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The Sunday Street Acoustic Series, co-sponsored by WUSB-FM, presents nationally and internationally touring artists who perform in the listening room setting of The University Café. The series runs from September to early June and is now in its eighth year. Past performers have included Graham Parker, Willie Nile, Susan Werner, Eric Andersen, and Fairport Convention.

The Sunday Acoustic Concert Series, produced by Charlie Backfish, is co-sponsored by WUSB-FM (90.1fm).

NOTE: You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend Sunday Concert Series events. Admission of 21+ when alcohol is served is a requirement of University Alcohol Policy and of University Cafe.

For Podcasts of past shows at The University Café, please click here: University Café Podcasts.

To see all dates at a quick glance please download a .pdf version of our flyer.

Information by email: SundayStreetWUSB@aol.com
Telephone inquiries: leave message at 631-632-1093

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Casey Neill Trio

Sunday, May 4th, 7PM

Casey Neill returns to the University Cafe on Sunday, May 4th, with members of his band, The Norway Rats, in a trio setting. His style mixes influences from punk, Celtic and folk music and has been compared to R.E.M. and The Pogues. His music resides where the traditional music of the British Isles, classic rock, The Clash and Bruce Springsteen intersect. He emerged as an artist in the underground music community of the Pacific Northwest and released his first CD, Riffraff, in 1995. Scottish musician and producer Johnny Cunningham (of the band Silly Wizard) was impressed by Casey's music and produced Neill's Skree and Brooklyn Bridge, in addition to a live recording on which Cunningham played fiddle. Neill's song, "Lowground," was also recorded by the Irish supergroup, Solas. Casey Neill is also represented on a tribute album to Pete Seeger and has recently released two studio albums, Good Bye To The Rank and File (2010) and last year's All You Pretty Vandals. (www.caseyneill.org)

Long Island's Butchers Blind will open for Casey. Their 2013 album, Destination Blues, was a favorite of area critics when "best of 2013" lists were compiled. (www.ButchersBlind.com)

Advance tickets $15.00 at www.gpjac.org/UCafe.html through Friday, May 2nd. Any remaining tickets at the door (cash only), $20.

Casey Neill Trio & Butchers Blind
  • Date: Sunday, May 4
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: $15
    through Friday, May 2nd

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You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend Sunday Concert Series events. Admission of 21+ when alcohol is served is a requirement of University Alcohol Policy and of University Cafe.

Bob Dylan's 73rdnd Birthday Celebration with The Kennedys, Rod MacDonald, Russ Seeger, Steve Kaplan, Bill Herman, Brian Kachejian and others

Saturday, May 17th, 8PM

An early celebration of Bob Dylan's Birthday, and always a sell-out show.

It's the 50th anniversary of Another Side of Bob Dylan, so you can expect to hear some songs from that album but also many songs from the many sides of Dylan as we roam through the entire Dylan catalogue, right up to his recent albums, and throw in some obscure Dylan stuff as well.

Anchoring the evening's celebration will be Pete and Maura Kennedy, who return for their eighth Dylan Birthday celebration at the Cafe. Guitars, sitars and even ukeleles come into play when The Kennedys "do Dylan." (www.kennedysmusic.com)

Rod MacDonald, one of America's finest singer-songwriters and an acknowledged master at interpreting Dylan, returns for another Dylanfest at the Cafe. Rod and his band Big Brass Bed have recently recorded a second album of Dylan songs. (www.rodmacdonald.net).

Russ Seeger, of Levon Helm's Last Hombres, interprets lesser-known Dylan songs and adds great fiddle and guitar work to other Dylan classics in his seventh appearance at a Cafe Bob Dylan Birthday celebration. (www.myspace.com/russseegermusic).

Also in the ensemble: Brian Kachejian adds keyboards, Steve Kaplan plays bass and Bill Herman on drums. And who knows who else might appear?

Tickets limited to 100 seats and are $30 each. Tickets on sale now at www.gpjac.org/UCafe.html (tickets at the door, if available, are $35).

Bob Dylan's 73rd Birthday Celebration
  • Date: Saturday, May 17
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: $30

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You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend Sunday Concert Series events. Admission of 21+ when alcohol is served is a requirement of University Alcohol Policy and of University Cafe.

A very special evening with the legendary Tom Russell
At the Harbor/Cove Room at The Port Jefferson Village Center
Presented in collaboration with the Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council

Friday, June 27th, 7:30PM

Tom Russell has come to our area over the past decade to play two shows at The University Cafe, proving him to be what the Boston Globe has called "the most powerful voice on the contemporary folk circuit." Mike Regenstreif of the Montreal Gazette says Tom is "the best songwriter of my generation," who "raises and sets the bar for contemporary singer-songwriters." David Letterman has featured him many times on Late Night, and Tom's album releases have seen one masterpiece after another, with Mesabi (2011) being the most recent.

This promises to be a most unusual evening since it will just be Tom, solo, performing a lot of his songs and telling the stories behind them as documented in his wonderful new book, "120 Songs"--a collection of lyrics. You'll also hear many rarities which he doesn't usually do in concert. Just Tom, solo, with his guitar, reading from the book, telling stories as only he can and singing one great song after another...! Yes, we might hear a "Blue Wing," "Navajo Rug" or "Gallo del Cielo," but "120 Songs" includes unpublished rarities as well as Tom's most popular songs. Not only will we hear songs from the full spectrum of Tom's career, we'll also get to hear the stories behind them. Also, Tom has some new songs we will be hearing for the first time.

It will be an intimate setting for this very special show, with only 50 tickets to be sold. The sunset over Port Jefferson Harbor will be the backdrop for Tom's evening with us. Also, we'll have complimentary wine, beer and appetizers at the show for Tom's fans but most importantly, you'll have an opportunity to share a very special evening with one of today's great singer-songwriters.Tom rarely does these solo shows so we are delighted he is doing one for us here. (www.tomrussell.com

The Port Jefferson Village Center is located on the harbor in Port Jefferson Village. There are many restaurants in the immediate area for dinner before the show. Also, the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry docks near the Village Center and Connecticut fans of Tom's can travel to the show and back as passengers on the ferry.

Tickets $50.00 at www.gpjac.org/UCafe.html.

Directions (.pdf)

Tom Russell
  • Date: Friday, June 27
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: $50

Buy Tickets Directions (.pdf)

You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend Sunday Concert Series events. Admission of 21+ when alcohol is served is a requirement of University Alcohol Policy and of University Cafe.

Upcoming Events

May 2014
05.04 *Sunday Concert Series: Casey Neill Trio buy tickets 7pm
05.17 *Sunday Concert Series: Bob Dylan's 73rdnd Birthday Celebration buy tickets 8pm
June 2014
06.27 *Sunday Concert Series: Tom Russell buy tickets 7:30pm

*NOTE: You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend Sunday Concert Series events. Admission of 21+ when alcohol is served is a requirement of University Alcohol Policy and of University Cafe.

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