Current Specials

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

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

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

Events

"It's A Black & White World" - The Photos of John Lawler

Opening Reception and Party 5-8pm with special musical guest Hugh Birdsall of the Reducers!

"It's A Black & White World" - The Photos of John Lawler

Hugh Birdsall

Fri 3/06

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Hymans, Shock Pistols, Bomber

The Hymans

Shock Pistols

Bomber

Fri 3/06

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Sat 3/07

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

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Free

Protest Karaoke

Hosted by Artspace to coincide with the current exhibition "Vertical Reach"

Protest Karaoke

Sat 3/07

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Lea

Lea

Verdigrls, Lip Keebler's Dead Wives

Sat 3/07

10:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Excitement Gang

The Excitement Gang

The Paddywagons, Out Of SystemTransfer

Sun 3/08

3:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Original Sunday Night Jam, George Baker Band

The Original Sunday Night Jam

George Baker Band

Sun 3/08

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Steve Gilbert

Fake Four Records Presents

Steve Gilbert

Proud Flesh, Wyley Buck, Opus

Tue 3/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

Sketch The Cataclysm

Sketch The Cataclysm

Wed 3/11

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Sarah Lou Richards, Adam McDonough

Sarah Lou Richards

Adam McDonough

Thu 3/12

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Tim Payson

Weekly Wind Down Happy hour

Tim Payson

Fri 3/13

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Big Lazy

Big Lazy

Happy Ending

Fri 3/13

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

Lys Guillorn and Her Band, Jennifer Hill, Sarah LeMieux Quintet

SWAN DAY Rev Up show!

Lys Guillorn and Her Band

Jennifer Hill

Sarah LeMieux Quintet

Sat 3/14

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Spotty Dog

St Patricks PRE PARADE PARTY! 12-2 pm

Spotty Dog

Sun 3/15

Doors: 11:00 am / Show: 12:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Sasquatch & The Sick-A-Billys

St. Patricks Day After Parade Party!!

Sasquatch & The Sick-A-Billys

Sun 3/15 - Fri 3/27

3:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Joey Batts and Them

Joey Batts and Them

Little War Twins, Hudson K, Mission O

Tue 3/17

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Elle Sera

Elle Sera

Stephany Brown, Mystic Charlie, Andrew Moore and the Barefoot Boys

Wed 3/18

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Sun Dagger

Sun Dagger

Entierro, Murdervan

Thu 3/19

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Christoph Whitbeck

Christoph Whitbeck

Fri 3/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Hymen Holocaust

Hymen Holocaust

American't, Progress

Fri 3/20

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Jazz Jam Session, Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 3/21

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

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Free

The Wagon Riders

The Wagon Riders

Sat 3/21

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Die Hipster Records showcase

Die Hipster Records showcase

The Lost Riots, Tomb & Thirst, The 509ers

Sun 3/22

3:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Original Sunday Night Jam, The Morris Trent Band

The Original Sunday Night Jam

The Morris Trent Band

Sun 3/22

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

James and the Ultrasounds

James and the Ultrasounds

La Tunda, Dangerous Animals

Tue 3/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00 - $8.00

Mad River City

Mad River City

Wed 3/25

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Elison Jackson, Ian Fitzgerald, Brian Carroll

Elison Jackson

Ian Fitzgerald

Brian Carroll

Thu 3/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

Victor Roland

Victor Roland

Fri 3/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Live Mike LIVE

LIVE from New Havens 9th Square!!!

Live Mike LIVE

Fri 3/27

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Jazz Jam Session, George Baker Band

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 3/28

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

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Free

The Original Sunday Night Jam, The  Cobalt  Rhythm  Kings

The Original Sunday Night Jam

The Cobalt Rhythm Kings

Sun 3/29

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Monday Night Jazz w/ Kevin St. James and Joe McWilliams

Jazz in The Living Room !!

Monday Night Jazz w/ Kevin St. James and Joe McWilliams

Mon 3/30

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

10 String Symphony

10 String Symphony

The Teaspoons

Tue 3/31

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00 - $8.00

SHEL

SHEL

Wed 4/01

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Wess Meets West

Wess Meets West

Ports of Spain

Fri 4/03

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Eugene Mirman

Manic Productions and Fistful of Jokes Present:

Eugene Mirman

Sat 4/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00

Tal National

Oddball Entertainment Presents

Tal National

The Mountain Movers

Wed 4/08

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Orkestar BAM, The Harris Brothers Balkan Band

Orkestar BAM

The Harris Brothers Balkan Band

Thu 4/09

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

M.A.K.U. SOUND SYSTEM

Oddball Entertainment Presents

M.A.K.U. SOUND SYSTEM

Rudeyna, Fernandito Ferrer

Fri 4/10

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay

Americana Monday at Cafe 9!

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay

Mon 4/13

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

The Density Twins

Postponed from 1/28/15. All tickets for this show will be honored.

The Density Twins

Wed 4/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Gang Green

BRASS CITY BOSS SOUNDS presents.........

Gang Green

Antagonizers ATL, Drug Shock, Watchlist

Thu 4/16

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

dUECE bUG, Phil Blount, Mental Stamina, Heat Mizer, The EarDrugz

Full Blast Presents

dUECE bUG

Phil Blount

Mental Stamina

Heat Mizer

The EarDrugz

Fri 4/17

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Los Jamones

Oddball Entertainment Presents

Los Jamones

Party Lights, The Hulls

Sat 4/18

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

Old Best Friend

Old Best Friend

Mon 4/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

Voltaire

Oddball entertainment Presents!

Voltaire

Ego Likeness

Wed 4/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Lydia Lunch / Retrovirus

Oddball Entertainment Presents

Lydia Lunch / Retrovirus

Downtown Boys

Thu 4/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$13.00 - $15.00

Mission O

The Desultory Theatre Club Presents..... Mission Zero CD Release Party!!

Mission O

Boy Girl Party, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly

Sat 5/02

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$7.00

Acid Mothers Temple

Manic Productions and Safety Meeting Records Present:

Acid Mothers Temple

ST 37, Landing

Mon 5/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

THE MEATMEN

THE MEATMEN

Against The Grain

Tue 5/05

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$13.00 - $15.00

Amy LaVere featuring Will Sexton

Amy LaVere featuring Will Sexton

Heather Fay

Wed 5/06

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Agent Orange

Agent Orange

In the Whale

Fri 5/15

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$13.00 - $15.00

Mystic Braves

Manic Productions Presents:

Mystic Braves

The Blank Tapes, Elison Jackson

Sat 5/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Blood Warrior, Death Vessel, Violent Mae

Safety Meeting Records Presents

Blood Warrior

Death Vessel

Violent Mae

Thu 5/21

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

The Blues Magoos

Oddball Entertainment Presents!

The Blues Magoos

Happy Ending, Rope

Fri 5/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $18.00

The Lost Bayou Ramblers

The Lost Bayou Ramblers

Thu 5/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Bella's Bartok

Bella's Bartok

Sat 5/30

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Murder Junkies

The Murder Junkies

The Lost Riots

Wed 6/03

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Eilen Jewell

Eilen Jewell

Thu 7/09

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Robbie Fulks & Redd Volkaert

Grammy Award Winner Redd Volkaert with Robbie Fulks!!!

Robbie Fulks & Redd Volkaert

Sat 7/18

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Eric Sommer

Eric Sommer

Thu 8/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

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

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