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.   

The 2017 Schedule (So Far)

Feb. 25 -- Todd Snider at The Virginia Arts Festival's Robin Hixon Theater in Norfolk. 8 p.m.
THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT. To get on the waiting list, email
April 15 - Birds of Chicago in the backyard.
August 26 - Mipso in the backyard.
Sept. 9 - The Black Lillies at North Shore Point Downtown at the Virginia Arts Festival Courtyard, 8 p.m.
Sept. 16 - Karla Bonoff with Nina Gerber on guitar at The
Virginia Arts Festival's Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank Street. 8 p.m.
Oct. 20 - Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore in the backyard.
Oct. 27 - Rayland Baxter with Logan Vath opening in the backyard.
Dec. 2 -- Nellie McKay in The Robin Hixon Theater.

 Click on the names of each artist to make your donation and secure your seats through Eventbrite.
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      Grammy nominees and winners have been among the performers here. Over the years, those who have appeared include Kim Richey (above), Alejandro Escovedo, Chuck Prophet, Della Mae, Dave Alvin, Aoife O'Donovan, Jimmy LaFave, The Black Lillies, Slaid Cleaves, Kevin Welch, Robbie Fulks, Garland Jeffreys, Lloyd Cole, Peter Case, Marshall Crenshaw, Mary Gauthier, Greg Trooper, Don Dixon and Marti Jones, Carrie Rodriguez, Amy Rigby, Garland Jeffreys, Steve Forbert (in photo), Eliza Gilkyson, Jeff Black, Jim Lauderdale, Jason Ringenberg (Jason and the Scorchers), Tara Nevins (Donna the Buffalo), Susan Cowsill, David Olney, Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin, Sam Baker, and Chris Smither.
Thanks to everyone for your support. We've built a community here over 16 years 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.

North Shore Point Acoustic is now a non-profit. You can make a tax-deductible donation through Paypal. Please consider supporting North Shore Point. North Shore Point shows are permitted under a Norfolk special events ordinance supporting organic cultural events. City permits are secured for each show.

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 2016. 


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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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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.





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.
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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.

Dave Alvin will be here with Jimmie Dale Gilmore on Oct. 20.