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, Oct 18th, 2018 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1
    Folk Music Society of Huntington’s Hard Luck Café series @ the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Ave., Huntington) features the popular folk-rock and Americana duo The Kennedys. At well over a million miles of roadwork, including two stints as members of Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra, Pete and Maura Kennedy show no signs of slowing down either on the road or in the creative realm. Life on the road and time spent in the creative ecosystem of New York’s East Village have informed their songwriting over the course of 14 duo albums and half a dozen side projects, and Safe Until Tomorrow, its May 2018 release, is true to that tradition. What sets the album apart is the inclusion of several anthemic, rocking songs of social consciousness that convey a strong message best summed up in one of the song titles: “Be Silent No More.” The 8:30 p.m. concert is preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 ($10 for Cinema or FMSH members) at the box office.

  • Thu, Nov 15th, 2018 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1
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  • Thu, Apr 18th, 2019 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1
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