Current Performance

Scroggins & Rose–Saturday, May 21

Scroggins & Rose--Saturday, May 21 Scroggins & Rose is Nashville based mandolinist Tristan Scroggins and Bay Area violinist Alisa Rose. Tristan frequently plays on the Grand Ol’ Opry and was awarded the prestigious Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2017. Alisa was nominated for a Grammy for her work with Quartet San Francisco and served as an ambassador of the U.S. State Department with the Real Vocal String Quartet. Combine these two lifetimes of musical commitment and exploration ... Read more

John Whelan And Katie Murray–April 27

John Whelan And Katie Murray--April 27 Seven-time all-Ireland champion John Whelan is one of the world’s best living Irish button accordion players. John was raised in the London Irish music scene of the 1970s, and learned his craft from legends Lucy Farr, Roger Sherlock, Paddy Taylor, Mick O’Connor and his teacher Brendan Mulkaire. John moved to the US in 1980 and has been inspiring Celtic musicians and fans ever since. He has toured and recorded extensively with many artists – ranging from ... Read more

Tony Furtado with Luke Price–Sunday, April 10

Remember house concerts? Small, in a comfortable room, with people like you. Remember Fifth Street Farms? Concerts are upstairs, in a big space with good acoustics. The music is generally unamplified instruments and voices, traditional American and international. The first post-lockdown show was a big success, and we're continuing the re-opening. Limiting audience size to 40 people, masks and vaccinations required. To help our musicians compensate for the smaller audience size seats are $30 per person. To avoid empty seats at the ... Read more

John Reischman & The Jaybirds–Sunday, March 13 (Sold Out)

Remember house concerts? Small, in a comfortable room, with people like you. Remember Fifth Street Farms? Concerts are upstairs, in a big space with good acoustics. The music is generally unamplified instruments and voices, traditional American and international, of all types. It’s been a long path to reopening. Like everyone, we're concerned about your health and ours. We'll begin the re-opening by limiting audience size to 30 people. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. To help our musicians compensate for the ... Read more

John Reischman & The Jaybirds–Sunday, March 15–added show at 3:30 p.m.

JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAYBIRDS SECOND SHOW ADDED Due to high demand, we've added an afternoon show at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. See the RESERVATIONS page to reserve seats. If you'd like to change your existing reservation from the 7:30 show (it's overbooked!) send us an email at fifthstfarms@gmail.com and we'll confirm. The Jaybirds are an accomplished, experienced band at the peak of their powers, with musicianship of the very highest order. Each a master of their instrument, The Jaybirds put their own ... Read more

George Cole Trio–Friday, February 14

GEORGE COLE Singer and breakneck acoustic guitarist George Cole lives in a musical world all his own... a world in which Django Reinhardt, The Ramones, Nat King Cole and Doc Watson get equal billing with Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Willie Nelson and the Great American Songbook. Cole currently occupies the guitar chair for the David Grisman Quintet and has 2 releases on Grisman’s Acoustic Disc label. One of the highest-quality musicians in the Bay Area and a remarkable ensemble player, George will ... Read more

Undone in Sorrow–Saturday, February 1

Undone in Sorrow Spare, heartfelt, genuine, moving: Undone in Sorrow plays old-time music as if they're sitting on the porch in West Virginia. I saw them at the Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention and among all the bands there, they really captured my attention. Here's a link to some of their tunes. Sometime it seems like a miracle that this music still exists. See the RESERVATIONS page to reserve seats UPCOMING SHOWS: George Cole–Friday, February 14 John Reischman & The Jaybirds–Sunday, March 15 The Honey Dewdrops–Friday, March 20 Amber ... Read more

Terra Incognita–Saturday, January 4

Terra Incognita Saturday, January 4 Terra Incognita is Shira Kammen, Robin Petrie, and Peter Maund, three Bay Area musicians with rich backgrounds in international folk, classical, contemporary and traditional music. The trio performs its own compositions as well as unique arrangements of traditional songs and dances. Terra Incognita is on a musical adventure to intertwine ancient and new compositions with moments of improvisation, venturing into unknown lands and soundscapes.  This concert will be a musical ritual to honor the New Year and celebrate new beginnings, ... Read more

Cahalen Morrison solo–Saturday, December 14

Cahalen Morrison solo–Saturday, December 14 Cahalen Morrison made a big impression when he visited Fifth Street with Eli West a couple years ago. An amazing songwriter and skilled on guitar, mandolin and banjo, Cahalen is a unique voice in traditional and modern American music. Crafting terrific songs with an ear for humor, storytelling, heartache and the work it takes to get by, Cahalen plays here solo, on a very short break from his work with the top-notch Pacific Northwest band Western Centuries. See ... Read more

Circadian Quartet–Saturday, November 16

Circadian Quartet with Hamid Taghavi Saturday, November 16 For this concert, the Circadian String Quartet--Monika Gruber & David Ryther, violins, Omid Assadi, viola and David Wishnia, cello--teams up with Iranian-born santour virtuoso Hamid Taghavi. They'll explore themes of coming together and "yeganegi", or uniting in times of crisis, with music by Reza Vali, Sahba Aminikia, and Hamid Taghavi, representing two generations of Persian-American composers. Weaving through and uniting the program will be chiaroscuros, or short interludes, by David Ryther based on poetry by ... Read more
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