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 25. 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 14, 2016, featuring:

Matt Nakoa, Rachael Kilgour, and Kirsten Maxwell

And a short opening set by Hank Stone

Matt Nakoa is an internationally touring singer/songwriter who has performed at the White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Matt studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spalding.

Singer/songwriter Rachael Kilgour was chosen as the Grand Prize winner of the 2015 NewSong Music Contest. The win earned her a performance at the ASCAP Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival, a future performance of her own at Lincoln Center in NYC, and an EP recorded and produced in Asheville NC at the Echo Mountain Studio. Kilgour also took fifth place in the 2015 Telluride Troubadour Competitions and was named the winner of the 2015 LEAF New Song Contest in North Carolina.

Kirsten Maxwell is a prolific songwriter. She was awarded first place in a contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA) and opened for Michael Johnson in concert in November. She was selected for a coveted slot in the Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase at the 2015 Northeast Recional Folk Alliance (NERFA) conference. Kirsten was also named a winner of the 2016 South Florida Folk Festival Singer Songwriter Competition. She will return next year to perform on the festival's main stage.

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Admission is $20 at the door or $17 when purchased in advance.
Advance sales ended at midnight Friday, May 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.  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.

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.