Folk Music Coffeehouses

Coffeehouses have been around for decades . They are non-profits run by a dedicated team of volunteers. There is typically a modest admission fee or donation collected in baskets, jars, or hats as you enter.

Most coffeehouses take place at community-owned buildings like libraries, churches and other houses of worship. In particular, Unitarian Universalist Churches across the country have a strong tradition of bringing the community together around great acoustic music. We're not talking just Christian music here - but traditional folk music as well as more contemporary singer/songwriters.

Coffeehouses that Host Live Acoustic Music

California

Cambridge Drive Concert Series (Goleta)
Foothill Community Concert Series (San Jose)
Music at the Point (Long Beach)
Oaksong Society (Redding)
Point Richmond Acoustic (Richmond)

Connecticut

Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)

DC

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)

Florida

Americana Community Music Association - ACMA Listening Room at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation (Ft Myers)
Labyrinth Cafe Concert Series (Ft Lauderdale)
River of Grass Cafe (Davie)

Georgia

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah (Savannah)
Waldo's Coffeehouse (Marietta)

Illinois

Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
Blue Boat Cafe (Naperville)
Edgar's Place Coffee House (Park Forest)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)

Massachusetts

Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Crossroads Coffeehouse (North Andover)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
One World Coffee House (Essex)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Union Coffeehouse (East Bridgewater)
Unity House Concerts (Springfield)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)

Maryland

333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Christ Church Durham (Nanjemoy)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Baltimore)

Michigan

Courtyard Concerts (Spring Lake)
First Congregational Church (Kalamazoo)
MAMA's Coffeehouse (Bloomfield Hills)

Mississippi

Back Door Coffeehouse (Hattiesburg)

North Carolina

Community Church Concerts (Chapel Hill)

New Hampshire

Simple Gifts Coffee House (Nashua)
Sunapee Community Coffee House (Sunapee)

New Jersey

Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse (Baptistown)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Sanctuary Concerts (Chatham)
The Minstrel Coffeehouse (Morristown)

New York

Cafe Veritas at First Unitarian Church (Rochester)
Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
Park Coffee House (Holland Patent)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
The Backstage Cafe at Vineyard Community Church (Hopewell Jct)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)

Ohio

Cuyahoga River Concert Series (Kent)

Pennsylvania

Emmaus Road Cafe (Lancaster)
Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse (Perkasie)
SongSpace at First Unitarian (Pittsburgh)
The Folk Factory Coffeehouse (Philadelphia)

Rhode Island

Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)

South Carolina

mUUsic Series at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry (Bluffton)

Texas

Open Ears Concerts (Austin)
Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse (Huntsville)
UniTunes Coffeehouse (Houston)

Virginia

Shady Grove Coffeehouse (Glen Allen)

Vermont

Stone Church Arts (Bellows Falls)

Wyoming

Melrose Coffeehouse (Casper)