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


Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
Groovin in New Fairfield (New Fairfield)
Salmon Brook Music Series (Granby)
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)
The Emerald Thread (Lake City)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee (Tallahassee)


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


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


Indy Folk Series (Indianapolis)


Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Crossroads Coffeehouse (North Andover)
Hezekiah Stone's Coffeehouse (Rochdale)
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)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)


333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Christ Church Durham (Nanjemoy)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington)
North Elk Coffee House (North East)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Baltimore)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)


Courtyard Concerts (Spring Lake)
First Congregational Church (Kalamazoo)
MAMA's Coffeehouse (Bloomfield Hills)
Ten Pound Fiddle (East Lansing)


Back Door Coffeehouse (Hattiesburg)

North Carolina

Community Church Concerts (Chapel Hill)

New Hampshire

Andover Community Coffeehouse (Andover)
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 Acoustic Concert Series hosted by The Folk Project (Morristown)

New Mexico

Solid Grounds Coffeehouse (Albuquerque)

New York

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


Cuyahoga River Concert Series (Kent)


Emmaus Road Cafe (Lancaster)
Our Community Cup Coffeehouse (Springfield)
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)


Blues Vespers @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church (Tacoma)

West Virginia

First Friday Coffeehouse (Shepherdstown)


Melrose Coffeehouse (Casper)