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About MAMA’s Coffeehouse

For 27 years, MAMA’s Coffeehouse has presented concerts of fine acoustic music, featuring regional and nationally touring performers. MAMA’s is a nonprofit organization and a production of Birmingham Unitarian Church.

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.