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
Concert information: 214-363-0044
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Greater Dallas Community of Churches
Habitat for Humanity
Interfaith Housing Coaltion
Meals on Wheels
North Dallas Shared Ministries
Oasis Housing Corp.
Presby Children's Services
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.