EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
bringing music from my heart to your home
Thanks for your interest in hosting a house concert. In my experience, as both a fan and a performer, this is THE BEST setting for music - a familiar room, comfy chairs, and a songwriter pouring out their hearts for you and your friends. I'd be excited and honored to share in your home for an evening.
The main requirement for a successful house concert is having a place for at least 10 of your friends to gather. If you have that, we can make just about anything work.
Here are a few great things about house concerts you should know...
#1 - A "HOUSE" CONCERT DOESN'T HAVE TO TAKE PLACE IN A HOUSE
You can host a concert in a living room, a backyard, a garage, a small house, a big house, an apartment, or even an art gallery or dance studio! The point is that the "house" can be any space you have access to where your friends can gather, sit, and are encouraged through music.
However, gathering everyone close and seated, right in front of where I'll be performing, is best for creating the intimate experience I aim to bring to the audience. Don't worry if there aren't enough chairs, blankets can turn the experience into a fun outdoor (or indoor) picnic.
#2 - IT'S NOT JUST A WEEKEND EXPERIENCE
A house concert isn't particularly lengthy event. The time from guest arrival until the music is done is usually about two hours, making a house concert the perfect event for a unique weekday evening get-together.
#3 - THERE ARE NO UPFRONT COSTS TO YOU
That's right, you won't have to pay a cent. This may be the most unique of all the things.
This is a donation-based concert. Rather than charge an admission fee, I ask that you encourage your guests to come prepared to make a donation after the show.
Sometimes, hosts prefer not to ask their guests for donations and prefer instead to pay an up-front guarantee for the show. Either way is fine, and I've done it both. If this approach interests you, please let me know, and we'll discuss the fee structure for scheduling a non-donation show.
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