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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

The Quest

The Quest

Jonsey, Shy, Gialana, Chri$ Streets, Vendetta

Thu 1/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Tickets at the Door

$5.00

Kriss Santala, Lonesome Billy Calash  and Mike DaMico Birthday Bash!

Weekly ind Down Happy hour

Kriss Santala, Lonesome Billy Calash and Mike DaMico Birthday Bash!

Fri 1/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Goodnight Blue Moon, Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club

Goodnight Blue Moon

Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club

Fri 1/19

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 1/20

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

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Free

Satanicide

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Satanicide

The Zambonis, The Hymans

Sat 1/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00- $15.00

John McMillan

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee St. Patricks Parade Fundraiser From Cygnus Radio

John McMillan

Sun 1/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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Elison Jackson, Cape Coma, Shakeout

Elison Jackson

Cape Coma

Shakeout

Sun 1/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Snake Oil

Manic Mondays:

Snake Oil

J. Russell and the Split Coils (members of Hot Rod Circuit)

Mon 1/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Aisha Burns

Aisha Burns

Leila Crockett

Tue 1/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Laini and The Wildfire, Chaser Eight, Treadwell

Laini and The Wildfire

Chaser Eight

Treadwell

Thu 1/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Frank Critelli

WeeklyWind Down Happy Hour

Frank Critelli

Fri 1/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Suitcase Junket

The Suitcase Junket

Kate Lorenz, An Historic

Fri 1/26

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 1/27

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

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Free

Girls, Guns and Glory

GO KAT GO! Presents: Michelle's Birthday Show!

Girls, Guns and Glory

Jeremy & The Harlequins

Sat 1/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

The Sunday Buzz w/ Ian Moore

The Sunday Buzz w/ Ian Moore

Sun 1/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

George Lesiw Band

Original Cafe 9 Blues Jam Session

George Lesiw Band

Sun 1/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Hammydown

Manic Mondays:

Hammydown

Lea, Straight To VHS

Mon 1/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Superbird Collective, Coastal Notion, Patrick Collins

$2 Tuesday!

Superbird Collective, Coastal Notion, Patrick Collins

Tue 1/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$2.00

Lola Pistola

Lola Pistola

Witch Hair

Wed 1/31

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Jeff Wickun, S.G. Carlson

Jeff Wickun

S.G. Carlson

Thu 2/01

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law

Flapjack Attack, Pull It Together

Fri 2/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

The Hickups

The Hickups

Sat 2/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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$7.00

Des Demonas, Dust Hat

"The Super Bowl Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Des Demonas

Dust Hat

Sun 2/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

Jounce

Manic Mondays:

Jounce

Sun Parade

Mon 2/05

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

This event is 21 and over

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FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

The Buttondowns

CD Release Party !

The Buttondowns

Buzz Gordo

Tue 2/06

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

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Free

Haunted Summer

Haunted Summer

Wed 2/07

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, The Lost Tribe, Dan Liparini Trio

Nick DiMaria WiRED

The Lost Tribe

Dan Liparini Trio

Thu 2/08

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

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$8.00

James Mauri and The Black River Stones, Fiction, Black River Union

James Mauri and The Black River Stones

Fiction

Black River Union

Fri 2/09

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Shellye Valauskas Experience with Special Guest Jon Auer (The Posies, Big Star)

Record Release Show!

The Shellye Valauskas Experience with Special Guest Jon Auer (The Posies, Big Star)

Sat 2/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

The Furors, The Sawtelles, Jellyshirts

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Furors

The Sawtelles

Jellyshirts

Sun 2/11

4:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Earthkry

Earthkry

Tue 2/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

"Valentine's Day Jazz Lounge" with Kevin Saint James

Lovers Lounge-a-Palooza

"Valentine's Day Jazz Lounge" with Kevin Saint James

Wed 2/14

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees

Fernando Pinto Presents: Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees

American Trash, Ulteria DJ R.I.C.H.A.R.D.

Fri 2/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Robyn Hitchcock

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee From Cygnus Radio

Robyn Hitchcock

Sun 2/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Sold Out

$20.00 - $25.00

Jon Dee Graham

Manic Mondays:

Jon Dee Graham

Ben de la Cour

Mon 2/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Tinklebelle's Ladies Variety Show

Tinklebelle's Ladies Variety Show

Wed 2/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$3.00

The Hempsteadys

The Hempsteadys

RYXNO

Fri 2/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Gutter Demons

GO KT GO! Presents:

Gutter Demons

The Skeleton Beats

Sun 2/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Xylouris White

Manic Mondays:

Xylouris White

Trevor Healy

Mon 2/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Tal National

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Tal National

Wet Tuna

Tue 2/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Peter Mulvey

Fernando Pinto & Cygnus Radio Present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee:

Peter Mulvey

Lara Herscovitch

Sun 3/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$17.00- $20.00

Amy Rigby

Amy Rigby

Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone

Thu 3/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Jj Thames & The Violet Revolt

United Level Sound & Cafe Nine Present:

Jj Thames & The Violet Revolt

Slim Francis

Fri 3/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Grant-Lee Phillips

Grant-Lee Phillips

Frank Critelli

Sat 3/10

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

St. Patricks Day Parade Party, Jovial Crew

Parade Day Party with Jovial Crew

St. Patricks Day Parade Party

Jovial Crew

Sun 3/11

Doors: 11:00 am / Show: 3:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Daddy Long Legs

Fri 3/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Chris Kasper

Manic Mondays:

Chris Kasper

Instant Treeline, Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots

Mon 3/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

CONSOLIDATED PLASTICS, Stefan Christensen, Syntax, The Wilful Boys

CONSOLIDATED PLASTICS

Stefan Christensen

Syntax

The Wilful Boys

Thu 3/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

That 1 Guy

Fernando Pinto Presents:

That 1 Guy

Sun 3/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

VOWWS

Manic Mondays:

VOWWS

Reduction Plan, Pleasure Beach

Mon 3/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers

Wed 4/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Caroline Rose

Manic Presents:

Caroline Rose

Fri 4/06

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10

Trio Da Kali

Trio Da Kali

The Lost Tribe

Sun 4/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Bobby Long

Bobby Long

Thu 4/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

The Living Deads

GO KAT GO! Presents:

The Living Deads

Fri 4/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Lost Bayou Ramblers

Grammy Nominated!

Lost Bayou Ramblers

Sat 4/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Marbin

Marbin

Strawberry Cheesesteak

Fri 4/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

The Way Down Wanderers

The Way Down Wanderers

Thu 5/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00

Agent Orange

Agent Orange

FEA, Easy Killer

Fri 8/17

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