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Grace Pettis returns to Caffe Lena on Thursday with a new album that’s getting rave reviews. She’s a second generation Caffe Lena artist and we’re proud of her!
Click her photo for a sample song.
Greetings – I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Nelson of Saratoga Business Report recently. We covered a lot of ground in our 45 minute podcast conversation, but one point feels especially relevant this week: small venues are the foundation of the music world. Careers start in small venues where artists can feel exactly how their songs are being received. Our job is to find the ‘best of the best’ and give you the chance to get in on the ground floor. I would love to have you come out for Grace Pettis on Thursday, or for our Bright Series showcase on Friday. These nights when we take a chance on someone new are the nights that have made Caffe Lena world famous as a launch pad for the music the rest of the world will be listening to in years to come.
See you at the show,
[CLICK PHOTO FOR SAMPLE SONG – First, fasten seatbelt!]
Tuesday, Feb 21 / 7 PM / $27.55
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Mohsen Amini (“the Steve Vai of the concertina”), Graeme Armstrong and Benedict Morris fuse concertina, guitar and fiddle to produce a truly virtuosic, deliriously stirring live show that is a hyperactive, clap-along-inducing, excitement machine. “They are a life affirming, blood pumping, heart filling, glorious beast.” – Bristol 24/7

Thursday, Feb 23 / 7 PM / $22.50
Grace Pettis
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She uses her powerful, beautiful voice like a fine artist to color and craft her songs, blurring lines between country, Americana and folk. Her dad is Caffe Lena veteran Pierce Pettis. Her fabulous new album is an activist statement as well as an artistic one. “Her soulful delivery of calculated lyric lines helps her tell stories for all generations.” – American Songwriter Magazine

Friday, Feb 24 / 12 PM / FREE
Captain Fun Lunchtime Listening Hour
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Friday, Feb 24 / 8 PM / $22.50
Bright Series: 3 Band Showcase
with Buttonwillow, Kat & Brad and High Tea
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Three buzz-worthy up-and-comers will each wow us with a half hour of their best work. It will be a super fun night of discovery with Buttonwillow’s fiddle-ukulele duets of obscure covers and quirky originals, Kat & Brad’s 50s & 60s-inspired fiddle and guitar pop, and High Tea’s sultry, adventurous blues and new pop.

Saturday, Feb 25 / 8 PM /  $22.50
Hilltown Ramblers 30th Anniversary Show
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This four-piece from the Helderbergs is celebrating 30 years of friendship and downhome stringband music. Their repertoire ranges from contemporary to traditional with a heaping helping of originals to top it off. Enjoy the harmonizing voices of Dick Stock, Ed Kryzkowski, Jim Selkirk, and Moe Safford on mandolin, electric bass, guitar, and five-string banjo

Sunday, Feb 26 / 2 – 4 PM / $10

If you’re a blues fan, you don’t want to miss this fun afternoon of jamming anchored by Sonny Speed and the Caffe Lena Backline Band! Bring an instrument and/or your voice and join the band on stage, or just relax in the seats and enjoy an eclectic, high-energy show of Full Blown Blues!

Sunday, Feb 26 / 7 PM / $22.50
The Swinging Palms
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It’s a Hawaiian pā‘ina at Caffè Lena! Spring is not exactly around the corner in Upstate NY in late February, so why not get out the tropical shirts, leis and flip flops – and le‘ale‘a (have some fun) while we wait for warmer weather. Led by Graham Tichy on Hawaiian steel guitar and Don Young on electro-Spanish guitar, the Swingin’ Palms present a mix of original music, Hapa Haole rarities, and forgotten gems reconceived in a style that’s both authentic and fresh. Aloha!


Members make Caffe Lena into a healthy community united by music. Our members are our ticket buyers, our volunteers, our students, our performers, our idea-generators, and our anchors when things get stormy. The generosity you bring to the venue changes the whole atmosphere. Every week our musicians tell us it feels wonderful to stand on that stage and play for you. The reason we can put on such great shows is because of you. Thank you.

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

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There’s still time to see last weekend’s shows!