Our 23rd Year!

The Ripton Community Coffee House

Saturday May 5th

Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette

CD Release Concert!

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Ruane is adept at the fine art of storytelling put to song. His originals speak to different shades of love, joy, mystery and real life." Terry Lickona - producer of Austin City Limits

"Ruane is a talented storyteller, painting whole scenes with his lyrics. Duquette has a lovely voice, and her soulfulness shines through." Robert Resnik – Vermont’s Seven Days

Upcoming shows and more feature performer information and videos

The Ripton Community Coffee House is a non-profit concert series held the first Saturday of each month throughout the year (except for August).  

Since we started the Ripton Community Coffee House in May 1995, we have been very fortunate to have a consistent, enthusiastic, and attentive audience at each performance.The coffeehouse is held in the historic Ripton Community House, a beautiful wood frame meeting hall with a small balcony,  located at 1305 Vermont Route 125, Ripton, Vermont, a block up from the Ripton General Store, just next to the town office. It seats about 120 people.

Doors open at 7:00

There are no advance ticket sales. Admission at the door

 $10.00 regular admission~ $15 generous admission

$3 for children 12 and under.

There is no alcohol or smoking allowed at the Ripton Community House. 

Our concerts start at 7:30 with a 45-50 minute open mic set (generally very interesting). There are 4-12 minute slots available.  This is followed by an intermission during which beverages and baked goods are available. The money generated by the refreshment sales benefit a different local non-profit organization each month. The featured performer(s) then do a single set that begins between 8:30 and 9:00.

The single set lasts an hour to an hour and a quarter.

Contact Information

Open Mic Performers can sign up for one of the four slots starting two weeks before the next concert by calling Andrea Chesman or Richard Ruane at 802-388-9782. It is a twelve-minute slot. Please don't use email to sign up for the open mike.

To arrange to have your non-profit organization provide refreshments at a concert or for more information about the Ripton Community Coffee House, contact Andrea Chesman or Richard Ruane at 802-388-9782 or via email at rcchfolks@gmail.com.

Performers interested in being a featured performer should read the  Booking Guidelines page.

To rent the Community House building for an event contact the Town of Ripton:
802-388-2266
ajdickinson@riptonvt.org