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Caffe Lena’s March Highlights
Every show at the legendary Caffe Lena is a good one, but here’s some help choosing the March shows that are just right for you. This guide includes artists who are brand new to the Caffe Lena stage, local favorites, special performances that might not be on your radar, and concerts that are sure to sell out.

Something New:

The Bright Series: Talisk │ Thursday, March 10th, 7pm
Ground-breaking, chart-topping, genre-bending, instantly enthralling… it’s little wonder that Talisk rank highly amongst the most in-demand folk-based groups to emerge from Scotland in the last decade.
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Nic Gareiss and Allison DeGroot │ Thursday, March 24th, 7pm
Acclaimed dancer, ethnochoreologist, and queer theorist Nic Gareiss joins forces with old-time banjoist Allison de Groot for an exciting performance combining timeless tunes with surprisingly lyrical steps of Irish, bluegrass, old-time, and otherwise vernacular rhythmic dance.
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Something Local:

An Evening with Thomasina Winslow & Nite Train│ Sunday, March 6th, 7pm
Spreading the blues around the Capital Region since 2003, Nite Train is a brilliant combination of jumpin’, guitar-fired, hard-edged Rockin’ Blues and R & B. The band took their music to new heights with the addition of Eddie award nominee Thomasina Winslow to their line-up in mid-2019.
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

The Sea The Sea │ Saturday, March 12th, 7pm
Indie folk-pop duo The Sea The Sea features what Huffington Post calls, two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year. Based out of the Capital Region, Chuck and Mira Costa create harmony-rich, lyric-driven songs that are simple and true.
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Something you don’t want to miss:

Taylor Ashton │ Thursday, March 3rd, 7pm

Alternately accompanying himself on clawhammer banjo and electric guitar, Taylor croons poignantly clever lyrical insights while effortlessly gliding between a Bill Callahan-esque baritone to a Thom Yorke-like falsetto.
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Mauthausen Cycle │ Friday, March 18th, 8pm
Originally planned for the summer of 2020 to mark 75 years of freedom and liberation following the Holocaust, this Dutch quintet celebrates the beautiful sounds of Jewish music, commemorating those whose lives were lost in World War II and honoring those who brought Jewish culture to America.
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Something that’s sure to sell out:

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers │ Sunday, March 20th, 7pm

Ranging from horn-fueled R&B to piping hot blues to fiery, stripped-down rock ‘n’ roll, this band built upon Castro’s unshakable musical foundation—a dynamic mix of 1960s-influenced guitar-fueled blues, testifying Memphis-soaked blue-eyed soul and Latin-tinged East San Jose funk, all driven by Castro’s grab-you-by-the-collar vocals and passionate guitar work.
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Dan Berggren │ Friday, March 25th, 8pm
Dan Berggren is a tradition-based songsmith who writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard-working folks, taking care of our planet and each other.
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Full Concert Schedule