Our 23rd Year!
The Ripton Community Coffee House
First Saturdays of the month every month except August
Saturday July 7th
Click on band name for their website
Vermont’s Addison County group Va-et-vient (‘Come & Go’) celebrates the many colors found in music from several French cultures. These musiciennes will take you from 16th century France to New Orleans and Québec with lively dance numbers, touching love songs, kickin’ Cajun tunes, and rollicking Québecois favorites. From neighbors to the north, they bring back new old tunes learned from Québecois elders (and youngsters!), reweave them into their own arrangements, and have been spreading them throughout New England and Québec since 2001.
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 05766, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: