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Caffe Lena Turns 64 - Sing in the Streets (2024)

2024 Sing in the Streets Caffe Lena
Caffe Lena

Sing in the StreetsCaffè Lena Music Festival 12-4 pm May 19, 2024

What: Sing in the Streets, a Neighborhood Music Festival to Celebrate 64 Years of Caffe Lena. Fourteen bands on 6 Stages. Family-friendly.
When: Sunday, May 19, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Located Around the Caffè Lena Neighborhood (47 Phila Street) in Downtown Saratoga Springs, NY

Caffe Lena announces its 3rd Annual Sing In the Streets Festival. With six stages of folk, rock, blues, country and kids’ music in the venue’s downtown neighborhood, this annual event celebrates the anniversary of America’s longest-running folk music venue. Caffe Lena opened on May 21, 1960, and has been in continuous operation in the same location ever since.

Recent programming expansions are funded in part by Sing in the Streets, which is made possible by area businesses. Caffe Lena presents nearly 300 headline concerts annually, offers free weekly shows for preschool children and alcohol-free open mics for all ages. In addition, the venue teaches folk music skills to youth and adults and produces popular jam sessions for retirees.

“More and more people are looking to Lena’s as a place to gather, make music, learn new skills and enjoy a sense of community. We’re serving young families, teens, retirees and everyone in between. Sing In the Streets is one of the ways this work gets funded, thanks to our business sponsors and those who donate on the day of the festival,” said Caffe Lena Executive Director Sarah Craig.

Sing in the Streets will take place rain or shine, with events moving indoors if bad weather strikes. Rain locations, all in the same downtown neighborhood, will be posted on the venue’s website, www.caffelena.org.

The lead sponsor for this year’s festival is NY Focus, an independent nonprofit news outlet that reports on politics in Albany. Additional funding is provided by stage sponsors Lyrical Ballad Bookstore, Eric Gordon LLC, T-Shirt Graphics, Cerity Partners and Carl DeBrule.

Media sponsor: Exit 97.7/106.1, WEXT Radio.

Brule County Bad Boys
Erin Harkes
Girl Love
Mark & Jill
Owl & Crow
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
Rachael Sumner & Traveling Light
Reese Fulmer & The Carriage House Band
The Wildmans
PLUS: A celebrated SURPRISE band to close out the day!

Family Stage
Adirondack Song Dogs
The Rolling Pebbles
Volunteers of America
Caffe Lena Ukulele Ensemble