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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

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

Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam with The Chicago Dawgs

Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam

Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam with The Chicago Dawgs

Sun 8/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

The Western Den

Manic Mondays:

The Western Den

Minor Moon, Lil Sluggers

Mon 8/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Ecce Shnak, Strawberry Cheesesteak, Crystal Clear

Ecce Shnak

Strawberry Cheesesteak

Crystal Clear

Tue 8/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 8/28

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

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$5.00

Gustaf

Gustaf

Ports of Spain, SHY

Thu 8/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00 - $8.00

Snake Hill Blues, Snake Hill Blues

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Snake Hill Blues

Snake Hill Blues

Fri 8/30

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

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Free

Jazz Jam Session, Billy Cofrances

Jazz Jam Session

Billy Cofrances

Sat 8/31

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

More Info

Free

Jacques Le Coque, Eddie Golden III, Tate and Silas

Jacques Le Coque

Eddie Golden III

Tate and Silas

Sat 8/31

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

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

Shake 'N' Vibrate

End Of Summer Dance Off!!

Shake 'N' Vibrate

Sun 9/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

End of Summer Blues BBQ with George Baker Band

End of Summer Blues BBQ!

End of Summer Blues BBQ with George Baker Band

Mon 9/02

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

More Info

$10.00

Media Jeweler

Media Jeweler

Fleurs, Them Airs

Tue 9/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Sarah Potenza

Sarah Potenza

Lee-Ann Lovelace & George Lesiw

Wed 9/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Brian Dolzani, Seth Adam Band

Brian Dolzani

Seth Adam Band

Thu 9/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Nicholas "Flats" Flatley

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Nicholas "Flats" Flatley

Fri 9/06

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Fundraiser For Lou Cox of Channel 1

Drinkdeeply Presents:

Fundraiser For Lou Cox of Channel 1

The Vultures, DJ LOKASH, The Rastamones

Fri 9/06

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Sat 9/07

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

More Info

Free

FaTE, Thabisa, Streetlight Shakers

FaTE

Thabisa

Streetlight Shakers

Sat 9/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00 - $8.00

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

Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam w/Tom Crivellone Band

Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam

Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam w/Tom Crivellone Band

Sun 9/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Shana Falana

Manic Mondays:

Shana Falana

Lys Guillorn, Tall Trees

Mon 9/09

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 9/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Dany Laj and the Looks

Dany Laj and the Looks

Dust Hat

Thu 9/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Jenny Parrott

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Jenny Parrott

Fri 9/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Augie Meyers (Texas Tornados) & The Bandoleros

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Augie Meyers (Texas Tornados) & The Bandoleros

Steve Mednick & Hard Road

Fri 9/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20-$25

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 9/14

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

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Free

Ideat Village Rock Lottery Band Drawing

Ideat Village Rock Lottery Band Member Assignment

Ideat Village Rock Lottery Band Drawing

Sat 9/14

7:30 pm (event ends at 8:30 pm)

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

25th Anniversary Tribute to Pulp Fiction with Renegade Lounge

25th Anniversary Tribute to Pulp Fiction with Renegade Lounge

Sat 9/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Grand Par, Lauren Michaud

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Grand Par

Lauren Michaud

Sun 9/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Dear Rabbit, Rickolus, An Historic (Adam Matlock), Squalloscope

Dear Rabbit

Rickolus

An Historic (Adam Matlock)

Squalloscope

Sun 9/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Space Kadet

Manic Mondays:

Space Kadet

Mon 9/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

The Toasters

Manic Presents:

The Toasters

Ghost Tones, Sonorous Rising

Tue 9/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00

ditch boys, Say What You Will, North By North, Portrait Party

ditch boys

Say What You Will

North By North

Portrait Party

Wed 9/18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Southern Culture On The Skids

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Southern Culture On The Skids

Lara Hope's Gold Hope Duo

Thu 9/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Lynn Malavolte

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Lynn Malavolte

Fri 9/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Lex The Lexicon Artist

Lex The Lexicon Artist

Super Smack, Ashley Hamel, DonutShoes

Fri 9/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 9/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

The Bobby Lees, Warbats

The Bobby Lees

Warbats

Sat 9/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00 - $8.00

Divided Heaven, The Sawtelles, Zoo Front, Malcolm Tent

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Divided Heaven

The Sawtelles

Zoo Front

Malcolm Tent

Sun 9/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

The Safes

The Safes

Sun 9/22

8:30 pm

More Info

$6.00 - $8.00

Nobide

Manic Mondays: Powered by New Belgium Brewing

Nobide

Polluter, The Forest Room

Mon 9/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Phat A$tronaut, Cordoba, Donnie Alexzander

