November 7 Back Door!

Friday, November 7 @ 7:30 (doors open at 7pm)


mollyMolly Thomas & Friends

At last, the Back Door is pleased to have MOLLY THOMAS (& friends) for our featured music! To quote Julie Hight of the NASHVILLE SCENE CRITICS PICKS: “…She’s also a roots-pop singer-songwriter with a strong point-of-view and a way of expressing it that leaves the sharp edges on, often to exhilarating result. There are moments on her new album — Make Everything Bright, which she co-produced with Robert Plant drummer Marco Giovino — when she comes off like a southern Sam Phillips…” Molly has a lot of fans, so come early for a table up close!

Cheaper Than Therapy!

spaulWe don’t often intentionally do humor at the Back Door, but when we do . . . it’s going to be fun.

Dr. Susie Paul of Auburn, Alabama — no stranger to Hattiesburg (she’s got a bunch of relatives here) — has been called a writer, a poet, a raconteur, but most especially she has been called funny! And hey, it’s cheaper than therapy!



The Back Door opens at 7pm with the show starting at 7:30. That gives you time to get your coffee, coke, treats, and find a table near the stage. Our new B.Y.O.F. policy means we welcome bringing in your own pizza, burger, or filet mignon! We have silverware and your drinks. Remember we are donation only, but those donations make the difference!

Suggested donation: $5


  • Gourmet coffee
  • Soft drinks / bottled water
  • Popcorn and candy treats
  • Babysitter in church nursery.


Thanks always to our kind sponsors:

  • Vardaman Honda / JavaWerks
  • Coca Cola / Moore’s Bike Shop
  • Anderson Design / K&B Sales
  • Downtown Tonsorial Parlor


About the Back Door Coffee House

unnamedUniversity 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.

Bring a friend or come makes some new ones. We look forward to seeing you at the Back Door.

If you have questions about performing, promoting, or otherwise becoming involved with the coffeehouse, please contact David Walker at the Coffeehouse e-mail address above.

NEW POLICY!  You may now bring your own food into the Back Door to enjoy with our complimentary cokes, water, and coffee! So, grab that pizza, burger, or taco, and set your table for a treat.