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Are you still into new music?

Are you still into new music?

Two super fun, hot bands in one night! Soren Staff and Beau Janke grew up in the glacier carved river valleys of the upper Midwest, otherwise known as coulees. The constant companions were branded “them coulee boys” & now they’re a band, joined by more brothers bringing mandolin, bass and drums. This rollicking outfit has been taking the midwest by storm. Louisville, KY’s Mama Said String Band recently won the Lexington Music Awards, Best Bluegrass Band in the Appalachian Arts and Entertainment Awards & Bluegrass Artist of the Year in the Lexington Music Awards!

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An amazing band from Brazil is coming!

An amazing band from Brazil is coming!

Greetings – This is a direct request to all of you who love traveling, cooking foreign foods, learning new languages and broadening your horizons: please come out for the show on Wednesday with Brazilian-Mexican band Francisco, El Hombre. Lena’s Nordlys Global Voices series is a rare treasure and I want you to experience one of these joyful cultural exchanges! This is the kind of positivity we all need right now. We also have a really great FREE . . .

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Good Folk, Good Vibes

Good Folk, Good Vibes

Fronted by Afrobeat and Juju veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta, a singer/guitarist trained in Lagos, Nigeria where Afrobeat was born. Kaleta’s guitar chops earned him decades of touring and recording with Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade and other celebs of the genre, as well as tours with American rapper Lauryn Hill. Now based in NYC, Kaleta leads his fabulous Super Yamba Band of drums, percussion, sax and

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July Highlights

July Highlights

Our monthly concert guide helps you plan your live music schedule. Here are some 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. Enjoy discovering great music!

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Fun shows for your holiday weekend

Fun shows for your holiday weekend

When Tia Fuller picks up her saxophone, something amazing happens. Blending technical brilliance, melodic creativity, and precision drawn from her academic and stage experience, this GRAMMY-nominated artist is a force to be reckoned with. She has made a name for herself in the worlds of jazz, pop and R&B. Many know her as Beyonce’s sax player. For this special concert for the people of Saratoga presented at Lena’s by the Skidmore Jazz Institute, Fuller will be joined by . . .

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Such an exciting week of music!

Such an exciting week of music!

Greetings – Come evening, there’s no better place to be than Caffe Lena! You won’t want to miss the legendary Bobby Rush, and the fabulous new project, Black Opry. Cliff Eberhardt is coming back! And we’re honored to be hosting More Music. Less Violence. on Sunday. Bring your goodwill and hopeful energy this weekend. You’ll find yourself in good company . . .

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Quick Look at a Great Week!

Quick Look at a Great Week!

Greetings – There’s a lot of new music at the Caffe these days. The pandemic shook up the music world in a big way. Some of the biggest talent agencies in the business shut down, leaving artists without agents, and agents without artists. As things come back together, we’re seeing that rosters are more racially, culturally and stylistically diverse than in . . .

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Celebrate with music!

Celebrate with music!

Greetings – The artists you’ll see on Lena’s stage this weekend have, collectively, won 7 GRAMMY Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award (Tom Paxton). We can offer this level of artistry in our intimate listening room because of YOU. You welcome new music, you stay loyal to old favorites, and during the month of May . . . 71 of you responded to our 62nd Anniversary Membership Drive! Welcome aboard! Every weekend wonderful stuff keeps happening–because . . .

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All Together Now! Arts Celebration Weekend

All Together Now! Arts Celebration Weekend

Greetings – This weekend Caffe Lena joins our city’s wonderful array of arts organizations in presenting “All Together Now: Arts Celebration Weekend.” The cultural life found here in Saratoga is unparalleled for a city of our size. This festival is a snapshot of the richness you can find any weekend in our beloved “city in the country.” Enjoy exploring a fabulous array of activities offered by Caffe Lena, SPAC, Saratoga Arts, Home Made Theater, Opera Saratoga, Tang Museum, and . . . .

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June Highlights

June Highlights

Here is the June edition of Caffe Lena’s monthly concert guide to help you choose your live music! 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 . . .

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