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After much deliberation the organizers announce that 2017 – 2018 season will be the final season of Hezekiah Stone’s Coffeehouse. At least in its current form. Since 2009 we have been honored to host an intimate concert series featuring outstanding talent from Central MA and through out North America. It has been a joy to be a part of the creative and caring community that the music has brought together. Life changes over the past decade have evolved to the point that we feel unable to provide the continunity necessary to maintain the quality and consistency our audiences deserve and expect. If we have inspired you to want to pick up the torch and carry on we are ready to assist.

A message from Tim:

It has been my honor and my pleasure to have produced Hezekiah Stone’s Coffeehouse. It has meant a lot to reconnect with the Worcester area where it all began for me. What a treat to see folks who were part of the Coffee Kingdom and Old Vienna Kaffeehaus  scenes. (Those were the days!)  My wife Shannon has found full time employment as an artist at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe and while I intend to maintain ties with New England my time and attentions are increasingly drawn to the southwest. (It’s not going back to Utah but its close)  I want to thank Sue, Chris and Deb who have provided the quality receptions after the show – to me a large part of making the experience complete. Also LCCATV for their video taping and airing many of the shows – but most of all thanks to Peter Swanson whose vision brought this about and kept it going all these years and to the congregation of Christ Episcopal Church for graciously allowing to enjoy such historic and wonderful facilities. We have a great season in store and I am going to enjoy every last minute of it. I hope you will join us for one more ride.

See you at a show

Tim

A message from Peter:

Dear Friends and Fans of Hezekiah Stone’s Coffeehouse,

It is with very mixed emotions that we are announcing that next season will most likely be our last.  We have had a good run and we have seen some amazing talent come through the venue.  I personally want to thank all of you for your support over the years, in attending our concerts.  I also want to thank Tim for organizing the shows and booking all those wonderful artists.  Then I must add my gratitude to Sue, Chris and Deb for their work in the Kitchen.  Their work in making this a successful series must be acknowledge.  I also want to repeat these words of thanks on behalf of Christ Episcopal Church. We feel that  the project has succeeded in many of its goals.  We brought a lot of new people into the space.  We provided a venue for live music where people could connect with the artists.  We raised some money for the church, and I think most importantly, people have told me they have been moved and changed by some of the performances.  It may be that, if there is energy and interest, something may emerge from this in a new form, but for now, let’s just enjoy the season’s performances and celebrate our time together.

Sincerely,

Peter

The Mission of Hezekiah Stone’s Coffeehouse is to provide an affordable evening of live entertainment that builds community while supporting the arts. We are creating an intimate space where artists and audiences can interact. Like Hezekiah Stone’s tavern, from which our name is taken, we invite the community in to relax and mingle in an informal friendly atmosphere.

Concerts are held on the first* Thursday evening of the month,
(September through June) doors at 7:00 pm show at 7:30 pm.
* there may be an occassional exception

A post show artist reception and conversation is hosted at 9:15 pm. Please join us and get know the artist and your folk community.

For those of you with jobs and children – take heart – you can be home by 10 pm!

Get involved! Volunteers are welcome. Send us an email or join our list

The Hezekiah Stone Coffeehouse is produced by Timothy Mason and Peter Swanson with the support of the congregation of the Christ Episcopal Church