Over the past ten years or so, a growing number of music fans have opened their doors to an idea that benefits both the audience and the performers. Music lovers are literally taking matters into their own homes. And they call it a “House Concert”.
House Concerts range in size from just you and a few of your friends sitting around listening to an artist and his/her guitar, to performances with 30 or 40 people in the room. ‘Intimate’ is the word that comes to mind. And isn't that what music should be?
As you might guess, House Concerts hosts are not in it for the money. It’s about enjoying and sharing a musical experience. You’re inviting guests into your home to enjoy an evening of ‘live’ music…it’s just like any other party…only you don’t need to load the CD player.
Do the artists get paid? Yes. This is what musicians do for a living. They play music. When inviting guests, let them know you are suggesting a donation for the artist. Generally $10-$15 per person, collected at the door. And it’s also helpful to send email invites, and to always have your guests RSVP by email.
As you'll see, I've posted seven "tips", or ideas on how to get you started and make your House Concert experience as enjoyable as possible for everyone attending. And, as you continue a little lower on this page you'll see a music player. I'd appreciate it if you'd take a listen to some of my 'live' performances as well. Feel free to contact
me when you're ready to schedule your own concert, or if you have any further questions how it all works. And don't forget, I can also cater to most any private event; as a solo artist, with a duo, or with a full band. Just ask!
Thank you for your time. I look forward to our musical adventures,