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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

Mainland

Manic Mondays:

Mainland

Kitten, Kalimur

Mon 5/21

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)

Youth In A Roman Field

Solo Project of Claire Wellin of San Fermin

Youth In A Roman Field

Olive Tiger

Tue 5/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Tinklebelle's Ladies Variety Show

Tinklebelle's Ladies Variety Show

Wed 5/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Tickets at the Door

$5.00

The Way Down Wanderers

The Way Down Wanderers

The Alpaca Gnomes

Thu 5/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00

The Gatehouse Band

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour Hour (Early Holiday Edition)

The Gatehouse Band

Fri 5/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Roosevelt Dime

Roosevelt Dime

The Let Loose

Fri 5/25

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 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 5/26

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

More Info

Free

Pinned and Sewtured Presents: Puppet Cabaret & Variety Show

Pinned and Sewtured Presents: Puppet Cabaret & Variety Show

Sat 5/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

George Baker Band

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee Annual Rhythm & Blues BBQ from Cygnus Radio

George Baker Band

Sun 5/27

2:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

SEX BEAT Dance Party Memorial Day Shindig  w/ DJ Kid Congo Powers

Free

Ryan White (Record Release Show)

Manic Mondays:

Ryan White (Record Release Show)

James A.M. Downes, Pinfinger, Nothing Israel, John Lonesome

Mon 5/28

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Wess Meets West, Snowpiler, The Refectory, Ourselves, Alone, CALLS

Wess Meets West

Snowpiler

The Refectory

Ourselves, Alone

CALLS

Tue 5/29

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

More Info

$8.00

Words & Music

Drinkdeeply Presents:

Words & Music

Wed 5/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

John Gorka

Fernando Pinto Presents; John Gorka “True in Time” Record Release Party!

John Gorka

Thu 5/31

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00 - $25.00

Lynn Malavolte

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Lynn Malavolte

Fri 6/01

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

More Info

Free

Greyhounds

Greyhounds

The Split Coils

Fri 6/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Strawberry Cheesesteak, Added Color

Fundraiser for GJK Festival

Strawberry Cheesesteak

Added Color

Sat 6/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The CarLeans, Jeff Przech

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The CarLeans

Jeff Przech

Sun 6/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Arlen Roth

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Arlen Roth

Jed Parish, Jimmy Ward

Sun 6/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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$17.00- $20.00

Bent Knee

Manic Mondays:

Bent Knee

Owel, Gatherers

Mon 6/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

"What It Takes"

NH Docs Screening of"What It Takes" with musical guests Stefanie Austin & The Palomino Club

"What It Takes"

Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club

Tue 6/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Wed 6/06

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Dave Hause

Dave Hause

Northcote, Christian Marrone

Thu 6/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Boss Hog

Boss Hog

Honch

Fri 6/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

The Split Squad

The Split Squad

Dust Hat

Sat 6/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters

Sun 6/10

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Bangladeafy, Juan Bond, The Old Deluder

Bangladeafy

Juan Bond

The Old Deluder

Sun 6/10

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

David Keenan

Manic Mondays:

David Keenan

Mon 6/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Urban Pioneers

Urban Pioneers

Tue 6/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

The Murder Junkies

The Murder Junkies

Malcolm Tent, Fever Dreams

Wed 6/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

No Line North, SPOUSE, Trevor Healy

No Line North

SPOUSE

Trevor Healy

Thu 6/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$7.00

Willie Nile

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Willie Nile

The Manchurians

Fri 6/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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$23.00 - $28.00

Deaf Poets, Robbie Chemical, Of Clocks and Clouds, Chaser Eight (Naked)

Taco Hut Presents:

Deaf Poets

Robbie Chemical

Of Clocks and Clouds

Chaser Eight (Naked)

Sat 6/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00 - $8.00

Duncan Reid And The Big Heads

Duncan Reid of "The Boys"

Duncan Reid And The Big Heads

Dust Hat

Sun 6/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

The Toasters

Manic Mondays:

The Toasters

Micah Schnabel (of Two Cow Garage)

Mon 6/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Dumptruck

Dumptruck

Holy Tunics

Tue 6/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps, Laundry Day, Lunch Duchess, Kendra Dawsey

Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps

Laundry Day

Lunch Duchess

Kendra Dawsey

Wed 6/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Sea The Sea

Record Release Show!

