Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Tweener Set with SEZU - 8pm
1001 B St
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 886-8525

Past Dates

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Ethics in Tech
Ethics in Tech, Comedy Roast - 6-9pm
San Francisco, CA
Price: $20

We’re baaack! Ethics In Tech has had a busy year hosting, attending or covering all kinds of events, from some of the biggest tech industry conferences to intimate community discussion forums and just about everything in between.Through it all, we’ve found that laughter really is the best medicine during these trying times and so it is that we’re bring back our most popular event format — the stand-up comedy show! We invite you to come celebrate another year of jeers — and cheers — for Big Tech as we highlight the good, the bad and the ugly as said and done by some of the biggest players in tech at a pair of hilarious roasts featuring an all-star comic lineup on December 13 and 14 in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California.

Plus musical performance by Michael Rufo.

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

J&J Ranch
Halloween Music Fest - 4pm - 11pm
Penn Valley, CA
Price: Contact Me for location/info

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

California Efficiency + Demand Mgt Council 10 Yr Celebration - 6:30pm
Price: See below

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

RoofJamz House Concert
Erik Yates (of Hot Buttered Rum), Mike Rufo & Friends - Doors: 6pm; Music: 7pm
Address provided after purchase/RSVP
Oakland/Piedmont, CA 94611
Price: $20 See below for link, no one turned away for lack of funds



Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

The Waterfront Hotel
Wine Rception - 5pm
10 Washington St
Oakland, CA
Price: Free

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Marker Hotel
Mike Rufo - 5pm
501 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA
United States
Price: Free

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Waterfront Hotel
Mike Rufo - 5pm
10 Washington St
Oakland, CA
Price: Free

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

IEPEC Conference
Mike Rufo, Pete Jacobs
Denver, CO

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Nagasaki Day Anti-Nuclear Event
Protest, Rememberance, and Music - 8am
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
Livermore, CA

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

J&J's Ranch
J&J Memorial Wkend JamFest
Grass Valley, California

Private party, please contact me for information.

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Gaelynn Lea (w Mike Rufo) - 7:30pm
1895 Venables Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6
(604) 251-1363
Price: $25

More info HERE

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Gaelynn Lea (w Mike Rufo), Matt the Electrician, John Elliot - 7pm
4272 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
Price: $12-$20

More info HERE

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Gaelynn Lea, Mike Rufo, & Special Guests - 9pm
1036 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97201
Price: $8-$10

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Aqua Restaurant and Bar
Gaelynn Lea, Mike Rufo - 7pm
31 Water Street
Ashland, Oregon
Price: Free

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Sacred Music Session
Gaelynn Lea, Mike Rufo, Aireene Espiritu - 7pm
Sonoma, California
Price: $30

Tickets and more info HERE

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Gaelynn Lea, Jeffrey Martin KC TURNER PRESENTS - 7pm
2174 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Price: $20 ADV / $25 DOOR

I'll be backing Gaelynn on guitar for some of her tunes at this show! 

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

An Evening with Gaelynn Lea and Mike Rufo - 6pm
107 Sacramento Street
Nevada City, CA
Price: $10

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Gaelynn Lea, Mike Rufo - 7:30pm
2591 Main st
Santa Cruz, CA 95073
Price: $12 adv/$15 door

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Private Event
Laui Party - 9pm
Santa Cruz, California

Private party, please contact me for details.

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

RoofJamz House Concert & Party
The Real Sarahs, Jimbo Scott, and Mike Rufo & Friends - 7pm
Address w RSVP
Oakland/Piedmont, CA
Price: $20

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Private Showcases

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

Hotel Carlton
Mike Rufo at the Hotel Carlton - 5:30pm
Sutter Street
San Francisco

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

House Concert
Blue Summit!!! Mike Rufo & Friends - 7pm
Mi Casa
Oakland/Piedmont, CA 94611
United States
Price: $15-$20

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

House Concert
Heart Hunters! + Mike Rufo & Friends - 7pm
My Place RSVP for Address
Oakland, CA
Price: $10-$20


Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Mojo Monkey's, Heart Hunters, Terry Okey, Mike Rufo
575 South Fairfax ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Price: $10

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Grass Valley Home Ampitheater
Birthday Bash - Afternoon till Night
Grass Valley, CA

Invitation or contact me directly if interested.

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

House Concert
Madeline Tasquin, Graham Patzner, Mike Rufo - 7pm
Available upon RSVP, see Tickets link below
Oakland, California 94611
Price: $20

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Bitwise South Stadium
Gaelynn Lea, Mike Rufo - 7pm
700 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA
Price: $12

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Ojai Underground Exchange
Gaelynn Lea, Mike Rufo
Ojai, California

Ojai show with the incredible Gaelynn Lea!


Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Gaelynn Lea, Mike Rufo - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Price: $12/$15

Looking forward to this great LA show with the incredible Gaelynn Lea, winner of the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk competition and artist and human extraordinaire!!!


Sunday, December 31st, 2017

NYE House Party
NYE Gathering and Jam - 8pm
Oakland, California

Contact me for details/RSVP.

We will be gathering wonderful human beings together to celebrate, make connections, reflect, inspire, relax, get energized, and support each other on NYE. We'll have some food and drink and a mix of spaces for hanging out, dancing, and jamming/singing.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Bay Area Music for Hurricane Harvey Relief - 7-11pm
2288 Fulton St
Berkeley, CA 94611
United States
Price: Donation

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Mike Rufo - 8pm
3518 6th Ave Ste 101
Ashland, Oregon

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Sam Bond's Brewing Co.
Mike Rufo and Friends
Eugene, Oregon

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Gaelynn Lea, Mike Rufo, Caroline Bauer - 8pm
303 S.W. 12th Ave.
Portland, Oregon
(503) 972-2670
Price: No cover

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Folk Fights Back Bay Area - Benefit for LGBTQ Rights - 7:30pm; Doors at 7pm
1984 Bonita Ave
Berkeley, California
Price: $15-$20 Donation

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Haight St. Fair
No Exit at the Haight - 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love
San Francisco, CA 94102

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Penn Valley Paradise
J&J's Solstice Show
Penn Valley, CA

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Mike Rufo Solo - 4pm
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Tastee Diner
Mike Rufo/Defending Rights & Dissent Fundraiser
Silverg Spring, MD
Price: Donation

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Conference/Private Showcases
Southeast Regional Folk Alliance
Asheville, NC

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Mike Rufo at the Plate - Noon
301 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37927

Monday, May 15th, 2017

In The Round - 7pm
110 28th Avenue North
Nashville, TN

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

House Concert - Bottomlands
Mike Rufo and Heart Hunters - 7pm
Atlanta, GA

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

House Concert - East Bay
Mike Rufo, Lightworkers Union (feat. R. Applewood and C. Bryden) - 5pm
East Bay, CA
Price: Donation

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Camp Justice
Shut Down Creech - Music Night - 7pm
Price: Free

I am pleased to provide an evening of song in the Nevada desert for this amazing group of activists!!!  Join Codepink, Veterans for Peace, Voices of Creative Nonviolence, Nevada Desert Experience, and other peace activists April 23 - April 29, 2017 at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada for a 3rd national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere. Includes week long Camp Justice peace encampment. Alternatives to camping available.

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Project Censored
Activism Against Drone Killings - 1pm
KPFA FM 94.1
Berkeley, CA

Program Archive:  http://projectcensored.org/us-drone-warfare-program/

This show focuses on the US drone warfare program, its consequences for targeted populations, and activists’ efforts to stop it. Selay Ghaffar with the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan joins in by phone from Kabul, and explains who the actual victims of drone strikes are. And three California peace activists (Toby Blome, Eleanor Levine and Mike Rufo) discuss why they’ve made drones the focus of their work, and how they conduct their protests at US Air Force drone bases.

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Active Hope: Rise, Love, Resist! - 7pm
1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita Avenue)
Berkeley, CA 94709
Price: Donation


Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Crown Westin
Folk Alliance International - Various
Kansas City, Missouri

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Bazaar Stock #0 - 10am-10pm
5927 California St
San Francisco, CA 94114
Price: Donation

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Cafe du Soleil
Make Coffee Houses Great Again: Protest Songs - 7pm
200 Fillmore Street
San Francisco
Price: Free

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Mike Rufo - Nothin' But Now - 10:30pm
45 N Main Streethh
Ashland, Oregon
Price: Free

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Mike Rufo - Nothin' But Now - 7pm
540 East 8th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon
Price: Free

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Mike Rufo - Nothin' But Now - 7pm
8145 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, Oregon
Price: Free

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Le Voyeur
Mike Rufo, Paul Mauer & the Silence, the Kari Elhi Band - 9pm
404 East 4th Ave
Olympia, WA 98501
360 943 5710
Price: $6

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Hyatt Regency
Private Guerrilla Showcases, Far-West Folk Alliance - Oct. 13, 14, 15, Late Night
Bellevue, WA
Price: Far-West Attendees

