Singers Sought For Iconic New York Folk Music Venue’s Video

The nation’s longest continuously operating coffeehouse is putting together a video featuring Arlo Guthrie and Garrison Keillor to celebrate the upstate New York folk music venue’s impending renovations.

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Guthrie Center, Great Barrington, Mass.

The not-for-profit organization that runs Caffe Lena in downtown Saratoga Springs, New York, announced earlier this year that it will undergo $1.5 million in improvements to the building that houses the second-floor concert venue.

Organizers have been working on a music video that features Caffe Lena veteran Guthrie, “A Prairie Home Companion” host Keillor and Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary.

Caffe Lena, which turns 56 next month, is looking for people to gather on the street outside the venue Saturday morning to be filmed singing the final chorus for the video, which will be released through social media in the fall.