Music & Events
at Cafe Zoë
We want Cafe Zoë to be your fun place to come for happy hour and stay for whatever fun event is going on. You can expect Trivia every Thursday night and live music every Friday night on a usual week. Other times, we are hosting fundraisers for local causes, knitting group meet-ups, community meetings, pop-up shops, and more.
We firmly believe that we book some of the best musicians of the Bay Area and beyond. Come see the local and touring acts. The musicians that have performed at the café range from anything to mellow acoustic to fast-paced rock and roll.
We are always looking for new musicians to come perform, please email email@example.com with links to music if you’re interested in booking your band.
Everyone is a winner in our eyes! Here are the folks who placed in a category:
Most Creative: Wyatt & Jess Axelrod #1
Best Theme/Story Told: Izzie & Co. #6
Best Use of Materials: Teague, Bodan & Dagan #16
Most Delicious-Looking: Dylan & Leigh Wilson #7
Best in Show: The Baker-Malone Family #15
Richard Lee Live Music
Friday, Mar 13
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Richard Lee brings a sweet voice and fresh style to classic songs we’ve learned to love. Offering songs from icons like Neil Young, James Taylor, Crosby Stills & Nash, The Eagles and many more. Richard has a unique style that captures the heart of these classics. Come reminisce with friends and enjoy the sounds that bring us a sense of joy and peace.
Friday, March 27th
We are CitySide Mojo, or CSM for short. Our band plays heavy rockin’ Blues, Funk and Rock; always performing with unrivaled fire and passion. CSM’s rich musical textures, along with powerful grooves, will capture your heart and soul; making your body move.
CSM are four highly accomplished and talented musicians, capped by the soaring lead vocals of Adrina Phipps. Her exceptional supporting trio, comprised of the infectious guitar work of Ted Immonen and the exciting grooves of bassist/singer, Michael “Doc” Ray and drummer Gary Gallimore, keep their sound tight and right.
CSM performs a wide range, and fresh selection, of "unexpected" songs, which allows CSM to arrange and perform these most desired “standards” from the blues-funk-rock genres, with our own special flavor.
Every Thursday night
7:00p to 9:00p
Looking for a place to flex your knowledge muscles on just about anything? Come down to Cafe Zoë on Thursday evenings when we host friendly, but challenging, Trivia Nights.
$5 per person to play, free the first time
A new partner at Cafe Zoe every Wednesday evening until December 11th: Kafenia Peace Collective . $20 includes dinner
Welcome to the Kafenia! Help us grow a Village of All Together through weekly communal meals & dialogues/music/hang out time together with friends from all cultures and backgrounds! Everyone welcome of course who wants space for deep connection, friendship, and global understanding.
Open Mic Night
Cafe Zoë's Open Mic is a great way to show off your skills and network with local and like-minded musicians!
Sign-up begins at 6:30pm and music will start at 6:50pm. Performers are limited to 2 songs or 10 minutes (whichever comes first).
If you have any questions or have specific accommodations, please email Zoë at
NEXT OPEN MIC: Friday, November 15
Every third Friday of the Month
Poetry Open Mic is back in 2019 with "First Tuesday Poets' Night!" Hosted by former SMC County Poet Laureate, Lisa Rosenburg, and Poetess Kalamu Chaché.
Each poet will be able to sign up for 2 poems.
Cafe Zoë will still serve coffee, beer and wine, with a limited food menu.
A suggested donation bucket will be out to help support continuing this event and brining on special guest readers. Thank you for your consideration.