FOLKATHON! - Friday Night, 4/29
Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
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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.

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

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

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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Caffe Lena (View)
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
United States


Music > Festivals

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No