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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

Wednesday through Sunday

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UPCOMING SHOWS

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Marcus Rezak's

Shred Is Dead

OCT

09

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The Hootenanny Sessions

OCT

19

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Peter Collins

Album Release!

NOV

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Dori Freeman

NOV

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Frank Solivan

& Dirty Kitchen

NOV

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Bella's Bartok

NOV

09

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Fleetwood Mac

Rumors & More

NOV

11

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Hendrix Bday ft

Marcus Machado

NOV

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The Skatalites

NOV

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View All Upcoming Shows at Cafe Wha? 

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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