After years of hard work the time for a major renovation of Caffe Lena's historic home is at hand! We have designated the last weekend of April for a giant-size farewell to the "old" Caffe, and a celebration of the spirited community that will sustain the revitalized Lena into the coming decades.
We have invited dozens of our top headliners to come play one last time in the old Caffe. Yes, we're reviving the FOLKATHON!--a great tradition at Lena's through the '90s. The festivities start at 6 PM on Friday evening and, with a couple modest breaks tucked into the early morning hours, will go virtually non-stop until Sunday evening at 10 PM.
Come for the whole weekend, or for one day, or even for one show--but do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime occasion!
Single show tickets will be available at the door for $10.
FRIDAY SCHEDULE: 6 PM Opening Ceremony Led by Joseph Bruchac 6:40 Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen 7:20 Anne Hills 8:05 Stony Creek Band 8:50 Danielle Miraglia & Scott Ainslie 10:00 Broken String Band 11 PM Irish Session Midnight to 4 AM Open Stage
SATURDAY SCHEDULE 9 AM Chantey Singers of the Pickin' & Singin' Gatherin' 9:45 Frank Jaklitsch & Friends 10:25 Michael Eck 11 Huge Outdoor Sing-Along (being filmed) NOON Sonny Speed's Stretching the Truth 12:25 Paul Rishell & Annie Raines 1:05 Bovine Social Club 1:50 Rich Bala & C.B. Smith 2:40 Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys 3:35 Jo Henley 4:10 Grainbelt 4:50 Roy Hurd & Frank Orsini 5:25 Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass 6:00 Martha Gallagher 6:30 Judy Wyle 7:00 David Roth & Mike Agranoff 8:00 Tracy Grammer with Cliff Eberhardt & Louise Mosrie 9:00 Jeremy Wallace Trio 9:50 Pete Donnelly & Mike Gent from The Figgs 10:35 Addie & Olin -- Unleashed! 11 PM Blues Jam Midnight to 4 AM Open Mic
SUNDAY SCHEDULE 9 AM Gospel Singers of the Pickin' & Singin' Gatherin' 9:55 Schroon River String Band 10:30 Lost Radio Rounders 11 Rick and Sharon Bolton 11:45 Poetry 12:40 PM Don White 1:15 Tom Akstens with Brian Melick 1:55 Susan Trump 2:35 Storytelling 3:50 Sara Milonovich & Greg Andersen 4:25 Jim Trick 5:00 Professor Louie & The Crowmatix 6:00 Jean Rohe, Mike Poulopoulos & Jeremy Aaron 7:00 Michael Jerling Trio 8:00 Jeanne O'Connor & The New Standard 9:00 PM Great Group Sing Led by Dan Berggren
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47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866