Great place to visit in Berkeley, CA for music
The Freight & Salvage, an all-ages, non-smoking, family-friendly performance venue in Berkeley, is world-famous for its presentations of folk, Americana, bluegrass, Celtic, blues, jazz, and Hawaiian artists, and also offers a rich and diverse program of world music. Presenting more than three hundred live performances annually, artists who have played the Freight over the past 41 years include Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Odetta, Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, David Grisman, Alvin Youngblood Hart, David Bromberg, Dave Alvin, Brownie McGhee, Dar Williams, Nickel Creek, the Persuasions, and R. Crumb and the Cheap Suit Serenaders.
The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse is a nonprofit community arts organization dedicated to promoting public awareness and understanding of traditional music—music that is rooted in and expressive of the great variety of regional, ethnic, and social cultures of peoples throughout the world. see http://www.freightandsalvage.org/
For amplified music, they use Melodie speakers from Meyers Sound Company. see http://www.meyersound.com/products/mseries/melodie/ They have a stack of 10 Melodie speakers for each side plus additional woofers under the stage. The sound system sounds great.
For un-amplified music, they modify the room for better sound.
Please review their web site and reservations are suggested.