UnCommon CoffeeHouse

Contact Information

The UnCommon Coffeehouse
24 Vernon Street
Framingham, MA 01701

Telephone: 508-872-3111 ext. 5
Email any questions or comments to the UnCommon here

Interested in performing at the UnCommon?

Please email press kits and inquiries about artist bookings to us here

Like many area coffeehouses, we have evolved over the last few years. Currently, the Uncommon Coffeehouse is booking established and emerging artists looking for opportunities in our area who are willing to share the risks as well as benefits. We produce 6 to10 concerts from September to May each year. Our financial situation requires us to work on a system of simply sharing the gate with the performer (generally, but negotiable - 60% performer, 40% UnCommon). While we are flexible in working work with performers on setting ticket prices, we do try to keep prices low to provide our patrons with an enjoyable and affordable night out, generally $12 advance - $15 at the door, however this too can be changed with the artist’s input.

We offer a pleasant and acoustically nice performance space with a sound system (8 channels) and a seating capacity of approximately 150. We have an enthusiastic volunteer staff that assists on the setup/tear down, and also with sound, lighting, and marketing of the shows.We have our own email list and we will do local printed and media marketing however we expect our artisits to promote their shows as well.

We care deeply about both our patrons and the performers we present. We are happy to bring in a variety of musical styles. While we tend toward the acoustic world, we have presented folk, bluegrass, world music, rock, and jazz. We have had larger bands and solo performers. While presenting quality performers is important, we also recognize that filling the seats is critical to being able to continue our venue. Because we work out of an empty church social hall, we work hard in setting things up and breaking down (and to put it nicely, few of us have twitter accounts, but most of us have AARP cards). We don't like setting up for a small audience any more than performers like playing to a half empty room. It makes sense for everyone involved to have performers who have a local fan base and contact structure that will help us fill our seats.