About Stone Soup

Thirty seven 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.

Stone Soup Coffeehouse is one of the oldest coffeehouse venues in New England, presenting live music on Saturday nights from September through May. Stone Soup presents talented artists such as Greg Brown, Patty Larkin, Ellis Paul, and Catie Curtis as well as many gifted acoustic musicians and songwriters from Rhode Island and the New England Area. Stone Soup Coffeehouse has 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, many of whom have since become well known nationally – some internationally!

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.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate & pastries are available to purchase before the show and at intermission.

We invite you to “help make the soup” – whether you volunteer, participate in a Hoot, or come on Saturday nights to enjoy the music.

Stone Soup is a member of the Boston Area Coffehouse Association and supports the work of the Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA) and The Red Bandana Fund.