Javarita Coffeehouse

 ... the Santa Cruz Valley's best-kept secret

 

The Javarita Coffeehouse series is the best-kept secret (and bargain!) in the Santa Cruz Valley. Typically held one Friday each month (sometimes on another day), October-March,  the Coffeehouse, now in its 19th season, is  a ministry of The Good Shepherd UCC dedicated to supporting and enjoying live acoustic music.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10-$20 (depending upon the concert). Doors open at 6 pm at The Good Shepherd UCC, 17750 S. La Cañada Drive in Sahuarita. A season pass for all eight shows may be purchased for $70.00 per person.

 

October 7, 2019, Monday, 7 pm

Che Apalache

Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. They began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repertoire. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have curated an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives, evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes. www.cheapalache.com

November 8, 2019, Friday, 7 pm

Hard Road Trio

Steve Smith, Anne Luna and Chris Sanders are The Hard Road Trio, original southwestern acoustic music at the crossroads of Roots and Bluegrass. The Trio sound is even greater than the sum of these parts: perfect harmonies, stunning mandolin playing, and award winning songwriting. Tickets $15

www.hardroadtrio.com

December 13, 2019, Friday, 7 pm

Mariachi Christmas: Mariachi Azteca del Sol

In Arizona there is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to experience a mariachi group singing Feliz Navidad and traditional posada music. Mariachi Azteca del Sol is Southern Arizona’s premier mariachi group with breathtaking arrangements and one-of-a-kind vocalization ... truly the best.

Tickets $10

January 17, 2020, Friday, 7 pm

Scott Ainslie

Steeped in traditional music from both sides of the color line, Scott Ainslie is a renowned acoustic blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He learned southern old-time ballads, banjo and fiddle from senior musicians in North Carolina and West Virginia and blues from his black elders in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi: his roots are deep. Tickets $20 cattailmusic.com

January 18, 2020, Friday, 7 pm

Common Ground on the Border Community Concert

A variety of performances from staff and students of the Common Ground community. Expect everything from drumming, the blues, country, old time, mariachi—you name it—it will happen. A great conclusion to an amazing week. Tickets $10


February 21-22, 2020, Friday and Saturday

Hope, Hard Times and the Human Possibility

Join Carrie Newcomer (award-winning songwriter, performer, recording artist, performer), Parker J. Palmer (bestselling author, teacher, activist, and founder of The Center for Courage and Renewal), and Gary Walters (musician, recording artist, composer, educator) in a dynamic interweaving of music, poetry, prose, personal story, and audience participation. Tickets $90