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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

Alash

Fernando Pinto Presents

Alash

Sam Moth

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

Mr Heartbreak

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Mr Heartbreak

Fri 6/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Witch Hair, Sam Carlson, Bilge Rat, Spit-take, The Right Offs, RYXNO, Crag Mask

Benefit for IICONN

Witch Hair, Sam Carlson, Bilge Rat, Spit-take, The Right Offs, RYXNO, Crag Mask

Fri 6/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Sat 7/01

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

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Free

Lea, Swamp Yankee, Steve Hartlett

Lea

Swamp Yankee

Steve Hartlett

Sat 7/01

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

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

Thelma and the Sleaze

Thelma and the Sleaze

Nightbloom

Sun 7/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Hidefinition, Cesar Comanche

Hidefinition

Cesar Comanche

Paranormal Adam

Wed 7/05

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Joiner Inners, The Right Offs, Zero Years

The Joiner Inners

The Right Offs

Zero Years

Thu 7/06

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Mr Heartbreak

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Mr Heartbreak

Fri 7/07

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

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

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 7/08

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Charlie Karp & The Name Droppers

Record Release Show for "Show Me The Money"

Charlie Karp & The Name Droppers

Howard Jeffrey

Sat 7/08

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00

Balkun Brothers

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Balkun Brothers

Sun 7/09

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Kelsey Waldon

Kelsey Waldon

Stefanie Harris Austin

Sun 7/09

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

DrinkDeeply

Mon 7/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

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

Jeff Blaney

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, Rosemary Minkler Trio

Jazz Haven Presents

Nick DiMaria WiRED

BadSlax

Rosemary Minkler Trio

Thu 7/13

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Manimals, This Criminal Soul

The Manimals

This Criminal Soul

Fri 7/14

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

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 7/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Robbie Fulks

Nominated for two 2017 Grammy Awards: Best Folk Album (Upland Stories) and Best American Roots Song

Robbie Fulks

Phil Rosenthal

Sat 7/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

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

Dylan Connor, Jim Wolf

Dylan Connor

Jim Wolf

Mon 7/17

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

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

Crunk Witch

Crunk Witch

Jason Sirianni, Dan Dillinger, OneWerd

Wed 7/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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Mechanical Peaches, Mount Pocono, Hard Luxury

Mechanical Peaches

Mount Pocono

Hard Luxury

Thu 7/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Crown Colony

Crown Colony

Dutty Winehouse, Dangerous Animals, Flight of Silence

Fri 7/21

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 7/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Tony Trischka's Early Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan

Tony Trischka's Early Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan

Sat 7/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $18.00

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

Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras

Fernandito Ferrer, Jose Oyola (solo)

Sun 7/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Sharkmuffin

Sharkmuffin

Mon 7/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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$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 Buttondowns

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The Buttondowns

Fri 7/28

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

Billy Cofrances

Sat 7/29

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

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Free

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

Sez Zion

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Sez Zion

Sun 7/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

George Lesiw Band

The Sunday Night Jam Session

George Lesiw Band

Sun 7/30

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

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Free

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

Pinact, Death Black Birds

Tue 8/01

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Aurelio Voltaire, Bella Morte

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Aurelio Voltaire

Bella Morte

Wed 8/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Rudeyna, Sub-Urban

Rudeyna

Sub-Urban

Thu 8/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

FRANK CRITELLI

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

FRANK CRITELLI

Fri 8/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Michael Hunton, Brad Byrd

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Michael Hunton

Brad Byrd

Sun 8/06

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Willie Nile

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Willie Nile

Fri 8/11

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00 - $25.00

Fiction, Black River Union

Fiction

Black River Union

Sat 8/12

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00 - $7.00

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Bloodshot Recording Artist

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Daphne Lee Martin

Wed 8/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

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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Sold Out

$25.00

Kristen Ford, Kyla P.

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Kristen Ford

Kyla P.

Sun 8/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

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

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

More Info

Balkun Brothers, Chaser Eight, Pinto Graham

Balkun Brothers

Chaser Eight

Pinto Graham

Sat 8/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

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

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

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

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

The Safes, The 509ers

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Safes

The 509ers

Sun 10/01

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

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$15.00

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

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$12.00 - $15.00

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

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 WOGGLES

THE WOGGLES

Wed 11/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

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

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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

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$8.00 - $10.00

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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