First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church • 330 First Parish Rd, Scituate MA

The Blue Boat Coffeehouse

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The Blue Boat Coffeehouse

A great night out for the community, for a great local cause, by great local artists!

Since 2016, First Parish's coffeehouse has been highlighting the incredible talent of local South Shore adults and youth. The Blue Boat Coffeehouse provides a fun, family-friendly, safe and sober evening out for the whole community, while raising funds and awareness for a local non-profit organization.

Run by First Parish volunteers, the show's lineup is managed by Ken Swart. Although the show is not open-mic, Ken encourages performers of any age and genre — he has brought in brass bands, blues, and bluegrass... folk and funk... celtic and a capella... poetry and piano... spoken word and stepdancers!

See below for info on our Staying Home Sessions, and look for word of possible outdoor shows for 2021
Enjoy the "best acoustics in Scituate" in the sanctuary, or duck out to the Sloop Room to catch up with neighbors, have some coffee and a brownie, or see what the kids have created at the tables.

The shows are free and open to the public. Proceeds from suggested donations at the door and bake table go directly to our stated local cause, as well as any requested in-kind donations such as food pantry items. Organizations and causes we have supported include South Shore Peer Recovery; Scituate Food Pantry; the South Shore Resource and Advocacy Center (as part of the Concert Across America); Housing Solutions for Southeastern Mass; Scituate Friends of Music; Scituate STEAM; Scituate participants in the Appalachian Service Project.

Sailing through Covid:   Introducing the Staying Home Sessions

Beginning Feb 27, the Blue Boat Coffeehouse presents a series of home-recorded performances called The Staying Home Sessions. Watch them on YouTube anytime (don't forget the brownies and a hot cuppa).

Until we can get back together to share live music (possiblly outdoors in the warmer weather), we'll be STAYING HOME! Contact Ken Swart if you'd like to submit a recorded performance for the next Staying Home compilation.

Music feeds the soul; the Scituate Food Pantry feeds your neighbors. Please donate!

Staying Home Session #1

Feb 27, 2021
Thanks to all the performers! You sound great and we missed you!
Subscribe to the YouTube channel for upcoming shows.