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Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse is held within the Fellowship Hall of Northpark Presbyterian Church at 9555 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75231

The Church is near the southwest corner of North Central Expressway (US75) and Walnut Hill Lane -- very easy to spot.

  • Exit Central (75) @ Walnut Hill
  • Proceed on southbound access road of Central (75)
  • Turn Right on Glen America Drive
  • Take the first left into the church parking lot
  • Enter the doors facing Glen America. The fellowship hall is to the right

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Our Mailing Address:
Uncle Calvins Coffeehouse
c/o Northpark Presbyterian Church
9555 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231-5001

Contact Numbers
Concert information: 214-363-0044

Admission Information
Admission/Donation (unless otherwise noted) $15.00 in advance or $18.00 at the door
Teenagers/Children - 1/2 the adult price

Doors open at 7:30 pm, shows begin at 8:00 pm and usually go to 11pm
General admission - no table reservations - advance tickets available

To get a printed copy of our schedule mailed to you each quarter, mail us a request to the above address. Or, join our weekly email list here.

About Us

Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run live music venue, presenting concerts nearly every Friday night in the fellowship hall of Northpark Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX. Our goal is to bring you the best possible environment for listening to music, with clear, pristine sound, free of smoke, alcohol, and conversation.

Musically, you would find us in the acoustically-based categories of singer/songwriter, folk, americana, roots, blues, bluegrass, world, and the like. You’ll hear primarily original music, songs written by the performers, with just an occasional tune here and there that you might recognize. Until you come around a few times, you might not be familiar with many of the performers, but rest assured that they are among the best in the country (and the world) at what they do.

We are known throughout the US, Canada, and beyond as one of the best venues of our kind out there, so we are able to attract the best of the best to come play for us. We travel to festivals and conferences all over the country, such as the Kerrville Folk Festival and Folk Alliance International, constantly on the lookout for the best new artists to bring you.

We’re grateful for this opportunity to bring you such great music, and hope you’ll do us the honor and come listen to it.

Past Performers

Here is a brief list of artists who have performed at Uncle Calvin's:

  • David Wilcox
  • Janis Ian
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Carrie Newcomer
  • John Gorka
  • Sara Hickman
  • Terri Hendrix
  • Albert & Gage
  • Brooks Williams
  • Tom Paxton
  • Tom Russell
  • Eliza Gilkyson
  • Trout Fishing in America
  • Susan Werner
  • Joe Ely
  • Butch Hancock
  • Jimmy LaFave
  • Pierce Pettis
  • Robin & Linda Williams
  • Catie Curtis
  • Don Edwards
  • Ruthie Foster
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • Patty Larkin
  • Ellis Paul
  • Chuck Pyle
  • Martin Sexton
  • Bill Staines
  • Kevin Welch

For a complete list, click here.

History of Uncle Calvin's

Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse was started in 1982 by Rev. Trey Hammond, an Associate Pastor of Northpark Presbyterian Church at the time. His original vision was to provide a place where original music could be heard in a relaxed listening room, free of smoke and alcohol where people could enjoy fellowship and have fun.

Starting with a borrowed sound system, some candles, homemade tablecloths, and Perrier bottles filled with flowers, UC opened in the old location of Northpark Church at Park Lane and Central (that location has since been redeveloped). The church moved to its current location near Walnut Hill and Central in the early 90s. Many well known musicians have played and entertained here over the years.

The "Uncle" in the name is Protestant reformer John Calvin (1509-1564) a pastor, teacher, scholar and humanist. As our founder Rev. Trey wrote, "we try to celebrate his lighter side."

Northpark Church has continued to sponsor the coffeehouse since its inception in 1982 and we are truly grateful for their support.

Organizations Donated To

Each year Uncle Calvin's donates a percentage of its proceeds to various local charities. Some of the charities donated to in the past include:

  • New Beginnings Center - domestic violence
  • North Dallas Shared Ministries - food pantry
  • Stewpot - feeds the homeless at 1st Presbyterian downtown
  • Arts for People - helps the arts survive financially
  • English Language Ministry
  • Family Gateway
  • Greater Dallas Community of Churches
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Interfaith Housing Coaltion
  • Meals on Wheels
  • North Dallas Shared Ministries
  • Oasis Housing Corp.
  • Oasis Housing
  • Presby Children's Services
  • Salvation Army
  • Stewpot
  • The Stewpot
  • Vickery Meadows Learning Ctr.
  • Washington St. Mission
  • Writers in the Round - Neuro Fiber Mitosis Foundation
  • And many others!

Thanks, volunteers and loyal fans! Thanks to you, we are making our community a better place and providing assistance to the homeless and hungry.

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