Setting & Format

Our home is in the Duke Forest neighborhood a couple miles from Duke University, set down a hillside in the trees. Our living room accommodates a stage and about 80 folding chairs, set up pew-like after the normal furnishings are moved out or to the edges. There are large decks on the front and the back of the house. Altogether we can accommodate about 100 people. We encourage a concert atmosphere, with attention focused on the musicians when they are playing, and mingling and conversation during the breaks. Be prepared for an intimate setting and great music. Dress is casual and refreshments are served.

Guests are invited to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the music (usually 7:30 or 8:00). The featured guests will usually play two sets of approximately 45 minutes, with a 15-20 minute break for refreshments, mingling, etc. Some evenings, there is an opening act of half an hour or so. Concerts typically conclude by 10:30 or 11:00.