The Eclectic Cafe
The Eclectic Café is proud to be a cultural partner of the Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, being held at the Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts in Katonah, NY on Saturday, June 27. Please click here for more information.
Please note our starting time: 7:30pm for the open mike, 8:00pm for the opening short set, 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 May 9, 2015, featuring:

The Pre-War Ponies

And a short set* by

Ira Perlman

The Pre-War Ponies was formed in 2007 by Daria Grace, who wanted to make use of her growing collection of sheet music and repertoire of not-quite hits from the 20s, 30s and 40s. You may have heard of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer, but you probably haven't heard some of their under-rated chestnuts like "Pardon My Southern Accent" or "Find Me A Primitive Man." Daria quickly recruited her old friend, trombonist and soprano uke player J. Walter Hawkes to be a part of the madness, and they have become the core duo of the band.

The Ponies have just finished their second recording, to be released in 2015. It's titled Get Out Under The Moon, and it will include 14 new tracks and feature many special guests.

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*Something new at the Eclectic Café! Each month we invite a local performer to do a short set from 8:00 to 8:30. This month's short set performer will be Ira Perlman.

Unlike many modern singer/songwriters Ira's focus is on traditional folk music and popular singer/songwriters of the 60s and 70s.

Using six or twelve string guitar and occasionally a long neck banjo, Ira's set lists range from Broadside or Child ballads through songs recorded by Pete Seeger, the Weavers, PPM, the Kingston Trio, Ian and Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot, etc.

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Admission is $18 at the door or $13 when purchased in advance.
Advance sales ended at midnight Friday, May 8.
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


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 open mike will last for approximately 30 minutes. There will also be a short set performed by a local performer. The featured artists begin at about 8:30pm.

For most shows 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.