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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

Eric Lindell

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Eric Lindell

Tue 9/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20 - $25

Jeremy & The Harlequins, Soraia, Dust Hat

Wicked Cool Records and Little Steven's Underground Garage Present:

Jeremy & The Harlequins

Soraia

Dust Hat

Wed 9/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Les Bof!

Les Bof!

The Zambonis, Dagwood

Thu 9/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

DW Ditty

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

DW Ditty

Fri 9/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Hal Ketchum

Hal Ketchum

Fri 9/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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$25.00

Jazz Jam Session

New Early 4pm Start

Jazz Jam Session

Billy Cofrances

Sat 9/29

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

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Free

Supersuckers

"The Big Show" Tour celebrating 30 years of Rock & Roll!

Supersuckers

The Redactions

Sat 9/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $18.00

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

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$10.00 - $12.00

GQ The Prince, NAT DA CHILLGXD, MELLOW SAV, DRIZZ DA GOD, DIAMONDILE

BAG Presents: THE CULTURE SHOWCASE

GQ The Prince

NAT DA CHILLGXD

MELLOW SAV

DRIZZ DA GOD

DIAMONDILE

Sun 9/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Mates of State

Manic Mondays:

Mates of State

Jaunt

Mon 10/01

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

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FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Hosemen, Side Piece

Hosemen

Side Piece

Tue 10/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Artisanals

The Artisanals

The High Divers

Wed 10/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

THE WOGGLES

THE WOGGLES

The Jackets

Thu 10/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00

The Incorrigibles (Duo)

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The Incorrigibles (Duo)

Fri 10/05

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 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 10/06

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

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Free

MDC

MDC

The Elected Officials, The Deacons

Sat 10/06

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00

John D'Amato

John D'Amato

Sun 10/07

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

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$10.00

George Lesiw Band

Classic Cafe Nine Blues Jam

George Lesiw Band

Sun 10/07

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

A Hawk And A Hacksaw (feat. Jeremy Barnes of Neutral Milk Hotel)

Manic Mondays:

A Hawk And A Hacksaw (feat. Jeremy Barnes of Neutral Milk Hotel)

Elison Jackson, Lil Sluggers

Mon 10/08

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)

M.C. Chris

Performing M.C. Chris Is Dead in it's Entirety

M.C. Chris

Dual Core, Lex The Lexicon Artist

Tue 10/09

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express

Amy Rigby

Wed 10/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00

Seasaw, The Telle, Glambat (solo)

Seasaw

The Telle

Glambat (solo)

Thu 10/11

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

This event is 21 and over

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$7.00

Laura Dowding

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Laura Dowding

Fri 10/12

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

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Free

The Black Lillies

The Black Lillies

The Meadows Brothers

Fri 10/12

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $18.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 10/13

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

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Free

Southern Culture On The Skids

GO KAT GO! & Cafe Nine Present:

Southern Culture On The Skids

The Woolly Bushmen

Sat 10/13

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00

Mario Pavone Vertical Quintet

"The Sunday Buzz' Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Mario Pavone Vertical Quintet

Sun 10/14

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Arc Iris (Album Release Show)

Manic Monday:

Arc Iris (Album Release Show)

Laura Wolf

Mon 10/15

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)

Lost Boy?, Party of the Sun

Lost Boy?

Party of the Sun

S.G. Carlson

Tue 10/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices

J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices

Brian Dolzani

Wed 10/17

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

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$10.00 - $12.00

Renegade Lounge, Happy Ending, The Tommys

Renegade Lounge

Happy Ending

The Tommys

Thu 10/18

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Kingsley Flood

Kingsley Flood

The Proud Flesh

Fri 10/19

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 10/20

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

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Free

Hans Chew, Garcia Peoples, No Line North

Hans Chew

Garcia Peoples

No Line North

Sat 10/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Tony Furtado

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Tony Furtado

Sun 10/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Matthew Perryman Jones

Matthew Perryman Jones

Molly Parden

Sun 10/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00

Toby Driver (of Kayo Dot)

Manic Mondays:

Toby Driver (of Kayo Dot)

Reduction Plan, Limousine

Mon 10/22

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)

