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This is Caffe Lena’s concert guide to help you plan your shows for the month of October. 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:

Bright Series: Lilli Lewis Trio │ Saturday, October 29th, 8pm
Athens, Georgia native turned New Orleans Folk Rock Diva, Lilli Lewis is a progressive, provocative, glorious powerhouse performer with a focus on social justice
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Full Blown Blues Jam │ Sunday, October 16th, 2pm
This brand new monthly program hosted by bluesman Sonny Speed is a chance for blues players of all kind to come together and share music at Caffe Lena
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Something Local:

Michael Jerling and Friends │ Friday, October 7th, 8pm
A local songwriter with a rich, melodic folk-rock sound that comes from his 6 and 12 string guitars, harmonica and mandolin. For this show, Jerling will be joined by Orion Kribs, Teresina Huxtable and Izzy Reinish
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Reese Fulmer Album Release │ Thursday, October 27th, 7pm
Getting his start at Caffe Lena, Reese has quickly made a name for himself in the Capital Region, NY, as a precocious songwriter and engaging performer, with a sound reminiscent of Justin Townes Earle, Jeffrey Foucault, John Prine, and Iron & Wine.
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Something you don’t want to miss:

Chris Smither and Tim O’Brien │ Tuesday, October 11th and Wednesday, October 12th, 7pm

As co-founder and lead vocalist of Hot Rize, Tim O’Brien served as a bridge between the traditional sounds of the hill country and the modern styles of bluegrass in the 1980s. Chris Smither is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist, and intense performer as he draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers.
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Jon McLaughlin: Indiana Anniversary Tour 
│ Tuesday, October 25th, 7pm
Raised in Indiana and based in Nashville, Jon McLaughlin brings all of his experiences and beliefs into his hook-laden, heartfelt piano pop
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Something that’s sure to sell out:

An Evening with Bettye Lavette │ Friday, October 9th, 8pm

Five time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is an R&B diva with a sharp, distinctive vocal style that balances passion, ferocity.
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Hot Club of Cowtown │ Sunday, October 9th, 7pm

A band with a global reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows bringing together Western Swing and Hot Jazz
In-Person Concert │ Live Stream

Full Concert Schedule