North Shore Point House Concerts
Norfolk, VA
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   My house concert series in Norfolk, Virginia, features some of the best contemporary singer/songwriters in the land.   

      Grammy nominees and winners have been among the performers here. Over the years, those who have appeared include Kim Richey (above), Dave Alvin, Aoife O'Donovan, Jimmy LaFave, Kevin Welch, Peter Case, Marshall Crenshaw, Mary Gauthier, Greg Trooper, Don Dixon and Marti Jones, Amy Rigby, Garland Jeffreys, Steve Forbert (right), Eliza Gilkyson, Jeff Black, Jim Lauderdale and Chris Smither.
 
  The 2014 season has ended with the best run of shows in the history of the series. Attendance has never been better and the sense of community is heartwarming.

I will be back with a stellar 2015 season, inspired by your support. Darden Smith is signed for March 28, 2015, and others are nearing confirmation.  Check back for details.
 
      Be sure to sign up in the box below for email notices.
 

    The Campaign for Mary's Place continues to honor Mary Wasteneys, who donated money to purchase the tent. If you want to contribute, just let me know.

Looking to discover new music? Check out
Jim's Favorites of 2013. (Hint: you're going to see a lot of them here in 2014).
 



          Check back regularly for new listings. Also check Jim's blog at
Semi-Regular Raves 'n' Rants for reviews, music news, links and other thoughts. A look back at a decade of hosting house concerts is here on the blog.

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The 2014 Schedule

 
Feb. 21, 2014, Slaid Cleaves.
April 25, 2014 Aoife O'Donovan with local favorite Jessica Doran opening at 7:15.
May 3, 2014,
Sam Baker.  
June 1,
The Black Lillies.
June 28, Chris Smither.
Oct. 11, Carrie Rodriguez with Luke Jacobs.

Oct. 18, Kim Richey.





 

 




Visit the Coming Attractions page to see videos of songwriters who will appear here. To get a sense of shows, please check the Live Cuts pages on this site. 

If you're a music fan, check out
Birdland Records in Virginia Beach where you'll find the best singer/songwriter selection in the region.

Thanks to Bill Cabell and the people at Distinctive Event Rentals in Chesapeake for the great price on a used tent and assistance putting it up. If you're planning a celebration, check them out.

If you want some great pre-show food, check out The Public House, the Ghent Gastropub. Just the fuel for an evening at North Shore Point.


 

        

 


What is a House Concert? Just what it sounds like. I book a performer, set up chairs, sound and lights and put out a few snacks. It's an intimate, smoke-free evening of music. All money collected through the donation at the door goes to the performer. In fact, money comes out of my pocket for each show.
 
     For reservations or more information, contact us at
jim@northshorepoint.com or northshorepoint@aol.com.

Here's Kevin Welch from his show on Sept. 10, 2011, performing his enc
ore.


Aoife O'Donovan. with the rain pelting the tent, leading a singalong.
  


Here's what happens when a rogue storm comes up and I don't have a tent. Thanks, Tara.