Saratoga’s HQ for Original Live Music and Dance
The Putnam Den is located right in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs, NY, just 30 miles north of Albany.
We are one block off Broadway; right behind the Uncommon Grounds coffee shop — there is even an alley there that leads right to our door. Across the street is the city’s public library and to our left is the famed Caroline Street entertainment district.
The Putnam Den features a full-blown live music experience, complete with a raised stage and in-house sound and lights. The General Admission capacity of the room is 400-500 people, depending on the show.
The musical lineups at the Den include local, regional and national (touring) acts, primarily of the original variety. The room also doubles as a dance club — with the area’s hottest DJ’s spinning — and as a private event facility.
Among many others, the Den has hosted such luminaries as: Blues Traveler, Rusted Root, Ryan Montbleau, the Figgs, Donna the Buffalo, Melvin Seals & JGB, Zach Deputy, Max Creek, Paranoid Social Club, Rustic Overtones, Robert DeLong, Peter Prince & Moon Boot Lover, Assembly of Dust, Luciano and Deer Tick, not to mention Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic) and Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead. We are most proud of our role in accelerating the burgeoning (and very hot) Saratoga music scene that has emerged in the past year.
In addition, the Den has a long full-service bar, an outdoor patio, pool tables, dart boards — and even a weekday Game Night where we roll out the Beer Pong tables and assorted board games. Weeknight drink specials and theme nights (Open Mic, etc) are always in play.
As a tribute to Saratoga’s glorious past, the walls around the stage area display scenes from the city’ old Broadway Victorian Era streetscape, as painted by the talented artist Samson Contompasis. Local artists are encouraged to use our other walls to showcase their sampled works for public display as well.