Thursday, 22 September 2022 12:24

“Caffè Lena @ SPAC” Returns for a Free Two-Day Festival at SPAC Oct. 1-2

SARATOGA SPRINGS — In partnership with Caffè Lena, Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces that its popular “Caffè Lena @ SPAC” Concert Series will return for a free two-day festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2.

Slated to take place on SPAC’s Charles R. Wood Stage, the festival will feature six bands that explore global and American folk music including Dreamers’ Circus, Oshima Brothers, Crys Matthews, Cocek! Brass Band, Hold on Honeys and Resonant Rogues. The “Caffe Lena @ SPAC” festival highlights a unique, ongoing collaboration between the arts center and the folk music venue.

The collaboration between SPAC and Caffè Lena first launched in 2017, encompassing jointly curated and presented programs at both venues. Guests are welcome to bring in food, drink, blankets and lawn chairs for the concerts. Food concessions will also be available. The concerts will take place rain or shine. Visit spac.org and caffelena.org for details. 

Saturday’s Lineup

Dreamers’ Circus: The Scandinavian musicians have toured across Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America with their inventive reimagining’s of Nordic folk and traditional tunes.

Cocek! Brass Band: Dance music for those seeking something new and unique, contemplative Old World melodies that hark to a lost era and catchy riffs that will have you singing along.

Resonant Rogues: Asheville, North Carolina’s genre hopping songwriters following their musical inspirations from the Appalachian mountains to the Balkans, through Paris by way of New Orleans. 

Sunday’s Lineup

Oshima Brothers: Raised in a musical family in rural Maine. On stage, they create a surprisingly full sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion. 

Crys Matthews: Among the brightest stars of the new generation of social justice music-makers; A powerful lyricist whose songs of compassionate dissent reflect her lived experience as what she lightheartedly calls “the poster-child for intersectionality.”

Hold on Honeys: Indie folk minimalist vocal trio offering tight knit harmonies to nourish the soul and invigorate the senses. 

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