In August, Steve Rapson will be our Feature Performer at the Meeting House Stage!

Steve Rapson

Steve Rapson

We’re very excited to have Steve Rapson as August’s feature performer at the Meeting House Stage. Regular attendees at the Meeting House Stage are very familiar with Steve’s mastery of the classical guitar, as well as his skillful arranging, songwriting, and performing.

After life in corporate America, Steve is now a recording artist, songwriter, and performing musician. Steve’s debut CD, Christmas Guitar, is sold around the world. He has followed up with five more to date: Romantic Guitar, Half Irish Guitar, Patriotic Guitar, Original Guitar, and My Favorite Guitar Solos, each with a companion book of transcriptions. Among his guitar teachers (all briefly) were Mordy Ferber, Robert Sullivan (NE Conservatory), and Lenny Breau.

As a producer and performance coach, Steve works with songwriters, performers, and public speakers. His approach to stage work has helped further the careers of many artists including Kevin So and Mary Gauthier. Steve performs around the United States–occasionally Europe–and is often found at fairs and festivals where he demonstrates the beauty of solo guitar and teaches beginners their first chord. Steve posts guitar solos and how-to’s online at reverbnation.com/steverapson. He is the author of The Art of the Solo Performer: A Field Guide to Stage & Podium.

Steve holds a Masters Degree in Communication Management from Simmons College. He lives in Boston with Rosemary, his wife of forty years. They married young, it was quite a scandal at the time.

A $5 donation is suggested to help support the Rindge Historical Society.

Coffee, tea, and an ever-changing variety of wonderful home-made food is available.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the First Congregational Church’s summer lunch food drive program the Spring. We plan to start taking contributions again in the fall. Stay tuned!

How it works: Doors open at 6:30 pm and music begins at about 7:00 pm.  Performers are encouraged to sign up for one of the 15-minute slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Thinking about performing? Everybody is welcomed and encouraged to share their talents, but like all things in life, there are Rules.

Most months we will schedule a feature performer for a longer, 40-minute slot. Check out our Calendar to see who will be featured at our coffeehouse in the coming months.

Equipment: We have a small PA, four microphones, and two direct inputs for instruments that provide sound reinforcement. A nice old upright piano is available for use as well.

Dates: Usually held on the second Friday of each month. Consult the Calendar page to make sure that the open mike is being held during any particular month. Occasionally we may need to move the date for a given month, depending on availability of the venue.


6 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, New Hampshire

Click here for map and directions.

Contact info:
David Lister: dave@meetinghousestage.com