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 December 13, 2014, featuring:

Spuyten Duyvil

"They're a mighty powerhouse....All the playing is hot." - Stephen D. Winick, The Huffington Post

"Raucous Roots..." - Phillip Lutz, The New York Times

Seeing a Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced "SPITE+en DIE+vil") show for the first time is like "throwing a cherry bomb into a lake" (Rich Warren, host of "The Midnight Special" on WFMT in Chicago). It wakes you up. The band's brand of original and traditional American roots music blends old-time, blues, 2nd line, bluegrass, and folk-rock with a pinch of punk rock energy to create a uniquely modern mix. Led by songwriting couple Mark Miller and Beth Kaufman, this seven-piece powerhouse brings barn-burning energy to venues throughout the Northeast.

Itís an exciting time for the Hudson Valley-based band. Its 2013 release, Temptation, reached #7 on the Folk DJ radio airplay chart in its first full month out and also made it into the top 20 on the Roots Music Report chart and the top 30 on the Roots 66 Airplay Chart. Spuyten Duyvilís previous release, 2011ís New Amsterdam, landed on a dozen DJs' Top 10 lists and received a nomination for the Alternate Root TV's 2011 Top American Roots Album.

Their return to The Eclectic Café follows on the heels of their first Northern California tour. Their 2014 season has also featured performances at The NY Mets Plaza Concert Series at Citi Field (formerly Shea Stadium), The Philadelphia Folk Festival, The Brooklyn Folk Festival, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, The New Bedford Folk Festival, Caramoor's American Roots Festival, Music Mountain, the Sandywoods Center for the Arts in RI, and Lincoln Square Winters Eve Festival in NYC.

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


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.

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.