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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

Matt Jaffe

Matt Jaffe

Sean O'Reilly

Wed 6/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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$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

Sean Conlon

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Sean Conlon

Fri 6/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

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

The End of America

Celebrate the release of TEOA's new single & 7" vinyl "Break Away"

The End of America

Antonino Lappostato (Con Etiquette), Ryan Patrick White

Sat 6/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

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

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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

Renegade Lounge

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

Portrait Party, Private Language

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

Wreckless Eric

Wreckless Eric

Pete Mazza (of Jacques Le Coque)

Sat 6/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

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

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Shake 'N' Vibrate

Special Independence Day Dance Off & Soul Shakedown!

Shake 'N' Vibrate

Wed 7/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

Happy 4th of July! (Closed for the Holiday)

Sold Out

$0.00

Big Fang, The Grand Par, Dangerous Animals

Big Fang

The Grand Par

Dangerous Animals

Fri 7/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Sat 7/06

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

More Info

Free

KMA Fundraiser w/Brain Bank, The Squalors, + MORE TBA

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

KMA Fundraiser w/Brain Bank, The Squalors, + MORE TBA

Sun 7/07

3:00 pm

More Info

Free

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

Brook Pridemore

Brook Pridemore

Kevin Gaffey (New Years Revolution)

Thu 7/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Lynn Malavolte

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Lynn Malavolte

Fri 7/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

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

Wise Old Moon

The Wolff Sisters

Chris Ross 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

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 7/13

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

More Info

Free

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

George Lesiw Band

Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam

George Lesiw Band

Sun 7/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

Sweet Lizzy Project

Manic Mondays:

Sweet Lizzy Project

Mon 7/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

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

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 7/20

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

More Info

Free

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, Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean

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)

Boulevards

Boulevards

Tue 7/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Tony Purrone Trio

Jazz Haven Presents:

Tony Purrone Trio

Wed 7/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Bruce & LoraLee Crowder

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Bruce & LoraLee Crowder

Fri 7/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

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

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 7/27

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

More Info

$0.00

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

Snughouse

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Snughouse

Sun 7/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

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

Cycles

Manic Mondays:

Cycles

Daze In

Mon 7/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Ray Dafrico and His Band

Ray Dafrico and His Band

Tue 7/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Smokey Brights

Smokey Brights

Thu 8/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law

Fri 8/02

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$18.00 - $20.00

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

Hibou

Manic Mondays:

Hibou

The Penniless Wild, Big Fang

Mon 8/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

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

3ft

3ft

Sun 8/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00 - $8.00

Mamma's Boy, Donnie Alexzander, Namesake

Mamma's Boy

Donnie Alexzander

Namesake

Tue 8/13

8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Acoustic Soup (Al Raebuck & Steve Blanchard)

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Acoustic Soup (Al Raebuck & Steve Blanchard)

Fri 8/16

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 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

Intercourse

Intercourse

Fashion Week, Lightkeeper, acid hands, DeadSong

Sat 8/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

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

Wild Yawp, daniprobably

Wild Yawp

daniprobably

Thu 8/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

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

The Western Den

Manic Mondays:

The Western Den

Minor Moon

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)

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Fri 10/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

Los Straitjackets

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

Los Straitjackets

Tue 10/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$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

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

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