The Eclectic Cafe
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 January 14, 2017, featuring:

Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches

And a short opening set by He-Bird, She-Bird

NYC based Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches is explosive! Perhaps the only band fusing Gullah-Geechee with folk, country, roots, music of New Orleans, 1920s, calypso and originals.

Band members have played with the likes of Paul McCartney, Paul Simon and Wynton Marsalis as well as performed on ABC's Good Morning America, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Blue Plate Special, Extended Play Sessions (The Alt. Root), Relix featured videos, and have appeared in movies such as Mona Lisa Smile, Away We Go and Disney's Enchanted.

They are the #5 Artist, #6 Album, and #7 Song on International Folk Radio for September 2016.

"Fresh and vital" — Classical Arts
"Americana music at its purest and most impressive" — No Depression
"Unfailingly high-spirited" — The London Times
"Nick Russo has worked with artists all over the jazz spectrum. His latest release brings a decidedly unorthodox approach." — Downbeat

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Admission is $20 at the door or $17 when purchased in advance.
Advance sales ended at midnight Friday, January 13.
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.  Please check-in at the ticket table with the name you used to purchase the advance ticket(s).  We regret that we are unable to offer refunds for unused admissions.

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.

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.

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.