December 11 Back Door!

Friday, December 11 at 7:30 (doors open at 7pm)

Second Friday in December

Paul Linden and Lori Shuck!


Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 1.15.45 PMWe’ve got a great evening of entertainment for you featuring PAUL LINDEN of USM’s Entertainment Industry Program. Paul is well known to everyone in the music scene as both an astonishing musical talent and a mentor to many local musicians, especially those who have recorded at South City Records. Paul is an amazing performer on guitar, harmonica, and keyboards; we look forward to him serving up something from each.



Opening our evening will be a set from singer/songwriter LORI SHUCK who we just met at TRIPOD and, listening to her debut CD, we were glad to sign her up on such short notice.



We’ll have the doors open by 7:00pm (if you come earlier, we’ll let you in anyway!) and the full concert night will begin at 7:30 with our broadcast going out on WUSM 88.5.

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.


January 8 SOUND WAGON in concert (Jenny Moore Miller’s band) & writers’ set

February 12 HUNGRYTOWN in concert

March 4 THE WAYMORES! in concert

April 8 CHUCK CANNON in concert

May 6 (TBA)



August 5 (TBA)

September 2 (TBA)

October 7 AMELIA WHITE & SERGIO WEBB in concert


December 2 9,000 MILES in concert


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 7pm 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: $10

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 logoBack 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 of community where local writers, musicians, and poets are featured in an intimate and relaxed candlelight and coffee atmosphere 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, etc. 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, Caroline Herring, Tracy Grammer, and Steve Forbert have graced our stage, though we are also proud to promote the talents of our own regional musicians and writers. Performers often portray a wide variety of ideas and styles. In supporting the open and honest artistic expression of our neighbors, there will at times be some readings neither intended nor appropriate for children. A nursery worker is provided for parents without additional cost.

If you wish to receive our monthly Back Door Coffeehouse e-mail messages, please contact us at We open the back doors of the UBC fellowship hall by 7:00pm and the show (usually 3 live sets of music and/or readings) begins at 7:30.