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March 21, 8:00pm

Gaines & Wagoner

Sue Gaines and Chris Wagoner are a fun and talented couple from Wisconsin with an arsenal of clever and thoughtful tunes.  Both are impressive instrumentalists and Sue has won a Best Vocalist award from a different MAMA’s (Madison Area Music Awards).  Sue specializes in jazz guitar and cello; Chris shines on violin, mandolin, guitar and lap steel.  They boast an arm’s-length resume of musical accomplishments, including working with a sizable cast of well-known performers.  Don’t miss this one!

MAMA's Coffeehouse

Now in its 27th season, MAMA's Coffeehouse continues its tradition of presenting concerts of fine acoustic music, featuring regional and nationally touring performers.  MAMA's is a nonprofit organization, a production of Michigan Acoustic Musicians Alliance (MAMA) and Birmingham Unitarian Church.

 

HISTORY

 

MAMA's Coffeehouse presented its first show in May, 1993.  The name MAMA's is an acronym for Michigan Acoustic Musicians' Alliance, which was the brainchild of David Walker, who was a local singer-songwriter and a member of Birmingham Unitarian Church.  Along with a small group of volunteers, he established a monthly concert series presenting nine shows annually, September through May.

 

Since 2001, musician and songwriter Jim Bizer has been guiding the series (helped immensely by a devoted group of volunteers.)  Over these twenty-some years, attendance has grown significantly and performers from all across the country have graced the MAMA's stage.  The local community of folk/acoustic music fans have made MAMA's Coffeehouse a thriving social gathering as well as a haven for practitioners of folk and related musical styles.

 

In addition to supporting acoustic music and acoustic musicians, MAMA's is also proud of its charitable efforts.  Along with donations to many organizations, MAMA's has also produced several special-occasion concerts to benefit worthy, often local, charities since 2003.

 

VOLUNTEERING

 

Please e-mail mamascoffeehouse@bucmi.org if you are interested in volunteering at a show. Volunteers receive free admission!

 

OPEN MICROPHONE

 

MAMA's Coffeehouse provides an open mic session before every show, beginning at 7:30. Two 15 minute slots are available by advance reservation - email Jim Bizer mamascoffeehouse@bucmi.org  to request a slot.  Walk-ins can sometimes be accommodated.

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Admission $15, $13 student/senior

Tickets available at door only

Doors open at 7:00pm, open mic at 7:30

Upcoming shows:

April 18:  The Whistleblowers

May 16:  Schedule change!

Pat Donohue will perform, Diamonds in the Rust will appear September 19

38651 Woodward Avenue | Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 | 248-647-2380