Caffe Lena’s 52nd Anniversary Weekend, 5/18-20/12

52 isn’t exactly one of those good round numbers for celebrating an anniversary, but if you’re a not-for-profit coffeehouse, and you’ve somehow, against all odds made it past the half-century mark, well then, every single year is worthy of a celebration.

And so Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs celebrates 52 years of folk music on Phila Street with a three-day fab folk extravaganza, anniversary weekend next month. It’s taken a bit of time to hammer the festivities into shape (and there still might be some additions yet to come), but here’s what it looks like at the present time:

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FRIDAY, MAY 18
at Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
6:30pm: Reception with hearty appetizers, desserts and soft drinks
7:30pm: Concert with Michael Cooney
Tickets: $52

SATURDAY, MAY 19
at Skidmore College’s Filene Hall, Saratoga Springs
7pm: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration
Featuring Butch Hancock
With Kate McDonnell
Rich Bala (of the Barefoot Boys)
Kim & Clyde
George Wilson
Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned
and emcee Michael Eck
Tickets: $25

SUNDAY, MAY 20
at Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
7pm: Concert with Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
Tickets: $18 in advance; $20 at the door

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