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

    Nathan Bell

    8:00 pm

    Tickets $12
    Purchase tickets using PayPalnathanbell

    In his own words: I've been playing music since I was 12. The first album I bought myself was Neil Young's Harvest. I still think it is the greatest single album ever produced. I learned to play blues by listening to Lightnin' Hopkins and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee. I learned to write lyrics by reading Jack London, William Carlos Williams and Frank Herbert. By the time I was 25 I had worked as many jobs as a gypsy laborer. I never paid attention in school. I went to college for a year and made a real mess of it. During the 80's I played acoustic music all over the country and in Canada with my partner, Susan Shore. We had a wonderful band, dubbed the Honky Tonk Dogs. We put out two albums, one on Flying Fish records and one on an independent label call ROM Records. I come by this naturally, by blood. My father writes poems about everything and takes the Marxist approach to art: that if you aren't saying something about something then you are saying nothing about everything. He might disagree, but I know this is true. He writes love poems that look like something else. I, too, can only write about love by surprise or accident. I've been writing songs again. I record them in one day, play all the parts, mix them and move on. Like my first influence, Neil Young, I'm always working on something new. I'm musically restless. I love the work. I look angry but I'm deeply happy. I'm grateful.