Greetings – We’ve been experiencing the most extraordinary concerts lately. The feeling is special in part because many in the audience and on the stage have been starved for live music for so long. And it’s partly that barriers crumbled during the pandemic. I refer to the barriers that would have prevented some of our recent artists from playing such a small room. Or barriers that would have defined a style of music as not appropriate for our room . . .
Greetings – We have a fun challenge for you! We’ve learned that some of our online viewers are heading outdoors and gathering with friends to watch our livestreams. What a great idea! Send a photo of you livestreaming a Caffe Lena show and we’ll enter you in a drawing. The prize is a Caffe Lena red fleece blanket, perfect for picnics and outdoor shows, and a copy of Caffe Lena: Inside America’s Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse (Powerhouse Books, 2013).
Greetings – Bands are back on the road! We’ve got musicians coming in from Texas, Florida and Massachusetts this weekend. It’s with genuine pride that we offer you three first-time Caffe Lena artists over the next few days. Caffe Lena remains a stage for musical discovery. That has been our unwavering commitment for more than 60 years, and the pandemic ain’t gonna make us break it. 😉
Greetings – This is the weekend we host headliners for Quebec Jazz in June, a festival taking place in Quebec City. With the Canadian border closed to US visitors, the festival reached out to Caffe Lena to present their American jazz artists. We welcome local fans for a regular, in-person concert experience while we livestream fabulous music and your applause to a theater in Quebec City!
Greetings – Our members will find a paper calendar in their mailbox this week that lists all of our shows for June and July. It’s our first paper calendar since winter of 2020 and a sure sign that our doors are open, musicians are on the move, and folks are gathering again for live music.
Folks near and far stepped forward during the May Membership Drive and Caffe Lena’s family is now 61 new members stronger! It’s so encouraging that people have come out of this pandemic still believing in the power of music to enrich our lives and strengthen our community. If you’re ready to do something fun and social this weekend, we have truly positive, enriching shows for you.
Greetings – You may have heard that guidelines for small indoor music venues like Caffe Lena are changing again, allowing an unlimited number of attendees as long as they are seated in pods. We will, therefore, begin pod seating in June.
Greetings – The place smells like warm cookies and hot coffee again! The volunteers are back! And after having put our Bright Series on pause for the past year, we’re giving the pandemic yet another little shove out the door as Taylor Ashton (above) reignites the series this weekend.
Greetings – Over the last twelve months we’ve met an unprecedented number of new friends through livestreaming. As our venue celebrates 61 Years, we invite you to learn about the mission of Caffe Lena beyond putting on great shows.
Greetings – It’s hard to believe that the shows listed below will take us to the end of our first month of being LIVE and In-Person! The music world has suddenly shifted gears and we’re getting more notices every day of exciting tours being planned for the summer, and especially for the fall. Even international tours are taking shape!