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Mike Rufo - 6-8pm
Seattle, WA 98118
Price: Free

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Bread & Roses
123 Love Street
Bay Area, CA
Price: Free

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Piedmont Jazz Festival
No Exit at PJF! - Noon
Piedmont, California 94611
Price: Free

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

A Better World Festival - 3pm-9pm
1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita Avenue)
Berkeley, CA 94709
Price: Donation

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Sing and Dance for Peace, Love, and Justice - 7pm
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Price: $20 - Veterans for Peace Fundraiser

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Songwriters in the Round - Alex Jimenez, Paige Clem, & Mike Rufo - 7mm
5927 California St
San Francisco, CA 94114
Price: Free

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Jen Coogan, Mike Rufo, and Donovan Plant - 7pm Doors, 8pm Music, All Ages
124 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco
Price: $12

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Haight St. Fair
Haight Asbury Street Fair - Noon
San Francisco, CA 94102
Price: Free

Looking forward to playing this great event again!

Friday, May 6th, 2016

The Yard at Mission Rock
No Exit Rockin' the Yard - 5pm
Next to AT&T Part
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

No Exit will be playing the Yard at Mission Rock the first three Friday evenings of May - May 6, 13, and 20th!  Come by and enjoy great food, beer, and music!

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

No Exit in the Woods - 9:30pm
1 Entrada Way
La Honda, CA 94020
Price: Free

No Exit will be playing 2+ hours of original music by Mike Rufo and David Johnson.  David and I will do some of our acoustic songs to open and then we'll move to full band mode for the rest of the evening at this historic spot!


Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Hotel Carlton
Mike Rufo, Acoustic - 5pm
1075 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Playing some acoustic tunes at the ever chill Hotel Carlton's wine reception.

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Mike Rufo, Terry Okey, Send Medicine, Patrolled by Radar - 7pm
3967 sepulveda
culver city, CA 90230
Price: Free

Happy Earth Day show with great LA talents!


Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Shut Down Creech
Camp Justice Show w. David Rovics and Mike Rufo - 7pm
Creech Air Force Base
Indian Springs, Nevada

Super psyched to open for David Rovics and play for the amazing Codepink, Veterans for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience and other activists at the great event!

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Heavy Crown & No Exit Play the Fireside! - 9pm
​​​​​1453 Webster Street
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 864-1244
Price: $5

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

The Yard
No Exit Plays The Yard!
Mission Bay
San Francisco, California

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Sunday Night Musical Soiree - M. Rufo Acoustic - 6pm-9pm
5927 California St
San Francisco, CA 94114
Price: Free
Hyejin Yu is excited to present the 10th installment of Sunday Musical Soiree! Awesome lineup:
Lake Lady Ukulele Project (https://www.reverbnation.com/lakeladyukuleleproject)
Michael Rufo (http://mikerufomusic.com/)
Teresa Tuan
Manjali Light band [Hyejin Yu, Chris Cerrato, Wesley Woo, and Tommy P.] (www.facebook.com/ManjaliLight)

Yummy food and drinks (coffee, tea, beer, wine, etc.) are available for purchase so come listen to music, eat and be merry with us!

Friday, August 7th, 2015

First Friday Oakland
No Exit Plays Oakland First Friday - 8pm
25th & Telegraph
Oakland, California 94611
United States
Price: Free

Monday, July 27th, 2015

The Yard, SF Giants
No Exit Plays The Yard - 5-7pm
AT&T Park, The Yard
San Francisco, California 94611
United States
Price: Free

Monday, July 27th, 2015

SF Friday Market
No Exit Plays Un Plaza! - 6pm & 8pm
UN Plaza
San Francisco, California 94611
United States
Price: Free

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Heavy Crown, Red Machine, and No Exit - A Night of Original Rock and Roll - 9pm
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Price: $8

Friday, May 15th, 2015

No Exit with Katdelic!!! - Doors 7pm, Music 8pm
1429 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Price: $10

Rock n' Funk birthday show!


Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Mingus Amungus - Fundraiser - 7pm
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 238-9200
Price: Adults $25; Students $20

Featuring Mingus Amungus and Together We Slam. Opening sounds provided by Mike Rufo and Far I Shields.

Join us for a night of music, spoken word and visual arts as students from Piedmont collaborate with Bay Area favorite Mingus Amungus for a night of creative exploration and celebration. Collectively the performers and artists will be sharing their creative exploration centered around the essence of the human condition, in appreciation of the melange of perspectives that weave the fabric of humanity.

The event is produced and sponsored by the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee (PADC) and proceeds will benefit PADC’s Grants program. 

