THE HOME OF GOOD FOLK SINCE 1960
Concerts all weekend and open mics, jams & poetry mid-week.
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The Caffè 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.
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.
The Good Folk Coming Together
Caffè Lena In the News
Making Music History
May, 2019 / Saratoga Living Magazine
Caffe Lena Preparing For a Star-Studded Summer With Judy Collins, Bela Fleck and More
Lena’s executive director sarah craig talks with saratoga living about the performance space’s amazing summer schedule.
Anyone who’s passed through Saratoga Springs surely knows about Caffè Lena. Founded in 1960, the intimate performance space and cafe is hallowed ground for many musicians. It’s one of the first venues where a young Bob Dylan played back in 1961 (before Dylan even had an album). Since then, Saratoga’s most famous small venue has helped launch the careers of other well-known acts including Boston-based folk quartet Darlingside and Sawyer Fredericks, who won Season 8 of The Voice.