Hard Luck Cafe

Since the 1960s, coffeehouses have served as smaller forums to see and hear local and regional artists. The Hard Luck Café, begun in 1992, strives to do the same by presenting local, regional and up-and-coming national touring artists in an intimate atmosphere. Held on the third Thursday of the month, from September to June, at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre, the Hard Luck Café usually features a split bill with two artists/groups, preceded by an open mic (for which sign-up is at 7 p.m.). Admission is $10 for FMSH and Cinema Arts Centre members and $15 for non-members. Tickets are sold only at the door. Refreshments are available for purchase.


Hard Luck Café concerts are held in the Sky Room at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre – 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY.

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Hard Luck Cafe Events

  • Thu, Mar 19th, 2020 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Robinson Treacher is an engaging, high-energy performing songwriter with a powerful voice and unique guitar stylings. Passionate, gritty and soulful, he has drawn comparisons to David Gray, Richie Havens and Van Morrison. “Like a tent revival shouter rooted in gospel and blues – a mix of silk and gravel – the sound is coming from a core somewhere deep,” wrote Richard Cuccaro in a Jan. 2015 Acoustic Live! in New York City cover story entitled Robinson Treacher - Soul Conjurer. br>
    Not one to be pigeonholed into one particular genre, he takes fibers from many -- from the bluesy soul of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke to the weathered back- country of The Band and Hank Williams -- and weaves them into his own distinct musical tapestry. br>
    Robinson has performed at venues throughout the New York metro area and across the country, including an appearance at the 2015 Huntington Folk Festival. His first album, "Porches", was released in 2013, and his most recent EP "Born" is available now.. br>
    Cassidy Catanzaro sold over a million records as the lead singer and creative engine of the Lava/Atlantic group Antigone Rising during their most successful years, (2000-2008). She has toured with The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allmans and has appeared on the Tonight Show, A&E's Breakfast With The Arts and on VH1 as a commentator on the popular "I Love..." Series in multiple episodes. Her endorsements, print and TV ads include, The Gap, Seven Jeans, Mustang Automobiles, Motorola and Sure Microphones. She was voted by ESPN as "One To Watch" along with other notable up and coming celebrities.

    As a songwriter, legendary Swedish pop songwriter Max Martin has requested Cassidy's songs for placement with his mega-star clients. Her composition “For You” was recently featured on the Demi Lovato Confident album. She has composed songs for Shinedown and Dorothy guitarist Nick Perry's solo projects, Mount Holly and Underground Thieves, as well as enjoyed song placements in film and television.

    A graduate of UCB for Improvisational Comedy, her acting credits include stage, film and television. Most recently Cassidy can be seen performing with Symphony Orchestras across North America in the show, Women Rock. Her latest solo album, All Good Things is due out in early 2020. She plans to support the album with a national tour bringing her dynamic performances and powerful voice back to the fans that launched her career.

    For decades, Cassidy has used her voice as an advocate of human rights and environmental issues, and is a certified Yogi!

  • Thu, Apr 16th, 2020 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
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  • Thu, May 21st, 2020 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
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    Thu, Jun 18th, 2020 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
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  • Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
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