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Schedule: Current Schedule

After a few years of mostly taking it easy and spending time with family, with occasional appearances at local open mic nights, John is back in the swing of things, playing a handful of select dates at local haunts and favorites. Come back and visit the site often to make sure you don't miss anything!

Upcoming Shows

DateTime$ArtistVenueNotes

There are no upcoming shows currently scheduled

Past Shows

DateTimeArtistVenueNotes
6/9/20176pm-8pmJohn McGaraghanDevil's Canyon Brewing Company
San Carlos
Beer. Food. Music. Kid and Dog Friendly. Free. Seriously? See you there.
3/24/20176:30 - 8:30John McGaraghanCafe Zoe
1929 Menalto Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
I had a great time last time I played at Cafe Zoe. They've started hosting music again and had a great open mic the other night. I'll be returning Friday March 24th for a full show by myself, so come on by! Free, all ages, great food, coffee, beer and wine, and community. See the Flyer
3/3/20176pm - 8pmJohn McGaraghanDevil's Canyon Brewing Company
San Carlos
Back at DCBC again -- food trucks, great beer, dog and kid friendly, live music, lots of fun! Come on down and support our local businesses. I've got new tunes to share with you. See the Flyer
2/26/20173pm - 5pmMeasure X House ConcertPrivate benefit for Measure X.
2/24/2017
setlist available
John McGaraghanCafe ZoeAnother drop in to the Open Mic night. Great times.
1/20/20178John McGaraghanCafe Zoe
Menalto, the Willows, Menlo Park
Mini featured set at Cafe Zoe's new open mic night. Good times!
11/11/20166pm - 8pmJohn McGaraghanDevil's Canyon Brewing Company
935 Washington St., San Carlos, CA
I'm coming back to Devil's Canyon Brewing Company once again for an evening of live music and Off the Grid food trucks. No cover, all ages, dog friendly, great beer (and root beer) -- bring the whole family down for a good time!
4/28/20166:30pmJohn McGaraghanThe Cuckoo's Nest
68 Willow road., Menlo Park, CA 94025
3/18/2016
setlist available
6pm - 8pmJohn McGaraghan & FriendsDevil's Canyon Brewing Company
935 Washington St., San Carlos, CA
I'm coming back to Devil's Canyon Brewing Company with Patrick Feehan on piano once again for an evening of live music and Off the Grid food trucks. No cover, all ages, dog friendly, great beer (and root beer) -- bring the whole family down for a good time! See the Flyer
10/9/2015
setlist available
6pmJohn McGaraghan & FriendsDevil's Canyon Brewing Company
935 Washington Street, San Carlos
Devil's Canyon Brewing Company, together again with live music and an Off the Grid food truck frenzy -- what's not to like?! John will be joining forces with keyboardist extraordinaire Patrick Feehan, and banging out tunes for you while you enjoy fresh delicious craft beer and tasty food truck fare! No cover, all ages, dog friendly -- bring the whole family! I've got another brand new one to break out as well -- don't miss it!
8/7/2015
setlist available
6-8pmJohn McGaraghanDevil's Canyon Brewing Company
935 Washington St., San Carlos
Devil's Canyon Brewing Company, teamed up with Off the Grid food truck frenzy -- what's not to like?! John will be pickin' tunes for you while you enjoy fresh delicious craft beer and tasty food truck fare! No cover, all ages -- bring the family! See the Flyer
7/26/2015
setlist available
5pmJohn McGaraghanJupiter
2181 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA
I'll be sharing the bill at Jupiter in Berkeley with my brother Mike's band The Skinny. Come out and and join us to enjoy delicious food, stellar craft beer, tasty tunes, and a delightful family friendly atmosphere.
5/21/2015
setlist available
7pmJohn McGaraghan50 Mason Social House
50 Mason St., San Francisco
Come join me, Erik Yates (Hot Buttered Rum), and Hassan El-Tayyab (American Nomad) while we hang out and swap mini sets for a few hours at this funky club in the 'Loin. All kinds of collaboration in the works... Discounted $5.00 tickets available in advance at http://turnstylemusicgroup.com/event/826129-bullywest-san-francisco/.
