Legion Room — General Admission
$20 in advance or at the door OR Fall Series Subscription applies
Beer, wine, soda & water available for purchase night of. Coffeehouse concessions courtesy of Cabin Coffee-Chatfield offered.
Doors open at 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm.
Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and in Fall 2006, he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and Colorado. Since coming to the US, he has won more than 40 songwriting and performing awards
His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. He has released nine solo CDs all of which have received outstanding reviews in the international online press and tracks from them have been played on radio all over the world. Wates' songs have been covered by other artists in the UK, Canada and the US. He was voted an Artist Of The Year in both 2013 and 2016 by the international house concert network Concerts In Your Home, and for five years running he has been the most booked performer on their database of several hundred artists. In 2018, Wates was a Finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Song Contest, and an Emerging Artist at Falconridge Folk Festival.
MORE ABOUT CHOSEN BEAN CONCERTS: Named after the Chosen Bean Coffeehouse once located on Main Street in Chatfield, the Chosen Bean Concerts Series has garnered a reputation for presenting the best in live original acoustic music performed by regional and national musicians who stretch the gamut from legendary icons to emerging talents. This ongoing series offers subscriptions which guarantee your admission to all 4 Chosen Bean Concerts each season for just $70 (Winter/Spring and Fall).
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.