If you've never attended or hosted a house concert it's quite an uplifting and rewarding experience.
Here's a brief description of what you can expect from one of my house concert and what you need to host one.
A House Concert is a live concert before a group of music enthusiasts by an artist or small group in a private residence or equivalent setting. It is a unique opportunity to meet and experience the performer up close and personal without amplification or other barriers between the performer and listener. The average house concert has 25-50 guests, its a two set show with intermission for socializing, beverages and potluck or simple snacks.
The opportunity to share the back story of the music and answer questions ends up a humorous and fun event for everyone.
What you need:
An area in your home or local venue that will seat 25 or more guests
Access to folding chairs and pillows in addition to your furniture for indoor or backyard comfort.
Most house concerts are filled by friends and neighbors. Some hosts open the event to the public or promote to local groups.
Guests each donate $15.00-$25.00 that goes directly to the artists.
Concerts last total of two hours. This includes two sets by artist and a 15-20 minute intermission.
Hosting a concert is an opportunity to connect with your friends and neighbors and create a unique and magical experience.
There is little or no cost to you and you can meet and experience a favorite performer up close and personal. It is a tangible way in which you can support the arts in your community by hosting artists in the gracious setting of your home.