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Current Specials

Monday-Thursday
4-7pm
$6 PBR/Shot

Monday

4-7pm

$2 Schaefer Cans

Friday
5-7pm
Live Music Happy Hour

Saturday
4:00-7:00pm
Live Jazz Jam Session
No Cover

Events

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Wed 5/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Emo Night Live!

Emo Night Live!

Thu 5/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The 509ers

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The 509ers

Fri 5/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Crunk Witch, Fiction, Zero Years

Crunk Witch

Fiction

Zero Years

Fri 5/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00 - $8.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Sat 5/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

ditch boys

ditch boys

The New Neighbors

Sat 5/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

George Baker Band

Cygnus Radio Sunday Buzz Annual Memorial Day BBQ and Blues Matinee!

George Baker Band

Sun 5/26

Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Shake 'N' Vibrate

Shake 'N' Vibrate

Sun 5/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Sarah Louise

Elm Recordings Presents:

Sarah Louise

Tongue Depressor

Tue 5/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 5/29

8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Tav Falco's Panther Burns

PleaseKillMe.com Presents:

Tav Falco's Panther Burns

Killer Kin

Thu 5/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00

Acoustic Soup (Al Raebuck & Steve Blanchard)

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Acoustic Soup (Al Raebuck & Steve Blanchard)

Fri 5/31

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Mighty Tortuga, Carbon Based, Jonas, The Cloud, Heavy Weight

Mighty Tortuga Record Release Show

Mighty Tortuga

Carbon Based

Jonas, The Cloud

Heavy Weight

Fri 5/31

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 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 6/01

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

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Free

Portrait Party

Portrait Party

Mandala, Early Lover of Mankind, Glambat

Sat 6/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Sunday Buzz Songwriter Series with Mark Mirando, Marc Douglas Berardo, Professor Richard Neal

"The Sunday Buzz' Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Sunday Buzz Songwriter Series with Mark Mirando, Marc Douglas Berardo, Professor Richard Neal

Sun 6/02

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

NH Docs Presents: Boy Howdy! The Story of Creem Magazine

NH Docs Presents:

NH Docs Presents: Boy Howdy! The Story of Creem Magazine

Boy Howdy & The Vomitorium All -Stars

Sun 6/02

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

A Deer A Horse

Manic Mondays:

A Deer A Horse

Mon 6/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Waiting - The Van Duren Story, Van Duren and Friends Live Performance

NHdocs: the New Haven Documentary Film Festival presents

Waiting - The Van Duren Story

Van Duren and Friends Live Performance

Tue 6/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Gene Bakers' "Band Nightmares" Live

Do these bands have what it takes to make it? Gene Baker finds out in "Band Nightmares" Live !

Gene Bakers' "Band Nightmares" Live

Fernanda and the Ephemeral, Human Flourishing

Thu 6/06

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Off The Trax

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Off The Trax

Fri 6/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

The Living Deads

Go Kat Go! Presents

The Living Deads

Kyle Trocolla & The Strangers

Fri 6/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 6/08

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

More Info

Free

Eilen Jewell

Eilen Jewell

Milton

Sat 6/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Jed Parish

The Sunday Buzz Matinee From Cygnus Radio

Jed Parish

Sun 6/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Moon King

Manic Mondays:

Moon King

Falconeer

Mon 6/10

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 Ratz, Streamline

Die Hipster Presents:

The Ratz

Streamline

Tue 6/11

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 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 6/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Burning Sensations

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Burning Sensations

Fri 6/14

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

More Info

Free

Western Centuries

Western Centuries

Fri 6/14

Doors: 8:00 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

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 6/15

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

More Info

$0.00

Dwight Carrier & Black Cat Zydeco

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Dwight Carrier & Black Cat Zydeco

Otis & The Hurricanes

Sat 6/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12-$15

Fox D' Jour, Smith & The Family Stone, Grady & Tom Hearn

Father’s Day at The Sunday Buzz- (Trust us. Your dad wants rock ‘n roll and beer)

Fox D' Jour

Smith & The Family Stone

Grady & Tom Hearn

Sun 6/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

George Lesiw Band

Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam

George Lesiw Band

Sun 6/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

Sketch Tha Cataclysm

Manic Mondays:

Sketch Tha Cataclysm

Sotorius (Political Animals, Bad Poetry Club), AQMI, DJ Mo Niklz

Mon 6/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Juliana Hatfield (Full Band)

Juliana Hatfield (Full Band)

Shellye Valauskas Experience

Tue 6/18

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

This event is 21 and over

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$18.00 - $20.00

Matt Jaffe

Matt Jaffe

Wed 6/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Klezmer Fusion Collective, Floating Lanterns, Nick DiMaria WiRED

Klezmer Fusion Collective

Floating Lanterns

Nick DiMaria WiRED

Greetings

Thu 6/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Howe Gelb

Howe Gelb

Chris Bousquet

Fri 6/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 6/22

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

More Info

$0.00

Stash Wyslouch

"The Sunday Buzz"Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Stash Wyslouch

Sun 6/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Marbin

Marbin

Zillawatt

Sun 6/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Bombadil, Ohmme

Manic Mondays:

