Caffe Lena

Caffè Lena announces its 3rd Annual Sing In the Streets Festival. With six stages of folk, rock, blues, country and kids’ music in the venue’s downtown neighborhood, this annual event celebrates the anniversary of America’s longest-running folk music venue. Caffè Lena opened on May 21, 1960, and has been in continuous operation in the same […]

Caffè Lena’s Top Picks for May 2024 AMERICANA/BLUEGRASS LEGEND OLD-TIME FOLK & COUNTRY QUIRKY ROOTS TRACES OF NINA SIMONE AND NATALIE MERCHANT All events are at Caffè Lena unless otherwise noted EMERGING ARTIST OF THE MONTH Willi Carlisle Genre: Folk/Americana Date: Wednesday May 22, 7:30 p.m. What: The raw & spirited blend of Willi Carlisle’s authentic folk, […]

THE POETIC LYRICISM OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL POETRY • BLUES • JAZZ AND ONE OF THE BEST IN BLUEGRASS All events are at Caffè Lena unless otherwise noted   EMERGING ARTIST OF THE MONTH Bright Series: The Clements Brothers Genre: Singer Songwriter/Folk Date: Saturday April 27, 8 p.m. What: Like the timeless harmonies & poetic […]

Darlingside – An Xperience Monthly Interview – by Rob Smittix. RRX: I wanted to make sure that we got this in our deadlines for our magazine was actually yesterday, so… I figured we could sneak this one in to promo the show that you have coming up in Saratoga Springs. HP: Yeah. We’re really looking […]

Girl Love (Laura Beth Johnson) – Interview by Niki Kaos. Laura Beth Johnson’s poetic and ethereal soundscapes paint romantically nostalgic feelings. Her new album, Girl Love will draw you in… what exactly is in store for listeners? I enjoyed seeing you perform some of the songs from your album at CM Studio for Fine Arts […]

Left of the Dial – Giving Thanks – a Column by Mike Stampalia. November is a thankful month: Veterans Day and, of course, Thanksgiving. I’ve lived in the Capital District nearly my entire life, and I am an unapologetic booster. But why? What’s so great about our neck of the woods? Aren’t we supposed to […]

Saturday night in Saratoga is always a busy place, between the bars having both music and college football, as well as the students from Skidmore College seemingly everywhere, but in my opinion, the hottest ticket of the night was at Caffe Lena, where a group of local performers stopped in to celebrate Joni Mitchell’s 80th […]

Caffe Lena had a Creative and Wellness Community Fair on the 22nd of October. Many services were offered to creatives, and narcan was distributed. Photography by Timothy Reidy.

Creatives: Free Pop-Up Health & Wellness Clinic Services Available for the 518 Creative Community Calling all 518 Creatives who need a health check in! How about some free custom hearing protection? Need to get your eyes checked out? Caffe Lena has got you covered. Last year was such a success, they’re bringing back Saratoga Hospital […]

Vienna Teng at Caffe Lena for a Sunday, October 1st performance. Photography by Timothy Reidy.


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