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455 West Baltimore Ave
Media, PA 19063

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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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Summer Break

free event

No ticketed shows scheduled for the summer.

Check here for a sneak peak of the fall lineup.

Have a wonderful summer!

See you in September!


Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm

free event

No Open Mic for the month of August.

See you in September!

Please review the house rules here.

Check out upcoming features here.



September 4, 2017

Burlap and Bean is Closed


Burlap and Bean is Closed for Labor Day.


September 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Erin McKeown with The Cabin Project

$20 Adv / $25 At the Door

An evening with Erin McKeown.
To listen to samples, visit

Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique – clear, cool, and collected.

Over the course of 9 studio albums and thousands of live performances, Erin has developed and refined a distinct and challenging mix of American musical styles.

-- Opening will be special guest The Cabin Project




$20 Adv / $25 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Kirsten Maxwell and Mike Tedesco

$15 Cover$15 Cover

An evening with Kirsten Maxwell and Mike Tedesco.
A special double feature.

A Kerrville New Folk Finalist, 2016 and Most Wanted Artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, 2017, Kirsten Maxwell's rise in the music scene is one to watch, Based out of Long Island, NY, this singer/songwriter has been making a name for herself in the Northeast and beyond. Described as "making love to the audience", Kirsten's stage presence is undeniably endearing. She released her debut album in 2015, and has since opened for Bill Staines, Michael Johnson, Slaid Cleaves, and Vance Gilbert. Kirsten successfully funded the recording of her sophomore release with the help of her fans on Kickstarter. To listen to samples, visit

Mike Tedesco is a pianist/singer-songwriter currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. In 2015, Tedesco was accepted into the legendary New York Songwriter's Circle, whose alumni include notable artists such as Norah Jones, Gavin DeGraw, Lana Del Rey, Vanessa Carlton, and many more. He has also had the opportunity to be featured on a number of radio shows, TV shows, and music blogs throughout New York and Connecticut. His latest album is entitled Put To Rest and can be found on iTunes and Spotify. Tedesco was awarded Honorable Mention for his song Ghost in the 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition in January 2017. He also most recently composed the music to the song That Must Mean Something which was featured in the new short-play entitled Not For You. To listen to samples, visit



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Chris Trapper with Bea

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

An evening with Chris Trapper.
To listen to samples, visit

CHRIS TRAPPER began his career as the front man for late-90’s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours -- including a run with Matchbox Twenty -- The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent.

As a singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his original song THIS TIME, the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures). His music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories. The New York Times has called his work “classic pop perfection.”

The new CD SYMPHONIES OF DIRT & DUST is a collection of 12 songs written and performed by Chris Trapper and Produced by Jason Meeker at Silver Top Studios, Boston, MA. Guest musicians include Dan McLoughlin of The Push Stars on bass and NYC singer/songwriter Amy Fairchild on harmonies.

-- Opening will be special guest Bea



$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

The End of America with Ethan Pierce

$15 Adv / $20 At the Door

An evening with The End of America.
To listen to samples, visit

The End of America is a band of friends, singers and travelers who blend three-part harmony with rock and Americana. The Philadelphia-based outfit masters a style that resonates with fans of Ryan Adams, CSNY and Dawes.

All frontmen of previous bands, Brendon Thomas, James Downes and Trevor Leonard met on tour in 2005. They went on to form a trio that highlights their vocal chemistry and captures the raw honesty of their performances. TEOA recently released their debut LP (self-titled), a follow-up to their previous EPs, Shakey and Steep Bay.

The new album was written in the wake of a series of close calls: one involving a van accident on tour, and the other when drummer Jarrod Pedone was involved in a hit-and-run that left him in a coma for months. Fortunately the band walked away unscathed, and Jarrod made a stunning recovery. The following winter all members relocated to Philadelphia to write and hone their new sound. Joining forces with longtime friend and engineer Dave Downham in the producer’s chair, the band tracked 11 new songs at nearby Gradwell House Recordings in Haddon Heights, NJ.

-- Opening will be special guest Ethan Pierce



$15 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Iain Matthews with Ken Yates

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Iain Matthews.
To listen to samples, visit on soundcloud

Iain first gained attention as a founding member of and vocalist for the innovative Fairport Convention’s first three albums, changing the face of folk music in this country. He moved on to create Matthews’ Southern Comfort, exploring his interest in American music. They had a No 1 hit in the UK with Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock. Never one to stand still for very long Iain moved on during the 1970’s with another group, Plainsong an ensemble that allowed Iain to blossom as a song writer and acoustic guitarist - supported by his ex-Fairport mates Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson both in the studio and in Richard’s case on tour.

Between his own solo recording and various Plainsong line-ups Iain released ten albums to critical acclaim including another well known Top Ten US hit with the single, Shake It. During the early 1980’s Matthews turned towards the business side of music as a rep for Island Records, but was persuaded by Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin to get back to making music. He to the USA for more solo work and Plainsong records. During this period he recorded a wonderful version of Peter Gabriel’s, “Mercy Street”, contributed to a Phil Ochs’s tribute album and recorded plus toured with Nanci Griffith. Next he released another respected record with the somewhat sarcastic title, “Excerpts from Swine Lake”.

In 2000 Matthews settled in The Netherlands and found a busy, happy life in Europe with more touring of the UK and Continent. Yet more well received collaborative recording were issued including a tribute album to Sandy Denny. Since then Matthews has found one of his most sympathetic musical companions the pianist, Egbert Derix. However, Matthews feels he has finally found an almost perfect musical sweet spot, playing solo, in support of his most recent solo album " A Baker's Dozen”. As his 50 years ( can this be true ) in the business prove, things do come around again and again....and Iain Matthews, guitar in hand and songs springing from his muse, is available for bookings.

-- Opening will be special guest Ken Yates



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Charlie Phillips and John Hagel

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Charlie Phillips. To listen to samples, visit

Fifty years ago it was the “The Summer of Love”. Rock and Roll music took an abrupt turn in 1967. To quote Johnny Rivers – “Everybody just kept on playing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. That landmark album alone could define a year, but there was so much more!

In 2015, listeners of WXPN voted 1967 the 2nd Best Year in Rock History. Come join local musicians Charlie Phillips and John Hagel as they perform a selection of songs from that amazing year of music at Burlap and Bean Coffee in Newtown Square.

Raised amidst the musical melting pot that was 1970’s Philadelphia, listeners agree that Charlie Phillips’ songs cannot be categorized into genre. His musical influences – rooted primarily in rock, soul, folk, and blues – have been blended and distilled to create his eclectic style and fresh sound. From the blues-rock and reggae flavored “Preacherman” and “Give It Up”, to the Asbury Park blare of “Natural”, to the campfire folksiness of “Donny T” and “Wealth of Friends”, his heartfelt and melody-driven songs leave the listener singing after the song is over.

Charlie’s charisma and spontaneity are evident in his live shows, alluring audiences by dipping deep into his reservoir of original music and cover tunes. Also a yoga teacher at his own yoga studio in suburban Philadelphia, Charlie adds the compelling ingredient of his positive and hopeful “spiritual realism” into his recordings (evident in songs such as “Little Things” and “What It Is”) as well as his live performances.



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Antje Duvekot with Madeleine Anderson

$15 Adv / $20 At the Door

An evening with Antje Duvekot.
To listen to samples, visit

Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston's top singer songwriters with "Big Dream Boulevard" her debut studio release and "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" her follow-up albums.

The debut CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS and the project was released on songwriter Ellis Paul's label and quickly attracted international attention for Antje. It was voted "#1 Folk Release of 2006" by the Boston Globe and was named to the "Top10 Releases of the Year" by National Public Radio's, Folk Alley.

Her follow up albums "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" were produced by Richard Shindell and along side with Richard feature other "folk royalty" such as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplancky and Mark Erelli.

-- Opening will be special guest Madeleine Anderson



$15 Adv / $20 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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