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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

Cosmos Sunshine & Righteous Continental

Cosmos Sunshine & Righteous Continental

Nathaniel Hintz & Emily Victoria

Thu 4/18

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Tommys

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The Tommys

Fri 4/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Driftwood

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Driftwood

Plywood Cowboy

Fri 4/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00-$20.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 4/20

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

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Free

Freddy DeBoe Band

All Soul, All Night!

Freddy DeBoe Band

DJ B the T Jr.

Sat 4/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Gone Easter Egg Hunting (Closed)

Gone Easter Egg Hunting (Closed)

Sun 4/21

12:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

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Gladshot

Manic Mondays:

Gladshot

Skating, Dangerous Animals

Mon 4/22

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)

ArtFul Soul Band

ArtFul Soul Band

Tue 4/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 4/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Fiction, James Darling and The Nuclear Heartbreak

Fiction

James Darling and The Nuclear Heartbreak

Max Shakun, Pat Stone

Thu 4/25

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 4/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

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

GO Kat Go! Presents:

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

GA-20, Roses Wild

Fri 4/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 4/27

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

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Free

Mitra Sumara

Playing the best in cross cultural pop/funk music of 60s and 70s Pre-Revolutionary Iran.

Mitra Sumara

Sat 4/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Nu Haven Kapelye

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Nu Haven Kapelye

Sun 4/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Murlocs

Manic Mondays:

The Murlocs

Moonwalks

Mon 4/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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Here Lies Man

Here Lies Man

Mick's Jaguar

Tue 4/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Fernandito Ferrer

Fernandito Ferrer

Renee Goust

Wed 5/01

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Eli Lev

Eli Lev

Thu 5/02

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

The Shellye Valauskas Experience (Duo)

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The Shellye Valauskas Experience (Duo)

Fri 5/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Chaser Eight, The Lost Weekend, Strange Neighbors

Audra's Birthday Bash!

Chaser Eight

The Lost Weekend

Strange Neighbors

Fri 5/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Sat 5/04

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

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Free

Dust Hat, Honch, Jacques Le Coque

Dust Hat

Honch

Jacques Le Coque

Sat 5/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Snughouse, The Girls From Ruby Falls

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Snughouse

The Girls From Ruby Falls

Sun 5/05

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Blush, Double Winter

Blush

Double Winter

Sun 5/05

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

TEEN

Manic Mondays:

TEEN

daniprobably

Mon 5/06

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)

Deborah Bonham

Deborah Bonham

The Manchurians

Tue 5/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Big Fang, Fiction, North By North, Dangerous Animals

Big Fang

Fiction

North By North

Dangerous Animals

Wed 5/08

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Drawbar

The Drawbar

Little Silver

Thu 5/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Lynn Malavolte

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Lynn Malavolte

Fri 5/10

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

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Free

Nekromantix

GO KAT GO! Presents:

Nekromantix

Rezurex, The Braniax

Fri 5/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00 - $25.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 5/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Elm City Folk Festival Day 1

Elm City Folk Festival Presents:

Elm City Folk Festival Day 1

Sat 5/11

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Elm City Folk Festival Day 2

Elm City Folk Fest / Sunday Buzz Matinee

Elm City Folk Festival Day 2

Sun 5/12

Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 2:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Blasters

The Blasters

Nathaniel Hintz & Emily Victoria

Sun 5/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

Trapper Schoepp

Manic Mondays:

Trapper Schoepp

The Proud Flesh, Elison Jackson

Mon 5/13

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 Murder Junkies

The Murder Junkies

The Sadists

Wed 5/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00

Shellye Valauskas Experience, Love Love, Rick Berlin

Shellye Valauskas Experience

Love Love

Rick Berlin

Thu 5/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

DittyMack

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

DittyMack

Fri 5/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 5/18

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

More Info

Free

The Right Offs, The Eric Ducoff Band, Streamline

The Right Offs

The Eric Ducoff Band

Streamline

Sat 5/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

A Toast To The Piano Man

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

A Toast To The Piano Man

Sun 5/19

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

More Info

Free

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Wed 5/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys

Driving Route 9

Thu 5/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15-$20

The 509ers

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The 509ers

Fri 5/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Crunk Witch, Fiction, Zero Years

Crunk Witch

Fiction

Zero Years

Fri 5/24

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

Sat 5/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

George Baker Band

Cygnus Radio Sunday Buzz Annual Memorial Day BBQ and Blues Matinee!

George Baker Band

Sun 5/26

Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 5/29

8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Tav Falco's Panther Burns

Please Kill Me Presents:

Tav Falco's Panther Burns

Killer Kin

Thu 5/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00

Acoustic Soup (Al Raebuck & Steve Blanchard)

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Acoustic Soup (Al Raebuck & Steve Blanchard)

Fri 5/31

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Mighty Tortuga, Carbon Based, Jonas, The Cloud, Heavy Weight

Mighty Tortuga Record Release Show

Mighty Tortuga

Carbon Based

Jonas, The Cloud

Heavy Weight

Fri 5/31

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Mandala

Mandala

SAP, Portrait Party

Sat 6/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Portrait Party

Portrait Party

Mandala, Early Lover of Mankind, Glambat

Sat 6/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Waiting - The Van Duren Story, Van Duren and Friends Live Performance

NHdocs: the New Haven Documentary Film Festival presents

Waiting - The Van Duren Story

Van Duren and Friends Live Performance

Tue 6/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

The Living Deads

Go Kat Go! Presents

The Living Deads

Kyle Trocolla & The Strangers

Fri 6/07

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Eilen Jewell

Eilen Jewell

Sat 6/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Jed Parish

The Sunday Buzz Matinee From Cygnus Radio

Jed Parish

Sun 6/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Moon King

Manic Mondays:

Moon King

Falconeer

Mon 6/10

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)

Western Centuries

Western Centuries

Fri 6/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Rescheduled from 3/7/19

$10.00 - $12.00

Black Cat Zydeco Band

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Black Cat Zydeco Band

Sat 6/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12-$15

Juliana Hatfield (Full Band)

Juliana Hatfield (Full Band)

Shellye Valauskas Experience

Tue 6/18

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

This event is 21 and over

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$18.00 - $20.00

Matt Jaffe

Matt Jaffe

Wed 6/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

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

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

Manic Mondays:

Bombadil

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)

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

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$10.00 - $12.00

THE WOGGLES

THE WOGGLES

Thu 6/27

Doors: 8:00 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

Sadistik

Sadistik

Elucid, Dope Knife, MTFR, Old Self

Tue 7/02

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Jack Norton

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Jack Norton

Tue 7/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00-$15.00

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

Wise Old Moon

The Wolff Sisters

Chris Roth 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

Rockaway Bitch

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Rockaway Bitch

Sat 7/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

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

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

Drunk Mums

Drunk Mums

Sat 7/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

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 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

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

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

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

Sun 9/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

On Sale
Fri 4/19
11:00 am EDT

$12.00 - $15.00

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

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

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