"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.   

Forty 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 will be providing packaged goodies this Fall. We encourage Bring-Your-Own hot and cold drinks, but are working on a plan to serve drinks individually instead of people helping themselves. Everything will depend on CDC guidelines we are provided later this year As always, our goodies will be included in the price of the tickets. Donations, however, are graciously accepted and passed along to a sponsored charity. 

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We are currently looking for coffee and pastry sponsors the 2021-2022 Season! if you're interested, please contact us!

2021-2022 Season
September 25th, 2021
October 30th, 2021
Low Lily ($20) - Facebook Event

November 27th, 2021 

Joe Jencks ($20) - Facebook Event

December 11th, 2021

Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem ($25)  - Facebook Event

February 26th, 2022

Allysen Callery and Avi Jacob

March 26th, 2022

Pamela Means

April 30th, 2022 

The Revenants

May 21st, 2022 

Pete Silva and Paula Clare, Corinne Wahlberg Opening

We are no longer using and online ticket sales service for advanced sales. Patrons who would like to reserve seats can fill out this form. We will respond by email. We also recommend you print a copy to bring to the venue (just in case), but we will work to ensure reservations made are honored. Cash or check payment will be made the day of the show. Those who reserve seats must appear at the door at least 15 minutes before the show or tickets will be made available to others. If the show is not a sell-out, there will still be plenty of tickets at the door!
Our COVID-19 Policy
Stone Soup Coffeehouse is aware of how many of our patrons may have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus and we are thankful for your safe and healthy return to our venue. Upon returning, we would like to follow CDC guidelines to keep everyone safe, from the patrons, to the artists, and to the volunteers who make it all possible. Please have proof of vaccination when you come to enjoy the music as many other local venues are asking the same . If you are not vaccinated, please show proof of a recent negative test for the virus (within 72 hours of show date). As per the governor's mandate,  we also ask patrons to please wear a mask indoors. It is because of our firm commitment to your safety and to our continued support of live music that we ask everyone to follow these guidelines and recommendations. Thank you!
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. 

While Stone Soup is currently booking for the 2021-2022 season, we are prioritizing booking those artists who were unable to come last season and engaging artist we had already been in contact with. That being said, we are always interested in hearing your music.

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.