A founding member of the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association (BACHA) the Linden Tree Coffeehouse, formed in 1985, has been located in the social hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church in downtown Wakefield. Annually there are about twelve acoustic music concerts featuring local and national singer-songwriters, playing a wide range of folk music from contemporary, traditional, bluegrass, and blues. Most of the performers can be heard on local folk radio station WUMB (91.9). * Complete information about each performer may be found in articles printed in The Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Observer, and the Middlesex East supplement to the Chronicle.
Many of the coffeehouse regular patrons come each month because of the wonderful talent, friendly atmosphere, fresh coffee, and homemade baked goods. There are two to three hours of live entertainment for about the price of a movie. Performers like playing in the Linden Tree because of the quality sound system and because of the great audiences who make it exciting for them. Each concert is more like a party where people of all ages meet and enjoy each other.
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse is run by a staff of “professional” volunteers. New volunteers are always needed for baking before concerts, serving during the shows, and, especially, for setting up and cleaning up in exchange for free admission to shows. Call Deborah at 781-944-4664 for more info on volunteering.
For general information, call 781-246-2836 or email [email protected]
*WUMB is a publicly supported radio station located on the UMASS Boston campus that broadcasts via the following stations:
91.9 FM (Boston, Worcester, and Falmouth MA)
88.7 FM (Milford, NH
1170 AM (Orleans, MA)