March 27 Back Door!

Friday, March 27 at 7:30 (doors open at 7pm)


Claire Holley


pic_Claire_concert-150x150Join us on this special night as we welcome Claire Holley. Proceeds will benefit the Prison Ministry’s Hospitality House. Presented live on WUSM RADIO.

Claire is an American folk singer-song writer originally from Jackson, Mississippi. Southern roots run deep as shown in her second album, Sanctuary, a collection of humans and gospel songs. Currently residing in Los Angeles, California, Claire has released six records, written songs for television, musicals, and museums in addition to touring nationwide.

Claire is the 2014 winner of the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for Contemporary Composition.

Pre-release copies of Claire’s newest CD, “Time in the Middle” will be available.



Opening our show with a fun reading will be our good friend, writer/chef/restaurateur, Robert St. John.






Big News!

The Back Door Coffeehouse is now a live-broadcast radio show thanks to our good friends at WUSM 88.5 FM. Be sure to come early and help us make our first broadcast event a special night!

The Back Door opens at 7pm and Radio broadcast starts at 7:30. That gives you time to get your coffee, coke, treats, and find a table near the stage. We welcome bringing in your own pizza, burger or filet mignon as well! We have silverware and your drinks. Remember we’re still donation only, but those donations make the difference!







Location: 3200 Arlington in back of UBC


  • Free Gourmet Coffees
  • Free Coca-Cola Drinks
  • Free Homemade Cakes
  • Free treats & popcorn
  • Free baby sitter in Nursery

BYOF policy invites you to bring your own supper to your table.
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Suggested donation: $10
Student donation: $5
All donations appreciated

Thanks always to our kind sponsors:

  • Vardaman Honda
  • JavaWerks
  • Coca Cola
  • Moore’s Bike Shop
  • Anderson Design
  • K&B 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 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.