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Coming Up for 2017:
  • January 21, 2017 - Open Mic
  • February 18, 2017 -
  • March 18, 2017 - Jay Ungar
  • April 15, 2017 - Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz - with Hoochie Coochie opening!
  • May & June are months with NO COFFEE HOUSE
  • July 15, 2017 - Folk Hero Contest v. 11.1 - Jan Crumpley hosting
  • August 19, 2017 - Folk Hero Contest v. 11.2 - Mike Miller hosting
  • September NO COFFEE HOUSE - consider the Delmarva Folk Festival September 22-23!
  • Friday night September 22 is the Folk Hero Contest Finals!
  • October 21, 2017 - Acoustic Nothin' But Trouble, Katherine Rondeau opens
  • November 18, 2017 - Wyatt & Barbara Lema
  • December 9, 2017 - Holiday Open Mic

Coming Up for 2018:
  • January 20, 2018 - Charlie Zahm, Steffi & Tim open
  • February 17, 2018 - Delaware Three Counties - New Castle's Butch Zito, Kent's Jim Rezac & Sussex's Ed Shockley
  • March 24, 2018 - Chapel Street Junction, opener Fried Okra
  • April 21, 2018 - Next Generation Showcase: Justin McNatt • Danny Beck • Sean Cheezum
  • May - no coffee house
  • June - no coffee house
  • July 21, 2018 - Delmarva Folk Hero Contest v 12.1
  • August 18, 2018 - Delmarva Folk Hero Contest v 12.2
  • September - no coffee house
  • October 20, 2018 - Joe Baione, opener TBA
  • November 17, 2018 - George & Ossi, opener TBA
  • December 8, 2018 - Holiday Open Mic
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December 13th Coffee House will be an OPEN MIC with Dan Beck as host!
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November 22, when the Delaware Friends of Folk Coffee House will host internationally renowned blues artist Guy Davis.
Guy Davis is a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer.  But most importantly, Guy Davis is a bluesman.  Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues through the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original songs and stories. 
His wide range of influences include Blind Willie McTell, Skip James, Manse Lipscomb, Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotton, and Buddy Guy, among others.  It was through Taj Mahal that he found his way to the old time blues.  
Along with recording and performing, Guy has also done residency programs for the Lincoln Center Institute, the Kennedy Center, and the State Theatre in New Jersey. He also works with “Young Audiences of NJ”, doing classroom workshops and assembly programs all across the country and in Canada for Elementary, High School, and College students.
Most recently Guy had the honor of appearing in the PBS special on Jazz and Blues artist, the late Howard Armstrong.  And he was an honored guest at the Kennedy Center Awards, in which his folks received their medals, alongside other recipients like Warren Beatty, Elton John and composer John Williams from the President of the United States.
Delaware Friends of Folk are extremely proud to host this extraordinary artist. For fans of the blues, roots music, Americana, and for all those who just love good music, don’t miss this great event on the evening of Saturday November 22nd at the Wesley College Chapel, 2 North Bradford St., Dover DE. 

** U P D A T E ** Joey Fulkerson will be opening for Guy Davis at 7:30.  If you're new to the Dover or Delaware music scene, Joey has a reputation for his incendiary playing and wild showmanship.  Joey’s projects include lead guitarist and vocals for the four-piece blues phenomenon known as Nothin But Trouble, as well as a versatile trio, aptly named The Joey Fulkerson Trio.

For more information about the Guy Davis concert, call (302) 827-FOLK or visit (tickets are available online, seating is limited) or join our group on Facebook at

You can visit Guy Davis’ website at
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A few notes about our coffeehouses:

  • Coffeehouses are a non-alcohol, family oriented event
  • The event is a listening event, so please keep chatter to a minimum, and mute cell phones and other electronic devices. Don't we all prefer children who are well behaved & stay with their adult(s)?
  • Doors open at about 7:00 p.m., music starts around 7:30 p.m.
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and sweet treats are available for a reasonable rate
  • Fresh cookies are baked at the Coffeehouse with proceeds going to the Maurice Shockley Acoustic Stringed Instrument Scholarship Fund.
  • Many performers have CDs available for sale
  • Payment at the coffeehouse for admission, refreshments, and merchandise can be made via cash or check only - we do not accept credit cards.
  • Most shows do not require advanced payment, except for some "special events". Check our shopping page to see if we're accepting advanced reservations.



ARCHIVES of our Coffee Houses only back to January 2011

- sorry we didn't do this before, because we've been doing Coffee Houses a long time! Our archivists are losing sleep over this, just so you know. We may yet guilt them into more listings.