Bombadil

Ohmme

Daphne Lee Martin

Mon 6/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Jump Castle Riot

Jump Castle Riot

Lyon Street Fire, Seth Adam

Tue 6/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

Orb Mellon

Wed 6/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

THE WOGGLES

THE WOGGLES

Thu 6/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Snake Hill Blues

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Snake Hill Blues

Fri 6/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

SeepeopleS

SeepeopleS

Fri 6/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$7.00 - $10.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Billy Cofrances

Sat 6/29

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

More Info

$0.00

Sweetheart of The Rodeo (Tribute to Gram Parsons and Joshua Tree National Park)

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Sweetheart of The Rodeo (Tribute to Gram Parsons and Joshua Tree National Park)

Sun 6/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Hatfield, Lenape "The People", Passing Strange, Tim McDermott

Hatfield

Lenape "The People"

Passing Strange

Tim McDermott

Sun 6/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Dreadnought

Manic Mondays:

Dreadnought

Sea of Bones, Mourn The Light

Mon 7/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Sadistik

Sadistik

Elucid, Dope Knife, MTFR, Old Self

Tue 7/02

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Seb El Zin

Seb El Zin

Sun 7/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Ports of Spain

Manic Mondays:

Ports of Spain

Holy Tunics, SHY

Mon 7/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Wed 7/10

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Wise Old Moon, The Wolff Sisters, Chris Roth and The North

Wise Old Moon

The Wolff Sisters

Chris Roth and The North

Fri 7/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Rockaway Bitch

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Rockaway Bitch

The Redactions

Sat 7/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Mario Pavone-New American Songbook Sextet

Jazz Haven and Cygnus Radio Present The Sunday Buzz Jazz Matinee

Mario Pavone-New American Songbook Sextet

Sun 7/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Bassel & The Supernaturals

Bassel & The Supernaturals

Dylan Connor

Tue 7/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Relax Trio

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Relax Trio

Johnny Cab

Thu 7/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels, The Split Coils

Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels

The Split Coils

Fri 7/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Daby Touré

Daby Touré

Ro Godwynn

Sat 7/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Nikki Hill

"The Sunday Buzz"Matinee from Fernando Pinto Presents & Cygnus Radio

Nikki Hill

Sun 7/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$17 - $20

Ocean Heights, Mandala, Chousand, Sarah and The Sundays

Ocean Heights

Mandala

Chousand

Sarah and The Sundays

Sun 7/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

UN

Manic Mondays:

UN

Wormwitch

Mon 7/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Joey Wit and The Definition, The Let Loose, Julian Sherwood

Joey Wit and The Definition

The Let Loose

Julian Sherwood

Fri 7/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00 - $8.00

Drunk Mums

Drunk Mums

RYXNO

Sat 7/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

The Avengers

Please Kill Me Presents:

The Avengers

Lushlife

Sun 7/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 - $18.00

Tal National

Tal National

Sat 8/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$18.00 - $20.00

The Furors, Lys Guillorn and Her Band, Forest Harlow

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Furors

Lys Guillorn and Her Band

Forest Harlow

Sun 8/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

The Dollyrots, The Pink Spiders

The Dollyrots

The Pink Spiders

Sun 8/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

The Legendary Shack Shakers

The Legendary Shack Shakers

J.D. Pinkus (Butthole Surfers)

Wed 8/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 - $18.00

Baby Dynamite, Annie Minogue Band

Baby Dynamite

Annie Minogue Band

Thu 8/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles

Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles

The Split Coils

Sat 8/10

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

La Tunda, Anne Castellano & The Smoke, Canyon

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

La Tunda

Anne Castellano & The Smoke

Canyon

Sun 8/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Deke Dickerson

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Deke Dickerson

Bloodshot Bill

Fri 8/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

The Manchurians, Dust Hat

The Sunday Buzz from Cygnus Radio

The Manchurians

Dust Hat

Sun 8/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Fiction, Andrew Biagiarelli

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Fiction

Andrew Biagiarelli

Sun 8/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

POSSM (Professors of Sweet Sweet Music), Podunk Throwbacks, Anthony Ailing

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

POSSM (Professors of Sweet Sweet Music)

Podunk Throwbacks

Anthony Ailing

Sun 9/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Happy Ending, daniprobably, Dan Greene ( of Mountain Movers)

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Happy Ending

daniprobably

Dan Greene ( of Mountain Movers)

Sun 9/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

The Toasters

Manic Presents:

The Toasters

Ghost Tones

Tue 9/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00

Southern Culture On The Skids

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Southern Culture On The Skids

Thu 9/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Akello Jackie & Kinobe Band

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Akello Jackie & Kinobe Band

Sat 9/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20-$25

Jesse Dayton

Jesse Dayton

Sun 9/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

John D'Amato

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

John D'Amato

Sun 10/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Tommy Sands

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Tommy Sands

Liz McNicholl

Thu 10/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00- $25.00

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Sat 11/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

About

  Cafe Nine is a long standing and beloved music venue in New Haven, Connecticut. A home base to locals and a tour staple to many national touring acts, Cafe Nine is the best place to see the largest variety of live music in New Haven County.

FOLLOW:

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