Javarita Coffeehouse: 14th Annual Concert Series


The Javarita Coffeehouse at The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ was founded fourteen years ago as a way to support and encourage fine acoustic roots music.  Over the years it has slowly progressed from an open microphone and bluegrass jam session to attracting some of the finest acoustic musicians and song writers in the country--including Peter Yarrow, Holly Near, David Bromberg, Guy Davis, Tish Hinojosa, Tom Chapin.  This year concerts will not disappoint as we raise the roof with great music.   All concerts are on Fridays beginning at 7:00pm, a suggested donation for tickets at the door is $10 to $20 depending on the concert---Tickets can also be purchased at the Folk Shop in Tucson.  A Season Ticket donation of $135 for 10 concerts is the best bargain in the land for this quality of music.  Contact Randy Mayer at 625-1375 if you have any questions.  The Good Shepherd is located at 17750 S. La Canada, Sahuarita, AZ 85629.


Sept 12, 2014-- PETER ROWAN

Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter who started his career playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe.  He was a member of Old & In the Way and is a popular solo musician and bandleader. Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborative projects, and constant touring. $20.00

October 10, 2014 -- An Evening with Dan Levensen

Dan combines old time fiddle, Appalachian banjo, stories and song in a storytelling format to tell the story of life in rural Appalachia and life on the roads of America via the music of our country.   $10.00


Join Sparky and Rhonda Ruckers and the Ronstadt Generation  as they sing songs and tell stories from the glorious western regions of our country. They'll include both old and new songs as well as stories from our rich American heritage. ,, $15.00

December 12, 2014 -- Mariachi Christmas with Azteca del Sol

Back by popular demand, Mariachi Azteca Del Sol will help us usher in the holiday season with some Southwest pizzazz and lead us in the traditional “Posada” carols.  But the night isn’t all about music; we will have lots of other activities for children and adults as well as our annual Sweet Sale.  So come and enjoy yourself and get ready for the holiday season southwest style.  $10.00

January 16, 2015 --  Josh White Jr.

Is a full-fledged musical drama that happens to need only one man.  He plays a sophisticated blues-based guitar and has the vocal finesse of a jazz performer.  Josh has been a staple of the folk scene for many years as well as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. $20.00

February 13, 2015 -- Buffy Sainte-Marie

She is a symbol of the 1960s and her powerful songs inspired countless people seeking hope and change.  Her career has stretched from songwriter to protest singer, to country and western and rock and roll musician.  All along she has cultivated a vision for achieving collective beauty and peace.  $20.00

Common Ground on the Border Concerts

March 12, 2015 (Thursday) -- Professor Louie and Friends

An acclaimed pianist and accordion player and vocalist who was Keyboard Player for The Band---Professor Louie is an Americana template that mixes it up with rock, country, blues and New Orleans jazz.  $10.00

March 13, 2015 (Friday)  -- R. Carlos Nakai

Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute.  He is a nine time Grammy Nominee as he stretches the bounds of the flute to include, traditional,  new age, world-beat jazz and classical.  $20.00


March 14, 2015 (Saturday)  -- Common Ground Faculty Concert

Enjoy a variety of performers from Dan Levensen, Walt Michael, Pablo Peregina, The Ronstadt Family, Buckshot Dot and more.  Playing the blues, country, old time, ranchera, mariachi---you name it—it will happen.  $10.00


April 10, 2015 -- Titan Valley

A five piece band that plays a blend of bluegrass, western, western swing and old time country music.  Known for their tight harmonies and instrumental skills Titan Valley has won numerous awards  $10.00



Mission & Outreach

Peter Rowan

Dan Levensen

Buffalo, Eagle and the Silver Spur

Azteca del Sol

Josh White, Jr.

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Professor Louie

R. Carlos Nakai

Titan Valley