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455 West Baltimore Ave
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204 South Newtown Street Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073



Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square is transformed from a cozy cafe into an intimate listening room each weekend.

Listening Room Each Friday and Saturday evening, we are a listening room. Please respect the performers and others in the audience by setting your cell phones on silence mode and keeping conversations to a minimum.

Advance Tickets To reserve tickets for a show in advance, simply follow the "Reserve Ticket(s)" link under the show you desire.  Before purchasing, please review the Advance Ticket Reservation Policy here.

Table Reservations If you plan to attend a music event with a party of 2 or more, a limited number of tables are available to be reserved. More details can be found here.

BYO Policy $5 charge per bottle of wine or 6 pack of beer. More fine print here.

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Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm

free event

Join us each Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 10:00

Hosted by Michael Braunfeld

Sign up starts at 6:30 pm and the list fills up fast!

Please review the house rules here.

Check out upcoming features here.



December 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Far Pines with Ian Alexy - CANCELLED

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door


An evening with Far Pines.
To listen to samples, visit

Far Pines is the latest musical project from Kevin Manning, a Philadelphia based singer-songwriter and winner of the 2012 Milkboy Open Mic Songwriters’ contest.

Growing up in Philadelphia around a musical family, Manning was captured by music from an early age. When he picked up a guitar at the age of 14, he taught himself to play and a life-long love of making music was born. After winning the Milkboy Open Mic Songwriter’s Contest in 2012, he released his debut EP, “Leaving St. Paul.” The Indie Folx radio station included the album’s song “Stars” in their “Best Indie/Folk/Acoustic Songs // Playlist #15.”

His most recent performances include opening for David Wax Museum at Johnny Brenda’s New Year’s Eve show in Philadelphia. Manning has also opened for Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Ivan & Aloysha.

-- Opening will be special guest Ian Alexy of Hobo Nephews



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Tracy Grammer - LOW TIDE CD Release
with Jim Henry

$16 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Tracy Grammer.
To listen to samples, visit

Called “one of the finest singers and musicians in folkdom,” (Boston Globe), Tracy Grammer is one of folk music's most beloved and inspiring artists. Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar work, spirited violin playing, and masterful storytelling, Grammer has toured with Joan Baez, recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio's 50 top-played artists.

Her tenth release, LITTLE BLUE EGG (a basement-tapes release featuring the late Dave Carter), was the most-played album of the year on folk radio for 2012. Tracy Grammer has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to preserving and promoting the musical legacy of songwriter Dave Carter, with whom she performed from 1996 until his death in 2002.

Though she still performs some of Carter’s songs in her shows, 2017 marks a much-anticipated musical bend in the road for Grammer as she begins sharing her own material and prepares to release LOW TIDE, her first recording of original songs. Produced by Grammer and Jim Henry, the new project is entirely fanfunded, with Kickstarter backers from all over the world raising the $25,000 budget in a head-spinning 34 hours — a testament to the devotion of Grammer’s fan base, and their enthusiasm for her new work.



$16 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 25, 2017

Burlap and Bean is Closed


Burlap and Bean is Closed for Christmas.


January 1, 2018

Burlap and Bean is Closed


Burlap and Bean is Closed for New Years Day.


January 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Scot Sax and Suzie Brown

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Scot Sax and Suzie Brown.

Suzie Brown sings and writes songs that quite often leave her audience tearing up. Perhaps, it's because Suzie writes from the heart about the vulnerabilities we all share. In 2015 she was asked by TEDMed to speak about her dual life as a Nashville songwriter and a Cardiologist at Vanderbilt Hospital. She will be performing songs from her recnt album "Sometimes Your Dreams Find You" as well as fan favorites like "Heartstrings" and "Almost There"

Scot will be performing songs from "Mr. Chocolate", a new album inspired by the loss (and art) of Sax' hero David Bowie as well as Wanderlust favorites! Scot Sax is a Grammy-winning songwriter ("Like We Never Loved At All" performed by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw) who first arrived on the scene with Wanderlust (RCA) and his song "I Walked". His next band FEEL scored a radio hit with "Won't Stand In Your Way". His songs have since been heard in movies like American Pie ("I Am The Summertime") and he has toured with the likes of Robert Plant and Allison Krauss.



