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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

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 5/27

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

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Free

Kings and Liars, Model Decoy, Chuggernaut

Kings and Liars

Model Decoy

Chuggernaut

Sat 5/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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Tickets at the Door

$8.00

Sunday Buzz Memorial Day BBQ

Sunday Buzz Memorial Day BBQ

Rudeyna, Strawberry Cheesesteak, Coastal Notion

Sun 5/28

2:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Olive Tiger, Tiny Diamond

Olive Tiger

Tiny Diamond

Cat Has Claws

Sun 5/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

Closed For Memorial Day!!

Closed

$0.00

Dear Darla

Dear Darla

Tue 5/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

$2 Tuesday with If Jesus Had Machine Guns, Pangalactic, Camby

$2 Tuesday with If Jesus Had Machine Guns, Pangalactic, Camby

Tue 5/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$2.00

Ceschi, Patrick Dalton, Swamp Yankee

Benefit for Connecticut Bail Fund

Ceschi

Patrick Dalton

Swamp Yankee

Wed 5/31

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Maybird

Maybird

Mission Zero

Thu 6/01

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone

Fri 6/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Phat Astronaut

Phat Astronaut Album Fundraiser

Phat Astronaut

The Telle, Baka Fana, Mizeyesis

Fri 6/02

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

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$10

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Sat 6/03

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

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Free

Bent Knee, Great Caeser

Manic Presents

Bent Knee

Great Caeser

The Refectory

Sat 6/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Anne Marie Menta & Dick Neal

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Anne Marie Menta & Dick Neal

Cygnus Radio, The Sawtelles, Haunt The House

Sun 6/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

RYXNO, Dr. Beardface and the Spacemen, Zombii

RYXNO

Dr. Beardface and the Spacemen

Zombii

Sun 6/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Ohtis, S.G. Carlson

Ohtis

S.G. Carlson

Mon 6/05

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

65 Revisited

The New Haven Documentary Film Fest Presents a rare screening of DA Pennebaker's "65 Revisited"

65 Revisited

A decade of Dylan: Songs from 1965-1975

Tue 6/06

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Wed 6/07

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Mid Atlantic Title, Barrows

Mid Atlantic Title

Barrows

Western Estates

Thu 6/08

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

The Sulls

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The Sulls

Fri 6/09

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Pleasure Beach, Reduction Plan

Pleasure Beach

Reduction Plan

Fri 6/09

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 6/10

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

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Free

Fatal Film, Dangerous Animals, Flight of Silence

Fatal Film

Dangerous Animals

Flight of Silence

Sat 6/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

Diane Cluck

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee From Cygnus Radio

Diane Cluck

An Historic (Adam Matlock)

Sun 6/11

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

George Lesiw Band

The Sunday Night Jam Session

George Lesiw Band

Sun 6/11

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Kominas, Giant Kitty

The Kominas

Giant Kitty

Tue 6/13

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

The Suitcase Junket

The Suitcase Junket

Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps

Wed 6/14

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Richard Barone (The Bongos) & Ricky Byrd ("RnR Hall of Famer" )

Richard Barone (The Bongos) & Ricky Byrd ("RnR Hall of Famer" )

Thu 6/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Kath Bloom

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Kath Bloom

Terri Lynn, Flo Ness

Fri 6/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Charly Bliss

Manic Presents

Charly Bliss

Hellrazor, Yucky Duster, Witch Hair

Fri 6/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 6/17

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Whiskey Kill, Bronson Rock

GO KAT GO! Presents

Whiskey Kill

Bronson Rock

Sat 6/17

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

"The Sunday Buzz" Fathers' Day with CygnusRadio.com's The Metal Dad and The Candyman.  Musical Performances by Ponybird and Rob Carlson And Benefit Street.

TRUST US: Dad and Grandpa both want to go to The Sunday Buzz at Cafe Nine.

"The Sunday Buzz" Fathers' Day with CygnusRadio.com's The Metal Dad and The Candyman. Musical Performances by Ponybird and Rob Carlson And Benefit Street.