Sue Foley

Sue Foley

Bob Crelin

Tue 10/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $18.00

Rituals Of Mine

Rituals Of Mine

Phat A$tronaut, Mooncha

Wed 10/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Chris Trapper

Chris Trapper

Thu 10/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 - $18.00

The Hempsteadys' Halloween - Playing The Hits of Bruce  Springsteen

The Hempsteadys' Halloween - Playing The Hits of Bruce Springsteen

Cenzo, Dagwood

Fri 10/26

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

George Baker Band

Sat 10/27

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

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Free

A Goodnight Blue Moon Halloween

A Goodnight Blue Moon Halloween

Sat 10/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Ray Scott

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

Ray Scott

Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots

Sun 10/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00-$20.00

Clark Beckham

Clark Beckham

Sun 10/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Kosha Dillz

Manic Monday:

Kosha Dillz

Old Self, See All Hues, Fet/Ki

Mon 10/29

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)

Christian Death

Fernando Pinto Presents : A Devils Night Out w/ CHRISTIAN DEATH / Witch Hair & DJ Richard

Christian Death

Witch Hair, DJ Richard

Tue 10/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $20:00

Shake 'N' Vibrate, RYXNO

Shake 'N' Vibrate

RYXNO

Wed 10/31

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Bill Kirchen

Bill Kirchen

Thu 11/01

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

This event is 21 and over

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$18.00 - $20.00

Kurt Baker Combo, Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems

Wicked Cool Records & Little Steven's Underground Garage Present

Kurt Baker Combo

Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems

Fri 11/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn

Sun 11/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00

Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience

Sun 11/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$18 - $22

Jounce

Manic Mondays:

Jounce

Marvelous Liars, The Right Offs

Mon 11/05

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 Schizophonics

The Schizophonics

Dust Hat

Tue 11/06

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale

Zephaniah OHora

Wed 11/07

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

This event is 21 and over

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$18.00 - $20.00

The 4onthefloor

The 4onthefloor

Tigerman WOAH

Thu 11/08

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

GOKAT GO! Presents:

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

LITTLE LESLEY & THE BLOODSHOTS

Fri 11/09

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey

Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey

Shellye Valauskas Experience

Sat 11/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00

The Manchurians, The Sparkomatics

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee fromCygnus Radio

The Manchurians

The Sparkomatics

Sun 11/11

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Y La Bamba

Y La Bamba

Sun 11/11

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

The Blow: Energetic Strategies Tour

Manic Mondays:

The Blow: Energetic Strategies Tour

Glambat (solo)

Mon 11/12

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)

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

Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles

"Loves Middle Name" Record Release Show!

Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles

Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club

Fri 11/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Ideat Village Rock Lottery

Ideat Village Rock Lottery

Sat 11/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Richard Buckner

"The Sunday Buzz' Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Richard Buckner

Ponybird (Solo)

Sun 11/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Will Dailey, Joey Witt and the Dawning, Shellye Valauskas Experience

Will Dailey

Joey Witt and the Dawning

Shellye Valauskas Experience

Sat 11/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

LEEDS (Royston Langdon of Spacehog)

Manic Mondays:

LEEDS (Royston Langdon of Spacehog)

Bird Streets

Mon 11/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Hotel Ten Eyes

Hotel Ten Eyes

Tue 11/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

The Year of The Horse

A song cycle / folk-rock opera written by Chris Bousquet

The Year of The Horse

Fri 11/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Rock This Town Christmas Extravaganza

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Rock This Town Christmas Extravaganza

Sat 12/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Bernice

Manic Mondays:

Bernice

Mon 12/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Cave

Cave

Tue 12/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

hackedepicciotto

hackedepicciotto

Eric Hubel (Glen Branca Band), Landing

Sun 12/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

The Talbott Brothers

Manic Mondays:

The Talbott Brothers

Haunted Continents

Mon 12/10

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Jason D. Williams

Go Kat Go!Presents:

Jason D. Williams

Fri 12/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 - $18.00

Ward Hayden & The Outliers (formerly Girls Guns & Glory)

Manic Mondays:

Ward Hayden & The Outliers (formerly Girls Guns & Glory)

Adrian+Meredith

Mon 12/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

The Annual Beehive Holiday Blowout with special guests The Bandidos

The Annual Beehive Holiday Blowout with special guests The Bandidos

The Annual Beehive Holiday Blowout with special guests The Bandidos

Sat 12/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

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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