The Open Book Coffeehouse

Next Performance

  1. Saturday, April 21, 2018

    beg steal borrow

    7:30 PM

    (doors open 6:45 PM)
    $12 / $6 with student ID

    Beg, Steal or Borrow was formed in 2013.  Since their debut replicating the influential self-titled "Old and in the Way" album before an enthusiastic crowd at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont, the group has toured from Maine to Bermuda.  

    The band is comprised of veteran musicians residing throughout Northern Vermont with credentials ranging from Geoff Goodhue’s 2016 album release with J.D. Hutchison and Tim O’brien on Howdy Skies Records to Roland Clark’s collaboration with Bill Frisell and Jeremy Sicely’s 2017 Times Argus male vocalist of the year award.  


    Beg, Steal or Borrow performed at Greyfox 2017 and was the winner of the 2017 Podunk Bluegrass Band Competition as well as the Fan Favorite.

     Listen. Neptune's Car photo
About the Open Book
Enjoy the relaxing, warm atmosphere of friendly people, good music, hot coffee, and home-baked goodies. The Open Book Coffeehouse is located in the community room of the Canton Public Library at 786 Washington Street, Canton.  Parking is to the left when facing the library from Washington Street. Enter by the "Special Events" door to the left of the columns, midway into the parking area. Performances are held (usually) the third Saturday of the month from September through June. The doors open at 6:45 and the music begins promptly at 7:30.

Please note, seating at our concerts is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Community Room is accessible via elevator.

The Open Book Coffeehouse is a non-profit venue offering wide variety of acoustic music, including folk, singer / songwriter, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and a capela music since 2006.  Performers have included such artists as Lisa Yves, The Short Sisters, Matt and Shannon Heaton, Mad Agnes, Barnaby Bright, and City of Roses.

Hot coffee and home baked desserts are included in the price of admission. The congeniality and cozy atmosphere are free of charge.  We are no longer Canton's best-kept secret.