$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

All Good People - A Tribute to Yes

$15 Adv / $20 At the Door

An evening with All Good People.
To listen to samples, visit

“All Good People” pay tribute to the iconic British progressive rock band Yes.

All five members are accomplished and active in the Philadelphia-area scene, and take pride in performing at the high level of musicianship established by Yes, learning the songs “inside out, outside in!"

Our current set list focuses on the genre-defining “Close to the Edge” and “Fragile” albums, as well as many other Yes-fan favorites from the early years of the band.

Capture this news, come hear "movements regained and regarded both the same", see All Good People!



$15 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Michael Braunfeld and Larry Ahearn

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Michael Braunfeld and Larry Ahearn.
A special double feature.

Michael Braunfeld is, first and foremost, a storyteller. His songs capture the everyday triumphs and struggles of ordinary people. Michael has been garnering critical acclaim and industry recognition including a prestigious slot on the 2013 Emerging Artists Showcase at The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival - where he received honorable mentions in audience voting (one of the only solo performers to do so) - and a coveted Quad Showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance that same year. From sold out listening rooms to folk festivals up and down the East Coast, Michael has been delighting old fans and winning over new audiences at every stop. To listen to samples, visit

Once upon a time, Larry Ahearn landed at Villanova University and immediately began working at the nearby Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA. For 11 years he was an integral part of all aspects of Main Point operations, booking promoting and producing many of the now legendary shows that took place at the Main Point in its “golden years.” Throughout that period he also began to write and perform his own music as a solo artist, and later, with the Larry Ahearn Group (Tom Crosthwaite, Bill Cannon, Bill Shultz, Chris Shannahan, Dan Rossi). He has shared the bill with artists like Tom Rush, Jimmy Buffett, Livingston Taylor, Jaime Brockett, Janis Ian, Elvin Bishop, Velvet Underground, Sha Na Na, Spider John Koerner, Eric Andersen, Good News, Blood,Sweat & Tears, Pearls Before Swine and John Prine. To listen to samples, visit



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Heather Maloney - EP Release Show

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Heather Maloney.
To listen to samples, visit

Heather Maloney is a Massachusetts based singer songwriter and writer songsinger. Her latest record Making Me Break was produced by Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers, Lissie) and features an all-star backing band including members of Band of Horses (bill reynolds, tyler ramsey), the Wallflowers, My Morning Jacket, and Darlingside. Upon the release of making me break, Maloney landed on Spin magazine’s “artist to watch”, with enthusiastic reviews From the huffington post, consequence of sound, and no depression. The last song on the record, “nightstand drawer”, became Maloney’s first major television song.

Raised on a record player instead of a tv, Maloney dug deep into per parents’ record collections for entertainment, obsessing over the beatles joni mitchell, fleetwood mac, and more. So it’s no surprise that the folk, pop, and rock greats of the 60’s and 70’s found their way into her own music.



$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Dan Bern with Vanessa Peters

$20 Cover

An evening with Dan Bern.
To listen to samples, visit

"Dan Bern is a throwback, a singer-songwriter who marvels at life’s beauty, fragility, and complexity with a fresh, defiantly uncompromising style. In a perfect world, he’d be as beloved as Dylan or Lennon—he’s that good!” So wrote Stereophile magazine contributing editor David Sokol for that publication’s popular Records To Die For feature several years back.

A remarkably prolific songsmith, Dan has released some two dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first acclaimed Sony-distributed CD in 1997. Either fronting the prodigiously talented band Common Rotation or as a solo performer, he is comfortable and convincing, funny and topical, with an unassuming tip of the hat to the spirits Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and young Bob Dylan—all while sounding thoroughly original and 21st-century. Whether writing about stepping back and appreciating the world around us (“Breathe”) or celebrating the venerable voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers (“The Golden Voice of Vin Scully”), Dan’s songs are always literary, sometimes funny, and often cinematic. And it’s not uncommon at a Dan Bern concert to see and hear fans unabashedly singing along to one song after another with no prompting from the stage.

-- Opening will be special guest Vanessa Peters



$20 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Mason Porter

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Mason Porter.
To listen to samples, visit

From a whisper to a roar Mason Porter will take you by surprise. Combining lush harmonies with hand clapping sing-along’s and the unfiltered emotion of a hungry young rock band, Mason Porter is a force that evokes the spirits of each and every person whose life they touch. Blending folk, rock, blues and bluegrass with creative songwriting and constant experimentation; Mason Porter is a group of musicians working together to push the limits of American music. This is clearly evident in Story Of The Rifle (2010) and Thunder In The Valley (2009).

