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Current Specials

Monday-Thursday
4-7pm
$5 PBR/Shot

Friday
5-7pm
Live Music
Complimentary Appetizers
50 cents off all drinks!

Saturday
4:30-7:30pm
Live Jazz Jam Session
No Cover

Events

Kristen Ford, Kyla P., Olive Tiger (solo)

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Kristen Ford

Kyla P.

Olive Tiger (solo)

Sun 8/20

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Nikki Hill

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Nikki Hill

Sandy Connely

Sun 8/20

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Tickets at the Door

$15.00 / $20.00

Kevin St. James Band

Gatehouse Music Presents:

Kevin St. James Band

Mon 8/21

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Winski, Every Branch

Winski

Every Branch

Sentiments, Namesake

Tue 8/22

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Flamin' Groovies

Flamin' Groovies

Dust Hat

Wed 8/23

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00

The Ferdy Mayne, Kindred Queer, Namesake

The Ferdy Mayne

Kindred Queer

Namesake

Thu 8/24

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

Lys Guillorn, Julie Beman (Chica Non Grata)

Monthly Women In Song Happy Hour Series

Lys Guillorn

Julie Beman (Chica Non Grata)

Fri 8/25

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Ceschi, Spoken Nerd, Quiet Entertainer, Brzowski, Dope Knife

Ceschi

Spoken Nerd

Quiet Entertainer

Brzowski

Dope Knife

Fri 8/25

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 8/26

4:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Balkun Brothers, Chaser Eight, This Criminal Soul

Balkun Brothers

Chaser Eight

This Criminal Soul

Sat 8/26

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

Carrie Johnson, Libby Johnson, Nick DePuy

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Carrie Johnson

Libby Johnson

Nick DePuy

Sun 8/27

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

George Lesiw Band

Cafe 9 Original Blues Jam Session

George Lesiw Band

Sun 8/27

8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Dandy Lions, Alan Getto

The Dandy Lions

Alan Getto

Mon 8/28

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

Tue 8/29

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Dangerous Animals

Dangerous Animals

Spectral Fangs, Lew Alcindor, King Bongo

Thu 8/31

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

The Cut Loose Band featuring Calvin DeCutlass

BREW ON9 Edition of the Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The Cut Loose Band featuring Calvin DeCutlass

Fri 9/01

5:00 pm (event ends at 8:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

George Baker Band

An Evening With:

George Baker Band

Fri 9/01

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Sat 9/02

4:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Pleasure Beach, Ports of Spain

Pleasure Beach

Ports of Spain

Berdmajik, Future States

Sat 9/02

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$6.00

Jenny Parrott

"The Sunday Buzz " Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Jenny Parrott

Sun 9/03

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Schizophonics, The Rebel Set

The Schizophonics

The Rebel Set

Sun 9/03

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Laundry Day ( Album Release )

Manic Mondays Kickoff Party:

Laundry Day ( Album Release )

The Backyard Committee, Elison Jackson

Mon 9/04

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Jess-O-Lantern, Devil In The Belfry, Zombii, Easy Killer

Jess-O-Lantern

Devil In The Belfry

Zombii

Easy Killer

Tue 9/05

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Wed 9/06

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Sunday Morning, Scooped Up, The Benedicks

Sunday Morning

Scooped Up

The Benedicks

Thu 9/07

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Rivener, Human Flourishing, Tick Hive, Headroom (Solo)

Rivener Record Release Show

Rivener

Human Flourishing

Tick Hive

Headroom (Solo)

Fri 9/08

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

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$8.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 9/09

4:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

More Info

Free

DADA

25th Anniversary Tour

DADA

The Trews

Sat 9/09

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

The Live Ones, The Begotten / < ZLT >

"The Sunday Buzz' Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Live Ones

The Begotten / < ZLT >

Sun 9/10

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Honduras

Manic Mondays:

Honduras

Mon 9/11

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Kino Kimino

Kino Kimino

Wed 9/13

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Dead Weight Burden, Banzai Giant, The Refectory, Hard Luxury

Dead Weight Burden

Banzai Giant

The Refectory

Hard Luxury

Thu 9/14

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Paranormal Adam, Iamvarcity, Positive ID, Brolic Scholars, SnottayNose

Full Blast Hip Hop showcase

Paranormal Adam

Iamvarcity

Positive ID

Brolic Scholars

SnottayNose

Fri 9/15

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 9/16

4:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

More Info

Free

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

GO KAT GO ! Presents

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

The Clams

Sat 9/16

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Washboard Slim and the Bluelights, Phil Rosenthal

