WHAT IS A HOUSE CONCERT?
A house concert is literally a concert in a living
room (or a basement, or a backyard...). They're happening more and more frequently
all across the country as artists find that 30 to 60 people can
fit into a living room quite comfortably. I do a lot of these every
year and they tend to be some of my favorite shows.
It's a great format where both audience and
artist alike get to experience an intimate concert in a setting that is comfortable
for all. There
is no smoke, low or no amounts of alcohol to compete with, little advertising
necessary and ticket prices can be whatever the artist and presenter
agree upon (usually a $10-15 suggested donation per person).
The main thing required from you is
1) having the space to host it, and 2) inviting your friends, neighbors,
co-workers, family, etc. I
love doing this kind of show and they can either be just a
concert, or you may choose to provide appetizers and drinks, or even
a potluck. The options are really wide open depending upon how
you'd like to host it.
If Iâ€™m touring in your part of the country,
but youâ€™ll be busy the night Iâ€™m at â€œyourâ€ venue. I invite you to look at my touringâ€¦.and if
I have an open night, while Iâ€™m your areaâ€¦..a house concert is an option
(if far enough in advance). My preference is almost always to be
working, when Iâ€™m out on the road, so it will never hurt to ask if we
can work out some extra shows.
For those who are interested, I can
send you more info on how to successfully plan a house concert. Check
out www.concertsinyourhome.com as
well to get even more of an idea what hosting a house concert can be
like. My experience has been that each house concert setting is
as unique as the folks who decide to put them on.
I look forward to hearing from you and
hopefully we can find a date that works! If none of existing schedule works for you, but you
are still interested in hosting me sometime, please let me know that
as well. I am always working on booking other shows in your area
so we can always find other times to do a house concert.