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. Musicians work for a living. Their job is to entertain and they should be paid for it. The fee for the artist, however, does not necessarily fall to the hosts, When inviting your guests, let them know you are suggesting a donation...generally $15-$20 per person, to be collected at the door. This goes directly to the artist. It’s also quite helpful to send out email invites, and then 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 "Mark Dawson House Concert
" experience as enjoyable as possible for everyone who attends. Choose any of the selections from the music player below to sample some of the music I'll perform at your event. Feel free to contact
me when you're ready to schedule your own concert (check here
to see if the date you have in mind is available)...or, if you have any further questions on how it all works. And of course, I'll be happy to cater to your specific needs for any private event; either as a solo artist, as a duo, or with a full band. Just ask. Together, we will make this happen!
Thank you for your time. I look forward to our musical adventures,