"The Sunday Buzz" matinee

Washboard Slim and the Bluelights

Phil Rosenthal

Sun 9/17

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

David Liebe Hart

Manic Mondays:

David Liebe Hart

Mon 9/18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 9/20

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

They Hate Us, Sonic Supercharger 66, King Sexy

Malcolm Tent's Punk Rock Birthday Bash

They Hate Us

Sonic Supercharger 66

King Sexy

Thu 9/21

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Lynn Malavolte and Friends

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Lynn Malavolte and Friends

Fri 9/22

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

The Upper Crust, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents

Roque & Roll Soiree

The Upper Crust

Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents

Fri 9/22

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 9/23

4:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

More Info

Free

The Plimsouls Re-Souled

Back by Popular Demand!

The Plimsouls Re-Souled

Sat 9/23

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Ceschi and Anonymous Inc, El Malpais, Polluter

Ceschi and Anonymous Inc

El Malpais

Polluter

Sun 9/24

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Thomas Wynn & The Believers

Manic Mondays:

Thomas Wynn & The Believers

Luke Rathborne

Mon 9/25

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Appleseed Collective

Appleseed Collective

Tue 9/26

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Jason Eady

Jason Eady

Wed 9/27

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Puppet Cabaret

Pinned & Sewtured and McNeal Puppets present:

Puppet Cabaret

DJ Icebucket

Fri 9/29

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$7.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Billy Cofrances

Sat 9/30

4:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

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Free

Ideat Village Rock Lottery

Ideat Village Rock Lottery

Sat 9/30

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

The Vibrators- 40th Anniversary Tour

Fernando Pinto Presents and Cygnus Radio present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee

The Vibrators- 40th Anniversary Tour

The Safes, The 509ers

Sun 10/01

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Trashcan Sinatras

All Night Acoustic Tour 2017

Trashcan Sinatras

Wed 10/04

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Viva Le Vox

Drinkdeeply Presents

Viva Le Vox

Thu 10/05

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

More Info

$7.00

Snake Hill Blues

The Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Snake Hill Blues

Fri 10/06

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

The Real Kids, Daddy Long Legs

Fernando Pinto Presents:

The Real Kids

Daddy Long Legs

Jacques Le Coque

Sat 10/07

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Great Peacock

Manic Mondays:

Great Peacock

Seth Adam

Mon 10/09

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Cash'd Out

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Cash'd Out

Nathaniel Hintz

Thu 10/12

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Danny Pease and the Regulators, Dutty Winehouse, Slip and Fall, So Long Liberty

SKA-Day The 13th!!

Danny Pease and the Regulators

Dutty Winehouse

Slip and Fall

So Long Liberty

Fri 10/13

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Gina Sicilia

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Gina Sicilia

Sun 10/15

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Gibson Brothers

Gibson Brothers

Sun 10/15

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Goodnight Moonshine featuring Molly Venter, Victor & Penny

EARLY SHOW

Goodnight Moonshine featuring Molly Venter

Victor & Penny

Wed 10/18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 9:30 pm)

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls

Fernando Pinto Presents

Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls

The Meadows Brothers

Thu 10/19

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 / $15.00

Luke Elliot

Luke Elliot

Fri 10/20

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

John D'Amato

"The Sunday Buzz" from Matinee Cygnus Radio

John D'Amato

Sun 10/22

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

The Duke Of Surl

Manic Mondays:

The Duke Of Surl

The Right Offs, Marvelous Liars

Mon 10/23

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

THE WOGGLES

THE WOGGLES

Jeremy & The Harlequins, Stupidity

Wed 11/01

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Jonwayne

Jonwayne

Danny Watts, Ceschi, Old Self, EMV

Fri 11/03

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Black Noise Scam, SAVAGE WORLD, Cry Havoc

Black Noise Scam Reunion Show

Black Noise Scam

SAVAGE WORLD

Cry Havoc

Sat 11/04

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Beekeepers

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Beekeepers

Sun 11/05

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels, Jay Russell and The Split Coils

Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels

Jay Russell and The Split Coils

Thu 11/09

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

CH3

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

CH3

Sun 11/12

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Dom Flemons

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Dom Flemons

Washboard Slim and the Bluelights

Wed 11/15

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$17.00 / $20.00

José Oyola & the Astronauts

Taco Hut Presents "Cultura" Release Show

José Oyola & the Astronauts

Fri 11/17

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $15.00

The Novel Ideas

The Novel Ideas

Tue 12/05

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

About

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CONTACT

NOTE TO BANDS WHO WANT TO PLAY HERE:

We are no longer accepting mailed demo submissions

BOOKING:

Paul Mayer - bookcafenine@gmail.com

BAR PHONE:

203-789-8281

DIRECTIONS

250 State St New Haven, CT 06510

Cafe Nine is located in the historic Ninth Square district in downtown New Haven. Look for us at 250 State St. - one block north of where the New Haven Coliseum used to be (it was demolished).

