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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

Audrey Campbell

The Sunday Buzz presented by Cygnus Radio

Audrey Campbell

Joe Stalsworth

Sun 2/19

Doors: 3:30 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

George Lesiw Trio

The Original Sunday Blues Jam

George Lesiw Trio

Sun 2/19

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Sonar Shack, Meatball Submachine Gun, Crystal Clear

Sonar Shack

Meatball Submachine Gun

Crystal Clear

Tue 2/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Fernando Pinto Presents

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Dynamojo

Wed 2/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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$17.00 - $20.00

Ourselves, Alone, Lighthouse, If Jesus Had Machine Guns

Ourselves, Alone

Lighthouse

If Jesus Had Machine Guns

Thu 2/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Tuesday Saints

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Tuesday Saints

Fri 2/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Proud Flesh, Birthrates, Vireo, Greg Moran

The Proud Flesh

Birthrates

Vireo

Greg Moran

Fri 2/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 2/25

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

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Free

Monsterland

Fernando Pinto Presents

Monsterland

SAVAK, Creature Did

Sat 2/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

The CarLeans, The Wyrd Brothers

"The Sunday Buzz " Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The CarLeans

The Wyrd Brothers

Sun 2/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

SEX BEAT w/ Kid Congo Powers

SEX BEAT w/ Kid Congo Powers

Sun 2/26

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

"Monthly Mondays" with Frank Critelli

"Monthly Mondays" with Frank Critelli

Mon 2/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Orkestar BAM, The Harris Brothers Balkan Band

Benefit Show for IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services)

Orkestar BAM

The Harris Brothers Balkan Band

Tue 2/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

Sarah Chesler, Kathy Muir, Nicole Thompson

Sarah Chesler

Kathy Muir

Nicole Thompson

Wed 3/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Cole Quest and The City Pickers, Old Royals, Evening Darling

Cole Quest and The City Pickers

Old Royals

Evening Darling

Thu 3/02

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

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$6.00 - $8.00

The Incorrigibles

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The Incorrigibles

Fri 3/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Modern Measure

Manic Productions Presents

Modern Measure

Project Aspect, The Forest Room

Fri 3/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Sat 3/04

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

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Free

Dangerous Animals, The Z-Boys

Dangerous Animals

The Z-Boys

Dickicker, Art School Girls

Sat 3/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Gina Sicilia

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee brought to you by Cygnus Radio

Gina Sicilia

Sun 3/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Killian Troop, Storytime Bob, Mike Hatfield

Killian Troop

Storytime Bob

Mike Hatfield

Mon 3/06

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Brian Langlinais

Brian Langlinais

Tue 3/07

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 3/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

Co/ntry

Manic Productions Presents

Co/ntry

Spectral Fangs, Dr. Martino

Thu 3/09

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Off The Trax

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Off The Trax

Fri 3/10

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

dUECE bUG, Lingo and Grind Mode Cipher, Sky Swamp Orange, Eugene Gallagher, Crooked Mindz, Iamvarcity

Duece Bug 'March Radness Tour' feat. Lingo + Grind Mode Cipher and more!

dUECE bUG

Lingo and Grind Mode Cipher

Sky Swamp Orange

Eugene Gallagher

Crooked Mindz

Iamvarcity

Paranormal Adam

Fri 3/10

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

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$8.00 - $10.00

Jazz Jam Session, Gary Grippo & Friends

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 3/11

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

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Free

Chad Valley

Manic Productions Presents

Chad Valley

Mission Zero, Procedure Club

Sat 3/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00

"The Sunday Buzz" St. Patricks Day Parade Edition with Jovial Crew

"The Sunday Buzz" St. Patricks Day Parade Edition with Jovial Crew

Sun 3/12

Doors: 11:00 am / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$0.00

Fruit Tones

Fruit Tones

Mon 3/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$6.00

The Hooch, EZ Bluez, Chris Radzion

The Hooch

EZ Bluez

Chris Radzion

Tue 3/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Mooncha, (presented by) Puma Simone

We The People- an r+b/comedy/poetry open mic presented by Puma Simone

Mooncha

(presented by) Puma Simone

Jason Benjamin Jr, Tra'Nisha Blackwell

Wed 3/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Stefanie Harris Austin, Terri Lynn, Sarah Witham, Glambat

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Stefanie Harris Austin

Terri Lynn

Sarah Witham

Glambat

Fri 3/17

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 3/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

LITTLE LESLEY & THE BLOODSHOTS

Go Kat Go Presents!

