by Kellie Morlock
From Pacifica down to Pescadero, find music along the way listed here by town & neighborhood down the coast. Entertainment venues listed below. Even better – it’s free! (So is the music, except where noted.)
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A Grape in the Fog is a charming wine bar in Rockaway Beach that also features community building events during the week and live music on weekends for folks 21 and over. 400 Old County Road, Pacifica; 650-735-5845.
May 10, 8-9:30 p.m.: Comedy Night
May 11, 8-10 p.m.: Kimberly & JD Smith
May 12, 8-10 p.m.: Saturday Night Live, Johnny Bamont & Westwind
Pacifica Performances: The Mildred Owen Concert Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica; 650-355-1882; (Tickets $12-20, unless otherwise noted)
May 12 7:30 p.m.: Morning & Jim Nichols Quintet – jazz/Americana
May 19, 7:30 p.m.: Jeremy Cohen – violin jazz
Cypress Meadows offers acoustic music once a month in a concert setting; hearty wine and appetizers are included and served at 6 p.m. 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach; 650-728-8045; reservations by phone or email: RSVP@CypressMeadows.net
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Moss Beach Distillery: 140 Beach Way, Moss Beach; 650-728-5595
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Crab Landing has two stories of seating with lovely views and acoustics. 260 Capistrano Rd; 650-712-0532;
Fridays & Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.: Singer/guitarists
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co has some of the Bay Area’s best boogie music, free every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay; 650-728-BREW.
May 11, 7-10 p.m.: Country Casanovas – country
May 12, 7-10 p.m.: Bay Area Heat – rock
May 13, 5-9 p.m.: Pamela Rose Band – jazzy blues
May 18, 7-10 p.m.: Spill the Wine – funk, soul, rock n roll
May 19, 7-10 p.m.: The Element – rock
May 20, 5-9 p.m.: Mz. Dee & Anthony Paule Band – r & b
May 25, 7-10 p.m.: Beach Cowboys – bluesy rock
May 26, 7-10 p.m.: Robin Campbell Band – funky r & b
May 27, 5-9 p.m.: Mark Hummel Band with Steve Freund – blues harmonica
Old Princeton Landing offers live music with more of an edge for the later crowd. 460 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay; 650-728-7096.
May 11, 9 p.m.: High n Tight – classic rock (21+)
May 12, 9 p.m.: Skyline Blues Band ($5, 21+)
Sam’s Chowder House brings New England style to the West, located between the harbor and Miramar, with music in the bar til May then out on the patio til October. 4210 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay; 650-712-0245
May 11, 5-9 p.m.: Jennifer Kerr – country
May 12, 4-8 p.m.: Daylight – acoustic rock
May 13, 1-5 p.m.: Dutch Uncle – classic rock
May 18, 5-9 p.m.: Steven Pasero – flamenco guitar
May 19, 4-8 p.m.: Lisa Sanchez & John Eriksen – latin soul
May 20, 1-5 p.m.: Soul Sauce – latin jazz
May 25, 5-9 p.m.: Brandon Robinson – urban jazz
May 26, 4-8 p.m.: South City Blues Band
May 27, 1-4 p.m.: Stan Erhart, rock & blues
Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society has brought world-class jazz and classical artists to the coast since 1964. Members get preferred seating. Douglas Beach House, 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay; 650-726-4143;
May 27, 4:30 p.m., The Fred Ross Project – dancing 2nd set ($35)
Miramar Beach Restaurant is located right at the water, featuring 3-course dinner specials for $19.95 every Thursday and live music Thursday & Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. 131 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay; 650-726-9053
Thursdays, 5-9 p.m.: Terry Disley on piano
Saturdays, 5-9 p.m.: Terry Disley on piano
Sundays, 12-4 p.m.: Terry Disley on piano
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Cameron’s Restaurant, Pub & Inn is a funky family-friendly British pub with fun music as well. Auri’s Open Mic brings local talent together Thursdays at 8; there’s also karaoke on Saturdays, plus live bands each month. 1410 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay; 650-726-5705.
Thursdays, 8 p.m.: Auri’s Open Mic
Saturdays, 9 p.m.: Karaoke
May 11 & 12, 7 p.m.; May 13, 11:30 a.m.: Young Actors Workshop presents “Rocking a Hard Place” ($5 ages 4+; 1/2 off Sat for teachers)
May 25, 9 p.m.: “Just CREAM” band – classic rock
Cetrella provides a stylish lounge for solo and duo jazz and pop artists, Friday and Saturday evenings. 845 Main St., Half Moon Bay; 650-7264090.
Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
Coastal Repertory Theatre; offers award-winning plays and musicals throughout the year. 1167 Main St, HMB; 650-726-0998;
May 4-13: The Wizard of Oz - Classic tale featuring 100 youth! Fri & Sat at 7 p.m., Sun at 2 p.m.; ($15-$20)
Coastside Art Gallery and Wine Bar in Zaballa Square hosts local musicians on Wednesdays, serving wine and beer among the art on exhibit. Doors open at 6:30. 330 Main St, Half Moon Bay; 650-726-4460.
May 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m.: ParaBytes – 50′s & 60′s classics
May 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m.:Dave Crimmon – Rockabilly
It’s Italia compliments the Cal/Italian cuisine with jazz and acoustic music on Friday and Saturday evenings. 401 Main St., Half Moon Bay; 650-726-4444.
Fridays & Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.: Solo Guitar
Ocean View Lodge aka Odd Fellows Lodge 526 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, (650) 712-0718
May 12, 7:30 p.m.: Blue Blanket Improv ($10)
Pasta Moon’s Music Box gets down with jazz and acoustic groups from around the Bay, most Friday and Saturday nights for free. 315 Main St., Half Moon Bay; 650-726-5125;
May 11, 7-9:30 p.m.: Stevan Pasero
May 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Mark Owens
May 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Sonya Jason’s “Tigress” – tribute to 70s/80s jazz fusion artists
Raman’s Coffee and Chai features coffee and the “Best Chai on Earth,” as well as acoustic tunes to enhance the flavor. 101 Main St, Half Moon Bay; 650-726-6292;
Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon: Mo Robinson & friends
The Ritz-Carlton hosts jazz saxophonist Michael O’Neill & friends every Thursday at 6:30, featuring limited burger and drink specials plus free valet parking. 1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay; 650-712-7000.
Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m.: Jazz with John Moriarty & Mark Williams
San Benito House is one of the oldest buildings in Half Moon Bay, serving late night food on weekends in the bar and legendary sandwiches in the deli each day. 356 Main St, Half Moon Bay; 650-726-3425
Friday & Sunday afternoons: Rockin’ Rich Felix
The San Gregorio General Store takes you back to traditional Americana music in an authentic general store/local bar/rural community post office. Two bands play each Saturday and Sunday, 11-5ish. Highway 84 and Stage roads, San Gregorio; 650-726-0565
May 12, 11-1 p.m. Atkinson, Kincheloe & Beynon; 3-6 p.m.: Harmony Grits
May 13, 11-1 p.m.: Marti Atkinson & Kati Boyd; 2-5 p.m.: Lane
Gazos Grill is a scenic little cafe south of Pescadero on Hwy 1; 5720 Cabrillo Highway; 650-879-0874
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