Sun 6/18

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

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Free

Parker Gispert

Parker Gispert

Laundry Day (Acoustic Duo)

Sun 6/18

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

DrinkDeeply

Mon 6/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Stephanie Urbina Jones

Stephanie Urbina Jones

Summer Edeen

Tue 6/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Wes Swing, Gull, Ports of Spain

Wes Swing

Gull

Ports of Spain

Wed 6/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

Chris Barron (Spin Doctors)

Fernando Pinto Presents

Chris Barron (Spin Doctors)

Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone, Peter Lucibelli

Thu 6/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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$17.00 - $20.00

Buzz Gordo

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Buzz Gordo

Fri 6/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Danny Pease and the Regulators, Dutty Winehouse, Sky Swamp Orange

Danny Pease and the Regulators

Dutty Winehouse

Sky Swamp Orange

Fri 6/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$7.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 6/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Hickups

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Hickups

Tuesday Saints

Sun 6/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

The Toasters

Asbestos Records & Manic Presents

The Toasters

Slip and Fall

Sun 6/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00

EZ Bluez, Storytime Bob, Michael Mancinelli, TKO Americana feat. Kimberly Bon, Tim Webster and Andy Katz

EZ Bluez

Storytime Bob

Michael Mancinelli

TKO Americana feat. Kimberly Bon, Tim Webster and Andy Katz

Mon 6/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Gary War, The Mountain Movers, Camby, Alexander

Gary War

The Mountain Movers

Camby

Alexander

Tue 6/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

BJ Barham (American Aquarium)

The Great 48 Tour

BJ Barham (American Aquarium)

Frank Viele, Charley Crockett

Wed 6/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Alash

Fernando Pinto Presents

Alash

Thu 6/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $20.00

Lynn Malavolte

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Lynn Malavolte

Fri 6/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Songbirds and Songwriters

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Songbirds and Songwriters

Lara Herscovitch, Kate Callahan, Caroline Doctorow

Sun 7/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Pink Navel, Old Self, Zak G, Chef The Chef

Pink Navel

Old Self

Zak G

Chef The Chef

Fri 7/07

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Kelsey Waldon

Kelsey Waldon

Sun 7/09

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Western Centuries

Western Centuries

Tue 7/11

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

The Howlin Brothers

The Howlin Brothers

Wed 7/12

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Nick DiMaria WiRED, BadSlax

Jazz Haven Presents

Nick DiMaria WiRED

BadSlax

Thu 7/13

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

2 In The Chest, I Within I

United Level Sound & Cygnus Radio present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee

2 In The Chest

I Within I

Sun 7/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

SEX BEAT w/ Kid Congo Powers

Free

Hidden Hospitals

Hidden Hospitals

The Refectory, Ourselves, Alone

Tue 7/18

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

Porter Block

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Porter Block

Sun 7/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Words & Music

Words & Music

DrinkDeeply

Mon 7/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends

Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends

The Outer Side

Tue 7/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Curses, Unwill, In Search Of Solace, To Fear The Fall

United Level Sound Presents

Curses

Unwill

In Search Of Solace

To Fear The Fall

United Level Sound

Wed 7/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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$7.00

The Rubinoos

Power Pop Icons!

The Rubinoos

Thu 7/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $20.00

The Zambonis, The Stents, Dust Hat

The Zambonis

The Stents

Dust Hat

Sat 7/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

David Nance, Headroom

David Nance

Headroom

Mon 7/31

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Manic Presents:

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Tue 8/01

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Valley Queen

Valley Queen

Thu 8/17

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets

GO KAT GO! & Cafe Nine Present:

Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets

Sat 8/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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$25.00

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

Ceschi

Spoken Nerd

Quiet Entertainer

Brzowski

Dope Knife

Paulie Think

Fri 8/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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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

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

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

GO KAT GO ! Presents

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Sat 9/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

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