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

UU Peace & Justice
SF99 Coalition Dinner & Panel - 6pm
1187 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA
Price: $0-$20, sliding scale

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Mission Arts and Performance Project - 8:30
3818 24TH Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Price: Free
Join us at Cafe La Boheme's 'Songwriter Boulevard' for December 6th's Mission Arts & Performance Project, for an evening of good music, good food and drink, and good company!

6:30 Samuel Roland
7:10 Jonathan Westfall
7:50 Cara Sarelli
8:30 Mike Rufo
9:10 Donovan Plant
9:50 Toy House

Hosted by Alex Jimenez

Dedicated to the Indigenous Peoples and Nations of Las Americas...

Friday, October 31st, 2014

ULUV Music Residency - Halloween Show! - 7:30pm-9:30pm
18th & Dolores
San Francisco, CA 94101

Early Halloween acoustic show near Mission Dolores Park!  Come join us for an uplifting warm up to the venerable spooky night.  https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/1694055940819955/

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Coop Anti-War Cafe
Gabriel and Rufo - 9pm
Rochstr. 3
Price: Free

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

No Exit at the Last Resort
San Francisco

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

No Exit and the Friendly Band Thing
375 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Price: $10

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

ULUV Music Day SF - 12pm - 5pm
1122 Folsom
San Francisco, CA 94103
Price: Free - Donations to ULUV

ULUV Music Day will feature over 50 artists across over a dozen locations throughout San Francisco.  I will be hosting and playing (1-2pm) at the Brainwash parklet in SOMA.  This will be an amazing event!  Come support local music in SF.


Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Haight St. Fair
Haight Street Fair - Masonic Stage - 11am
San Francisco, CA 94102

Great way to start the summer - come join us!

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Mike Rufo/No Exit (Unplugged), Gabby La La, and Pamela Parker! - Doors 7, Show 7:30 - 10pm
Berkeley, Ca
Price: $10

Super psych'd to announce this gig with the amazingly talented Gabby La La and Pamela Parker!  This will be an intimate venue event with a unique chance to hear our songs in a chill, acoustic setting.  RSVP via Monkey House website to get venue address.

Monday, February 24th, 2014

50 Mason Social House
NSA Comedy Tour 2.0 - 7PM
50 Mason Street
San Franscisco, CA
Price: $15-$20

Playing my civil liberties parody "Spyin' Eyes" and original "America Too (Handbasket) at this event with great comedian Will Durst, other comedians and panelists that include Norman Solomon.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance - 7pm
AT&T Building, 611 Folsom
San Francisco, CA

Playing my parody "Spyin' Eyes" at the end of this rally.

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

No Exit, Kenny Crowley, & Robin Applewood - Doors 9pm, No Exit Plays at 9:15
311 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
Price: $10

Come join us for an evening of high energy, original music that will keep you dancing through the night.  No Exit will open the evening with our creative mix of powerful rock and roll songwriting and performance.  Kenny Crowley will keep it burning with his rockin' band with a CD Release Party for his first album 'High on the World'.  Robin Applewood will capstone the evening with his positive and powerful mixture of Rock, Reggae, Pop, Soul, Funk, Folk, Disco, and Electronic music that will uplift and enliven.

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

NSA Comedy Tour - 7pm
300 Funstun Ave
San Francisco, CA
Price: $20

EthicsInTech™ presents a fun night of Comedy, Ethics & Technology to help protect the Fourth Amendment and our constitutional rights and freedoms. The goal of the event is to entertain, educate and bring to light issues concerning ethical use of technology and how it can help or curtail individual rights and freedoms. This holiday charity event is focused on increasing public awareness through expert panel discussions on how those rights are being violated by the National Security Agency. “NSA Comedy Tour™...” is focused on promoting the issues, causes and challenges that humanity faces as it adopts the ever changing tools and technologies that have taken us by storm.  Civil liberties songs by Mike Rufo.

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Fresh Juice Party, No Exit, and Alex Jimenez - Doors 7pm; Music 8pm
1429 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Price: $10

Looking forward to what will be very fun show at the Awaken in downtown Oakland!  Come check out a great mix of east bay indie music...

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

No Exit & Mercuryville - Doors at 7pm, Music 9
1700 Clement Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
Price: $8

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

No Exit Plays Classic Rock, The Hound Opens - 9pm
1700 Clement Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
Price: $8

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

50 Mason Social House
SF Underground Music Festival - 8pm
50 Mason Street
San Franscisco, CA
Price: $5

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

David Johnson/No Exit - 9pm
San Francisco, CA

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