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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

The Birdmen, The Tommy's

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee From Cygnus Radio

The Birdmen

The Tommy's

Sun 12/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

George Lesiw Band

The Original Sunday Night Blues Jam

George Lesiw Band

Sun 12/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Okey Dokey

Manic Mondays:

Okey Dokey

Zac Clark, The Grand Par

Mon 12/11

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)

Gladshot, Procedure Club

Gladshot

Procedure Club

Tue 12/12

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Jenni Lyn ( of Della Mae )

Grammy Nominee and Founding Member of Della Mae

Jenni Lyn ( of Della Mae )

Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters

Wed 12/13

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Rhett Miller (of The Old 97s)

Rhett Miller (of The Old 97s)

Sarah Borges

Thu 12/14

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

This event is 21 and over

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$25.00

DW Ditty

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

DW Ditty

Fri 12/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Shondes, Olive Tiger, La Tunda

The Shondes

Olive Tiger

La Tunda

Fri 12/15

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 12/16

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

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Free

Mephiskapheles

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Mephiskapheles

The Screw-Ups, The Royal Swindle

Sat 12/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Golden Microphone Holiday Ramble w/ Bronson Rock/The Hickups/Graylight Campfire

Golden Microphone Holiday Ramble w/ Bronson Rock/The Hickups/Graylight Campfire

Sun 12/17

1:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

SEX BEAT w/ DJ Kid Congo Powers

SEX BEAT w/ DJ Kid Congo Powers

Sun 12/17

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Owel

Manic Mondays:

Owel

Northern Faces, FURBS

Mon 12/18

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)

Where's Walden?, King Bongo, See Me For Me

Where's Walden?

King Bongo

See Me For Me

Tue 12/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Light Upon Blight, Eugene Gallagher, Emily Bordonaro, The Sharp Flats

Christmas Nightmare

Light Upon Blight

Eugene Gallagher

Emily Bordonaro

The Sharp Flats

Wed 12/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Dangerous Animals, The Right Offs, The Lost Weekend, Javier Canales

United Level Sound Presents:

Dangerous Animals

The Right Offs

The Lost Weekend

Javier Canales

Thu 12/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Snake Hill Blues with Special Guest Holiday Tunes from "Hot Flash"

Weekly Wind Down Holiday Happy Hour

Snake Hill Blues with Special Guest Holiday Tunes from "Hot Flash"

Fri 12/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Tony Trischka Presents: "Of A Winters Night" Holiday Show

Tony Trischka Presents: "Of A Winters Night" Holiday Show

Fri 12/22

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, George Baker Band

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 12/23

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

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Free

Great Shame, Pretty Lush, Seller

Great Shame

Pretty Lush

Seller

Tue 12/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 12/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, George Baker Band

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

George Baker Band

Thu 12/28

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

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$12.00 - $15.00

Cristina Harris, Lynn Malavolte

Monthly Women in Song Happy Hour

Cristina Harris

Lynn Malavolte

Fri 12/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Jr. Walker Blues Band

All Star Band featuring members The Dap Kings & The Extraordinaires playing ALL SOUL, ALL NIGHT!

Jr. Walker Blues Band

DJ B the T Jr.

Fri 12/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Billy Cofrances

Sat 12/30

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

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Free

"Fully Loaded" New Years Eve Cabaret with Robin Banks

Robin Bank's Fully Loaded New Years Eve Party

"Fully Loaded" New Years Eve Cabaret with Robin Banks

Sun 12/31

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Wed 1/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Joe Miller & The Hipshakers, Bronson Rock

Joe Miller & The Hipshakers

Bronson Rock

Thu 1/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Buttondowns

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The Buttondowns

Fri 1/05

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Greg Sherrod Band

Greg Sherrod's Birthday Bash!

Greg Sherrod Band

Laura Dowding, Jon Thomas

Fri 1/05

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

A Birthday Tribute to Elvis

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio & Drinkdeeply Presents

A Birthday Tribute to Elvis

Sun 1/07

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Irascibles, Dust Hat

The Irascibles

Dust Hat

Sun 1/07

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Mark Daniel & the Free Radicals

Mark Daniel & the Free Radicals

Daniela Cardillo, Passing Strange

Thu 1/11

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Will Dailey

Will Dailey

Ayrhill

Sat 1/13

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

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

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee From Cygnus Radio

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

Sun 1/14

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

This event is 21 and over

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$0.00

Joey Sprinkles

Joey Sprinkles

Tue 1/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 1/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Goodnight Blue Moon, Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club

Goodnight Blue Moon

Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club

Fri 1/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Satanicide

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Satanicide

The Zambonis, The Hymans

Sat 1/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00- $15.00

John McMillan

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee St. Patricks Parade Fundraiser From Cygnus Radio

John McMillan

Sun 1/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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Aisha Burns

Aisha Burns

Tue 1/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

The Suitcase Junket

The Suitcase Junket

Kate Lorenz

Fri 1/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

The Sunday Buzz w/ Ian Moore

The Sunday Buzz w/ Ian Moore

Sun 1/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Des Demonas, Dust Hat

"The Super Bowl Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Des Demonas

Dust Hat

Sun 2/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

Jounce

Manic Mondays:

Jounce

Sun Parade

Mon 2/05

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)

Haunted Summer

Haunted Summer

Wed 2/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

The James Mauri 4, Fiction, Black River Union

The James Mauri 4

Fiction

Black River Union

Fri 2/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Shellye Valauskas Experience with Special Guest Jon Auer (The Posies, Big Star)

Record Release Show!

The Shellye Valauskas Experience with Special Guest Jon Auer (The Posies, Big Star)

Sat 2/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees

Fernando Pinto Presents: Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees

American Trash, Ulteria DJ R.I.C.H.A.R.D.

Fri 2/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Robyn Hitchcock

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee From Cygnus Radio

Robyn Hitchcock

Sun 2/18

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00 - $25.00

Xylouris White

Manic Mondays:

Xylouris White

Mon 2/26

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)

Tal National

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Tal National

Tue 2/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Peter Mulvey

Fernando Pinto & Cygnus Radio Present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee:

Peter Mulvey

Lara Herscovitch

Sun 3/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$17.00- $20.00

St. Patricks Day Parade Party, Jovial Crew

Parade Day Party with Jovial Crew

St. Patricks Day Parade Party

Jovial Crew

Sun 3/11

Doors: 11:00 am / Show: 3:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Fri 3/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

That 1 Guy

Fernando Pinto Presents:

That 1 Guy

Sun 3/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Caroline Rose

Manic Presents:

Caroline Rose

Fri 4/06

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10

About

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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