LITTLE LESLEY & THE BLOODSHOTS

THE BOPTHRILLS

Sat 3/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Zoo Front 25th Anniversary Tour

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee brought to you by Cygnus Radio

Zoo Front 25th Anniversary Tour

Sun 3/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

True Will, Zombii, Sunday Morning

True Will

Zombii

Sunday Morning

Sun 3/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$6.00

Dapperascal, EOE

Dapperascal

EOE

Mon 3/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Elison Jackson

Manic Productions Presents

Elison Jackson

The Ferdy Mayne, Hnry Flwer

Tue 3/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10:00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 3/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Quinn XCII

Manic Productions Presents

Quinn XCII

KOLAJ, Ian Biggs

Thu 3/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Lynn Malavolte & Dw Ditty

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Lynn Malavolte & Dw Ditty

Fri 3/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Ian Fitzgerald & Something Else, Lys Guillorn and Her Band, James Maple

Ian Fitzgerald & Something Else

Lys Guillorn and Her Band

James Maple

Fri 3/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 3/25

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

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Free

Cash'd Out

GO KAT GO ! Presents a Tribute to Johnny Cash!

Cash'd Out

Slim Francis

Sat 3/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Living Body

Living Body

Tue 3/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

The Lost Bayou Ramblers

The Lost Bayou Ramblers

Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps

Thu 3/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Snake Hill Blues

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Snake Hill Blues

Fri 3/31

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Deniz Tek (of Radio Birdman)

Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman

Deniz Tek (of Radio Birdman)

Dust Hat

Fri 3/31

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

DEMKOVIC CD Release Party

HMG Record Release Show!

DEMKOVIC CD Release Party

Nick DePuy

Sat 4/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

The Sunday Buzz Music Marathon for Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

"The Sunday Buzz" from Cygnus Radio

The Sunday Buzz Music Marathon for Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

Sun 4/02

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

More Info

Free

The Tet Offensive Plays The Music Of Nirvana

The Tet Offensive Plays The Music Of Nirvana

Wed 4/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$6.00

Cory Branan

Cory Branan

Daphne Lee Martin, Christian Marrone

Fri 4/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Wess Meets West, And The Traveler, Con Etiquette, Strange Changes

Drinkdeeply Presents

Wess Meets West

And The Traveler

Con Etiquette

Strange Changes

Sat 4/08

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

The Mutineers

The Mutineers

Sun 4/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

The 9th Street Stompers

Red Hot Swing & Blues!

The 9th Street Stompers

Tue 4/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

The Rumjacks

The Rumjacks

Rusty Things

Wed 4/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Kinky Friedman

Kinky Friedman's RESURRECTED TOUR

Kinky Friedman

Brian Molnar

Thu 4/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

Jerkagram, Landing, Ourselves, Alone

Jerkagram Homecoming Show!

Jerkagram

Landing

Ourselves, Alone

Sat 4/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Barons

Manic Productions Presents

The Barons

Chaser Eight, Treadwell

Tue 4/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10

Ceschi, Gregory Pepper, Dear Rabbit

Ceschi

Gregory Pepper

Dear Rabbit

more TBA

Wed 4/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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Sean Rowe

Manic Productions Presents

Sean Rowe

That Virginia

Fri 4/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

The Dusk Whales, Grawlix, Oberon Rose

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Dusk Whales

Grawlix

Oberon Rose

Sun 4/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Eilen Jewell

Eilen Jewell

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks, Seth Adam

Tue 4/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Sophie Auster

Sophie Auster

SEE

Wed 4/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Sasquatch & The Sick-A-Billys, Bloodshot Bill

New Haven Record Release Show Presented by GO KAT GO!

Sasquatch & The Sick-A-Billys

Bloodshot Bill

Fri 4/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles

"The Sunday Buzz" matinee from Cygnus Radio presents

Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles

The Backyard Committee

Sun 4/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $13.00

The Wild Reeds

Manic Productions Presents

The Wild Reeds

Blank Range

Sun 4/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Old Salt Union

Old Salt Union

Tue 5/02

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Locust Honey

Fernando Pinto Presents

Locust Honey

The Bandolins

Wed 5/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Marbin

Marbin

Thu 5/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

The Stray Birds

The Stray Birds

Five in the Chamber

Sun 5/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00

Slaid Cleaves

Fernando Pinto Presents

Slaid Cleaves

Tue 5/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00 - $25.00

Samantha Crain

Fernando Pinto Presents

Samantha Crain

Jarrod Dickenson, Tracy Jo and the Toads

Sat 5/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

The Living Deads

GO KAT GO! presents

The Living Deads

So Long Liberty

Sat 5/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$6.00

Andy Shauf

Manic Productions Presents!

Andy Shauf

Sun 5/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$13.00 - $15:00

Diane Cluck

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee From Cygnus Radio

Diane Cluck

Sun 6/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Charly Bliss

Manic Productions Presents

Charly Bliss

Yucky Duster

Fri 6/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00

Whiskey Kill, The Red Penny's

GO KAT GO! Presents

Whiskey Kill

The Red Penny's

Sat 6/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Stephanie Urbina Jones

Stephanie Urbina Jones

Tue 6/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

United Level Sound Presents Pinto Graham, L.M.I., Almost Metal, Slim Francis

United Level Sound Presents Pinto Graham, L.M.I., Almost Metal, Slim Francis

Thu 7/06

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

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