About SHCN

A great venue creates a community for both artists & audiences.

“What we love about house concerts is the collective energy exchange shared between the audience and the performers. People tend to want to really listen and dive into the music in a quiet and comfortable setting. That mentality is easy to harbor when combined with the familiar element of a living room. It makes for a very comfortable yet unique show experience for everyone. It’s also a great way for artists to build relationships and fans without having tons of pressure to advertise and draw a crowd. This is especially helpful when we’re building shows in newer regions. It’s the collective energy that carries the arts and that seems to thrive at house shows. Our experience with the Stanstead House Concerts Network – SHCN has been fantastic. All of our hosts have been wonderful, caring and interesting people who want music to thrive. We’re lucky to be a part of this supportive family!” – Zack DuPont (Burlington VT)

“So, back in late July through the start of August (2016) – I experienced my first-ever house concert tour. This was a huge deal for me because I have never been on a tour dedicated to promoting and performing my music (I’ve always backed other artists on tour), and I have never performed in a true listening room environment. This tour was a game-changer! The ultimate experience of the new “concert culture.” There is no going back! Hal Newman has created something truly remarkable and special. Stanstead House Concerts Network is leading the charge on a new and improved concert culture/concert experience. Being able to break bread and get to know your audience before the show is such a beautiful experience. Hal has successfully merged the world between artist and audience. Also, the man makes a mean cappuccino! From the moment we stepped into his beautiful home – he treated us like members of his family! Thank you to Hal for this beautiful opportunity… and a special shout-out to his beautiful wife (Dianne) and daughters (Sophie and Emma) for being excellent hosts. I truly cannot wait to come back!” – Amanda McCoy (Nashville TN)

We keep great company

The Cumberland Brothers

David Bradstreet

The Bombadils

Nathan Rogers with Dale Brown

Christine Campbell with Blake Johnston

Sheesham and Lotus

Black Dog Trio

Kyra Shaughnessy with Stephen Fuller

Franc Robert

Durham County Poets

Les Poules a Colin

Gathering Sparks

Oh Pep !

Sweet Alibi

Debra Cowan

Meaghan Blanchard

Sin and Swoon

Great Lake Swimmers

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

Nick and the Babes

10 String Symphony

Belle Starr

Jordie Lane featuring Clare Reynolds

Yann Falquet & Pascal Gemme

Christina Martin featuring Dale Murray

Amanda McCoy and Pandel Collaros

The Mae Trio

Mark Reeves

The Secrets

The Slocan Ramblers

Jerome Beaulieu and Francois Jalbert

Po Lazarus

Nikki and Andrew Waite

Ross Murray

The Record Breakers

Tim Moxam

Liz Stringer

Cricket Blue

Kyra Shaughnessy

Harrow Fair

John Jacob Magistery

Geoff Achison

Rhiannon Simpson

Dylan Menzie

This Way North

The DuPont Brothers


Morgan Davis

Jean-Michel Pilc and Remi-Jean Leblanc

Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling

Contact Us

Contact Stanstead House Concerts Network

Tel: 819-238-1470

Email: newman.hal@gmail.com

18 ch de Fairfax, Stanstead QC J0B 3E1