11/14/20146-8pmJohn McGaraghan & FriendsDevil's Canyon Brewing CompanyWhat's better than Beer Friday at Devil's Canyon Brewing Company? John and Paul pickin tunes for you while you enjoy fresh delicious craft beer! No cover, all ages--bring the whole family!
10/24/20146-9pmJohn McGaraghan & FriendsPrivate PartyPlaying a private event with the lovely and spectacular Jill Pierce.
5/30/20146:30pm - 8:30pmJohn McGaraghanCafe Zoe
1929 Menalto Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Cafe Zoe is a wonderful little cafe in Menlo Park with delicious coffee drinks, pastries, sandwiches, and salads. Come by for dinner or a coffee and enjoy some music -- bring the kids! My good friend Lixian Hantover will open the show.
12/27/20136:00-8:00pmJohn McGaraghanDevil's Canyon Brewing Co.
935 Washington St., San Carlos
Beer Friday!! Come join a family friendly post Christmas Beer Friday event in DCBC's new location (now with updated sound system).
6/28/20136pm - 8pmJohn McGaraghan & FriendsDevil's Canyon Brewery
935 Washington St., San Carlos
FIRST BEER FRIDAY IN THE NEW LOCATION!! Dou performance with Zac Matthews (formerly of Hot Buttered Rum and Oversoul). This will be John and Zac's first full gig together since Oversoul's disbanding in the mid 90's -- don't miss out! Lots of new tunes and some old favorites that have not been performed in over a decade.
6/6/2013
setlist available
7pmJohn McGaraghan & Friends50 Mason Social House
San Francisco
Sharing the bill with Billy Shaddox (http://www.billyshaddox.com), who is coming to town from Utah. See the Flyer
2/17/2013
setlist available
9pmJohn McGaraghanFat Cat
Tahoe City
The Skinny headlines, I perform a tweener set (special guests TBA)
2/8/20137pmJohn McGaraghan & FriendsPrivate Party
Private Party
10/26/20126-8pmJohn McGaraghanDevil's Canyon Brewery
111 Industrial Road #7, Belmont, CA 94002
2/10/2012
setlist available
7pmJohn McGaraghanCafe Zoe
Menlo Park
Cafe Zoe is a cute little cafe. Looking forward to a chilled out acoustic evening right in my back yard!
7/29/20116pm - 8pmJohn McGaraghan & FriendsDevil's Canyon Brewing Company
111 Industrial Way #7, Belmont
I'll be playing an acoustic gig with my friend Paul Kelly. Some original, some cover, some together, some alone. Good beer, good tunes, good times. Come on out!
4/29/20117pmThe SkinnyAnnie's Hall
1610 Carleton St., Berkeley, CA
THE SKINNY CD RELEASE PARTY!! $5 gets you in the door, but $10 gets you into the show with a copy of "Half Belly Half Heart" in hand, so pony up the extra dough and don't go home empty handed! I'll be doing a short opening set, and sitting in with The Skinny. Note, the venue is in a residential neighborhood, so please be considerate when coming and going.
4/16/2010
setlist available
7 pmJohn McGaraghanHouse Concert
Menlo Park, CA
Swapping 40 minute sets with Big Water
9/26/2009
setlist available
12:00 pmJohn McGaraghan & FriendsStarry Plough
Berkeley
A surprise party for my birthday -- pickin' all day with my good friends and musical cohorts Jill and Steve Pierce, Mike McGaraghan, Zac Matthews, Tim Fisher, Joe Creitz, and Nomi Tuzman-Eagan. What a day!
8/1/20099 pmThe SkinnyMojo
639A Divisadero, S.F.
Playing with the Skinny at Mojo bike shop and cafe. A very hip spot, I'm told...
