July 10 Back Door!

Friday, July 10 at 7:30 (doors open at 7pm)
Second Friday in July



Live in concert!

secondary-ohjeremiahMississippi band on the rise, Oh, Jeremiah! Returns to the Back Door stage due to popular demand! Oh, Jeremiah is a culmination of tales, songs and sounds of singer/songwriter Jeremiah Stricklin. Each song a representation of a past experience or memory blending the soulfulness of his guitar with his connection to the audience.


Featured Writer/Poets: Benjamin Morris and Cassie Pruyn


Ben Morris

Benjamin Morris is a Native of Mississippi. He is a writer and researcher whose work appears in such venues as The Oxford American, The Rumpus, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Scottish Review of Books.




Cassie_PruynNew Orleans-based poet from Portland, Maine, Cassie Pruyn’s poems appear in ENTROPY, The Los Angeles Review, The Adroit Journal and others. She received her BA from Bard College and holds her MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars.




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.


August 7 (TBA)
September 4 SARAH MCQUAID in concert
October 2 NATALIE KIRCK in concert, plus readers
November 6 TRIPOD night with SUSAN ISAACS and TOM KIMMEL for a concert & play
December 10 9,000 MILES with TOBY BARKER & SHARON MILES. Also Klatu Players
January 8 Sarabeth Geogehegan in concert
February 12 Hungrytown in concert
March 4 THE WAYMORES! in concert
April 8 CHUCK CANNON in concert
May 6 (TBA)


Now on WUSM!

The Back Door Coffeehouse is now a live-broadcast radio show thanks to our good friends at WUSM 88.5 FM. The Back Door opens at 7pm and the radio broadcast starts 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: Coffeehouse51@yahoo.com

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
  • Moore’s Bike Shop
  • Anderson Design
  • K&D Sales
  • Downtown Tonsorial Parlor
  • Golden Eagle Sound & Production
  • WUSM Radio


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 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 coffeehouse@ubchm.org. 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.