great music, delicious homemade desserts, affordable prices, and a friendly welcome
First Congregational Church • 12 School St • Rockport, Massachusetts
Old Sloop Coffeehouse performances take place in the handicap-accessible Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church of Rockport. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm and end about 10:00 pm. Tickets for many concerts cost only $10.00 if purchased in advance and can be purchased from this website, at John Tarr Store in Rockport, and at The Bookstore of Gloucester. Tickets purchased online are will-call, and seating is general admission.
Our host church is closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Old Sloop Coffeehouse is not presenting in-person concerts. Our remaining 2020 concerts have all been canceled, and it looks like it will be a while before we are back in our hall. We plan to present occasional virtual concerts, and we hope those will help to satisfy our thirst for musical performances and provide some semblance of gathering in community.
Please know that the pandemic has been a disaster for the independent musicians whose livelihoods depend on live performances, which are nearly all canceled for the foreseeable future. Many of them are presenting virtual concerts of their own or have set up Patreon memberships to try to make up some of the lost income. Please check your favorite artists’ websites or social media pages and, if you are able, attend their virtual concerts, buy their music, and support them financially.
November 13: a virtual, all-request concert with John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon was scheduled to appear at Old Sloop Coffeehouse this fall, and we are delighted to present this virtual concert. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
“The most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.”
— Johnny Cash