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, The Black Lillies, Slaid Cleaves, Kevin Welch, Peter Case, Marshall Crenshaw, Mary Gauthier, Greg Trooper, Don Dixon and Marti Jones, Carrie Rodriguez, Amy Rigby, Garland Jeffreys, Steve Forbert (right), Eliza Gilkyson, Jeff Black, Jim Lauderdale and Chris Smither.
Thanks to everyone for a great 2015 season, the best since the beginning of the series. We've built a community here and you are the reason.

Email with questions or comments. 


    The Campaign for Mary's Place continues to honor Mary Wasteneys, a longtime friend of the series, who died of cancer a few years ago and left money to purchase the tent that is our sanctuary for shows. If you want to contribute, just let me know.

What is a house concert? Just what it sounds like. An intimate, smoke-free evening of music for people who like to listen. 

Looking to discover new music? Read Jim's Favorites of 2015. 


          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.

        Like us on Facebook and stay in touch. The acts booked so far for the 2015 season range from Texas songwriter Darden Smith to the literate Scottish rocker Lloyd Cole to the cool vibe of San Francisco's Chuck Prophet. 



The 2015 Schedule


March 28, 2015 - Darden Smith
April 18 -
Shannon McNally
May 16 -
Robbie Fulks
June 12 - Lloyd Cole
July 12 - Della Mae
Aug. 16 -
The Secret Sisters
Oct. 16 -
Chuck Prophet
Oct. 30 - Mary Gauthier and Eliza Gilkyson
Nov. 8 -
Alejandro Escovedo

The 2016 Schedule (So far)

April 8 -
Aoife O'Donovan. SOLD OUT, Taking Names for the Waiting List.
May 7 -- Marshall Crenshaw with Don Dixon and Marti Jones.
May 21 --
Peter Case
June 5 -
Joan Shelley (early show)

If you are interested in attending shows, please sign up for the email list. Invites go out a few weeks before each show.





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 or
Supper Southern Morsels for dining on the rooftop and inside.  Just the fuel for an evening at North Shore Point.



 Eliza Gilkyson Returns with Mary Gauthier on Oct. 30.

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 or

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

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

Alejandro Escovedo's November show has to be among the best ever here. Here is the story of him playing with Bruce Springsteen.