"The cups go in the kitchen, chairs go against the wall."

Stone Soup is one of the oldest coffeehouse venues in New England. Stone Soup has presented many gifted acoustic musicians and songwriters from Rhode Island and the New England Area. We also have a history of recognizing talent and is proud to have featured many artists, such as Dar Williams, Ingrid Michaelson, The Low Anthem, and Erin McKeown.   

 Thirty-nine years ago, several Rhode Island musicians and songwriters were inspired by Pete Seeger to share their music with each other and a wider audience. Stone Soup Folk Arts Foundation and Stone Soup Coffeehouse resulted. The name “Stone Soup” was taken from the folk tale about building community. In the story a beggar coming in to town is initially rebuffed by the townspeople. He offers to make his special “stone” soup and invites all to partake, eventually winning over the town and their communal contributions to make a truly magical soup. The magic is the building of a community, which is what we do at Stone Soup. At Stone Soup, artists, volunteers and audiences bring something special to a performance and the result is truly magical.     

Most shows start at 7pm. Doors open 1/2 hour before the concert. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  

 We do have a few new policies. We are going plastic free, so we will no longer have bottled water. Bring your own container and ice water will be available. Feel free to bring your own mug for coffee or tea as well! We will be including drinks & goodies as part of your ticket price - our thanks for attending our shows. Donations for refreshments, however, are graciously accepted. 

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Sponsors the 2019-2020 Season include Olga's Cup and Saucer, Seven Stars Bakery, Knead Doughnuts and Bolt Coffee Company 

2019-2020 Season
September 28, 2019
Joanne Lurgio & Mike Laureanno
October 26, 2019
Kerri Powers
November 23, 2019
Atwater-Donnelly Trio
February 29, 2020
Radoslav Lorković
March 28, 2020
Low Lily
April 25, 2020
Joe Jencks & Pamela Means
Stone Soup books months in advance and has dates enough to book only a small fraction of the many fine artists we wish we could present. Artists or their representatives interested in booking with Stone Soup should send an email to stonesoupbooking@gmail.com. We will review information and listen to sample music on a site. It would also be helpful if this email included information regarding recordings, reviews, and promotional materials. When sending such promotional material please note that we are a folk and acoustic venue for singer-songwriters.
Getting Here
Parking at 88 Meeting Street is limited. We courteously ask to leave the closest street parking spots open to those patrons with disabilities or limited mobility. You also might park on Benefit Street, walk up the hill and stairs (shown left) to get to the Music Mansion.

We also encourage carpooling, ride-sharing, and mass transit! 

The nearest bus stop, a six minute walk from the venue, is on the N Main NS N Court Stop on the R Line from Providence to Pawtucket. R-Line buses come so often, you don’t need a timetable. You don’t need to rely on a schedule or worry about catching a particular trip - just show up to your closest R-Line stop and a bus will arrive shortly to take you on your way.