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Membership Levels

Caffe Lena Members go beyond enjoying the nightly show. They cultivate the next generation of performers and fans, and ensure that everyone in our community can experience the joy and connection of live music.

Our Members are making these initiatives possible:

Nightly Performances – Annually serving 20,000 people in our historic listening room in Saratoga Springs, NY, and hundreds of thousands in living rooms around the world. Headliners, legends and newcomers, jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, poetry and storytelling, and much more.

A Stage for Musical Discovery – From Bob Dylan in 1961 to Mikaela Davis in 2021, Caffe Lena connects the most exciting emerging artists with a supportive, engaged audience.

Caffe Lena On the Road – Your Membership sends live music to nursing homes, at-risk youth programs, the soup kitchen, and even to the living rooms and bedsides of people with debilitating illnesses.

Caffe Lena School of Music – In-person and online group folk music lessons for kids and adults cultivate the next generation of performers, and provide a wholesome pastime that can be shared with others. Full scholarships and loaner instruments are available for students in need.

Community Forums – In keeping with the first coffeehouses, Caffe Lena convenes smart, respectful discussions about challenges facing common people–the people of the ballads we sing every night. 

Click your membership level to pay now online, or print and complete our Membership Pledge Form to send in with your check.

Become one of the good folk!




  • Member pricing on 1 ticket per performance
  • Priority table seating
  • Caffè Lena Supporter sticker
  • 1st class mailing of concert brochure


    • Sticker for your bumper or case
    • Weekly e-mail newsletter
    • 1st class mailing of concert brochure
    • Member pricing on 1 ticket if you come in person



TRADITIONALSolo benefits plus

  • Member discount on 4 tickets per concert
  • Priority table or couch seating

STREAMER*Solo benefits plus

  • Local farm-grown popping corn to snack while you watch.
  • Member pricing on 4 tickets per show if you come in person



TRADITIONALQuartet benefits plus

  • Free admission to Open Mic, Bluegrass Jams, Blues Jams, Poetry Open Mic & Storytelling Open Mic
  • Caffè Lena pocket notebook

STREAMER*Quartet benefits plus

  • Sampler pack of 4 lessons from Caffe Lena School of Music



TRADITIONAL – Balladeer benefits plus

  • Invitation to members-only events, including Annual Holiday Party

STREAMER*Balladeer benefits plus

  • Exclusive access to Green Room Zooms – live backstage conversations with the featured band
  • Cozy Caffe Lena couch blanket

Frequent Folkie


TRADITIONALEmcee benefits plus

  • Free admission for you and a guest at Bright Series concerts, plus one other concert of your choice per month (valued up to $25 per ticket)
  • Member pricing on all additional tickets
  • Caffe Lena coffee mug

STREAMER*Emcee benefits plus

  • Caffe Lena: Inside America’s Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse coffee table book and 3-CD boxed set of live recordings dating back to 1968
  • Exclusive online access to Members Only concerts



TRADITIONALFrequent Folkie plus

  • Free admission for you and a guest at all concerts (valued up to $60 per ticket), and member pricing on all additional tickets

STREAMER* – Frequent Folkie plus

  • Two nights in Saratoga between Sept and May with free hotel and shows at Caffe Lena 



  • Impresario benefits PLUS
  • One annual private party at the Caffè for you and up to 100 of your best friends or employees, with live music, coffee/tea/soft drinks and cookies included. 
    Additional catering available at cost. Must be arranged at least three months in advance.

If you enjoy watching our shows from home, please consider a Streamer Membership with special benefits designed for our virtual audience members!