Green Wood Coffee House Event Listings

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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 and have moved to a new Ann Arbor location!
Please note which location is holding your event!

Ann Arbor location: Grace Church, 3150 Glazier Way, 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:

Eventbrite link found with each event listing or

No tickets are mailed; simply give your name at the door.

If your budget prevents you from paying admission, please contact us with ticket request.

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.

Event Information:

  • Fri

    John Flynn

    8:00 pm

    Tickets $15
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    John Flynn sings from the heart. His powerful songs of humanity and hope are deeply rooted in the traditions of Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs. From barbed political verse to joyous fun-loving lyrics for kids, John paints vivid, lasting images with words and music, drawn from a palate of awareness, irony, humor and compassion. John began writing professionally in 1980 after graduating from Temple University with a degree in political science. A staff writing contract with Combine Music and a Billboard Magazine Top Forty country recording of his song "Rainbows and Butterflies" by Billy Swann ("I Can Help") established John in the heart of Nashville's Music Row. Flynn's songs eventually transcended the boundaries of country music. He moved back home to Philadelphia, where he continued writing with his own style. This proved successful and John's songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Chris LeDoux, Ronny Redman, Full Frontal Folk and Ronny Cox. In the early 90's Flynn performed heavily in and around Philadelphia where his CDs received extensive airplay on AAA radio giant WXPN. His first main-stage appearance at the 1995 Philadelphia Folk Festival cemented John's reputation as a dynamic original contemporary folk artist. Songs that Flynn wrote for his own four children became the basis of two highly-acclaimed family CDs. John appears regularly on the Peabody Award-winning children's radio program, "Kid's Corner" and has been featured in New York City's Madison Square Kids' Series. Flynn's first national release was John Flynn. It hit Top 20 on the Americana charts. A live album, To The Point, followed. In the new millenium, John began to speak and write about social justice issues, and his newest CDs reflect that change. 2004's Dragon proudly features backing vocals by Kris Kristofferson. The track, "Angel Dawson" was included in the 2005 season finale of TV's Joan of Arcadia. John's songs, "Blink," "Put Your Freedom Where Your Mouth Is," and "There's No Them There" are featured in the 2008 Robert Corna documentary Tiny Tears. The film looks at the global epidemic of pediatric HIV/AIDS. Tiny Tears premiered at the United Nations and then screened at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2005, Arlo Guthrie invited John to join his post-Katrina "Train To New Orleans Tour." Arlo says of John, "More than just a good songwriter, performer or guitar player, John Flynn is a friend because he actually does the kinds of things to make the world a little better." Off the road John enjoys time home in Delaware with his family. He volunteers with a men's discussion group in a Delaware maximum security prison. He is a devoted supporter of Camp Dreamcatcher, an organization providing a safe haven for children living with HIV/AIDS. With only an old Martin D-28 and harmonica for accompaniment, John's compelling songs, strong voice and open heart are turning strangers into believers and believers into friends. John's latest recording is of End The Beginning.