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Concerts & Music Classes Virtual & In-Person.
It’s All About Community
Greetings – Bands are back on the road! We’ve got musicians coming in from Texas, Florida and Massachusetts this weekend. It’s with genuine pride that we offer you three first-time Caffe Lena artists over the next few days. Caffe Lena remains a stage for musical discovery. That has been our unwavering commitment for more than 60 years, and the pandemic ain’t gonna make us break it. 😉
Greetings – This is the weekend we host headliners for Quebec Jazz in June, a festival taking place in Quebec City. With the Canadian border closed to US visitors, the festival reached out to Caffe Lena to present their American jazz artists. We welcome local fans for a regular, in-person concert experience while we livestream fabulous music and your applause to a theater in Quebec City!
Greetings – Our members will find a paper calendar in their mailbox this week that lists all of our shows for June and July. It’s our first paper calendar since winter of 2020 and a sure sign that our doors are open, musicians are on the move, and folks are gathering again for live music.
Caffè Lena In the News
Caffè Lena – an example of how to flourish in a pandemic
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — It seems contradictory to say that when an organization has been severely hurt economically, it has also prospered. It is, however, true of Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. Established in 1960, in 2020 the venue saw the lowest earned revenue period in their history. Mostly because it has not had a ticket sale or income from food sales since last March. However, generous foundation grants, patron donations and earned income from unexpected sources have kept the organization afloat. Indeed, Caffe Lena has innovated to build new business models. They have become a leader in offering live streamed performances, opened an educational component to their operation and have been a type of outreach source for many individuals and groups needing a secure facility with digital capabilities. They have done more than survive. They are a model of how a performing space can be an inspiration to a community in troubled times and act as a supportive resource for musicians and other area arts organizations.