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Mamselle Ruiz brings spirit, joy and superb French-Mexican fusion songs to our stage Friday as part of our Nordlys Global Voices series. Click photo for sample.
All Together Now!
Greetings – This weekend Caffe Lena joins our city’s wonderful array of arts organizations in presenting “All Together Now: Arts Celebration Weekend.” The cultural life found here in Saratoga is unparalleled for a city of our size. This festival is a snapshot of the richness you can find any weekend in our beloved “city in the country.” Enjoy exploring a fabulous array of activities offered by Caffe Lena, SPAC, Saratoga Arts, Home Made Theater, Opera Saratoga, Tang Museum, and more!

Now that international travel has returned, we’re making up for the lost pandemic years by doubling down on our Nordlys Global Voices series. Mamselle Ruiz kicks off a run of summer shows that includes recent GRAMMY winner Alex Cuba (6/9), Kaleta & Super Yamba Band (7/7), Francisco, El Hombre (7/13), and Vieux Farka Toure (8/9). We can’t wait to share these fresh, exciting nights of global music with you!

See you at the show,


 NO OPEN MIC on Monday, May 30th

Tuesday, May 31 / 8 PM
“Live From Caffe Lena” Radio Show: MR. SUN

Listen on WEXT 97.7 or 106.1 FM

Wednesday, June 1 / 7 PM / $5
Featuring Kathleen Aguero
Hosted by Carol Graser 

Wednesday, June 1, 7 PM & 12 AM, Sunday, June 5, 1 PM
“Live From Caffe Lena” Radio Show: MAYA DE VITRY
Listen on Folk Music Notebook Internet Folk Radio

Tuesday, May 31 / Free!
10:30 – 11 AM

Folk Club Kids
In-person & Streamed

Live music, stories & games for
pre-schoolers and their adults.

Made Possible by the New York State Council on the Arts

Thursday, June 2 / 7 PM / $25
Lindsey Webster Band
Album Release Show
In-person tickets
Watch on Caffe Lena TV

Charismatic vocalist Webster spans the worlds of R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz and beyond. Her flawless range has been compared to Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Minnie Ripperton, while her breezy and poetic songwriting is reminiscent of Sade. She has garnered two Billboard #1’s and seven Top 10’s on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart, making her the first vocalist in the format to garner a #1 since the iconic Sade. She’s touring in support of her new album, A Woman Like Me.

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Friday, June 3 / 8 PM / $20
Nordlys Global Voices 
Mamselle Ruiz
In-person tickets
Watch on Caffe Lena TV

Ruiz built her reputation as a singer in Mexico City and the Caribbean until Cirque du Soleil brought her to Canada in 2009. She was soon winning awards from Radio Canada and the Vue sur la relève festival, and a prestigious artist’s residency at Place des Arts. Her music embraces her two cultures, Mexico and Quebec, and her love of theatre, tribal and Latin dances, circus arts and music. At the heart of it all is singing, which she baptized “the source.”

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Saturday, June 4 / 3 PM / FREE
Little Folks Show
With Moose Jr.

In-person tickets
Watch Live Stream

A wonderful trio of Vermont musicians–plus a fabulous hula hooper–is fun for all ages! Jazzy tunes, pop songs, global rhythms and all sorts of music to get your toes tapping and your mouth smiling!

Saturday, June 4 / 8 PM / $22
Sara Milonovich and Daisycutter
with opener Sarah King
In-person tickets
Watch on Caffe Lena TV

“Indie roots rock with an edge.” -Nippertown
Milonovich is a sought-after fiddler and vocalist in the bluegrass, folk, rock, Americana, and Celtic music worlds, and has performed and recorded throughout North and South America, Europe and beyond. Her latest album, Northeast, offers an ode to the blue collar north, exploring down-and-out cities, abandoned farms, rural poverty, substance abuse, heartbreak, resilience, and hope.

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Sunday, June 5 / 7 PM / $45
Chieli Minucci & Special EFX
With Jay Rowe, Joel Rosenblatt, Dave Livolsi

In-person tickets
Watch on Caffe Lena TV

Guitarist, composer Minucci fronts Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion Special EFX from Los Angeles. Minucci has been a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 40 years. Tonight we celebrate the 40th anniversary Special EFX album, Twenty Twenty 2. Minucci is joined by the notable keyboardist Jay Rowe, drummer Joel Rosenblatt, and bassist David Livolsi.

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Just a few comments received recently from our audience:
“Thanks for all you’ve done to promote music during these crazy times.”
“Thanks for your continual support of local performers & the blues.”
“I need live music like this.”
“So glad Caffe Lena supports storytelling!!”
“Thanks to all, both on and behind the stage,  for making it possible.”

Thank you, Members, for delivering art & community to the world.

Caffe Lena has nearly 1,000 active members. These folks are planting songs and growing community with their annual donations. They also get the best seats in the house, early access to special shows and some neat swag. Learn More