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


Cambridge Drive Concert Series (Goleta)
Point Richmond Acoustic (Richmond)


Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)


Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)


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)


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


Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
Blue Boat Cafe (Naperville)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)


Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
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)
Union Coffeehouse (East Bridgewater)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)


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


Courtyard Concerts (Spring Lake)
First Congregational Church (Kalamazoo)


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

Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Sanctuary Concerts (Chatham)

New York

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


Cuyahoga River Concert Series (Kent)


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)


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


Shady Grove Coffeehouse (Glen Allen)


Stone Church Arts (Bellows Falls)