Weekend concerts feature both local and international musicians: singer-songwriters, jazz, blues, world, and experimental; and every other Tuesday we host Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays, a showcase of local musicians.

We also host monthly art exhibits, and a weekly chess night.

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In the Gallery this Month

Butterflies to Abstraction Watercolors, Acrylics and Encaustic

April 01, 2018 - April 30, 2018
  There will be an opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, Sunday April 8th 2018 at the Rosendale Cafe. Artist Statement Initially the show was inspired by my interest in the journey of the butterfly: her metamorphosis from a caterpillar, her relationship to the beatific flowers, and her journey to Mexico or [...]
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Weekly Chess Night

Chess aficionados converge Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Players should bring their own boards & pieces.
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Upcoming Music Events

April 2018


Slam Allen Live at The Rosendale Cafe

April 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission: $15

The internationally renowned Slam Allen is a messenger of love. This dynamic entertainer uses the genres of Blues, Soul, R&B, and a touch of Rock and Roll to deliver powerful soul stirring performances! Slam captures you with a voice that echoes Otis Redding, a guitar that immerses you in B. [...]  Read More.


Bucky's Jazz Brunch with Frank Vignola, and Martin & Bucky Pizzarelli

April 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Admission: $20.00

Please join us for a very special event at the Rosendale Cafe. The first ever Jazz Brunch featuring the great jazz guitarist Bucky Pizarelli, with Martin Pizzarelli on bass, and Frank Vignola on guitar. This is a stellar line up of the finest jazz artists active today. The cafe will [...]  Read More.


Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

April 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Admission: Free

Join clamoring host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm. The scheduled musicians for this evening are Carole White, Mindi Turin, Lynn Margileth, Janturan, The Easy Chair, and JoAnne Spies.  Read More.


Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

April 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Admission: $10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

The Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Instructors Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra lead dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, Bachata, and now the fun style [...]  Read More.


Isle of Klezbos

April 28, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Admission: $15

Isle of Klezbos celebrates the band's 20th anniversary in 2018! Lately esteemed as "Klezmer goddesses," the internationally-touring all-gal sextet approaches Yiddish musical traditions with fun-loving irreverence and soulful respect. This powerhouse lineup brings creative chemistry and stratospheric soloing chops, reaching fans onstage from Tribeca to Texas to Tennessee. This electricity [...]  Read More.

May 2018


Haleh Liza, Steve Gorn, and Matt Kilmer

May 05, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Admission: $15.00

Steve Gorn presents Rumi Nights; with Haleh Liza, poet and translator of Persian descent; and world percussionist Matt Kilmer. Weaving through a soundscape created by Steve Gorn (flute and clarinet) and Matt Kilmer (hand percussion); poet, musician, and translator Haleh Liza will share new translations of Rumi's poetry, as well [...]  Read More.


Asaran Earth Trio

May 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission: $15

So a Brazilian, a Hungarian and an Italian walk into a bar… A collective of vocalists from different corners of the globe (as well as the set up to a great punchline), Asaran Earth Trio is a group dedicated to signing beautiful music from around the world. With New York City as their [...]  Read More.


Ana Egge

May 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Admission: $15.00

Ana Egge was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada; and grew up in North Dakota and New Mexico. She began her music career in Austin, TX; at the age of 20 releasing her first album River Under The Road in 1997, recorded with the legendary western swing band, Asleep at the [...]  Read More.


5x JUNO nom/7x Canadian Folk Music Award winner Andrew Collins Trio-- CD Release

May 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission: $15

5x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominee/7x Canadian Folk Music Award winning mando-maestro Andrew Collins brings his Trio’s trailblazing roots to The Rosendale Cafe on Sun May 26, 8:00pm. This mercurial mandolinist finds himself – through no actual fault of his own – at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. He [...]  Read More.


Reception for Patrick Malin's Outdoor Work!

May 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission: Free

I  work outdoors in oils on hand-made paper. This portable approach dates back to the beginnings of landscape painting in Europe and America. Artists like Corot went to Italy to capture it's light, and Hudson River School painters went west to record the shape of the continent using this method. This [...]  Read More.