PRESS

Brooklyn Magazine

Sick of Terminal 5? Here Are the 7 Best Music Venues Right Outside New York City Below are seven of Brooklyn Magazine’s favorite tri-state area music venues. Cafe 9, New Haven, CT This dive bar in downtown New Haven is a hidden gem in a city with one of the tri-state area’s…

Washington Post visits Cafe 9

http://tinyurl.com/khw99j2 Not so long ago, New Haven’s Ninth Square neighborhood was just a stretch of empty red brick buildings. Now, it’s chockablock with art (including Artspace, a warehouse of mini-galleries), quirky shopping (a Jamaican dress designer is just doors down from the century-old Acme Furniture) and divey ethnic food options….

Cafe Nine’s Encore

Daily Nutmeg February  23 2012 http://dailynutmeg.com/2012/02/23/cafe-nine-encore/ Some long term loungers at the New Haven nightspot renowned as “The Musician’s Living Room” are still reeling deliriously from last year’s major renovations to the intimate club space. The bar counter got cut down so it no longer runs the length of the…

Elmore Magazine!

New Haven, Connecticut is the site of Yale University, so it’s got the kind of college-town diversity that can support an active music scene. It’s home to The Space, a welcoming coffeehouse in suburban Hamden, where up and coming young (sometimes high-school age) local and touring acts are nurtured, and…

Boston loves the New Haven Beat!

The Boston Globe – Going with the beat In New Haven…. April 15th, 2007 at 7:42pm The Boston Globe April 15, 2007 Sunday By Steve Morse, Globe Correspondent Going with the beat In New Haven, the scene is varied, the crowds mixed, the music right on  EXPLORE NEW ENGLAND / CONNECTICUT NEW…

FAQ

For Bands

How do I book my band at Cafe 9?

Please submit all press kits electronically to bookcafenine@gmail.com  Include anything you think we should know about your band, some music and the dates you are looking for. We no longer accept mailed demo submissions or take phone calls at the venue regarding booking.

Do you have a P.A.?

We are a small room with good acoustics and our P.A. provides clear amplification to fill the space. We provide all microphones,cables and D.I.’s as well as a resident sound person. If you are booked here and have special sound needs, let us know and we can usually make it work.

I am an out of state singer/songwriter/band without a booking agent. What’s the best way to get a gig at Cafe 9?

We suggest before you email us, that you first network within the New Haven local music community and find a band that is of the same style. Offer them a gig in your area in exchange for setting up a show here with them at Cafe 9.

We are booked! What’s next?

Since most of our deals are based on a percentage of the door proceeds, it is in your best interest to promote your show here aggressively to get people out to see you, revel in your music and help you make some money. Send us some posters, put the show out there on all your social media and email lists. Word of mouth is still the best so tell all your friends personally. We also have a large media and radio list available for you too. Just ask us to send it to you or your publicist.

For Music Fans

Are your events All ages?

Never, all of our shows are 21+ only.

 I am worried this show will sell out. How can I get tickets?

All our ticketed events are sold in advance online on our website. We do not sell tickets in advance at the venue.

Where can I park?

We have limited parking available in the LAZ lot directly behind the venue on Crown St. after 6 p.m.There is also parking on the Street throughout the neighborhood which is free after 9 pm. If you can walk a couple blocks we suggest you also use the LAZ Chatham Lot on the corner of Orange and George St. where parking at a reduced rate is available for Cafe 9 customers. DO NOT PARK in the Apartment lot opposite our Crown St. Entrance. You will definitely be towed.

Do you serve food?

We have some snack foods available to tide you over but if you are looking for dinner let us recommend one of the many great restaurants in the neighborhood.

Do you rent the venue for private parties?

Cafe 9 can be rented for private parties with some advance planning. Because of our scheduling we are usually not available for spur of the moment plans.

Still have questions? Contact bookcafenine@gmail.com