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 Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Twelve Moons Coffeehouse (Salisbury)


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)


Hungry Ear Coffee House (Sandy Springs)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah (Savannah)
Waldo's Coffeehouse (Marietta)


The Anchor Coffee House Concert Series (Des Moines)


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


Indy Folk Series (Indianapolis)


FireEscape Coffeehouse (Chanute)


Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Hezekiah Stone's Coffeehouse (Rochdale)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
OCC Coffee House (Wrentham)
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)
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (Woods Hole)


333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Christ Church Durham (Nanjemoy)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington)
Inwood Coffeehouse (Wheaton)
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)
Green Wood Coffee House Series (Ann Arbor)
MAMA's Coffeehouse (Bloomfield Hills)
Ten Pound Fiddle (East Lansing)


Grassroots Concerts (Nisswa)


Back Door Coffeehouse (Hattiesburg)

North Carolina

Community Church Concerts (Chapel Hill)

New Hampshire

Andover Community Coffeehouse (Andover)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
Simple Gifts Coffee House (Nashua)
Sunapee Community Coffee House (Sunapee)

New Jersey

Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse (Baptistown)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series hosted by The Folk Project (Morristown)
The Smith Road Coffee House (Parsippany)

New Mexico

Solid Grounds Coffeehouse (Albuquerque)

New York

Cafe Veritas at First Unitarian Church (Rochester)
Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Park Coffee House (Holland Patent)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
The Backstage Cafe at Vineyard Community Church (Hopewell Jct)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)


Cuyahoga River Concert Series (Kent)
West Bethesda Folk Music Concerts (Montpelier)


Emmaus Road Cafe (Lancaster)
Our Community Cup Coffeehouse (Springfield)
Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse (Perkasie)
SongSpace at First Unitarian (Pittsburgh)
The Folk Factory Coffeehouse (Philadelphia)
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie (Erie)

Rhode Island

Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

South Carolina

Music on Malphrus (Bluffton)


Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse (Chattanooga)
Pavilion Coffee House (Madison)


Labyrinth Walk Coffee House (Dallas)
Millbend Coffeehouse (The Woodlands)
Open Door Coffeehouse (Arlington)
Open Ears Concerts (Austin)
Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse (Huntsville)
UniTunes Coffeehouse (Houston)


Shady Grove Coffeehouse (Glen Allen)
The Well Coffeehouse (Portsmouth)


Corinth Coffee House (Corinth)
Meetinghouse Cafe (Bennington)
Stone Church Arts (Bellows Falls)


Blues Vespers @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church (Tacoma)


Black Hawk Folk Society (Wautoma)
The Coffee House (Milwaukee)

West Virginia

First Friday Coffeehouse (Shepherdstown)


Melrose Coffeehouse (Casper)