• Playing music in Half Moon Bay

Live Music in Half Moon Bay

The Coastside is home to unique, atmospheric venues for live music, from historic roadhouses to sleek cocktail lounges. You’ll even stumble upon an intimate jazz club hidden inside an old beach house that has played host to legends such as Stan Getz and Art Blakey. Whether you want to kick back to a solo pianist, or kick up your heels to a rollicking jam band, you’ll find an option that’s music to your ears.

Leave the stuffy concert halls behind. On the Coastside, you’ll enjoy intimate venues with atmosphere and a supportive, enthusiastic crowd. You’ll find reggae in a 1879 blacksmith shop-turned saloon, blues and brews on the oceanfront patio of a brewery, and a cozy downtown Italian spot where diners swirl homemade pappardelle to acoustic jazz guitar.

See our schedule of upcoming live music events below.

Upcoming Live Music

5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Lisa Marie Johnston, Stomp Groove -
Enjoy live music every Fri & Sat night from 5:30-8:30pm at Sam's in April.
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Michael Ahern Band -
Rock
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic -
Zydeco
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Jimbo Trout, Blues & Americana -
Enjoy live music every Fri & Sat night from 5:30-8:30pm at Sam's in April.
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Acoustic Friday featuring Amber Sweeney -
Amber Sweeney is an accomplished soul/rock singer, songwriter, and recording artist who recently…
Mullins Bar and Grill
2 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Patrick Maier Duo -
Variety, Pop, Jazz
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

7:30 AM — 9:30 PM
Coastside Chorale Spring Concert -
The Coastside Chorale will present an eclectic program of music from classical to contemporary…
Coastside Lutheran Church
900 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay
5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Mike Rossi, Blues Rock -
Enjoy live music every Fri & Sat night from 5:30-8:30pm at Sam's in April.
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Stephanie Teel Band -
Pop, Rock, Blues
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

4:30 PM — 7:30 PM
Don Byron Quartet -
Don Byron, clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, redefines every genre…
http://www.bachddsoc.org/calendar.html
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
311 Mirada Rd., Half Moon Bay
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Carmen Ratti Band with Jill Dineen -
Blues
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Stan Erhart Trio, Classic Rock-Blues -
Enjoy live music every Fri night from 5:30-8:30pm (inside bar) and every Sat & Sun from 1-4pm (…
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Acoustic Friday featuring Mark Robinson -
Mark Robinson has performed music since the age of 8 years old. Born in the City of Nottingham in…
Mullins Bar and Grill
2 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Glenn Walters and Tony Stead -
Variety
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Joyce Grant, Smokin' R&B -
Enjoy live music every Fri night from 5:30-8:30pm (inside bar) and every Sat & Sun from 1-4pm (…
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Rockafellas -
Rock
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Coastside Community Orchestra Spring Concert: Classical Shorts -
Enjoy Classical Shorts performed by the Coastside Community Orchestra
Coastside Lutheran Church
900 Cabrilllo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Shabang!, Steel Drums -
You'll feel the sand between your toes as you enjoy the authentic Caribbean calypso steel drum…
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
4:30 PM — 7:30 PM
Smith Dobson Quartet -
Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Smith Dobson has been a stalwart of the S.F. Bay Area jazz…
http://www.bachddsoc.org/calendar.html
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
311 Mirada Rd., Half Moon Bay
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
AJ Crawdaddy -
Blues
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Acoustic Friday featuring Fred McCarty Duo -
Fred McCarty is a musician’s musician. A veteran of many musical genres, Fred’s back-ground…
Mullins Bar and Grill
2 Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon Bay
5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Stevan Pasero -
Flamenco Guitar
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Jim Moore Duo -
R&B
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Individuo, Spanish Pop -
Performing on Sam's outdoor patio (weather permitting).
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Carolyn Sills Band -
Country
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Dave Rocha Quartet, Jazz -
Performing on Sam's outdoor patio (weather permitting).
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
4:30 PM — 7:30 PM
Tiffany Austin Septet -
Widely hailed as one of the best jazz debut albums of 2015, vocalist Tiffany Austin’s self-released…
http://www.bachddsoc.org/calendar.html
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
311 Mirada Rd., Half Moon Bay
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Pamela Rose & Coastside Groove -
Mother's Day - R&B
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Elie Mabanza & Adama, African Music -
Performing inside Sam's bar.
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay
5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Acoustic Friday featuring Toree McGee -
Blessed with a rafter-reaching soprano ranged voice that emanates grit and fire, Toree McGee…
Mullins Bar and Grill
2 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Derek Fairchild & Bennie Murray's Drop_D Duo -
Blues
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Lisa Marie Johnston, Stomp Groove -
Performing on Sam's outdoor patio (weather permitting).
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Highwater Blues -
R&B/Rock
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Gary Gates, Reggae Rock -
Performing on Sam's outdoor patio (weather permitting).
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
4:30 PM — 7:30 PM
The Messenger Legacy -
The Bach welcomes The Messenger Legacy, an elite line-up of alumni members of one of Jazz’s most…
http://www.bachddsoc.org/calendar.html
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
311 Mirada Rd., Half Moon Bay
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Soulful Security feat. Glenn Walters -
R&B
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Rick & Vic, Jazz Guitar -
Performing in Sam's indoor bar.
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Acoustic Fridays featuring Lou Evans -
Lou Evans is a singer/songwriter based in San Francisco, CA. He played professional baseball in the…
Mullins Bar and Grill
2 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Rev. Rabia Duo -
Americana
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Pacific Vibration, Reggae -
Performing on Sam's outdoor patio (weather permitting).
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 North Cabrillo Highway`, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
The MegaTones -
Rock
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Blue Summit, Bluegrass -
Performing on Sam's outdoor patio (weather permitting).
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay
4:30 PM — 7:30 PM
Tony Lindsay Presents The Soul Soldiers -
Back by popular demand Tony Lindsay and The Soul Soldiers return for our annual Memorial weekend…
http://www.bachddsoc.org/calendar.html
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
311 Mirada Rd., Half Moon Bay
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Dr. Mojo -
R&B
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Ticket to Ride, Beatles Cover Band -
Happy Memorial Day! Ticket to Ride will be performing on Sam's outdoor patio (weather permitting).
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay

5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Jimbo Trout, Blues & Americana -
Performing in Sam's indoor bar.
http://www.samschowderhouse.com/
Sam's Chowder House
4210 North Cabrillo Highway`, Half Moon Bay
5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Acoustic Fridays featuring The PS Acoustic Duo -
P.S. is the acoustic duo comprised of well-known local musicians Peter Filice (OTR Band) and Steve…
Mullins Bar and Grill
2 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay
7:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Midnight Watch -
Rock and Blues
http://hmbbrewingco.com/
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay