Anchor Coffee House

 2018-2019 Season Line-Up

Anchor Coffee House doors open at 6:30 p.m. and all shows begin at 7:00 p.m.

Come for terrific music, amazing talent, yummy snacks, gourmet coffees, refreshing teas, affordable fun, friendly faces and free childcare!

Anchor Coffee House at Westminster Church is all this and more! Join us for our seventeenth season!

TICKETS
• Season tickets are available through October 6 for just $80.
• “Pick Three” tickets are available through January 12 for $40.  Pick any three shows you want to attend.
• Tickets can be purchased online by clicking on our donations link and writing "Anchor Coffee House" in the memo line.
• Tickets can also be purchased in the church office during normal business hours, in person or by phone with credit card.  Call 274-1534.
• Tickets are available in The Commons on Sunday before and after worship prior to each show.
•  Uptempo Music, 2714 Beaver Avenue in Beaverdale, also sells Anchor Coffee House tickets. Call 277-0145.


 

  October 6 : Rupert Wates


Rupert Wates has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s. His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. He has released nine solo CDs.
rupertwatesmusic.com
($15 advance/$20 door)

 

November 3:  John Gorka


World-renowned singer-songwriter, John Gorka has had many well-known artists record and/or perform his songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell.
Visit johngorka.com. ($20 advance/$25 door)

 

January 12: Mark Stuart


Mark’s show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar “chops”, and songs that seem to draw from his rock, blues, country, and folk music roots. His music is delivered with a soulful singing voice and highly memorable guitar playing www.markstuart.net
($15 advance/$20 door)

 

February 2: Keith Reins & Tara McGovern


Keith Reins is one of the top Irish-style guitarists in the region. Tara’s unique style blends her Irish roots with her classical and jazz training. They recently released the CD “Folk Songs You Never Sang in Grades School.” www.folksongsyouneversang.com/
($15 advance/$20 door)

 

March 9:  Joel Kinser 

Joel started getting attention for his songwriting in 2006. He writes and plays from the heart with a sensibility honed by growing up in the rural Midwest and with a keen eye for the poetic in everyday life.  
www.bigjoekinser.com ($15 advance/$20 door)

 

April 6: Teresa Storch


Teresa has become an international live performer of joyful strength and riveting, emotional power. Her soulful-Americana songwriting balances on the fence between folk and jazz drawing comparisons to Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Shawn Colvin.
($15 advance/$20 door)


  

Tickets to Anchor Coffee House

Pat Donahue, Fall 2015There are four flexible ticket options listed below for Anchor Coffee House performances.  All tickets are general admission and ticket prices will vary from season to season depending on the number of shows and the artists being presented.  Don’t forget to sign up for our email list to be reminded of upcoming shows or visit and friend us on Facebook!

 

  1.  Discounted Full Season Ticket package provides admission to all shows and may be purchased any time after the season lineup has been announced (usually mid-summer) and are available until the beginning of the season. Season tickets are available for purchase in person at the Westminster Church business office, or by phone at 515- 274-1534. When you purchase a season ticket, you get a free Anchor Coffee House mug, and all coffee and tea is free for the entire season (see note below)

  2.  The “Pick Three season ticket option is a versatile way for those with busy schedules and who can’t commit to a full-season package, to attend any three performances of your choice. These tickets must also be purchased prior to the beginning of the season.

  3. Single Show Advanced tickets may be purchased anytime in person at the church office and/or by contacting the church office; purchase by credit card until the day before the performance. Single Show Advanced tickets are available beginning three weeks before the performance at Up-Tempo Music™ located at 2714 Beaver Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50310.
  4. Door tickets for every performance are available 1 hour before the show at the door.

 

Anchor Coffee House has great free mugs for season ticket holders.  The mugs are also available for purchase and are available at Westminster on Sunday mornings, during the week, and at all Anchor Coffee House shows.  The mugs are also available for purchase for just $7 and when you bring it to a show your beverages are free!

 

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 Anchor Coffee House Mug

Anchor Coffee House has great free mugs for season ticket holders. 

The mugs are also available for purchase and are available at Westminster on Sunday mornings, during the week, and at all Anchor Coffee House shows.  The mugs are also available for purchase for just $7 and when you bring it to a show your beverages are free!

Anchor Coffee House performance cancellation and refund policy

In the event of a cancellation of an Anchor Coffee House performance due to weather or other emergency an attempt will be made to reschedule the canceled artist in the same performance season. 

If it is not possible to reschedule the artist in the same season, tickets for that performance will be re-funded upon request at the full price of the ticket. To receive a full refund, tickets to the canceled performance must be presented in person to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Business office.

Alternate Artist

In the event of a cancellation the Anchor Coffee House has the option to present an alternate artist at the same ticket prices or offer different ticket prices for the alternate artist performance.  In this event, ticket holders have the option to use the original ticket for admittance to the alternate artist performance or, upon request, receive a full refund for the original performance ticket.