Open Mic Night

Monday, October 23, Sign up 7pm, Show 7:30

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Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam

Wednesday, October 25, 7pm.

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Claire Lynch with Bryan McDowell

Thursday, October 26, 7pm

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Good People. Good Folk.

Thank you for watching “Where The Music Never Dies.” Your donation will help us complete The Campaign for Caffè Lena, giving us just the lift we need to keep bringing new songs into the world for decades to come!


Concerts all weekend and open mics, jams & poetry mid-week.

Caffe Lena is…

Years of Entertainment

Shows since 1960

Artists Performed

Unique, Historic Venue

Breathing in ideas, dreams, and possibilities

Breathing out music, poetry and stories

Caffè Lena has always been a place where people renew their faith in the power of music. They come up the stairs and enter a room where a world-class performer is only feet away from the audience, where they can see every movement of fingers on frets and feel a foot tapping rhythm on the stage.

Support Caffe Lena

The Caffe you see today operates as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our existence is made possible by concert revenue, private and corporate donors, grants and bequests, and an ever-evolving team of volunteers. Whether you have treasure, time or know-how, we invite you to become one of the Good Folk.

History of Caffe Lena

Making Musical History

October 23, 2013

Folk Music Heaven, Upstairs

Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Made Music History

The first sign that Caffè Lena is different from other joints where guitars are strummed and coffee is sipped comes before you even enter the place. Next to it, off a picturesque side street here, runs Lena Lane, an alleyway commemorating the club and the woman who ran it and became a local legend.

Since 1960, tiny, unprepossessing Caffè Lena has hosted thousands of folk musicians, from first timers at the weekly open mike to Arlo Guthrie, Don McLean, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, and Bob Dylan, who, by most accounts, played his first out-of-town show there after arriving in New York City.

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