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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

Wildeyes, Pat Dalton

Wildeyes

Pat Dalton

Tue 8/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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Tickets at the Door

$8.00

Balún

Balún

The Telle

Wed 8/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Lyon Street Fire

Lyon Street Fire

The Let Loose

Thu 8/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Bronson Rock

Bronson Rock

Fri 8/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 8/25

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

More Info

Free

Gringo Star

Cafe Nine and Manic Presents:

Gringo Star

Zero Years, Mickey Blurr

Sat 8/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Christian Marrone

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Christian Marrone

The 30th of February

Sun 8/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Shake 'N' Vibrate with  Reverend Beat-Man & Sister Nicole Izobel Garcia

Shake 'N' Vibrate with Reverend Beat-Man & Sister Nicole Izobel Garcia

Sun 8/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Michael Stasis

Manic Mondays:

Michael Stasis

Pearl Sugar, Dumlords

Mon 8/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Wayne Hancock

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Wayne Hancock

Nathaniel Hintz

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

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$12.00 - $15.00

Laura Dowding

Laura Dowding

Fri 8/31

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Plimsouls

The Plimsouls

Dust Hat

Fri 8/31

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

New Caracas

New Caracas

Matt Knoegel Trio

Sat 9/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Pleasure Beach, Ourselves Alone, Tier, Every Branch

Manic Mondays:

Pleasure Beach

Ourselves Alone

Tier

Every Branch

Mon 9/03

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs

The Split Coils

Tue 9/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ports of Spain

Wed 9/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Crunk Witch, Witch Hair, Pangalactic

Crunk Witch

Witch Hair

Pangalactic

Thu 9/06

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

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

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$15.00

Pamela Means

"The Sunda Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Pamela Means

That Virginia

Sun 9/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Sugar Candy Mountain

Manic Mondays:

Sugar Candy Mountain

Sean Henry, Skating

Mon 9/10

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)

Sunny War

Sunny War

Sarah Golley

Tue 9/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Craig Brown Band

Former King Tuff Guitarist and Third Man Recording Artist

Craig Brown Band

Wed 9/12

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Karen Meat

Karen Meat

SHY

Thu 9/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Doctor Nativo

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Doctor Nativo

Fri 9/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00-$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

Cory Branan

Cory Branan

Daphne Lee Martin

Sun 9/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

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

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FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Ian Moore Band

Ian Moore Band

Wed 9/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Greg Farley

Formerly of The Felice Brothers

Greg Farley

Pat Collins, Wolf Harbor

Thu 9/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Lys Guillorn & Her Band, Tiny Ocean, Audio Jane

Lys Guillorn & Her Band

Tiny Ocean

Audio Jane

Fri 9/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Dogmatics

The Dogmatics

The Dents, Heap

Sat 9/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Wild Ponies, Ray Mason

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Wild Ponies

Ray Mason

Sun 9/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Shake 'N' Vibrate featuring LIVE performance from SadGirl

Shake 'N' Vibrate featuring LIVE performance from SadGirl

Sun 9/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

Helen Money

Manic Monday:

Helen Money

Sea of Bones, T Wreck

Mon 9/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Eric Lindell

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Eric Lindell

Tue 9/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$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

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Les Bof!

Les Bof!

The Zambonis

Thu 9/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Hal Ketchum

Hal Ketchum

Fri 9/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

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

More Info

$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

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Mates of State

Manic Mondays:

Mates of State

Jaunt

Mon 10/01

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

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

The Artisanals

The Artisanals

The High Divers

Wed 10/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$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

More Info

$12.00

MDC

MDC

The Elected Officials, The Deacons

Sat 10/06

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00

John D'Amato

John D'Amato

Sun 10/07

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

More Info

$10.00

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)

Mon 10/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

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

More Info

$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

More Info

$20.00

Seasaw, The Telle, Glambat

Seasaw

The Telle

Glambat

Thu 10/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$7.00

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

More Info

$15.00 - $18.00

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

More Info

$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

More Info

$15.00

J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices

J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices

Wed 10/17

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

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

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 Monday:

Toby Driver (of Kayo Dot)

Reduction Plan

Mon 10/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Sue Foley

Sue Foley

Tue 10/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 - $18.00

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

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

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, Fet/Ki

Mon 10/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Devils Night with Christian Death & Witch Hair

Fernando Pinto Presets:

Devils Night with Christian Death & Witch Hair

Witch Hair

Tue 10/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 - $20:00

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

More Info

$20.00

Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale

Wed 11/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$18.00 - $20.00

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

Y La Bamba

Y La Bamba

Sun 11/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

The Blow: Energetic Strategies Tour

Manic Mondays:

The Blow: Energetic Strategies Tour

Mon 11/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Richard Buckner

"The Sunday Buzz' Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Richard Buckner

Sun 11/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

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

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

The Talbott Brothers

Haunted Continents

Mon 12/10

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00 - $5.00

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

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

More Info

$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