First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church • 330 First Parish Rd, Scituate MA 02066

The Blue Boat Coffeehouse

The coffeehouse seeks to be transformative for performers young and old, for neighbors and friends, and for the amazing support organizations that benefit us all.

The Blue Boat Coffeehouse

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

Next show:   June 2024 (date tbd)

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!
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.

We're back!   St. Paddy's Day Saturday, March 16   '24

After a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the crew is back and Blue Boat is picking up where it left off: with a Saturday night sober St. Patrick's Day show, benefitting South Shore Peer Recovery.
We can't wait to see familiar faces, hear favorite voices, and also learn new faces and voices!

South Shore Peer Recovery provides support for people in recovery and their loved ones, in safe spaces in the heart of the community where people with lived experience can join together to build skills, provide support and find hope.
Please donate!

Sailing through Covid:  The Staying Home Sessions

Beginning Feb 27, 2021, 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 (possibly 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!
UUs gotta coffeehouse
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Creativity for all
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