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Cafe Wha?, New York City, NYC, Live Music, Restaurant Near Me With Live Music, Live Music Near Me

LIVE MUSIC IN NYC

SINCE 1959

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The Cafe Wha? House Band

Thursday through Sunday

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UPCOMING SHOWS

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The Cafe Wha? Cruise

June

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The Hootenanny Sessions

JUNE

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Infinity Song

8PM

MAY

25

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Enter The Haggis

JUNE

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Tinsley Ellis

JULY

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Janiva Magness

JUNE

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NYChillharmonic

JUNE

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Infinity Song 10PM

MAY

25

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Tim Snider & Wolfgang Timber

JUNE

15

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Paul Beaubrun

JUNE

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OUR HISTORY

“Just got here from the West,” the gangly 19-year-old told Manny Roth, owner of the Greenwich Village nightclub “Cafe Wha?” “Name’s Bob Dylan. I’d like to do a few songs? Can I?” Sure, Mr. Roth said; on “hootenanny” nights, as he called them, anybody could sing a song or two, and this was a hootenanny night, a bitterly cold one, Jan. 24, 1961. And so Mr. Dylan took out his guitar and sang a handful of Woody Guthrie songs. The crowd “flipped” in excitement, Mr. Dylan later said. He had hitchhiked to New York from Minnesota, and after showing up at the Cafe Wha?, he mentioned to Mr. Roth that he had no place to sleep. So Mr. Roth later asked the audience “if anybody has a couch he can crash on” — and somebody did.
 

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GALLERY