St. Tim's Coffeehouse

General Information

 Music has a way of bringing people together, and folk music speaks to the human experience in a distinct way.  

We host various, well-known folk artists in our newly renovated sanctuary. Last year we received a grant from the Skokie Fine Arts Commission. Proceeds from the admission go towards paying the musicians and feeding the hungry through St. Timothy's sack lunch and garden ministries.

St. Tim's Coffeehouse offers six folk music concerts each season. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.  

Tickets $20.   

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For more information call (847) 676-1300 or email

2017-2018 Season

Anne Hills

September 9, 2017

 Whether she is singing her own song, or that of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley; accompanied with her guitar, banjo, or simply a Tibetan bell, Anne Hills (above) puts her whole heart and soul into the moment. You won’t want to miss a chance to hear her songs and stories in person at St. Tim’s Coffeehouse in Skokie!

Spuyten Duyvil

October 7, 2017

(Concert start at 7:30 p.m.)

  Spuyten Duyvil’s (pronounced "SPITE-en DIE+vul") "… arrangements, energy, and attitude always amaze me” “…big sound, big drama, big groove…" - The Huffington Post. FREE parking! GREAT sound!

Buddy Mondlock with Mike Lindauer

November 11, 2017

 St. Tim’s presents: Singer-songwriter Buddy Mondlock, with bassist Mike Lindauer! “…an easy style that comes from many years of playing together.” Paul McGee, “Joined by Mike on very cool bass and backing vocals. A real treat of a concert.” DC Music Club. Mike’s bass is hand made. Ask him if you can check it out!

Joe Jencks

February 10, 2017

JOE JENCKS, an international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer, and educator, is based in Chicago. He is noted for his unique merging of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. Jencks weaves a diverse web of stories with brilliant musical skill, ensnaring even the most rigid of hearts, inviting them to open. His songs invite us to live inside of our passions and our beliefs. 

On the stage, in the studio, or in the classroom, Jencks applies conservatory training to contemporary genres, bridging styles and techniques. Drawing on his Irish heritage (dual U.S./Irish Citizen), Jencks uses his lyrical voice to enchant, heal, and inspire.

Honoring his mentor and friend Pete Seeger with the title track, Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers, Jencks latest release presents a wide range of human experiences from love and triumph, to tragedy and transformation. 

Al Day & Bob Long

March 10, 2017

St. Tim’s Coffeehouse is excited to present the duo of Al Day and Bob Long on March 10th. They’ll bring a jazz energy to our stage, a departure from our usual acoustic folk entertainment. But AL DAY is not a stranger to WFMT’s Midnight Special or WTTW’s Sound Stage. Rich Warren from WFMT says “Al Day is brilliant and completely original.” His rough gravelly voice is engaging. Al’s songwriting skills supply himself, and other artists with original material. The Chicago Reader wrote “Singer-songwriter Al Day’s unique vocal style and striking beautiful music receives enthusiastic responses whenever he plays. Al’s appeal is heightened by his unusual voice which is as versatile as his music is diverse.”

BOB LONG began his professional career as a jazz pianist forty years ago. He first recorded in Chicago with the jazz fusion band Streetdancer in 1974. Bob has performed at New York’s JVC Jazz Festival, Switzerland’s Montreaux Jazz Festival, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands as well as the Chicago Jazz Festival. Gifted as a pianist, Bob was also awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 2011-2012 for historical research in Spain. Recently, he received his Ph.D. in history and has moved back to the Chicago area to perform music and teach. Currently he is an adjunct professor in the History Department of Elmhurst College, as well as keyboard instructor at the School of Rock, Evanston.

Join us Saturday, MARCH 10 at 7:00pm for an evening of witty conversation and superb musical entertainment. Doors open at 6:30 PM. $20 donation. Tickets:, or at the door on the night of the concert (cash or checks. No credit cards).

FREE Parking! GREAT Sound! REFRESHMENTS purchased help fund St. Tim's Garden and Sack Lunch Ministries (

See you there!

Joel Mabus

April 14, 2017


St. Tim’s Coffeehouse in Skokie is proud to present nationally known folksinger, Joel Mabus, in concert on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm). 

Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Joel Mabus is a maverick in the folk music world. He defies easy pigeonholing. By turns, he picks a mountain banjo to accompany an ancient ballad, sings a witty song about modern life, plays a sweet Irish melody on guitar, swings a hot jazz number, and then reaches deep for a soulful expression of values in a troubled world. He tops it all with a fiddle tune or old Carter family song – all skillfully blended into a seamless flow. One fan said, “It’s music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes.”

He has performed in concert with such folk music stars as John Prine, Joan Baez, and Tom Paxton. “It’s hard to imagine another artist on the folk scene who combines the same concise, deceptively understated, lyrical insight and sometimes devastating wit with such world-class instrumental prowess.” CHRIS RIETZ – MUSICHOUND FOLK