US Venue Spotlight – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop

Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, California celebrates fifteen years in business this year. It is an eclectic music venue that opened in 2004 on Van Ness Avenue.

The space was once a TV Studio and so has always had a showbusiness-feel about it. However, when the studio became a venue in 2004, it officially came into its own as a local rock n’ roll institution. Rickshaw Stop’s beautiful interior is quirky and atmospheric with red curtains, a balcony, and vintage rickshaws.

The venue’s community spirit is at the forefront. Staple events such as Non-Stop Bhangra—an event that celebrates Punjabi folk music—bring a dedicated following to the venue on a weekly basis. Rickshaw Stop is not just for music, it is also home to innovative events such as Nerd Nite SF—an event that brings the community together to learn about various scientific topics.

Artists that have played the Rickshaw Stop include Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc, Clairy Brown, tUnE-yArDs, Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, Yacht, Grimes, Veronica Falls, The Bats, Wallpaper., Geographer, Freelance Whales, School of Seven Bells, Neon Indian, Junip, Bleached, Glass Candy, Dengue Fever, White Fence, Coathangers, Speedy Ortiz, Slow Club, Alvvays, Dan Deacon, Chromatics, Courtney Barnett, EMA, MO, How to Dress Well, Jens Lekman, The Jezabels, K.Flay, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, The Growlers, and Painted Palms.

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