Greetings – With room for just a dozen parties, the shows are “selling out” quickly. We all hope the virus recedes and the capacity rises, but in the meantime we’ll enjoy the elbow room you see in that cozy, spacious room above and encourage our mini-crowd to applaud and cheer with the gusto of a packed house.
Greetings – (Re)Opening Weekend went off without a hitch. In fact, it went off with smiles and cheers and applause and a whole lot of blessings being counted. The Channel 10 news story above will give you a taste of opening night. The HEPA filters are humming, the pods are spacious, the masks are on and it’s all systems go!
Greetings – Whether the State of New York intended it or not, there’s real poetry in reconnecting us with live music on a weekend when many gather to celebrate rebirth and renewal. We’ll open our doors to two dozen pre-registered, masked audience members on Friday, April 2nd. Opening night is sold out but we have a few tickets for Saturday, and it’s a really special show.
Greetings – How many times over the past year have you heard us say, “We’ll be back in person someday, but we don’t know when.” Now we know! It’s right around the corner: Friday, April 2nd. On Monday the very limited ticket supply goes on sale and we encourage you to act quickly!
Greetings – The American Rescue Plan just signed into law includes funds to rescue and restart performing arts. As we all know, these things don’t just happen. You’ve seen the #SaveOurStages hashtag in the bottom left corner of our livestream screen for months now. That hashtag has been the rallying cry of the myriad entities that make up the live music industry.
Greetings – To be honest, my feet were dragging a little as this week approached. It’s the one-year anniversary of shuttering the venue, with no clear end in sight. But then came the sudden news that performing arts venues in New York State are allowed to re-open at 33% capacity on APRIL 2. It means we can welcome you back, in-person, for live music. That feels good.
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.
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.
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...
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...