Phat A$tronaut

Cordoba

Donnie Alexzander

Tue 9/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 9/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Jason D. Williams

GO KAT GO! Presents:

Jason D. Williams

Thu 9/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 - $18.00

Eric Lapenna -12 String Ric

Eric Lapenna -12 String Ric

Fri 9/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Richard Barone and Glenn Mercer

Richard Barone and Glenn Mercer

Fri 9/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 - $20.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 9/28

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

More Info

Free

Akello Jackie & Kinobe Band

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Akello Jackie & Kinobe Band

Southwind Social Club

Sat 9/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20-$25

Balkun Brothers

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Balkun Brothers

Sun 9/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Jesse Dayton

Jesse Dayton

Mike Stinson, Nathaniel Hintz

Sun 9/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Tunic

Manic Mondays:

Tunic

Crag Mask, T Wreck

Mon 9/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Oscar Goldman, Mr. P Chill, Cleen, Sketch Tha Cataclysm, DJ Mo Niklz

Oscar Goldman

Mr. P Chill

Cleen

Sketch Tha Cataclysm

DJ Mo Niklz

Tue 10/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Wild Ponies

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Wild Ponies

Sun 10/06

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Walden

Manic Mondays:

Walden

TAME, The Aspiring me

Mon 10/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Heather Mae, Marielle Kraft

CD Release Show!

Heather Mae

Marielle Kraft

Tue 10/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Peter Case

Songwriter Extraordinaire and founding member of The Nerves & The Plimsouls

Peter Case

Thu 10/10

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$18.00 - $20.00

The Stash! Band

The Stash! Band

Joey Wit and The Definition

Fri 10/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

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

Weakened Friends

Manic Mondays:

Weakened Friends

Blis., Straight To VHS

Mon 10/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

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

Dale Watson and His Lonestars

Go Kat Go! & cafe nine Present Austin's King of Honky Tonk!

Dale Watson and His Lonestars

Roses Wild

Fri 10/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller

Sat 10/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

Avenir

Avenir

Sun 10/20

8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife / I Am The Avalanche)

Manic Mondays:

Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife / I Am The Avalanche)

Tier, Jared Knapik

Mon 10/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

The Burning Hell

The Burning Hell

The Proud Flesh

Tue 10/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Flamin' Groovies

Flamin' Groovies

Dust Hat

Thu 10/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

David Wax Museum

David Wax Museum

Fri 10/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 - $18.00

Richard Lloyd

Richard Lloyd of Television!

Richard Lloyd

Sat 10/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 - $18.00

Katie Kim

Manic Mondays:

Katie Kim

Little Silver, Frogbelly and Symphony

Mon 10/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Los Straitjackets

Go Kat Go! Presents "A Tiki Halloween Party" with Los Straitjackets.

Los Straitjackets

The Zambonis

Tue 10/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

The Merry Kinkster Tour, Kinky Friedman

The Merry Kinkster Tour

Kinky Friedman

Brian Molnar, Cleve Hattersley

Fri 11/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$30.00

Protex

PleaseKillMe.com and Cygnus Radio Present:

Protex

The Live Ones, Lefty & The Chief (Larry Loud & Teo Baldwin)

Sun 11/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

The Schizophonics

The Schizophonics

Killer Kin

Sun 11/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

The Lucky 5

Fernando Pinto Presents:

The Lucky 5

Alexa Rose

Fri 11/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12 / $15

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Soapbox Saints

Sat 11/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys

Thu 11/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15-$20

The Hi-Risers

GO KAT GO! Presents:

The Hi-Risers

Renegade Lounge

Fri 11/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Bush Tetras

Bush Tetras

Sat 11/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Jon Dee Graham

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Jon Dee Graham

Ben de la Cour

Sun 11/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Robert Gordon

GO KAT GO! Presents:

Robert Gordon

The Bandidos

Fri 11/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

Lula Wiles

Lula Wiles

Sun 11/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 - $18.00

Chris Trapper

Chris Trapper

Thu 12/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 - $20.00

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

The 8th Annual Beehive Holiday Blowout at The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

Sun 12/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

"Fully Loaded" New Years Eve with Robin Banks

Robin Banks Presents:

"Fully Loaded" New Years Eve with Robin Banks

Tue 12/31

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Muck And The Mires

Fri 1/17

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