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Looking for a good show?

Looking for a good show?

Greetings – If you’re looking for an island of sanity, you found it. Every night people are shining bright as they leave the show here at Lena’s. I thank you, the volunteers, the staff, and above all the musicians who keep making this place so special, come hell or high water . . .

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March Highlights

March Highlights

Every show at the legendary Caffe Lena is a good one, but here’s some help choosing the March shows that are just right for you. 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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We love the songs you picked.

We love the songs you picked.

Greetings – Thanks to last week’s readers who responded to my request to send in your favorite spirit-lifters. Well done, folks! If you all listen to these, I guarantee you’ll feel it in your heart. Enjoy!

“The Mary Ellen Carter” by Stan Rogers
“American Flowers” Birds of Chicago
“Poem on the Kindergarten Wall” John Mc Cutcheon
“Gentle Arms of Eden” Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer . . .

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Coming to the Fundraiser for Lena’s?

Coming to the Fundraiser for Lena’s?

Greetings – The only thing more powerful than listening to a favorite piece of music is listening to it together with a community of good folks. On Sunday we’ll be listening to Joni Mitchell’s 1971 album Blue (Carey, California, A Case of You . . . ) along with excerpts from brilliant testimonials written by James Taylor, Brandi Carlisle, Graham Nash, Renée Fleming, Chaka Khan, Rufus Wainwright and many more. DJ Chuck “Rochmon” Vosganian will host …

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Update on Covid Protocols

Update on Covid Protocols

Greetings – Things are changing fast again in the world of Covid safety. NY’s indoor mask mandate has ended and individual businesses are once again allowed to make their own choice about mask rules. We are getting lots of questions about our current safety guidelines. Our advice: wherever you go to see a show, check the protocols before you arrive so you don’t . . .

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Peek at a wonderful week at Caffe Lena

Peek at a wonderful week at Caffe Lena

Greetings – If you want to stick with concerts, we have some super great options for you this week. Kat Wright! Hailing from Vermont, Kat and her band are making waves coast to coast. Mamma’s Marmalade! Such a fun, young band from western Mass. The legendary Tom Rush! And a watch party of one of the most moving and wonderful shows of 2021 . . . .

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February Concert Highlights

February Concert Highlights

Looking for help picking the right show to come to? This guide shows you the artists you can be the first to discover, local favorites, special performances that might not be on your radar, and concerts that are sure to sell out. Something new, something local, something rare, something sure to sell out!

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Here to make your weekend bright and homey

Here to make your weekend bright and homey

there’s nothing like traditional music to keep your head screwed on straight during unsettling times. We’re lucky to be debuting as part of the Bright Series one of the leading voices in traditional music today, Jake Xerxes Fussell. Every once in a while someone comes along who has a special ability to bring old songs into today’s world and win a new audience for them. Jake is one of those people. He’s playing NPR’s hugely popular Tiny Desk Series this Tuesday, which will…

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Stream links & revised schedule

Stream links & revised schedule

Caffe Lena’s schedule has taken some hits as bands fall ill or cancel tours. While you will find the venue doors open nearly every night, we will offer you a “Watch Party” when we can’t be open. (And we will offer you a live stream nearly always.) Click here to see a revised schedule for January and February. Anything still blank will be filled ASAP. Thanks for bearing with us. Heck, thanks for way more than “bearing with us.” Thanks for being…

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Here to keep you keepin’ on!

Here to keep you keepin’ on!

Greetings – Sharing music with other people will keep your spirits up so make sure you’re taking advantage of what Caffe Lena has to offer. And, YES, we are offering a lot on this MLK Weekend! We’re excited to present the passionate faith music of The Campbell Brothers on Saturday and a full day and evening of events with MLK Saratoga on Sunday. We are continuing to welcome an in-person audience with strong safety precautions in place. We have two . . .

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