Formerly the Blue Moon Coffeehouse, the Open Road Coffeehouse takes place under the twinkling blue lights at the parish hall of the Channing Unitarian Universalist Church in Rockland, MA. Each show features a band and an open mic. We also serve Equal Exchange coffee and homemade snacks. The atmosphere feels like... enjoying good music with good friends.


Admission is $10 online or at the door. Proceeds benefit Channing Church. Children under the age of 12 do not require a ticket. This is an all-ages show.

Open Mic

During the band's break we will have an open mic set. It's a great place to hear some new talent and to enjoy a variety of musical styles and approaches. Open mic is first come, first served. We will have 10 slots available, 5 before the midway break/raffle and 5 after. If we have a lot of signups, each performer is allowed one song only. If the open mic is "light," performers may do two. If you want to perform, just put your name on the sign up sheet at the entryway table. Please bring your own instrument and remember that this is an all-ages show.


Coffee, tea, and baked goods will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds benefit Channing Church.

Knock On Wood

October 19, 7:30 - 9:30

Knock on Wood is a high-energy acoustic folk-rock duo, featuring singer-songwriter Howie Newman, who will be teaming with Joe Kessler for this show.

Combining acoustic guitar with fiddle, mandolin and pleasing vocal harmonies, the duo performs funny original music (suitable for all ages) and classic rock covers. It’s a very lively, fun show with great musicianship, humor and lots of audience participation. For more information, including videos and music samples, visit

Tickets available in advance through EventBrite, or at the door. Children under 12 do not need a ticket. Doors open at 7pm.

Thanks to Bette Chew for this amazing picture of the blue lights at the Blue Moon!

Previous Blue Moon Coffeehouse Shows

Mamma's MarmaladeThe JethrosSparrow BluePretty SaroThe Four Legged FaithfulCharles Berthoud Mile TwelvePossumHawTwisted PineCat and the MoonFive in the ChamberLocal Freight Jake Hill The Nameless TrioThe Lonely Heartstring BandBill MotteChrista Gniadek Riley CoyoteCricket Tell the WeatherTony Watt and Southeast ExpresswayCricket Tell the WeatherMolly Tuttle and John MailanderGrace and the RSOOutrageous FortuneFour BridgesThe JethrosMatt Miklus and FriendsAcousticanaThe Lyndsays Guys and Dahl Railroad House Jake HillBlue Around the Edges Toast and Jam Cold Chocolate Jo Henley Tiffany RozenasLonesome Jukebox Three Tall Pines Chasing Blue Tripping LilyThe Wilbas The Sue Rocha TrioCrabgrass Mary Traynor and FriendsWide Open SpacesThe Hi-Tone Ramblers