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Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers have been Opry regulars since 2013. This Saturday they'll make their debut on another legendary stage--Caffe Lena!
Click photo to hear their authentic bluegrass harmonies!
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Greetings - Our phenomenal summer season continues this week with major concert hall artists playing Caffe Lena's historic stage. Just remember, folks, it's never raining or buggy at Caffe Lena. :-) The wine is chilled, the homestyle desserts are baked here in our kitchen, and there are kind-hearted volunteers eager to make you feel at home.

Where else can you discover the "Hendrix of the Sahara," Vieux Farka Toure, one night, and then sing along with old favorites Jamcrackers a couple night later? Night after night, these musicians are knocking it out of the park! Come join the fun!

See you at the show,
Sarah
Monday, Aug 8 / 7 PM - Donation Jar
OPEN MIC NIGHT


"Live From Caffe Lena" Radio Show
Tuesday / 8 PM 
WEXT 97.7 or 106.1 FM

Wednesday, 7 PM & 12 AM, Sunday, 1 PM Folk Music Notebook
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Tuesday, Aug 9 / 7 PM / $35
Nordlys Global Voices:
Vieux Farka Touré Trio
In-person tickets
Watch on Caffe Lena TV


Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, he's a Malian singer-songwriter who updates the West African musical tradition. Following in the footsteps of his father, the legendary Ali Farka Touré, Vieux has reached a global audience with authentic African roots music that will resonate with fans of American blues. 

Nordlys Global Voices Series is made possible by a generous gift from the Nordlys Foundation
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Wednesday, Aug 10 / 7 PM / Free - Donations
Jazz Night with Jay Rodriguez Trio
Benefit for Backstretch Employee Service Team of NY (BEST)
In-person Registration


Enjoy an evening of Jazz to benefit BEST, the organization that cares for the people who care for the horses. BEST provides healthcare, addiction counseling, and translation services for the track's mostly Latin American workers. Jazz artist Jay Rodriguez is donating his time to help raise funds for BEST's important work. He's a Grammy-nominated saxophonist, flautist & clarinetist. He brings tremendous joy and generosity of spirit to the stage, as well as fabulous music! He'll be accompanied by Xavier Hill (drums) and Henry Jeria (keys). 

"Always modest and reverent, Rodriguez harnesses the unbridled audacity of youth and melds it with the uncanny discipline of a hardened New York jazz veteran."
-The New Yorker

If you have any questions, please contact Sheriza at 518-334-8662.
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Thursday, Aug 11 / 7 PM / $35
Rory Block
In-person tickets
Watch on Caffe Lena TV


"Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends." -New York Times Heralded as "one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists" (Blues Revue), Block has committed her life to bringing Delta Blues to 21st century audiences around the world.

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Friday, Aug 12 / 8 PM / $22
Jamcrackers
In-person tickets
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This beloved Adirondack folk trio blends folk and blues, ballads, gospel, dance tunes and activist anthems, sparking a rare chemistry & a guaranteed good time for all!

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Saturday, Aug 13 / 8 PM / $28
Folk Heritage Series:
Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
In-person tickets
Watch on Caffe Lena TV


Named Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, these radio chart-toppers play regularly on the Grand Ole Opry. Enjoy Bluegrass Gospel at its best, with vocal harmonies so rich that they sometimes don't even need the guitar, banjo, bass & mandolin!

The Folk Heritage Series is Made Possible by the Charlie Pickett & Kathleen Rehl Endowment Fund

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Sunday, Aug 14 / 7 PM / $20
Misty Blues
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Original and traditional blues with hints of jazz, soul, funk and tent revival gospel. Lead singer Gina Coleman has led her Berkshires-based band to the finals of the International Blues Challenge, and to recording sessions with heavy-hitters Charles Neville and Joe Louis Walker.

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MEMBERS' CORNER
Our School of Music has been working with the children of the Saratoga Racecourse's backstretch employees. One day recently we brought ukuleles and guitars and got the whole gang singing & playing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." It got even more fun when the children taught our instructors how to sing the song in Spanish! Your donations paid for the instruments and the outreach. The kids had a wonderful time.
Thank you.

Caffe Lena has nearly 1,000 active members. These folks are planting songs and growing community with their annual donations. They also get the best seats in the house, early access to special shows and some neat swag. Learn More
PLAYLIST OF UPCOMING SHOWS:
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CONTACT OUR STAFF
Administrative Office:
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518-583-0022


Executive Director, Programming & Development
SARAH CRAIG
sarah@caffelena.org

Director of Operations
MATEO VOSGANIAN
mateo@caffelena.org

Program Coordinator, School of Music
VIVIAN NESBITT
musicschool@caffelena.org

House Manager / Volunteer Program Coordinator
HANNAH STIRZAKER
kitchen@caffelena.org

Marketing Manager
CAROLYN SHAPIRO
carolyn@caffelena.org

Caffe Lena TV
REESE FULMER
reese@caffelena.org

Production Manager 
KRISTINE REYNOLDS
kristine@caffelena.org

Broadcast Sound
JOEL MOSS

House Sound
JOE DEUEL

Kitchen Supervisor
JUSTIN WILCOX

Our mailing address is:
Caffe Lena, PO Box 245, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Caffe Lena is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
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