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Caffe Lena Wants You to Come Visit!

Caffe Lena Wants You to Come Visit!

We have a decidedly southern flavor to our coming weekend: Andy Cohen from Tennessee, Slaid Cleaves from Austin, TX, Will Hoge from Nashville, and then there’s the outlier, the delightful Folkfaces from Buffalo. 
Come visit the Caffe! We have an amazing roasted root vegetable soup, seasonal fruit crisps, great beer, fabulous air filtration, vaccinated humans, and a big smile waiting for you at the door.

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Small Venue, BIG Schedule

Small Venue, BIG Schedule

Greetings – We’re honored and excited to have North Carolina bluegrass giants Chatham County Line coming to Caffe Lena this Wednesday! Reserve a table and let their beautiful harmonies and southern strings wash over you as we celebrate the trio’s first visit north since . . .

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Look Who’s On Stage This Week!

Look Who’s On Stage This Week!

Greetings – That’s beautiful spirit Shamarr Allen up there blowing his trumpet. Give his photo a click and see if you don’t start smiling at his Quarantine Chill. Gratitude to Shamarr for bringing the party no matter how . . .

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Caffè Lena In the News

Caffè Lena  – an example of how to flourish in a pandemic

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — It seems contradictory to say that when an organization has been severely hurt economically, it has also prospered. It is, however, true of Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. Established in 1960, in 2020 the venue saw the lowest earned revenue period in their history. Mostly because it has not had a ticket sale or income from food sales since last March. However, generous foundation grants, patron donations and earned income from unexpected sources have kept the organization afloat. Indeed, Caffe Lena has innovated to build new business models. They have become a leader in offering live streamed performances, opened an educational component to their operation and have been a type of outreach source for many individuals and groups needing a secure facility with digital capabilities. They have done more than survive. They are a model of how a performing space can be an inspiration to a community in troubled times and act as a supportive resource for musicians and other area arts organizations.

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