June 2018


Uncommon Ground

June 02, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Admission: $15

Meet Uncommon Ground, a band that makes its musical home in the space in, around and between the great American roots styles of bluegrass, blues, jazz, and old-time music. Regarded by peers, fans and critics alike as some of the Hudson Valley's finest acoustic musicians, Uncommon Ground has been performing [...]  Read More.


Sarah Underhill CD Release Event

June 09, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Admission: 10

Please join Sarah Underhill and friends to celebrate the release of her new CD "Bound Out For Canaan", featuring the older-than-Old-Timey sounds of Stockport Middle Ground, an Appalachian / Traditional tribute band. Band members include Sarah and Ben Bath on vocals, Creek Iversen on banjo, Aldo Lavaggi on fiddle, and [...]  Read More.


Mary Gauthier

June 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Admission: $25

Every day.   Every single day, which means some days are better and some much worse.   Every day, on average, twenty-two veterans commit suicide.     Every day.   That number does not include drug overdoses or car wrecks or any of the more inventive ways somebody might less [...]  Read More.


The Return of "The Book": Roy Book Binder

June 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Admission: 15

50 Years on the Road The Singer-SongWriter, StoryTelling BluesMan returns to the Hudson Valley for a night of frightfully good music and humor. This stirring folk/blues guitarist and vocalist has been playing country blues since the mid-'60s, when he began recording for Blue Goose. Greatly influenced by Rev. Gary Davis [...]  Read More.



June 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission: $15

Lori Wilner, Broadway veteran actress and chanteuse, will be joined by award-winning composers and lyricists Dianne Adams and Jim McDowell, Rosendale royalty – musicians Ken McGloin and Jim Curtin, for an evening of jazz, theater and folk music. Direct from their sold-out “Jazz at Noon” series, Lori and friends will [...]  Read More.

July 2018


Bovine Social Club

July 07, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Admission: $17

Bred on the northern banks of the Delaware River, Bovine Social Club is a grassy, twangy, swinging breed of Americana sounds sure to get your dancing cow on. One wicked lineup of seasoned jam musicians backs the thoughful lyrics of vocalist, philosopher, memoirist and former monk, Samuel Saint Thomas. The [...]  Read More.


Big Sister Together 30 Years, Returns Home To The Rosendale Cafe

July 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Admission: $10

Over the last 28 years, Big Sister has shared the stage with an impressive, diverse list of performers, Including ‪Joan Osborne‬, The Band, ‪Solomon Burke‬, ‪Bo Diddley‬, ‪The Ramones‬, ‪Spin Doctors‬, ‪Etta James‬, and ‪Lenny Kaye‬ to name a few. Their live show is as eclectic as the member's Influences, [...]  Read More.


Monica Rizzio

July 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission: $15

No stranger to the east coast music scene, Texas-bred and Cape Cod washashore, Monica Rizzio is emerging as one of the finest singer songwriters that call New England home. For over 10 years she played fiddle and sang with Tripping Lily, a folk acoustic pop band, who toured up and down the [...]  Read More.


Dan Brubeck Quartet - Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave and Iola Brubeck

July 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Admission: $25

Dan Brubeck is a renowned jazz drummer, and a member of one of America's most notable musical families. He is the son of legendary American jazz icon Dave Brubeck and the rhythmic force behind the highly successful Brubeck Brothers Quartet, whose CDs have consistently been at the top of the [...]  Read More.


Swing Vipers

July 28, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission: $10

Swing Vipers infuses the timeless tunes of the early jazz era with a contemporary, hard-hitting style of swing. As aficionados of great melody, we always honor the inherent beauty, art and story of each song while at the same time contributing our own rhythmic energy and updated interpretation. “Having come [...]  Read More.

September 2018


Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur

September 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Admission: $25.00

There are gates to the city of American roots music, entryways that lead in new generations every decade. One of these gates is the Grateful Dead, whose love of folk and roots music has led many younger fans back to the source. But what gates did the Dead themselves use [...]  Read More.