Acoustic Cafe

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96.5 TIC’s World-Famous Acoustic Cafe has brought countless top artists to Hartford, for a performance like no other!  Experience today’s biggest artists, up close and personal at an intimate, acoustic show right here in Connecticut… brought to you exclusively by 96.5 TIC, Miller Lite and Columbia Dental!

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Andy Grammer & 96.5 TIC: We Go Way Back

Next Monday, Andy Grammer will hit the Acoustic Cafe at the Russian Lady in Hartford. But it’s not the first time Andy has come to town… and that’s “Fine By Us!”


Photo Credit: Brian Ambrose Photography

Matchbox Twenty & The Goo Goo Dolls Confirmed To Tour This Summer

Rob Thomas confirmed a long-rumored Summer tour team-up with the Goo Goo Dolls during the Matchbox Twenty Acoustic Cafe.


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Goo Goo Dolls Are Coming To The Acoustic Cafe

The Goo Goo Dolls are hitting the road this Spring, and they will be stopping by Hartford for an exclusive Acoustic Cafe performance just for their biggest 96.5 TIC fans in April!


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Andy Grammer Returns To The Acoustic Cafe

Andy Grammer is making his big return to the Acoustic Cafe on April 8th!



Matchbox 20 Acoustic Cafe Photos

Matchbox 20 came to the Acoustic Cafe and blew their CT fans away! Check out photos from MB20′s acoustic performance at Mohegan Sun, before they hit the stage for their sold-out concert!! All pictures courtesy Brian Ambrose Photography


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Mumford & Sons Talk Stopover Shows And Road To Red Rocks

Since their formation in 2007, Mumford & Sons have become international superstars – and the premiere act in today’s indie/folk rock scene.  The band is nominated for six GRAMMY’s at Sunday’s ceremony, including “Album of [...]


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Mumford & Sons Acoustic Cafe

Check out some pics from the amazing Acoustic Cafe with Mumford and Sons in Boston! All photos courtesy Brian Ambrose Photography


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Olly Murs Rocks The Acoustic Cafe

Olly Murs rocked the stage on a snowy evening in Hartford at last night’s Acoustic Cafe. Check out some photos of Olly performing live, courtesy of Brian Ambrose Photography!


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Acoustic Cafe With Mumford & Sons

The next band coming to the Acoustic Cafe is Mumford and Sons, and we’re hitting the road for an intimate, acoustic concert from the GRAMMY-nominated rockers!


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Acoustic Cafe With Olly Murs

96.5 TIC is so stoked to announce our first Acoustic Cafe of 2013– UK sensation Olly Murs! Olly will be performing an exclusive, acoustic set on Monday January 21st, right here in Hartford.


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Carrie Underwood Entertains And Enlightens At The Acoustic Cafe

Carrie Underwood joined us for a special Acoustic Cafe Saturday afternoon at the Rocking Horse Saloon in downtown Hartford before her sold out show at the XL Center.


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Carrie Underwood To Perform At 96.5 TIC’s Acoustic Cafe!

Carrie Underwood is performing a SOLD OUT show on November 10th at the XL Center in Hartford… and she’ll be the latest artist to play 96.5 TIC’s Acoustic Café while she’s here!


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Lifehouse Explain How Spaghetti Westerns Influenced Their New Album At The Acoustic Cafe

This weekend, Lifehouse stopped at the Black Horse Saloon in Hartford for a performance at the 96.5 TIC Acoustic Cafe, and shared three songs and some insight into their new album with their biggest fans in Connecticut.



Meet & Greet With Lifehouse At The Acoustic Cafe

After Lifehouse performed their exclusive Acoustic Cafe, they took some time to meet their biggest fans in Hartford! Check out photos from the 96.5 TIC meet & greet with Lifehouse from Saturday at the Black Horse Saloon.


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Lifehouse Are On Their Way To The Acoustic Cafe

Lifehouse is getting ready to take the stage for the latest exclusive 96.5 TIC Acoustic Cafe on October 20th in downtown Hartford!


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Phillip Phillips’ Acoustic Cafe Brings It “Home” In Hartford

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips said he “hasn’t had time for too much fun lately,” but he took a break from the American Idols Live! tour at Mohegan Sun to perform a few medleys for 96.5 TIC listeners at our world-famous Acoustic Café this past Sunday.



Phillip Phillips Acoustic Cafe Live At The Russian Lady

Check out lots of photos as American Idol champ Phillip Phillips performs his Acoustic Cafe at The Russian Lady in Hartford!


Photo Credit: Brian Ambrose Photography

Christina Perri Hints At New Twilight Song At The Acoustic Cafe

Before her concert with Jason Mraz in Hartford this weekend, Christina Perri performed an exclusive Acoustic Cafe for 96.5 TIC’s listeners. Christina performed three songs… and dropped some big hints about her future with the Twilight franchise!