Calendar

Sep
15
Sat
Greg Greenway @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

We are welcoming back one of our favorite performers. Originally from Richmond, VA, Greg Greenway moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. His “In the Name of Love,” a lead in to the U2 classic, “Pride,” was the #5 song on the Folk DJ list in 2013. It has become a defining piece on his journey to becoming an international artist capable of addressing sensitive topics like Race in a way that connects audiences to their humanity while entertaining them at the same time.

Oct
20
Sat
Grace Morrison | Lisa Bastoni, split bill @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Two top-notch singer-songwriters make their debut at the Rose Garden, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Mixing seemingly effortless musicality and original storytelling, Grace Morrison turns deeply personal and historical stories into song for listeners from all walks of life. Following a ten year break from music, a career change, and two children, Lisa Bastoni has returned with her successful CD, “The Wishing Hour” (2017).

Nov
17
Sat
Bill Staines @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

After touring and playing concerts for over four decades, you would think that musician and songwriter Bill Staines might think about slowing down, but that’s just not the case. Staines continues to perform more than 175 shows a year and drives close to 70,000 miles getting to them. He is one of the most durable and beloved singers on the folk music scene today, and he is returning to the Rose Garden for this special show.

Jan
26
Sat
Robert Jones @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Rev. Robert Jones, Sr. is an inspirational storyteller and musician celebrating the history, humor and power of American Roots music. His deep love for traditional African American and American traditional music is shared in live performances that interweave timeless stories with original and traditional songs. For more than twenty-five years Robert has entertained and educated audiences of all ages in schools, colleges, libraries, union halls, prisons, churches and civil rights organizations.

Feb
23
Sat
Kirsten Maxwell & Winner of Songwriter Contest, split bill @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

We’re excited to have Kirsten Maxwell return to the Rose Garden! In 2016, she made quite an impression. Her crystalline vocals, ebullient stage persona and original and cover songs left us wanting more. Adding to the show will be the winner of our 26th annual Performing Songwriter Competition, chosen in May 2018, who will play a split with Kirsten.

 

Mar
23
Sat
The Meadow Brothers @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

The Meadows Brothers’ gut-bucket, dirt-road, twangy spirit takes hold in a new road-tested collection of original songs. When The Meadows Brothers decided it was time to start recording, they discovered a tangle of rich imagery, atmospheric states and narratives, both real and imagined – that together create a fine tapestry of listening. These songs culminate in “TRUTH,” a diverse compilation on of modern folk-rock-infused Americana. Some of you might recognize Ian Meadows, who was a finalist in our Performing Songwriter Competition in 2016.

 

Apr
13
Sat
The Kennedys & Rose Garden’s 30th! @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Two of our favorites make a return to the Garden, helping us to celebrate our 30th season!   Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times. This year, they celebrate their twentieth anniversary both as a band and a married couple. Rather than indulge in a nostalgic look backward, they’ve taken Dylan’s dictum “don’t look back” to heart; writing and recording forty new songs.

 

May
18
Sat
April Verch & Finals of Performing Songwriter Competition @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Another of our favorites, April Verch, comes home. The Ottawa Valley (Canada) fiddler, step-dancer, singer and all-around wonderful performer is back as part of a new dynamic trio. An unassuming delight in person, April’s talents are many, and she has gained worldwide renown. You might have seen her performing at 2010 the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Vancouveras part of a segment called “Fiddle Nation.” We are thrilled to have her back to conclude our 30th season and be the featured act after our 27th annual Performing Songwriter Competition.