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Join us for exceptional music, coffee, and dessert in an intimate setting at one of our Coffee House events.
We now have two locations!
Please note which location is holding your event!
Sanctuary Location: 1001 Green Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Out Of Eden Location: 2415 Norvell Rd, Grass Lake MI 49240
Evening shows at the Sanctuary location start at 8 pm; Out Of Eden location, 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees start at 3 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.
To purchase tickets:
1. Eventbrite link found with each event listing or
2. Call Green Wood (734-665-8558) and leave a message with your name, number of seats, and event date; then pay at the door with cash or check.
No tickets are mailed; simply give your name at the door.
Friday and Saturday, doors open at 7:30 p.m for Ann Arbor location and 7:00 p.m. for Grass Lake location. Sunday, doors open at 2:30 p.m. No tickets are mailed; simply give your name at the door.
Times are tough — money is tight. Music brings comfort and joy. If your budget prevents you from paying admission, please don’t stay away! At the door, simply pay what you can, or mention that you are on the guest list. It’s just not the same without you!
Green Wood Coffee House Series is not a First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor program, but is an independent/private venture. Communications from GWCH do not necessarily reflect the views of FUMC of Ann Arbor or its leadership.
We want to keep our artists, volunteers, and audience safe! Masking is currently optional at all events. We may update masking protocol when appropriate.
Sat04Mar20237:30 pmGrass Lake train depot: 210 E Michigan Ave, Grass Lake, MI 49240
Matt Watroba and Claudia Schmidt
Due to power outage in Grass Lake, this Saturday's (3/4/23) Matt Watroba/Claudia Schmidt concert will be held in the beautiful historic Grass Lake train depot, 210 E Michigan Ave. Show time 7:30pm; doors 7pm. grasslakedepot.com
Amazing place for dinner before show: Sawd's Village Inn, https://www.sirved.com/restaurant/grass_lake-michigan-usa/sawds-village-inn/779915/menus
Amazing place for dinner after show: Missy's Grass Shack, https://www.allmenus.com/mi/grass-lake/414599-missys-little-grass-shack/menu/
Both establishments are owned by the extraordinary Missy. Photo attached is a burger you can order at either eatery.
Matt Watroba brings a very special set of talents to the stage whenever he appears as a folk musician. His excellent guitar playing, mellow voice, friendship with his audience, and knowledge of his presentations is impressive. Add to that Matt's own special brand of humor and you are in for a most entertaining and enlightening evening. You will feel his obvious love of folk music, both traditional and contemporary; its writers and performers, its heroes and villains. Matt sings songs of compassion, inner strength, humor, and everyday living. www.mattwatroba.net
Michigan native Claudia Schmidt has covered a lot of musical ground, beginning with a stirring rendition of "Tammy," at age 4, around a neighborhood bonfire. Claudia's 3-decade career touring North America and Europe includes regular stints on "A Prairie Home Companion;" participating in the delightful Les Blank movie, "Gap-Toothed Women," contributing a song as well as an interview; and performing a lead role in The Gales of November," a musical retelling of the Edmund Fitzgerald tragedy from the point of view of three wives of the doomed crew of the Great Lakes ore-carrier. Claudia has recorded fifteen albums mostly of original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer. Claudia describes herself as a "creative noisemaker." You may expect anything at a Schmidt concert: hymn, poem, bawdy verse, torch song, satire. www.claudiaschmidt.com