The Shady Grove Coffeehouse is a non-profit concert
series sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist
Community Church in Glen Allen, VA, in the northwest
suburbs of Richmond. We present acoustic,
traditionally-based music, and got our start in
1998, when members of the Unitarian Universalist
Community Church began to present concerts to help
raise funds for our new building. We presented
three such concerts at the First Unitarian Church:
Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen in 1998, Dana
Robinson in 1999, and Bob Franke and Lui Collins in
In 2001, with our building underway, we presented
our first concert in Richmond’s West End: a Ground
Hog Day Extravaganza featuring Karen Trump, Dee
Kysor, and The Clam Brothers at the Foxhall
Clubhouse. In July 2001 we presented our first
concert in our new church building: Dave Nachmanoff.
We’ve presented over 180 concerts in the more than
Net proceeds from our concerts help to support the
work of UUCC; our goal, though, is not merely to raise
money, but also to build a home for acoustic,
traditionally-based music in Richmond’s northwest
We typically present one concert each month from
September through May, and feature both local and
nationally touring musicians.
To support the growth of the Unitarian Universalist
Community Church by building a community of interest
around acoustic, traditionally-based music.
To create community through music, by presenting the best in acoustic music in a family
friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free environment.
Robin and Bill Allman, Karen and Bruce Bartek,
Sharon and Peter deFur, Bob and Vickie Dickinson,
Janet and Scott Hammer, Greg Leghart,
Jackie Mulvey, Rick Lux, Art
Ritter, and Emilie Webb.