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Sing In The Streets

A neighborhood music festival to celebrate
64 years of Caffe Lena!

sunday, may 19 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon of live music at 6 stages located around the Caffè Lena neighborhood.

14 bands! RAIN OR SHINE!

Adirondack Song Dogs • Brule County Bad Boys • Caffe Lena Ukulele Ensemble • Erin Harkes
Girl Love • Jocelyn & Chris • 
Mark & Jill • Owl & CrowProfessor Louie & The Crowmatix • Rachael Sumner & Traveling Light
Reese Fulmer & The Carriage House Band • 
The Rolling Pebbles • Volunteers of America • The Wildmans

locations and performers:

(at g. willikers)

12:15 – 12:45: The Rolling Pebbles
1:15 – 1:45: Caffe Lena Ukulele Ensemble
2:15 – 2:45: Volunteers of America
3:15 – 4:00: Adirondack Song Dogs

lyrical ballad STAGE

(Saratoga Springs public library terrace)

12:00 – 12:50: Erin Harkes

1:10 – 2:00: Girl Love

Cerity Partners Main Stage

(at Caffè Lena)

12:20 – 1:10: Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light
1:40 – 2:30: The Wildmans


NY Focus Main Stage

(on phila Street)

1:00 – 1:50: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix

3:10 – 4:00: JUST ANNOUNCEDJocelyn & Chris!


(Truck Stage)

12:00 – 12:50: Mark & Jill

2:00 – 2:50: Brule County Bad Boys

T-Shirt Graphics Stage

(at Ben & Jerry’s)

12:50 – 1:40: Owl & Crow

2:10 – 3:00: Reese Fulmer & The Carriage House Band


Sing in the streets is made possible by our generous sponsors

About the Artists


Our family stage will be at 461 Broadway in front of G. Willikers. Featuring the instructors and students of the Caffè Lena School of Music, our musicians of all ages will treat the crowd to bluegrass, pop and folk music played on a wide array of string instruments. See our students in action and pick up some information about what our School has to offer. The afternoon will be shared by bluegrass jam leaders Adirondack Song Dogs, the adult Caffè Lena Ukulele Ensemble (CLUE), youth group The Rolling Pebbles, and the Volunteers of America, which comprises the friendly folks who wait on tables and run the kitchen.

Brule County Bad Boys

Brule County Bad Boys was born in a tiny little Brule County, South Dakota jail cell. Singer/Songwriter Josh Coletto found himself with time, some loose leaf paper & and the distraction of writing. Finally out of the pen, Josh & Tex got together to hit the studio and begin production on the album “Chamberlain”. It wasn’t long before the gang took the show to honky tonks and back alleys of Troy, gaining admirers, enemies, and devoted fans.

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Erin Harkes

Erin Harkes has been called the busiest woman in show biz (NYS Music). She is regularly voted Best Singer/Songwriter, Solo Musician and Comedian in the Capital Region by the Times Union Reader’s Poll and The Alt. She took home the 2020 Thomas Edison Award for Best Solo/Duo Artist of the Year. Her music comes from triumphs over tragedy, always with a resounding theme of resilience, and with a voice that’s been compared to Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin.

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Girl love

Girl Love is the folk project of Laura Beth Johnson, an award winning poet, vocalist and songwriter based in Albany, New York. She is known for her dark blend of story and soul. This evening’s trio includes Hannah LeGrand on Violin, bass, and vocals and Marc LeGrand on guitar. Their classical and jazz backgrounds come together with Johnson’s folk style in an Americana fusion. Girl Love boasts haunting melodies and meandering storytelling that brings audiences from around the country on a journey of self-discovery.

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jocelyn & chris

Think rock is dead? Meet Jocelyn & Chris. Two analog souls hell-bent on inciting a new rock revival. Jocelyn & Chris and their band have charted four consecutive commercial radio singles in the Billboard AAA Top 40, taken two records to #1 on the Relix Jambands Top 30 Album Chart, and appeared nationally on NBC’s Today Show. The siblings, both graduates of Harvard University, have balanced college with performances coast-to-coast and recording seven records. Their current album “Favorite Ghosts” gained immediate attention with leadoff single “Sugar and Spice,” which American Songwriter hailed as “Pure American Rock Goodness.” The retro-funk anthem was a most added commercial radio track across the US, and earned Jocelyn & Chris their fourth consecutive Billboard AAA Top 40 radio single, remaining on the chart for 14 weeks.

