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We’re grateful to be with you for this anniversary.

We’re grateful to be with you for this anniversary.

Greetings – A year ago this week we were watching the headlines with growing concern, thinking we might even possibly have to close the venue for a week or two if this coronavirus was actually as bad as they were saying it was. 

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Does Your Family Have a Favorite Song?

Does Your Family Have a Favorite Song?

A nice thing about watching shows from home is that you don’t need to stress when the kids get a little too into the music. Folk music thrives on the fringes of the music industry, finding its warmest welcome in a family and community setting. Without really meaning to, we find that we’ve created a family theme this week.

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Honoring some very special friends

Honoring some very special friends

Matt McCabe often donated guitars to help raise money for the causes he believed in. Here's Joanne Silverman with the gorgeous Breedlove she won in our raffle. It was donated by Matt to Caffe Lena in 2019. Greetings - This coming weekend we'll be hosting a virtual...

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More of a pirouette than a pivot this weekend.

More of a pirouette than a pivot this weekend.

Greg and Rosalie Clarke at their table in 2019. Photo from Storied Tables of Caffe Lena. Greetings - We're coming to the end of our three week shutdown and getting ready to go lightly live next weekend as we host The Flurry Festival, Saratoga's annual celebration of...

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Winter Doldrums? We Can Help

Winter Doldrums? We Can Help

Greetings - How's everyone's winter going? It's encouraging to see the Covid spike abating in NY, and to know that more and more of the most vulnerable among us are receiving their vaccination. With that said, we're all aware that the winter doldrums have set in for...

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You’re Invited to a Caffe Lena Watch Party

You’re Invited to a Caffe Lena Watch Party

Oh, how we've missed our dear friend Bill Staines during the shutdown!We're long overdue for a visit, so this Saturday Bill will host a Watch Party of his last show at Lena's. Click the photo to watch Bill play Savannah on our stage in 2015. Greetings - The Watch...

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What lasts longer than a pandemic?

What lasts longer than a pandemic?

Greetings - As we roll into a new year that will almost certainly end on a brighter note than this one, we invite you to begin imagining a return to normalcy. Maybe not soon, but it's coming. In our optimistic video above, some of the Caffe Lena crew shares what...

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Announcing a $5K Holiday Gift From Caffe Lena

Announcing a $5K Holiday Gift From Caffe Lena

Amy Helm & Connor Kennedy (playing Sunday at Caffe Lena) delivered songs wherever they were needed last summer. Caffe Lena is now delivering music lessons and instruments wherever they're needed. Please read about our Scholarship Fund. A Holiday Gift of $5,000 How...

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Caffe Lena is Switching into Safe Mode

Caffe Lena is Switching into Safe Mode

RIP Matt McCabe, owner of Saratoga Guitar, friend, father, performing artist, community servant. We lost Matt to Covid-19 last week.CLICK HERE to read about Matt in the Schenectady Daily Gazette Greetings - Through his music shops and volunteerism, Matt McCabe did...

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You’re Passing The Music Forward! See How

You’re Passing The Music Forward! See How

As COVID-19 keeps us home, Caffe Lena brings live music to your living room! Here's a big bright spot in the pandemic: a new generation of folk musicians! Who Will Carry the Music Forward? Back in the '60s and '70s, there were more young families hanging around Caffe...

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