On September 11, Fred Sprague will be our Feature Performer at the Meeting House Stage!

Fred Sprague

Fred Sprague

September’s feature performer, Fred Sprague, has been onstage in one capacity or another since the early 1960’s. In venues from Greenwich Village coffeehouses to Carnegie Hall he is at home in many musical styles – folk, blues, swing, and pop, as well as classical, opera, and broadway. A long-time Church musician, in recent years he has also appeared in productions with the Raylynmor Opera Company of Keene, Hillcat Theater of his hometown Hillsboro, and the Alchemists Workshop, and played bass in the pit orchestra for the Community Players of Concord production of Month Python’s Spamalot.

Still, the intimacy, spontaneity, and camaraderie of the coffeehouse atmosphere remains one of his abiding passions and most enjoyable musical outlets.

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