Southern Rail @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 7:30.

Southern Rail’s performances are high-energy exuberant fun, with riveting harmonies, irrepressible humor and sparkling banjo, mandolin, and guitar solo work. Celebrating over three decades of performing, they are fan favorites. Experience bluegrass music as it was meant to be played.

Atwater-Donnelly @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. The doors open at 7:30.

We’re thrilled to announce the return of this highly praised husband-wife duo of Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, who blend gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments, including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. Wait til you see Aubrey dance!

Abbie Gardner @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. The doors open at 7:30.

Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile, has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past 11 years. After gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin and our stage a couple of times, the band took an indefinite hiatus in 2015, so Abbie has struck out on her own. We’re excited to welcome her back!

Abbye West Pates / Susan Cattaneo – Split Bill @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. The doors open at 7:30.

Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected songwriters. A powerful singer and sophisticated writer, Susan combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twang. Abbye West Pates, the winner of our 2017 Performing Songwriter Competition, is a songwriter and storyteller based in Memphis, Tenn. Born and raised in southern Mississippi, she was inspired by folk/Americana artists like Patty Griffin and authors like Wendell Berry.

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. The doors open at 7:30.

Heather Pierson is an award-­winning multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and performer. From New Orleans-­style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, Heather’s live performances, both solo and with her acoustic trio (Davy Sturtevant on strings/cornet and Shawn Nadeau on bass), feature her virtuosity on piano, her bell-­tone vocals, and her commanding yet playful stage presence while wielding a tenor banjo, melodica, ukulele, or acoustic guitar.


Taylor & Jake Armerding @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. The doors open at 7:30.

Get ready for a magical night as this father and son team up for a night of duets, personal songs, and lots of bluegrass-tinged memories as they recall their time in the progressive bluegrass band Northern Lights, a Rose Garden staple for more than 10 years. This is going to be a special night and anything can happen!

Ellis Paul & Finals of the Rose Garden Performing Songwriter Competition @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The doors open at 7:30. Tickts are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

A 15-time winner of the Boston Music Awards, Ellis Paul is a transformative songwriter whose shows are just mesmerizing. He last played at the Rose Garden in 2001. It’s a thrill to have him back. “Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music.” – The New York Times  Also this night will feature the finals of our 26th Performing Songwriter Competition. The finalists will be named in late April.