“Bluegrass musicianship meets jam-band exploration, delivered with a selfconfident Philly attitude.” Joe Hudak, Rolling Stone. It’s that positive energy that connects Mason Porter with their audience every time. They play a style of American music that’s unique in many ways; traveling in the borderlands of folk-rock, bluegrass, jam and pop. The band has the ability to combine the earthy, Appalachian instruments with a more edgy urban appeal. With a danceable vibe, an energetic live show and fresh approach to improvisation, Mason Porter and its growing community finds itself at home everywhere they go.



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Under the Oak

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Under the Oak.
To listen to samples, visit

Adam Monaco and Maggie Pope. Bandmates. Buddies. Under the Oak. Humble songwriters, sharing their hearts through folksong.

Mostly performing as an acoustic duo, they also often enlist the help of their friends for some of the larger shows and festivals. Most notably, the talented Chris Peace (vocals, bass, slide guitar, banjo), often joins Under The Oak on stage and in the studio.

The World Cafe Live, The Haverford Music Festival, The Eight Oaks Music Festival, and Burlap and Bean Coffeehouse are just a few of the venues where they have entertained audiences with their heartfelt lyrics and simple melodies.



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Chelsea Sue Allen and The Nodd

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Chelsea Sue Allen and The Nodd.
A special double feature.

Hailing from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Chelsea Sue Allen creates ambient indie rock that has been described as both eclectic and dreamy. She self-produced and released her first album, Tiny Prizes, in 2011 followed by an ep, Reuinion, in 2013. Allen recently released her new album, Lonely Ages, this Fall (2015). Her sister and accomplice, Shay Allen, adds atmospheric electric guitar, as well as collaborates in the making of the songs. In addition to her own music, Chelsea is also a member of Philly bands Vilebred and Psalmships. To listen to samples, visit

Since 2003 The Nodd has centered around the distinct songwriting and vocals of Dug, an American born just outside of Philadelphia, PA. The Nodd’s songbook spans from levity to gravity and back, inspired by the melodic hooks and lyrical nakedness that hold together the ageless songs of rock, folk, punk, and soul that The Nodd grew up on. To listen to samples, visit



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Cabin Dogs with Walty

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Cabin Dogs.
To listen to samples, visit

What started with a mountain retreat by two brothers (Rich and Rob Kwait) and two dogs, would turn into a 15 year musical escapade back in their hometown of Philadelphia.

Cabin Dogs - a six piece live band - blend original American country roots with a subtle 70's groove, creating a sound best compared to The Band, Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan with shades of Gillian Welch and Wilco. "Inventive," "rollicking", "magical," and "soothing" have described the band's two releases.

Playing stages that have included Newport Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival and Appel Farm Festival, the live sound of the CABIN DOGS compels moon howling and strange dance moves not before thought physically possible.

-- Opening will be special guest Walty



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm


*Advance Ticket Reservation Policy

Am I guaranteed a seat? Any show, unless otherwise indicated, in which a cover charge is collected will follow a general admission protocol.  This means that seating is consumed on a first come, first serve basis.  In the situation all seating is occupied, standing room only will ensue.
* If you are interested in reserving a table for a particular show, please call for availability.
* Smaller 2-top Table Reservations require a minimum purchase of 2 advance tickets and a $15 fee will be charged.
* Larger 4-top Table Reservations require a minimum purchase of 4 advance tickets and a $25 fee will be charged.
* Tables are limited. Additional stools at $5 each.

How will I get my ticket(s)? All tickets sold in advance will be waiting here for you at the time of the scheduled performance, similar to a "Will Call" procedure.  Please bring a form of ID that matches the information used at time of purchase. (A nominal handling fee will be charged to cover our electronic processing expense)

What if the show is cancelled? In the unlikely event a show is cancelled, either due to inclement weather, loss of power, technical malfunction, or in the case the performer fails to or can not attend - a full refund will be administered to any guest in attendance during the scheduled performance.  A ticket receipt, ticket stub, or proof of identity will be required if a refund is requested. In all other circumstances, tickets are NOT refundable.


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