Get ready to mark your calendars and set your musical spirits soaring as the iconic Caffè Lena teams up with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) for an unforgettable day of free live music. On Saturday, October 7, from 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM (with gates opening at 11:30 AM), the Charles R. Wood Gazebo Stage will come alive with the soul-stirring tunes of remarkable American folk artists. The best part? No tickets are required! RSVP at https://www.caffelena.org/spac/ to secure your spot at this exceptional event.
The Clements Brothers – 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
The spotlight will shine on the talented Clements Brothers, George and Charles Clements, identical twins hailing from New England. With a musical journey that spans roots, rock, bluegrass, jazz, and classical influences, their shared passion for music has resulted in a captivating blend of sounds. Their distinctive harmonies and instrumental prowess create a mesmerizing experience that’s simultaneously groovy and serene, perfect for capturing the essence of their singer-songwriter sensibilities.
Amythyst Kiah – 1:10 PM to 1:55 PM
Prepare to be enchanted by the Grammy-nominated Amythyst Kiah. Before gaining recognition with the all-female folk supergroup Our Native Daughters, Kiah had already carved out a niche for herself in the Americana and roots music realm. Her artistry effortlessly traverses the landscape of old-time folk, blues, country, and even contemporary strains of R&B and alt-rock. With a soulful voice that tugs at heartstrings and a songwriting prowess that speaks volumes, Kiah promises a performance that transcends genres.
Soggy Po’ Boys – 2:20 PM to 3:05 PM
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of The Big Easy with the Soggy Po’ Boys. This Boston-based ensemble brings the pulsating energy of New Orleans to the stage, channeling it through a fusion of jazz, funk, soul, and Caribbean rhythms. Their music tells stories of the NOLA sound, traditional Caribbean tunes, Meters funk, and more, creating an irresistible invitation to revel in the joyful and dance-worthy atmosphere they create.
Los Sugar Kings – 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Get ready to move and groove with Los Sugar Kings, a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic performances and genre-defying music. Paying homage to Afro-Cuban Son, Salsa, and Rumba-Flamenca, their roots-rock-reggae repertoire spans continents and cultures. The band’s musicianship, harmonies, and irresistible energy turn any event into an unforgettable party. Prepare for an experience that’s as authentic as it is electrifying.
Upstate – 4:40 PM to 5:25 PM
Drawing on the rich musical heritage of Woodstock, NY, Upstate is an indie-folk band that weaves harmonious melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Their diverse influences—from folk and bluegrass to jazz and soul—meld seamlessly, resulting in music that resonates deeply with listeners. With each member contributing their unique voice and musical style, Upstate crafts songs that evoke nostalgia and vulnerability, leaving an indelible mark on the audience.
Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this extraordinary musical celebration. Join us on October 7th at the Charles R. Wood Gazebo Stage for a day filled with the spirit of American folk music. Remember, no tickets are required, but make sure to RSVP through the provided link to secure your spot. Let the melodies carry you away as Caffè Lena @ SPAC presents an unforgettable festival that’s sure to be a highlight of the season.
For More Information and to Register, Visit https://spac.org/whats-on/caffe-lena-at-spac/