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.

Folk music coffeehouses that exist near you

Sundilla Concert Series (Auburn, AL)
Javarita Coffeehouse (Sahuarita, AZ)
Cambridge Drive Concert Series (Goleta, CA)
Foothill Community Concert Series (San Jose, CA)
Music at the Point (Long Beach, CA)
Oaksong Society (Redding, CA)
Point Richmond Acoustic (Point Richmond, CA)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford, CT)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London, CT)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton, CT)
Groovin in New Fairfield (New Fairfield, CT)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford, CT)
Salmon Brook Music Series (Granby, CT)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic, CT)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven, CT)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford, CT)
Twelve Moons Coffeehouse (Salisbury, CT)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs, CT)
Voices Cafe (Westport, CT)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington, DC)
Americana Community Music Association - ACMA Listening Room at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation (Fort Myers, FL)
Labyrinth Cafe Concert Series (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Deltona, FL)
River of Grass Cafe (Davie, FL)
Sacred Lands (St Petersburg, FL)
The Emerald Thread (Lake City, FL)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee (Tallahassee, FL)
Common Grounds Coffeehouse (Roswell, GA)
Fiddler's Green Coffeehouse (Atlanta, GA)
Hungry Ear Coffee House (Sandy Springs, GA)
Lena's Place Coffeehouse (Atlanta, GA)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah (Savannah, GA)
Waldo's Coffeehouse (Marietta, GA)
Lowe Coffeehouse Concert Series (Marion, IA)
The Anchor Coffee House Concert Series (Des Moines, IA)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale, IL)
Blue Boat Cafe (Naperville, IL)
Concerts on The Creek (Rockford, IL)
Edgar's Place Coffee House (Park Forest, IL)
Lincoln Square House Concert Series (Chicago, IL)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard, IL)
Musical Hospitality (Kewanee, IL)
Indy Folk Series (Indianapolis, IN)
FireEscape Coffeehouse (Chanute, KS)
Tree House Concert Series (Belle Plaine, KS)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield, MA)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin, MA)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham, MA)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover, MA)
Hezekiah Stone's Coffeehouse (Rochdale, MA)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham, MA)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton, MA)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester, MA)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield, MA)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers, MA)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill, MA)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow, MA)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading, MA)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon, MA)
OCC Coffee House (Wrentham, MA)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater, MA)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport, MA)
One World Coffee House (Essex, MA)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton, MA)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield, MA)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont, MA)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough, MA)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington, MA)
Union Coffeehouse (East Bridgewater, MA)
Unity House Concerts (Springfield, MA)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard, MA)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford, MA)
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (Woods Hole, MA)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis, MD)
Annapolis Acoustic Houseconcerts at Unity by the Bay (Annapolis, MD)
Christ Church Durham (Nanjemoy, MD)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster, MD)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington, MD)
Inwood Coffeehouse (Wheaton, MD)
North Elk Coffee House (North East, MD)
One World Coffeehouse (Columbia, MD)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Baltimore, MD)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville, MD)
Camden Community Coffee House (Camden, ME)
Courtyard Concerts (Spring Lake, MI)
First Congregational Church (Kalamazoo, MI)
Green Wood Coffee House Series (Ann Arbor, MI)
MAMA's Coffeehouse (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Ten Pound Fiddle (East Lansing, MI)
The Back Porch Coffeehouse (Charlevoix, MI)
Grassroots Concerts (Nisswa, MN)
Back Door Coffeehouse (Hattiesburg, MS)
Community Church Concerts (Chapel Hill, NC)
Andover Community Coffeehouse (Andover, NH)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord, NH)
Front Porch Concert Series (Lebanon, NH)
Simple Gifts Coffee House (Nashua, NH)
Sunapee Community Coffee House (Sunapee, NH)
Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse (Baptistown, NJ)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair, NJ)
Pottersville Acoustic Cafe (Pottersville, NJ)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna, NJ)
The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series hosted by The Folk Project (Morristown, NJ)
The Smith Road Coffee House (Parsippany, NJ)
Second Saturday Community Coffeehouse (Edgewood, NM)
Solid Grounds Coffeehouse (Albuquerque, NM)
6 On the Square (Oxford, NY)
A Place for Folk (Schenectady, NY)
Cafe Veritas at First Unitarian Church (Rochester, NY)
Christopher Street Coffee House (New York, NY)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City, NY)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville, NY)
Park Coffee House (Holland Patent, NY)
People's Voice Cafe (New York, NY)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport, NY)
The Backstage Cafe at Vineyard Community Church (Hopewell Jct, NY)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley, NY)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains, NY)
Cuyahoga River Concert Series (Kent, OH)
Leo Coffeehouse (Cincinnati, OH)
Saint Francis Foundation (Mayfield Heights, OH)
St Andrew Sanctuary Concert Series (Mentor, OH)
West Bethesda Folk Music Concerts (Montpelier, OH)
Colonial Park UCC (Harrisburg, PA)
Daniel's Den Cafe (Pipersville, PA)
Emmaus Road Cafe (Lancaster, PA)
Our Community Cup Coffeehouse (Springfield, PA)
Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse (Perkasie, PA)
SongSpace at First Unitarian (Pittsburgh, PA)
The Folk Factory Coffeehouse (Philadelphia, PA)
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie (Erie, PA)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol, RI)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket, RI)
Music on Malphrus (Bluffton, SC)
Carpe Cafe (Smyrna, TN)
Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse (Chattanooga, TN)
Pavilion Coffee House (Madison, TN)
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House (Dallas, TX)
Millbend Coffeehouse (The Woodlands, TX)
Open Door Coffeehouse (Arlington, TX)
Open Ears Concerts (Austin, TX)
Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse (Huntsville, TX)
UniTunes Coffeehouse (Houston, TX)
3rd Street Coffeehouse (Roanoke, VA)
Shady Grove Coffeehouse (Glen Allen, VA)
The Well Coffeehouse (Portsmouth, VA)
Corinth Coffee House (Corinth, VT)
Meetinghouse Cafe (Bennington, VT)
Stone Church Arts (Bellows Falls, VT)
Blues Vespers @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church (Tacoma, WA)
Black Hawk Folk Society (Wautoma, WI)
The Coffee House (Milwaukee, WI)
First Friday Coffeehouse (Shepherdstown, WV)
Melrose Coffeehouse (Casper, WY)