Over the years JFC developed into a venue known for exceptional local, regional, and national acts. Ann Armstrong, Austin Lounge Lizards, Bad Livers, Buddy Mondlock, Carol Elliot, Chuck Pyle, Dana Cooper, Ellis Paul, Eliza Gilkyson, Emily Kaitz, Greg Brown, Jack Williams, Jimmy LaFave, John Gorka, Kimberly McCarver, Louise Taylor, Michael Elwood, Rachel Bissex, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ruthie Foster, Sara Hickman, Shake Russel, Susan Werner, Suzanne Buirgy, Terri Hendrix, Tish Hinojosa, Tom Prasada-Rao, & Vance Gilbert are but a few of the performers we have had.
Our once a month, all volunteer, benefit concert series can house up to 250 people. We have yet to develop an audience that is loyal to our venue. Very few people will come to our shows to see performers that they have not heard of. For this reason we try to have at least 8 or 9 of our shows each year with performers like the above that have developed an audience already in our area. 3 or 4 times a year we will have as a headliner someone that has opened for us on occasion that we feel is on their way to developing an audience in the area. Quite often this may be someone that has performed at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse as well. We are fortunate to have, at least 7 or 8 times a year, a performer that is a headliner in another region willing to open for a large draw headliner in order to gain more exposure in our area. For this reason we are very spoiled. We have been rewarding these openers with 45 minute opening slots (more than most venues in our area). It gives them more opportunity to showcase their talent and also enables us to have in effect 24 great performances a year with only 12 nights of work.
If you would like information about booking your act at the Freedom Cafe, you are not alone. Most weeks we have anywhere from 3-5 requests to perform at our venue. Because of this large number of requests, special consideration will be given to those who have already performed at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse and similar listening rooms in our area.
To be considered for a booking at JFC, here�s what to do. We book anywhere from 5 to 9 months in advance for headlining acts, and openers at least 4 months. Although this venue is held in a church we are more tolerant of sacreligious music than religious. Please, no Christian music. This is a secular venue. Our shows are usually held on the 3rd and 5th Saturday of the month. We typically do NOT have shows in May, July, August, and December.
If you are known to us, please let us know what date range you are inquiring about. We are trying to maintain an 18 month rotation.
If you are new to us, send us a bio (no photo required) and a recording. If you are interested in a specific date, let us know that.
Jefferson Freedom Caf�R>
1959 Sandy Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76112