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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

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 9/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

They Hate Us, Sonic Supercharger 66, Lobsterface, Johnny Cab

Malcolm Tent's Punk Rock Birthday Bash

They Hate Us

Sonic Supercharger 66

Lobsterface

Johnny Cab

Thu 9/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Lynn Malavolte and Friends, Buzz Gordo

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Lynn Malavolte and Friends

Buzz Gordo

Fri 9/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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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

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$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)

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Free

Hilton Valentine

Hilton Valentine of the Animals!

Hilton Valentine

Big Fat Combo

Sat 9/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Lys Guillorn, The Right-Offs, RYXNO, Brian Samuel Robinson, Strawberry Cheesesteak

Cygnus Radio celebrates Karen Ponzio's 50th Birthday

Lys Guillorn

The Right-Offs

RYXNO

Brian Samuel Robinson

Strawberry Cheesesteak

Sun 9/24

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Ceschi and Anonymous Inc, El Malpais, Polluter, Xanthi

Ceschi and Anonymous Inc

El Malpais

Polluter

Xanthi

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, Mercy Choir

Mon 9/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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FREE WITH RSVP until 2pm day of show or $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

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$10.00

Jason Eady

Jason Eady

Belle of the Fall

Wed 9/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

John Ferrara (Consider the Source) Workshop

Pre-Showcase Bass Workshop & Clinic

John Ferrara (Consider the Source) Workshop

Thu 9/28

7:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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John Ferrara (Consider The Source) & Seth Moutal

John Ferrara (Consider The Source) Showcase.

John Ferrara (Consider The Source) & Seth Moutal

Rudeyna, Strawberry Cheesesteak

Thu 9/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Allison Farrel, CB Sheehan

Women In Song Monthly Wind Down Happy Hour

Allison Farrel

CB Sheehan

Fri 9/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

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

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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

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$15.00

SEX BEAT w/ DJ Kid Congo Powers

SEX BEAT w/ DJ Kid Congo Powers

Sun 10/01

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Caroline Rose

Manic Mondays:

Caroline Rose

Daphne Lee Martin, Lys Guillorn

Mon 10/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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FREE WITH RSVP until 2pm day of show or $5 at the door.

Woody Pines

Woody Pines

Tue 10/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

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

Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps

Thu 10/05

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

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$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

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Free

Katro Storm  "Commisions" New Works on Canvas Opening Reception and CWOS Official After Party

Official Citywide Open Studios Reception After Party

Katro Storm "Commisions" New Works on Canvas Opening Reception and CWOS Official After Party

George Baker Band

Fri 10/06

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Sat 10/07

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

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Free

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

Wild Ponies, Anne Marie Menta

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Wild Ponies

Anne Marie Menta

Sun 10/08

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

Grace: Tribute To Jeff Buckley

Drinkdeeply Presents:

Grace: Tribute To Jeff Buckley

Sun 10/08

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Great Peacock

Manic Mondays:

Great Peacock

Balkun Brothers, Seth Adam

Mon 10/09

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

This event is 21 and over

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FREE WITH RSVP until 2pm day of show or $5 at the door.

Kim Richey

Two Time Grammy Nominee!

Kim Richey

Tue 10/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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$18.00 - $20.00

Canyon, That Virginia, Steph Serenita, Storytime Bob

Canyon

That Virginia

Steph Serenita

Storytime Bob

Wed 10/11

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

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

Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone, KamRyn

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour Women in Music Series

Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone

KamRyn

Fri 10/13

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, 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

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$10.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 10/14

4:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

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

Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends

Manic Mondays:

Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends

The Sun Parade

Mon 10/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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FREE with RSVP or $5 at the Door

Dead Rider

Elm City Noisefest Presents:

Dead Rider

Timeghost, Human Flourishing, Ross Menze

Tue 10/17

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

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

Avmus

LATE SHOW / Elm City Noisefest Presents:

Avmus

Neurospora, Tick Hive, Parlay Droner

Wed 10/18

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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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

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$12.00 / $15.00

The Buttondowns

Weekly wind Down Happy Hour

The Buttondowns

Fri 10/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Luke Elliot

Luke Elliot

Fri 10/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 10/21

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

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Free

Ed Cherry

Jazz Haven Presents:

Ed Cherry

Sat 10/21

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

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

George Lesiw Band

The Original Sunday Night Blues Jam

George Lesiw Band

Sun 10/22

8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

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

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FREE WITH RSVP until 2pm day of show or $5 at the door.

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 10/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Health & Beauty, Famous Laughs, Lea, Sam Moth, DJ Ross Menze

Health & Beauty

Famous Laughs

Lea

Sam Moth

DJ Ross Menze

Thu 10/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

The Let Loose Band featuring Calvin DeCutlass

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The Let Loose Band featuring Calvin DeCutlass

Fri 10/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

a party to benefit the ACLU

A Party To Benefit The ACLU- Costumes,Prizes, Raffles, Dancing!

a party to benefit the ACLU

Fri 10/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 10/28

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

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$0.00

Larry Kirwan

Cygnus Radio & The Sunday Buzz Matinee Present:

Larry Kirwan

Sun 10/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Surf Squad, Surfalicious Dudes

Surf Squad

Surfalicious Dudes

Sun 10/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

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

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$10.00 - $12.00

FRANK CRITELLI

Weekly wind Down Happy Hour

FRANK CRITELLI

Fri 11/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

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

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$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, Robert C. Fullerton

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Beekeepers

Robert C. Fullerton

Sun 11/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Thor & Friends

Manic Mondays:

Thor & Friends

Rivener

Mon 11/06

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

This event is 21 and over

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FREE with RSVP or $5 at the door

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

The Proletariat

The Proletariat

Sat 11/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

CH3

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

CH3

The Ratz, Damn Broads

Sun 11/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Amanda Anne Platt &The Honeycutters

Amanda Anne Platt &The Honeycutters

Tue 11/14

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 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" Record Release Show Night #1

José Oyola & the Astronauts

Hnry Flwer, UZOO, Klokwize

Fri 11/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12

José Oyola & the Astronauts

Taco Hut Present "Cultura" Record Release Night #2

José Oyola & the Astronauts

Salt Cathedral, Tall Juan (Solo), Fernandito Ferrer

Sat 11/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00

Rob Lytle, Anne Castellano, SheSaidHeSaid, Dogbite

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee From Cygnus Radio

Rob Lytle

Anne Castellano

SheSaidHeSaid

Dogbite

Sun 11/19

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

The Forest Room, CJ Boyd, The Singing Tesla Coils (Stephany Brown & Kriss Santala)

The Forest Room

CJ Boyd

The Singing Tesla Coils (Stephany Brown & Kriss Santala)

Tue 11/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Dean Falcone's Annual Thanksgiving Vomitorium

Dean Falcone's Annual Thanksgiving Vomitorium

Wed 11/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

George Morgio, Eric Nassau, Shaka & the Soul Shakers Duo

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee From Cygnus Radio

George Morgio

Eric Nassau

Shaka & the Soul Shakers Duo

Sun 11/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Circus Delecti

Circus Delecti

Fri 12/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Songbirds & Songwriters

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee From Cygnus Radio

Songbirds & Songwriters

Sun 12/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Weakened Friends

Manic Mondays:

Weakened Friends

Roz and the Rice Cakes, Quiet Giant

Mon 12/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at The Door)

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

The Birdmen, The Tommy's

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee From Cygnus Radio

The Birdmen

The Tommy's

Sun 12/10

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Mephiskapheles

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Mephiskapheles

Sat 12/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

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