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Mark & Jill

Steeped in the roots of gospel, jazz, and blues, Mark & Jill is a duo with traditional and original songs featuring seasoned Saratoga blues artist and NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee Mark Tolstrup accompanied by sultry vocalist Jill Burnham. Mark and Jill meld their vision and talent for a taste of New Orleans meets Austin. This is where the Delta meets the Rio Grande. Over a haunting slide guitar, their voices soar and blend in harmony. Mark & Jill bring a fresh original interpretation to the earliest roots of the blues. Their original songs deal with both the hard realities of life and the joys of being alive. Mark & Jill are two times winners of the Capital Region Blues Network Solo/Duo Blues Challenge.

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Owl & Crow

Meet Owl & Crow. This deft cousin duo of JP and Pappy Biondo, front men of Cabinet, are taking their pickin’ and folklore centerstage in 2024.  Weaving vocals, habile plucking, and harmonizing the simpler side, JP & Pappy cast their craft on guitar and banjo with intention, leaving each audience full. Similar to the opposing natures of Owls and Crows, JP and Pappy are full circle sharing both lead and rhythm.  Their old soul observational story telling is suitable for inquisitive listening rooms, festivals, and rowdy dance halls.

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Professor Louie & The Crowmatix

Known as the torchbearers of the true spirit of American roots music, Blues Hall of Famers Professor Louie & The Crowmatix is a Grammy nominated group from Woodstock, NY, that got their start as the studio backing band for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, The Band. Led by gifted multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, composer, and producer, Professor Louie (Aaron Hurwitz) – who worked with The Band for over 16 years – The Crowmatix provide a tight-knit musical foundation of blues, rock, folk, gospel and roots that has garnered them widespread acclaim and a dedicated fan base.

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Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light

Fresh off a first-place win at the 2023 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival band competition, Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light have been captivating audiences throughout the northeast. With songs as sweet and biting as the nectar and venom in her voice, Sumner’s lyric-forward writing and penchant for snaking chord progressions demand something far beyond folk conventions, highlighting the acrobatic range of her brilliant bandmates Kat Wallace (fiddle) and Mike Siegel (upright bass). Sumner is no stranger to the stage. She spent her early career on the bluegrass circuit, singing and writing with the genre-bending Boston group Twisted Pine. Since setting out on her own, Sumner’s songs have been critically acclaimed, winning the Lennon Award in the folk category of the 2021 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her song “Radium Girls (Curie Eleison);” earning her a spot in the Kerrville New Folk Competition; and being chosen four consecutive years by WBUR/NPR as one of the top Massachusetts entries in the Tiny Desk Competition.

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Reese Fulmer & The Carriage House Band

If you ask Reese about himself, he’ll tell you he’s a brand new soul. But his songs tell a different story, with a clear eye and poetic touch, of a conduit to something much older and deeper. With a fluid lineup of versatile and talented players in his Carriage House Band, Reese’s music is reminiscent of the early work of Josh Ritter or Iron & Wine. His music really is so thoughtful and interesting and insightful. I really appreciate his fun and joyful spirit when he performs. He’s got a great openness with the audience and draws you in. Not only with the music but with the discussions he has onstage that allow the audience to really get to know him as a person first, then a performer.” – Kim Cirillo Wickham

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The Wildmans

The Wildmans come from the hills of Floyd, Virginia – the heart of the Appalachian Mountain music tradition. From campsite jamming at festivals and fiddler’s conventions and a college level music education comes the foundation for musical exploration that sets this group apart, taking the audience on a musical journey that reflects the growth and passion of these talented musicians. The group has appeared on stages large and small, performing in festivals such as Red Wing Roots, Chantilly Farm’s Bluegrass and BBQ festival, Grey Fox Bluegrass, Floyd Fest, and The Steep Canyon Rangers’ Mountain Song Festival. They also regularly represent young talent along the Crooked Road in regional fiddler’s conventions. Having shared the stage with talents such as Bela Fleck, The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Steel Wheels, Danny Knicely, Sammy Shelor, Sierra Hull, Billy Strings, and more, these young musicians are making their way in the American stringband scene

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