2022 Calendar

Caffè Lena @ SPAC

A Free Two Day Music Festival

SundayOctober 212:00 PM



Join Caffè Lena at Saratoga Performing Arts Center for two days of live music on the Charles R. Wood Gazebo Stage featuring incredible global and American folk artists from around the world. No reservations or tickets needed!

Made possible by Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Nordlys Foundation & Private Donations



12:00pm – 1:00pm – Hold On Honeys
1:30pm – 2:30pm – Crys Matthews
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Oshima Brothers
The Charles R. Wood Stage is sponsored by Plug PV Powered by Sunnova
Additional support for this festival has been provided by:

Program Notes

Hold on Honeys

This indie folk minimalist vocal trio composed of Emily Curro, Raya Malcolm, and Shannon Rafferty offers tight knit harmonies to nourish the soul and invigorate the senses. The friends began singing together in order to find joy during the COVID-19 pandemic and began performing publically in June 2021.


Crys Matthews

Already being hailed as “the next Woody Guthrie,” Crys Matthews is 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,” Justin Hiltner of Bluegrass Situation called Matthews’s gift “a reminder of what beauty can occur when we bridge those divides.” She is made for these times and, with the release of her new, hope-fueled, love-filled social justice album Changemakers, Matthews hopes to take her place alongside some of her heroes in the world of social-justice music like Sweet Honey in the Rock and Holly Near.


Oshima Brothers

Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, brothers Sean and Jamie Oshima have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, they create a surprisingly full sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion. The brothers have released two albums, one rooted in acoustic folk and other more retro and metro, spacious and intimate, lush and graceful.

Know Before You Go

We look forward to welcoming you to the SPAC grounds for Caffè Lena @ SPAC! Please find some helpful information below for the event:

  • Gates open at 11:30AM
  • Free parking is available in the Route 50 and Hall of Springs parking lots
  • Bathrooms and Concessions are available on property
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs, blankets, coolers, etc. No glass permitted.
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