August 5 Back Door!

Friday, August 5 at 7:30 (doors open at 7:00pm)

First Friday in August


Scott Chism & the Better Half

with Mike Tebo reading

DSC_0221 We’re excited to have SCOTT CHISM & THE BETTER HALF as our featured musicians this month. Their blend of country, folk, blues music is sure to offer something for everyone.


Also, MIKE TEBO will be sharing the stage with our duo and capturing our attention with a reading.


We’ve got a great evening of entertainment for you so join us August 5 for an amazing show. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Childcare available.


Please feel free to pass along an invitation to our event.

Mark Your Calendars!

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Back Door Coffeehouse dates.

September 2 OPEN MIC NIGHT

October 7 AMELIA WHITE & SERGIO WEBB in concert


December 2 LISA MILLS




April 7  TBA


Now on WUSM!

The Back Door Coffeehouse is recorded live and broadcast by our good friends at WUSM 88.5 FM on the last Sunday of each month at 8pm. The Back Door opens at 7:00pm and the radio recording begins at 7:30. That gives you time to get your coffee and treats and find a table near the stage. We welcome you to bring in your own pizza, burger, or filet mignon, as well. We’ll have the silverware and your drinks.



Location: 3200 Arlington in back of UBC



Free Gourmet Coffees

Bottled Water

Free Coca-Cola Drinks

Free Homemade Cakes

Free treats & popcorn

Free baby sitters in Nursery

BYOF policy invites you to bring your own supper to your table. If you would like to receive monthly updates on upcoming Back Door Coffeehouse events contact us at: Remember, we’re still donation only, but those donations make the difference!

Suggested donation: $15

Student donation: $5

All donations appreciated

Thanks always to our kind sponsors:

Vardaman Honda
JavaWerks Coffee & Teas
Oddfellows Gallery
Mainstreet Books
Coca Cola of Hattiesburg
Moore’s Bike Shop
Anderson Design Center
K&D Sales
Downtown Tonsorial Parlor
Golden Eagle Sound & Production
WUSM 88.5 FM Radio
The Shop Downtown
Montigue, Pittman, & Varnado
Clay Latham Mystery No. 2


About the Back Door Coffeehouse

Back Door Coffeehouse logoUniversity Baptist Church has served as the host of the monthly Back Door Coffeehouse since 1992. The Back Door is a unique ministry to the community where local writers, musicians, and poets are featured in an intimate and relaxed candlelight and coffee atmosphere.

The Back Door is typically held on the first Friday of every month from 7:30 – 9:30P.M. There is no charge for admission, although donations for soft drinks, candy, coffee, and other costs are appreciated. Periodically, various nationally-known musicians and performers are secured by donations from patrons and neighborhood sponsors for special concerts to promote this unique artistic venue to a larger audience. Such acclaimed recording artists as Kate Campbell, Pierce Pettis, Spooner Oldham, Tom Kimmel, Caroline Herring, Tracy Grammer, and Steve Forbert have graced our stage. But we are also proud to promote the talents of our own local and regional musicians and writers.

Our performers often portray a wide variety of ideas and styles. However, in supporting the open and honest artistic expression of our neighbors, there will, at times, be some readings neither intended nor appropriate for children. Childcare is provided for parents of young children without charge.

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