New Moon Coffeehouse

Acoustic live music monthly concerts in Haverhill since 1988

All Are Welcome

Relax and enjoy live music by new and established singer-songwriters and ensembles in a wide variety of acoustic genres and styles. Enjoy a great show, fair trade coffee, and delicious desserts.

The New Moon is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting and enjoying the creative talents of up-and-coming acoustic performers. The Coffeehouse opens monthly from September through May and is operated as a community outreach of the
Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill
16 Ashland Street
Haverhill, MA  01830
Everyone is welcome - from all faiths, all walks of life. We strive to bring you the best performers in a relaxing, friendly environment, where you can enjoy a great show, delicious fair trade coffee and awesome desserts!

About Haverhill

Our audience comes from the Haverhill area as well as Southern Maine, Southern New Hampshire, as well as Boston and suburbs - most within an easy 30 to 60 minute drive, some of you travel for one or two hours or more. For those coming from out-of-town: Welcome! We hope you will enjoy your time in Haverhill and hope you will come back and visit our city often.

If you are looking for a wonderful city to vist, locate your business, or make your home, consider Haverhill -- "America's Hometown"!

Haverhill is a super cool place to live and work as well as enjoy and participate in the performing and visual arts. For more ideas of fun things to do, check out the Discover Haverhill website maintained by Creative Haverhill, a partnership of major local civic and municipal organizations.

The culinary arts are well represented in our city. Whether you are into fine dining or more casual fare, we recommend you check out some of the many Haverhill restaurants, cafe's, delis, sandwich shops and pizza shops in our Washington Street restaurant district as well as throughout the city.

Driving Directions

The front entrance of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill actually faces Kenoza Avenue (Route 110). The church parking lot is in back, on Ashland Street. Entrance to the New Moon concerts is adjacent to the parking area, through back door of the church (Ashland Street entrance.) Our venue is accessible. There is a wheelchair ramp and two handicap reserved parking spaces near the entrance.

Coming From Boston

  1. Route 93 North to Route 495 North
  2. Follow instructions "From the West" below.

Coming From Portsmouth NH

  1. Route 95 South to Route 495 South
  2. Take Exit 52 to Route 110 South
  3. Look for red brick church on left just before intersection of Route 110 and Route 125. Parking in rear on Ashland Street.

Coming From the West

  1. Connect to Route 495 North
  2. Take Exit 51A to Route 125 South
  3. Stay on Route 125 South for about 1.5 Miles. At intersection of Route 110 and Route 125, turn left onto Route 110 (Kenoza Avenue), and then enter the Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill driveway on your right, drive to the parking lot which faces Ashland Street. Alternatively, turn left from Route 125 onto Ashland Street just before the CVS and proceed past the red brick church on your left, and enter the parking lot which will be on your left.
Read more: Reserved tickets, seating, and what happens when a show is full

Ticket Reservations Tips and Guidelines

Thank you for taking a few moments to reserve your tickets! Reservations help us to prepare for a comfortable and successful evening for all. Here are some additional tips and guidelines:

  • Our box office opens at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music begins at 8:00 p.m.
  • The concerts usually end around 10:00 p.m. although some shows run longer, sometimes as late as 11:00 p.m.
  • If you need to change the quantity or cancel the reservation, please email or call to let us know.
  • For your convenience, you may reserve tickets to multiple shows on one reservation form.
  • Shortly after you submit your ticket reservation form, you will receive an email confirming your reservation.
  • By reserving tickets you are providing the required email address for us to confirm your reservation by email. If you reserved tickets to more than one show, you will receive an email reminder a few days before each show for which you have reserved tickets, separately from whether or not you have agreed to subscribe to our periodic email notifications. If you have questions about this, please read our privacy policy.
  • We have general seating and a limited number of seats. To ensure that members of your party will be able to sit together, please make an effort to arrive early. (Refreshments are on sale starting at 7:30 when the doors open.)
  • Our online ticket reservation form will permit reservations for parties of up to nine people. For groups larger than nine, please contact us directly by email or phone.
  • Reserved tickets will be held until the performance begins, unless the show is sold out.

Special Guidelines for Sold-Out Shows:

  • If and when the number of reservations for a specific show reaches our venue's maximum capacity, we will cease accepting reservations online.
  • As soon as a show is sold out (receives maximum number of reservations) we will update this website and also will announce on Facebook plus send email notifications that the show is sold out.
  • For sold-out shows, reserved tickets must be picked up at least fifteen minutes before the music starts.
  • If you have not arrived to purchase your reserved tickets by 7:45 on the evening of a sold-out show, your reserved seats may be released for sale, meaning that we may not be able to seat your party.

Venue Information for Performers

Booking Info

If you are a musical performer interested in appearing at the New Moon Coffeehouse you can send demo materials to:

New Moon Coffeehouse
c/o 4 Hawthorne Terrace
Roslindale, MA 02131
(617) 327-0542

Questions about Booking? Send email to Carol (carolallen99 at hotmail dot com)

Venue Description

Most performances are held in the (main) Murray Room of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill. This room is rectangular (42' x 50') with a high ceiling and plenty of wood. The resulting acoustics are pleasant and warm. We use a raised stage (~12") that consists of up to four sections (8' x 4') expandable to a maximum area of 16' x 8'.

For larger acts or performances the raised stage may be omitted. General seating is provided for the audience in folding chairs and with some side tables. Maximum capacity of this room is about 120.

When a larger audience is expected, we set up in the church sanctuary which is adjacent to the Murray Room. We use our regular sound system and also set up portable lighting for concerts in the sanctuary. The sanctuary can seat 300 or more.

Venue maximum capacity is set by the building code and strictly enforced for everyone's safety and comfort.

New Sound Desk New Amp Stack

The Sound System

  • Allen & Heath PA12 - 8 XLR (plus 4 TRS) channel mixer with FX Bus
  • Pair of Crown XLS 402 Stereo Power Amplifiers
  • Carver PM-300 Stereo Backup Amplifier
  • Behringer 2-channel Feedback Destroyer Pro
  • 2 RAMSA WS-A200 2-way bass reflex Main Speakers
  • 2 Fender 1272A 12" Monitor Wedges
  • 1 Cerwin-Vega SM-12 Monitor Speaker
  • 4 Shure SM58 Vocal Mikes
  • 2 Shure SM57 Instrument Mikes
  • 2 AKG D-321 Vocal Mikes
  • 4 Passive Direct Interfaces
  • 1 ULTRA-DI20 Active Dual Channel DI
  • 7 Boom Microphone Stands
  • 2 USS T-30 Tripods (House Spkrs)
  • 50' 8 channel snake
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