The Eclectic Cafe
Please note our starting time: 7:30pm for the open mike and 8:30pm for the featured performers.

First-timers: Get a free pass for a future show - see details below.

Our next concert is on Saturday September 13, 2014, featuring:

Hip Swayers

Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, MA, the Hip Swayers are a get up and boogie band that plays an eclectic mix of originals and covers. The harmonious duo of David Blodgett and Toni Ostrow evokes George Jones and Melba Montgomery meets Lili'uokalani and Hank Thompson. The Eclectic Café will host the full band, adding Dave Niles on lead guitar and Mark Cherrington on percussion. So please join us for "get up and dance" night at the Eclectic Café

"These performers from Worcester, Massachusetts are not to be missed! A bit of Hank Williams sensibility, Carter/Cash authenticity, and infectious personality." -- SF Station, San Francisco's City Guide

"Dave and Toni won the hearts of the residents at Nazareth House as they sang familiar and fun duets. They got people singing with them on "Hey Good Lookin". Smiles were broadened when Dave played kazoo on "I Wanna be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart", and people wanted to know how he could sing with a kazoo in his mouth! Fingers snapped and toes tapped to "King of the Road". And everyone enjoyed their original "Sweet Angel". In addition to the wonderful duos of Cash and Carter, Sonny and Cher, they performed many songs which elicited joy and laughter. "King of the Road" was a big hit as was the hilariously fast "I’ve Been Everywhere". The Hip Swayers indeed had "Something to Brag About" at the end of this sweet show." -- Carolyn Gauthier, Bread & Roses Organization, San Francisco

More at and

Admission is $13 at the door or $10 when purchased in advance.
Advance sales ended at midnight Friday, Sep. 12.
Number of Tickets: 
You can use PayPal or any major credit card.  You do not need a PayPal account.  Note that we do not issue physical tickets.  The email you receive from PayPal will be your ticket.  Please print out a copy and bring it with you to the show.  We regret that we are unable to offer refunds for unused tickets.

A designated local charity will receive a portion of the proceeds from this concert


Upcoming shows: (click on artist's name to open their web site in a new window)

Oct 11:  

Mandeville and Richards

You can buy advance tickets for Mandeville and Richards now.
Mandeville and Richards (at $10 ea):   

Nov 8:  

Suzie Vinnick

You can buy advance tickets for Suzie Vinnick now.
For this very special show tickets are $15 in advance,
$20 at the door.
Suzie Vinnick (at $15 ea):   

The Eclectic Café is held on the second Saturday of the month, September through May at:


The Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk
28 Brentwood Road
Bay Shore, NY 11706
For show info: 631-661-1278

Parking is available along Brentwood Road. We ask you to please AVOID parking in the medical offices' parking lots south of the church or in the Sinai Reform Temple parking lot.

The open mic starts at 7:30pm. Performers wishing to participate should sign up by 7:30. The featured artists begin at about 8:30pm.

Admission is $13 at the door or $10 if purchased in advance.

If this is your first time at the Eclectic Café please mention it at the ticket table. Your paid admission to this show entitles you to a free pass, good for a single free admission to one of the next three Eclectic Cafés.

Refreshments are available.

We would also appreciate a donation of canned or dry food for local charity.

The Eclectic Café is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Questions or comments about this web page? Email me. For booking inquiries please email here.