Stone Soup Coffeehouse at the Music Mansion

Contact Info
88 Meeting Street
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. 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.

Upcoming Shows

October 14
Beth Barron and an impressive lineup of artists from the local music scene join us for Stone Soup Coffeehouse?s 43rd season at The Music Mansion. Tickets are $22.
November 11
Lisa Bastoni will be returning to Stone Soup Coffeehouse where she once was an opener, and now makes her debut as a headliner. Casey Hayward will be opening the evening at The Music Mansion at 7pm. Tickets are $20.
December 9
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem return to Stone Soup Coffeehouse to present their wintertime introspection and celebration Wintersong. Their performance will be at the Music Mansion at 7 pm. Tickets are now available on our website at $22.

Previous Shows

May 20
April 29
Husband-and-wife folk/rock Americana duo The Kennedys have been writing, recording & touring for over twenty five years. Their energetic pop-influenced sound recalls Buddy Holly & The Everly Brothers.
March 25
March 11
February 25
The Atwater-Donnelly Band: Tickets are $22, available at the door or reserved through our website. Please appear at least 15 minutes before the performance begins, or you will relinquish your tickets to those waiting to attend.
December 10
Tickets available at the door $25. This is a Stone Soup Coffeehouse Fundraiser.
November 19
[Peter has] made a habit of mining emotion by sharing songs that avoid painting pretty pictures [making] his music so compelling, given that it?s lush with realities that are often simply too difficult to avoid. Lee Zimmerman, American Songwriter