The Shops at Springton Pointe
204 South Newtown Street Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073
• 484-427-4547usamap



Burlap and Bean is transformed from a cozy cafe into an intimate listening room each weekend.

Listening Room Each Friday and Saturday evening, we are a listening room. Please respect the performers and others in the audience by setting your cell phones on silence mode and keeping conversations to a minimum.

Advance Tickets To reserve tickets for a show in advance, simply follow the "Reserve Ticket(s)" link under the show you desire.  Before purchasing, please review the Advance Ticket Reservation Policy here.

Table Reservations If you plan to attend a music event with a party of 2 or more, a limited number of tables are available to be reserved. More details can be found here.

Live Broadcast Select performances will be streamed live over the internet. To view, click here.

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Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm

free event

Join us each Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 10:00

Hosted by Michael Braunfeld

Sign up starts at 6:30 pm and the list fills up fast!

Please review the house rules here.

Check out upcoming features here.



Free Event

Sign up at 6:30pm

November 27, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Andrea Nardello and Matt Duke

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Andrea Nardello and Matt Duke.
A special double feature presented by Dull Dime.

Andrea has garnered favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge and Shawn Colvin for her gift for melding pop songwriting smarts with a confessional and literate songwriting style which often explores relationships, romance, and family life. Her refined accessibility draws from folk, rock, soul, and even the swagger of hip-hop. She’s built a respectable indie artist profile through DIY ethics and tireless touring. To listen to samples, visit

Over the past decade, Philly-based songwriter Matt Duke has recorded albums that touch on topics from teen suicide and conversations of abortion on Winter Child (2006), to addiction and the impish supernatural on Kingdom Underground (2008), to Sex, God, and Rock and Roll (among other things) on One Day Die (2011), Duke personalizes every moment and channels that intensity not only through the songs themselves, but on stage as well - endearing his audiences with tremendous performances and an almost heart-breaking vulnerability. To listen to samples, visit



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

The John Grecia Band and Drew Nielands

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with The John Grecia Band and Drew Nielands.
A special double feature.

The John Grecia Band, a piano-driven four-man original rock band based in the Philadelphia area that combines modern and progressive rock with classic rock, jazz, and soul of old. With members coming from four diverse backgrounds in music, the band comes together to create a sound with a piano, guitar, bass, and drums that is truly unique. To listen to samples, visit

Born & raised on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Drew Nielands' sound taps the heart of American music with influences like Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, & Bob Dylan. Drew's preparing to release his debut album on CheapO Records later this fall & a video for the first single, "Cross that River" is currently on Youtube (Directed & Produced Pat Taggart). To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 4, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

John Lennon Tribute

$15 Cover

An evening with Charlie Phillips performing a Tribute to John Lennon. To listen to samples, visit

Local singer/songwriter, Charlie Phillips, will perform a tribute to John Lennon. Charlie will play selected John Lennon songs in chronological order, covering John’s recording career from 1962 through 1980. Charlie encourages you to bring your requests!

Raised amidst the musical melting pot that was 1970’s Philadelphia, listeners agree that Charlie Phillips’ songs cannot be categorized into genre. His musical influences – rooted primarily in rock, soul, folk, and blues – have been blended and distilled to create his eclectic style and fresh sound. From the blues-rock and reggae flavored “Preacherman” and “Give It Up”, to the Asbury Park blare of “Natural”, to the campfire folksiness of “Donny T” and “Wealth of Friends”, his heartfelt and melody-driven songs leave the listener singing after the song is over.

Charlie’s charisma and spontaneity are evident in his live shows, alluring audiences by dipping deep into his reservoir of original music and cover tunes. Also a yoga teacher at his own yoga studio in suburban Philadelphia, Charlie adds the compelling ingredient of his positive and hopeful “spiritual realism” into his recordings (evident in songs such as “Little Things” and “What It Is”) as well as his live performances.

Cynical moptop. Political revolutionary. Spiritual visionary. John Lennon’s music reflected all of the facets of his complex and creative personality. Charlie Phillips performs a chronological compendium of his greatest hits, from 1962’s “Love Me Do”, through 1966’s “Strawberry Fields Forever”, up until 1980’s “Watching The Wheels”. Simply put, you will hear some of the most beautiful and poignant songs of the 20th Century in Charlie’s tribute to the great John Lennon!



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Hot Club Philly

Private Event

Private Event


* If you are interested in booking a private event at Burlap and Bean, please contact





December 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Helyn Rain and Jeff Ratner

$8 Adv / $10 At the Door

An evening with Helyn Rain and Jeff Ratner.
To listen to samples, visit

Helyn Rain Messenger is an actor, clothing designer and musician who lives out of her camper van with her husband Jeff Ratner of Langhorne Slim and the Law.

Helyn Rain and Jeff Ratner met in New York City many moons ago. Helyn Rain came from Austin, TX to nurture her acting skills in the many theaters across the city. Jeff came from Philly with his double bass to find a diverse sprawl of cats to thump and collaborate with. When they met each other, their lives were forever changed and they haven't left each others' side.

Helyn Rain wrote her first song for Jalopy Theater's annual Filthy Song Night and after she won the prestigious "Best Original Nastiness" award, she was encouraged to write more (appropriate) songs. Jeff has been playing bass for half of his life, and most recently has been writing and producing his own songs. He just finished recording his debut solo album "Be Patient Raisin" (coming out soon).

With Helyn Rain's theatrical tendencies and Jeff Ratner's ever steady, psychedelic lownotes their powers combine to create Dr. Seuss-ish story-songs that blow whistles and warm the soul.



$8 Adv / $10 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 25, 2015

Burlap and Bean is Closed


Burlap and Bean is Closed for Christmas.



*Advance Ticket Reservation Policy

Am I guaranteed a seat? Any show, unless otherwise indicated, in which a cover charge is collected will follow a general admission protocol.  This means that seating is consumed on a first come, first serve basis.  In the situation all seating is occupied, standing room only will ensue.
* If you are interested in reserving a table for a particular show, please call for availability.
* Smaller 2-top Table Reservations require a minimum purchase of 2 advance tickets and a $15 fee will be charged.
* Larger 4-top Table Reservations require a minimum purchase of 4 advance tickets and a $25 fee will be charged.
* Tables are limited. Additional stools at $5 each.

How will I get my ticket(s)? All tickets sold in advance will be waiting here for you at the time of the scheduled performance, similar to a "Will Call" procedure.  Please bring a form of ID that matches the information used at time of purchase. (A nominal handling fee will be charged to cover our electronic processing expense)

What if the show is cancelled? In the unlikely event a show is cancelled, either due to inclement weather, loss of power, technical malfunction, or in the case the performer fails to or can not attend - a full refund will be administered to any guest in attendance during the scheduled performance.  A ticket receipt, ticket stub, or proof of identity will be required if a refund is requested. In all other circumstances, tickets are NOT refundable.


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