6/21/20095 pmThe SkinnyJupiter
Berkeley, CA
Fathers' day mando pickin' with The Skinny
6/19/20099 pmVariousBritish Bankers' Club
Menlo Park, CA
Playing a song with Sara Haze and Nick Bearden
3/28/20097pmThe SkinnyThe Bazaar Cafe
5927 Calfiornia St., SF
Sitting in for a set of music with The Skinny, co-billed with the Courtney Janes.
12/20/2008
setlist available
9:00 pmNat KeefeThe Independent
Divisadero St., SF
I'll be playing as a cast member in Nat Keefe's (Hot Buttered Rum) Concert Carnival (NKCC). The goal of the NKCC is to bring together artists from different groups and different mediums to do new performance in new ways. A variety of performance art, illuminated with music, including electronica, rock, jazz, bluegrass, oldtime, Western classical, group improvisation, with an emphasis on songwriting and singing. Get your tickets now!
12/14/2008110 am - 1 pmThe SkinnyNomad Cafe
65th and Shattuck, Oakland, CA
Playing with the Skinny for Nomad's "Sunday Brunch".
10/18/20088 pmHot Buttered RumPrivate EngagementWedding party
9/13/20081:30 pmThe SkinnyBerkeley Old Time Music Convention
Berkeley
We'll be playing a short set as a part of the OTMC in the park, downtown. TONS of music all day -- come check it out!
8/3/20085:30 pmThe SkinnyJupiter
Berkeley
Acoustic Music Sunday -- come drink one of Jupiter's fine hand crafted ales and enjoy their dilectable vittles while enjoying The Skinny on the back porch!
7/31/20087 pmThe SkinnyBerkeley Ecology Center
Berkeley
A quick set before a lecture
4/6/20087:45The SkinnyEpic Arts (Twang Cafe)
Ashby & MLK, Berkeley
Sittin in with The Skinny again...
2/23/20089:30The SkinnyHotel Utah Saloon
4th & Bryant, San Francisco
The Utah is a great venue (4th & Bryant, San Francisco), and this will be a great night of music -- come out and join us!
12/8/20071 pm and 4:30 pmThe SkinnyMake, Trade, Buy & Sell Arts and Crafts Bazaar
1812 9th, Berkeley
I'll be playing two sets with The Skinny on dobro and mandolin.
12/8/2007
setlist available
3pmJohn McGaraghanMake, Trade, Buy & Sell Arts and Crafts Bazaar
1812 9th, Berkeley
Playing solo and with The Skinny at a sweet arts and crafts fair taking place from noon until 6 pm. Stop by and check out arts, crafts, and live music! Solo set at 3pm, sets with the Skinny at 1 and 4:30.
10/13/200711:30 pmVarious12 Galaxies
2565 Mission St., San Francisco
I'll be performing as an honorary member of "Dork and the Alphadork Allstars" after my solo opening set. We'll be playing a bunch of 60s-90s pop rock which should be a blast! Show Poster.
10/13/2007
setlist available
8:30 pmJohn McGaraghan12 Galaxies
2565 Mission St., San Francisco
I'll be opening at this benefit for the Children's Council of San Francisco, and sitting in with headliners Dork and the Alphadork Allstars. The Frail, SynthFace, and the Mighty Bushmen will also play. Show Poster.
9/16/20077pmThe SkinnyJupiter
Berkeley
3 song set as part of the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention cabaret night event at Jupiter. Tons of great music, so come on out!
9/9/200711am-1pmThe SkinnyNomad Cafe
6500 Shattuck, Oakland, CA
My alter-ego, "Knuckles McGee" will be sitting in as an honorary member of The Skinny at this gig, playing mandolin and dobro and singin'.
8/17/2007
setlist available
9John McGaraghanMama Buzz Cafe
2318 Telegraph, Oakland, CA
Sharing an evening with San Diego friends Podunk Nowhere.
