Following the successful Nordlys Global Voices Series, Caffe Lena and SPAC have proudly announced that the “Caffe Lena @ SPAC” Concert Series will return for two more installments this summer!
Concertgoers will enjoy a varied lineup of artists, including those in the American roots genre.
The free concerts will take place at SPAC’s Charles R. Wood Stage on a pair of Sunday afternoons – June 17 and July 1, from noon to 4PM on each day.
Guests are welcome to bring food, drinks, blankets, and lawn chairs for the concerts. Food concessions will be available as well. In the event of rain, the concert location will shift to Caffe Lena, and will remain free to the public.
Caffe Lena @ SPAC is a unique collaboration between the two Saratoga venues. “Our ‘Caffe Lena @ SPAC’ series started last summer as an invitation to the community to experience the exhilaration of free live music on our beautiful grounds, welcoming hundreds of audience members who had never before been to SPAC,” said Elizabeth Sobol, president & CEO of SPAC, in a statement. “We are grateful to Sarah Craig and Caffe Lena for their vital partnership, offering us the unique opportunity to bring incredible folk, indie, and blues artists to our new Charles R. Wood Stage. One of my very favorite bands, Darlingside, will kick things off for us.”
- TBD (12 to 1 PM)
- Kuinka (1:30 to 2:30 PM) combines modern folk with a uniquely electric vibe. Different lead singers in this Seattle band are accompanied by cello, banjo, synthesizers, clarinet, and electronic drums.
- Darlingside (3 to 4 PM) has been dubbed “a must-see act” by Rolling Stone, with “locomotive folk-pop confections so richly executed it’s hard to tell if it’s one voice or twelve.” Influenced by 60s folk, chamber pop, bluegrass, classical music, and modern indie rock, Darlingside’s rich and moving sound has created quite a bit of buzz around this Boston-based quartet.
- Quinton Cain (12 to 1 PM)
- Heard (1:30 to 2:30 PM) has roots in jazz, as well as West African and Brazilian beats. Composer Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius leads the group on keyboard, and is backed by Jonathan Green on woodwinds, Bobby Kendall on bass, Brian Melick on percussion, and Zorkie Nelson on percussion, vocals, and flute.
- Martha Redbone Roots Project (3 to 4 PM), led by Martha Redbone, is a trio inspired by the sounds of the Appalachian hills of Redbone’s youth, as well as her teenage years in Brooklyn.