The Sea The Sea

Josiah Johnson (The Head & The Heart), Planes on Paper

Thu 6/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Javier & Los DishDogs, The Lost Weekend

United Level Sound Presents:

Javier & Los DishDogs

The Lost Weekend

Fri 6/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Miriam and Nobody's Babies, Gotham Rockets

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Miriam and Nobody's Babies

Gotham Rockets

The Sparkomatics

Sat 6/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones

Manic Mondays:

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones

Haunting Titans

Mon 6/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Old Self, Juswan, Eli Hazel, C. Shreve the Professor, Jules Baxter, Cam & Sound

Old Self

Juswan

Eli Hazel

C. Shreve the Professor

Jules Baxter

Cam & Sound

Tue 6/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Pearl Earl

Pearl Earl

Thu 6/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Handsome Hound

Handsome Hound

Chris Peters

Sun 7/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

War On Women

Manic Mondays:

War On Women

Mon 7/02

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

The Wagon Riders, Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club

The Wagon Riders

Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club

DJ Dave Coon

Fri 7/06

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$7.00

Glenn Roth, Cullen Gray, Amber Russell

Drinkdeeply and Cygnus Radio Present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee-

Glenn Roth

Cullen Gray

Amber Russell

Sun 7/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Robert Gordon

Go Kat Go! and Cafe Nine Present:

Robert Gordon

Bloodshot Bill

Sun 7/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

Kinky Friedman

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Kinky Friedman

Brian Molnar

Sun 7/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

Honeysuckle

Manic Mondays:

Honeysuckle

Laura Wolf

Mon 7/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Zac Clark (of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness)

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Zac Clark (of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness)

Bob Oxblood

Wed 7/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $14.00

Hillbilly Casino

Go Kat Go!Presents:

Hillbilly Casino

Thu 7/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Eurisko, City Streets Country Roads, Kevin Mf King, No Kill Shelter, Jason Ingriselli

Eurisko Reunion Show!

Eurisko

City Streets Country Roads

Kevin Mf King

No Kill Shelter

Jason Ingriselli

Fri 7/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Men In Gray Suits, Black Flamingos, Ninth Wave

GO KAT GO! presents a Surf Band Spectacular

The Men In Gray Suits

Black Flamingos

Ninth Wave

Sat 7/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Kevin Gordon

"The Sunay Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Kevin Gordon

Sun 7/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Frenchy and The Punk, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Frenchy and The Punk

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

Sun 7/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Peter Oren

Peter Oren

Mon 7/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Ginkgoa

Ginkgoa

Elegant Primates

Tue 7/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

The Hot Club Of Cowtown

Fernando Pinto Presents:

The Hot Club Of Cowtown

Wed 7/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00 - $30.00

Ceschi and Anonymous Inc, Ecce Shnak, Prozach

Ceschi and Anonymous Inc

Ecce Shnak

Prozach

Thu 7/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons

Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons

Wed 8/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

House Of  Waters

Fernando Pinto Presents:

House Of Waters

Thu 8/02

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

An Evening of Music by Alex Chilton / Big Star

An Evening of Music by Alex Chilton / Big Star

Sat 8/04

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

More Info

$8.00

Alash

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Alash

Sun 8/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00 - $25.00

Eliza Neals & The Narcotics

Eliza Neals & The Narcotics

Orb Mellon

Wed 8/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Leti Garza

Leti Garza

Thu 8/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

The Blasters

The Blasters

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones

Tue 8/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

The Number 9 Blacktops

Go Kat Go Presents!

The Number 9 Blacktops

Thu 8/16

8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

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

Magic Dick & Shun Ng

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Magic Dick & Shun Ng

Sat 8/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$17.00 - $20.00

Wayne Hancock

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Wayne Hancock

Wed 8/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

The David Mayfield Parade

Fernando Pinto Presents:

The David Mayfield Parade

Thu 8/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds, Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Co-Headline Show!

Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds

Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Fri 9/07

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

More Info

$15.00

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club

Sat 9/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Charlie Hunter Trio

"The Sunda Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Charlie Hunter Trio

Sun 9/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Mystic Braves

Manic Mondays:

Mystic Braves

The Creation Factory

Mon 9/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Wild Ponies

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Wild Ponies

Sun 9/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

The Suitcase Junket

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Suitcase Junket

Belle of the Fall

Sun 9/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

John D'Amato

John D'Amato

Sun 10/07

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

More Info

$10.00

Southern Culture On The Skids

GO KAT GO! & Cafe Nine Present:

Southern Culture On The Skids

Sat 10/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Matthew Perryman Jones

Matthew Perryman Jones

Molly Parden

Sun 10/21

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

More Info

$12.00

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

GOKAT GO! Presents:

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Fri 11/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Robyn Hitchcock

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Robyn Hitchcock

Thu 11/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00 - $25.00

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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