3/20/2007
setlist available
10 pmThe SkinnyStarry Plough
Berkeley, CA
I'll be playing the feature spot at the Plough's open mic. This is actually a loose formation with no name yet, featuring Tanya Brown (banjo/guitar) Koralie Hill (fiddle/banjo), Mike McGaraghan (dobro/guitar), and John (mandolin, guitar). Everybody sings!
3/10/2007
setlist available
7:30John McGaraghanNomad Cafe
6500 Shattuck (at 65th) in Oakland
Scott Waters will open the show, I'll go on around 7:30 or 8. Nomad is an all ages cafe with great coffee drinks, food, and beer and wine.
1/27/200710 amThe SkinnyBerkeley Farmers' MarketPickin' at the Berkeley farmers' market with Mike, Tanya, and Koralie.
12/9/2006
setlist available
9:00 pmJohn McGaraghanThe Starry Plough
Berkeley, CA
Opening for local Grateful Dead cover band "Workingman's Ed"
10/13/2006
setlist available
7 - 9 pmJohn McGaraghanA Cuppa Tea
Berkeley, CA
John McG and Friends will be playing acoustic at this great local tea/coffee shop, located at 3200 College Ave (at Alcatraz), in Berkeley, CA. See the Flyer.
2/2/20069 p.m.Lee Simpson BandHotel Utah Saloon
San Francisco
I'll be joining Lee's Electric band for a couple of songs.
1/17/2006
setlist available
10:00John McGaraghanStarry Plough
Berkeley
Open Mic Night Featured Artist. John and Mike McG will play a half hour set starting around 10:00 pm.
11/16/2005
setlist available
9 pmLee Simpson BandHotel Utah Saloon
San Francisco
Playing from 9 to 9:40 with former King Harvest band mate Lee Simpson, playing a mix of both of our songs.
11/8/2005
setlist available
9:45John McGaraghanStarry Plough
Berkeley
Open Mic Night
10/18/2005
setlist available
9:00John McGaraghanStarry Plough
Berkeley
Open Mic Night
10/4/2005
setlist available
9:00John McGaraghanStarry Plough
Berkeley
Open Mic Night
5/24/2005
setlist available
8:30pmJohn McGaraghanCanes
Mission Beach, SD
Performing 3 songs as part of the Acoustic Alliance artist showcase. A limited number of free tickets are available. Email John for info (they're going fast, so get 'em while they're hot!).
5/20/2005
setlist available
9:30John McGaraghanThe Whistle Stop
South Park, San Diego
Opening for San Diego's best americana roots band, the 7th day buskers.
5/14/2005
setlist available
10:30Lee Simpson BandThe Gig
7302 Melrose Ave., Hollywood
An acoustic performance with former King Harvest band-mates Lee Simpson and Jason Fletcher, accompanied by sidemen extraordinaire Bruce MacMillan and Brit Smith. This will be Lee's SoCal CD Release party for his new self titled debut album, which features a cover of John's song Those Old Times A limited number of free tickets are available directly from me. contact john@johnmcg.com for more info. 323-936-4440
5/10/2005
setlist available
8:30John McGaraghanWinstons
Ocean Beach, San Diego
Opening for "High Altitude Bluegrass" sensations the Hot Buttered Rum String Band
4/7/2005
setlist available
10 pmJohn McGaraghanThe Tiki House
Pacific Beach, San Diego
A Showcase with Headtrip Superstar, Jordon, and Shoestring Strap brought to you by "Listen Local San Diego"
1/5/2005
setlist available
9:30John McGaraghanWinston's
Ocean Beach
Appearing with High Altitude Bluegrass superstars the Hot Buttered Rum String Band. John will be doing an opening set and sitting in!
2/27/2004
setlist available
9John McGaraghanChris Clark House Concert
San Diego
John opening for Hot Buttered Rum, and sitting in to debut John's new song Big Sky with the butter boys accompanying.
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11/20/20039:30Lee Simpson BandThe Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
With Lucinda Williams and eastmountainsouth
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