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Bay Area Beats: Unveiling a New Space for Musicians, Music City San Francisco

Updated: Jan 25, 2024 10:10
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One of the things you all know I love most is live music and the richness of our Bay Area music scene. Whether it’s supporting local hip hop legends who are making a difference, talking about great places to hear live music or diving into the writing process at events like Qamp. Well, exciting news – there’s a new kid on the block making some noise in the music scene, and it’s called Music City San Francisco.

Music City San Francisco – SF’s newest rehearsal studio ( in photo: @idrisackamoor @danny_glover_official)

There’s a newly opened rehearsal space in SF that has a deep history and is ready to help local musicians make some amazing music! After a cool $20 million makeover, Music City is back in action this month. Originally established in 2005 as “Plug N’ Play” and then “Music City Rehearsal,” Music City is a music hub and artist accelerator which has fostered the largest music community around. It’s seen the start of so many local bands and cool artistic projects..

Music City San Francisco – SF’s newest rehearsal studio

SF Native and musician Rudy Colombini, turned the 29,000 square foot space in The Lower Polk area into an awesome place that’s basically a dream for musicians. There are multiple uses for the space with a San Francisco Music Hall of Fame, four live venues, and a whopping twenty high-tech rehearsal studios that can even do live streaming. Plus, they’ve got educational stuff and programs for artists to grow – it’s the whole package!

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Colombini has set up this artist development hub not just for local young talents but also for up-and-coming artists from all over the nation. And trust me, he knows the ropes – drawing inspiration from his own career as a recording artist and leader of the Unauthorized Rolling Stones.

Music City San Francisco in the Lower Polk area of SF

More information about Music City

And here’s the scoop for you early birds – until January 19th, use the code “FREE99” for free rehearsal space. They’re open daily from 10 am to 10 pm during their soft launch period. You can snag a free rehearsal session in any of the 20 rehearsal rooms at Music City San Francisco until January 19th, thanks to their sweet soft opening promo. Keep your eyes peeled for the official grand opening event date.


Instagram: @musiccitysanfrancisco & @musiccityhotel
Facebook: @musiccitysf & @musiccityhotel
Tik Tok: @musiccitysf

music venue inside Music City SF

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Katy Atchison

Katy Atchison

Katy has lived in The Bay Area since the age of 3. While other kids were attending summer camp & soccer practice, she was raised selling wares at craft shows with her working artist parents and spent vacations in a small 1920s Montana log cabin. This has all given her a unique perspective on the ever-changing texture of San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area. Currently a blend of all that is The Bay Area - she's a web designer at a tech-company, artist and DIY teacher.