Road, HMB; 650-712-7000.
+ Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: live jazz, 6-10 p.m.
Sushi Main Street Sake Bar brings music to fine Japanese cuisine; 400 Main St, HMB; 650-726-2775
+ Thursdays: Ander Meyer – piano trio, 7-9:30 p.m.
——– SAN GREGORIO ——–
The San Gregorio General Store is one of the most unique and charming places to hear music anywhere; Highway 84 and Stage Road, San Gregorio; 650-726-0565
+ Sat. Apr 26: Mississippi Gann Brewer, 11-1 p.m.; The Remnants aka John Havard Band, 2-5 p.m.
+ Sun. Apr 27: Jay Howlett, 11-1 p.m.; Robert & Charlie Powell, 2-5 p.m.
——–LA HONDA ———
Apple Jack’s is always a party in the redwoods, music or not. 1 Entrada Way, La Honda; 650-747-0331
Pescadero Country Store in beautiful downtown Pescadero; 251 Stage Rd, Pescadero;650-879-0410
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