Jim Dambauld, Wally Lawder, Suzy Ronstadt

Nancy McCallion and Danny Krieger

Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Orey

Holly Near

Common Ground on the Border Staff

Happy Traum


 Bonnie and Taylor Sims

Scattered Grass

Javarita Coffeehouse

The Coffeehouse is held one Friday each month, starting at 7pm at The Good Shepherd UCC (17750 S. La Canada in Sahuarita).  This year we will have the added attraction of two concerts during our Common Ground on the Border program in March.

Tickets can be purchased on t he night of the concert, at the door for $10 to $20 (depending on the show), or, a season pass can be purchased for $90.00 per person for all 8 shows.  This is an all-volunteer organization and a ministry of The Good Shepherd UCC dedicated to supporting and enjoying live acoustic music.  Questions?  Contact Randy Mayer at 625-1375.

See the 17th Annual Javarita Coffeehouse Concert Series

Oct 20:  Wally Lawder and Friends.  Wally is both a romantic, a social critic, and an award winning song writer.  His unique style of “folk-fusion,” and quiet lyricism heightened by his gifts as a guitarist bring great pleasure to audiences.   Tickets $10 


Nov 17:  Nancy McCallion and Danny Krieger are well known for their extensive repertoires of original music steeped in the traditions of Ireland, Appalachia, and Traditional Americana.  They have toured  nationally and internationally.   Tickets $10


Dec 8:  Under the Mistletoe with Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey are a dynamic duo, a perfect blend of hot jazz, sultry blues & cabaret.  Otey's piano and vocals are hot and steamy. Van Deurzen sings sweetly. Together they blend like a musical cappuccino with extra foam on top.,  Tickets $10


Jan 12: Holly Near is a unique combination of entertainer, teacher, and activist.  An immense vocal talent, Near’s career as a singer has been defined by an unwillingness to separate her passion for music from her passion for human dignity.   Tickets $20


Jan 13:  Common Ground on the Border Staff.  Enjoy a variety of  performances from Jesse Palidofsky, Walt Michael, Pablo Peregrina, Ted Ramirez, Lisa and Diane Van Deurzen-Otey and more.  Playing the blues, country, old time, Mariachi –you name it—it will happen. We’ll also enjoy hearing and seeing students from the Common Ground Classes.  Tickets $10


Feb 9:  Happy Traum.   Coming of Age in the Greenwich Village Folk Revival and the Woodstock Scene 1954-1971 is a night of beautiful songs, great guitar and plenty of stories from Happy.   Tickets $20.00


Mar 9:  Bonnie and Taylor Sims are a musical couple that make their home in the Rocky Mountains.  They are both stellar musicans and award winning songwriters that keep the Americana tradition burning bright.  Tickets $10


April 13: Scattered Grass. Talented veteran musicians from all over the country finally come together in  Tucson to create great hard-driving traditional bluegrass and gospel music in the style of Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Kenny Baker, Osborne Brothers, Larry Sparks & others.   Tckets $10

Future Progressive Theology Seminars

Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of nine books, including Grounded: Finding God in the World—A Spiritual Revolution and the widely influential Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening Her other books include A People’s History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story, nominated for a Library of Virginia literary award, and the best-selling Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith. Diana regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events for religious leaders, and teaches and preaches in a variety of venues.

Diana will be with us in the spring of 2019.