Please note, tickets are nonrefundable. Online Tickets are not available 1 hour before the show, and Eventbrite may show that it is "Sold Out", but there are usually still tickets at the door.

Upcoming Shows

Nov  30, 2023

7:00 PM

Open Mic hosted by So~Sé

Open Mic hosted by So~Sé

Dec  01, 2023

8:30 PM

Los Padres -INSIDE

Latin/Folkloric Meets West Marin!

Dec  02, 2023

9:00 PM

Hellfire - INSIDE

Bay Area Thrash Metal and NWOBHM ($15 adv/$20 door)

Dec  06, 2023

8:30 PM

The Brothers Comatose - INSIDE

The Brothers Comatose forge their own path with raucous West Coast renderings of traditional bluegrass, country and rock ‘n’ roll music.

Dec  08, 2023

8:30 PM

Blü Egyptian - INSIDE

Blü Egyptian play original music encompassing bluegrass, rock, funk, latin and ska for the ultimate dance party!

Dec  14, 2023

8:00 PM

Noaa Rienecker - INSIDE

Noaa Rienecker writes honest, catchy, and thoughtful songs in an unconventional take on the rock and americana traditions. ($5adv/$10door)

Dec  15, 2023

8:30 PM

Lila Blue and The Kilbanes - INSIDE

Lila Blue and The Kilbanes each create music that’s a mix of indie folk, alternative & Americana with great songwriting and storytelling.

Dec  16, 2023

8:30 PM

Mike Blanchard and the Californios - INSIDE

Mike Blanchard and the Californios play a mix of original & cover songs in County, Folk, Tex-Mex & other traditional American musical styles

Dec  22, 2023

8:00 PM

Joel Martin's Grateful Zone - INSIDE

ALL GRATEFUL DEAD show inside Smiley's - FREE!

Dec  23, 2023

7:00 PM

Matt Jaffe - INSIDE

Matt Jaffe is a songwriter born and bred in Marin County. With his rock n roll band, he draws from country, punk and pop.

Dec  28, 2023

7:00 PM

Open Mic hosted by So~Sé

Open Mic hosted by So~Sé

Dec  30, 2023

8:30 PM

Plovver - INSIDE

Plovver, the newest musical assembly of Brooks Dierker, takes off from the launch pad that his previous endeavors primed.

Dec  31, 2023

8:00 PM

Epicenter NYE Party - INSIDE

Epicenter Sound System crashes Smiley's NYE party with Reggae/Dancehall/Hip-Hop dropped by DJs Omatic, Zoro, and Zelus + special guests TBA

Jan  05, 2024

9:00 PM

Rainbow Girls Residency Night 1 - INSIDE

Rainbow Girls make an epic return to Smiley's! Join us for Night 1 of their 2-night residency ($20adv/$25door)

Jan  06, 2024

9:00 PM

Rainbow Girls Residency Night 2 - INSIDE

Rainbow Girls make an epic return to Smiley's! Join us for Night 2 of their 2-night residency ($20adv/$25door)

Jan  12, 2024

8:30 PM

Tom Conneely & Birds of Paradise - INSIDE

Tight harmonies wrapped in twang. Cheap drum machines, acoustic guitars, simple chords and hard truths of love, loss, loneliness and hope.

Jan  20, 2024

8:30 PM

Dani Hagan - INSIDE

Dani has been selling out some of LA’s most iconic venues. Her music is a little bit of blues, a little Americana, and a whole lot of heart

Feb  10, 2024

8:30 PM

Aki Kumar - San Jose's King of Bollywood Blues - INSIDE

Aki Kumar plays blues harmonica blended with elements of Indian music and visual style ($20 adv/$25 door)

Smiley's Saloon from the front Smiley's Saloon from the front

Past Events

Just a few of the many good times we've had


Come join us

If you are a musician or booking agent interested in booking a performance at Smiley’s please email all of the following to

○ Electronic press kit with audio samples that best represent your music.
○ Links to social media feeds.
○ A concise description of your music (genre, influences, etc).
○ A list of previous performance history in the Bay Area, including draw.
○ Any relevant references from talent buyers, promoters etc.
○ Press reviews or mentions.
○ Contact email and phone number.
○ Date range of interest.

Please do not call the bar or send follow-up emails. We’ll contact you if we have an opportunity available.