House Concerts

What is a House Concert?

 (Pic by Katarina Bibova)

A house concert is a musical concert/performance that is presented in someone’s home, apartment, backyard, barn, or any small privately owned space.  The host does not profit from the event. 

 

It typically consists of 1 - 3 songwriters, performing mainly original songs “in-the-round” style, similar to a show you would see at the world famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. It is a unique, interactive concert experience that includes hit songs performed by the songwriters who wrote them, along with “stories behind the songs”, how they were inspired, written and recorded.  You’ll get an inside look into the writing, recording and touring process that happens in and out of Nashville, along with songs and stories that will make you laugh, cry and leave you inspired! 

 

House concerts are usually attended by the host's friends, family, co-workers, neighbors etc…. usually around 20-30 people, depending on the size of the room.  

 

They are usually performed with little to no sound system, so that it is an intimate experience. Hosts can offer light snacks and drinks, but sometimes hosts choose make it more of a “potluck” evening, where everyone brings a dish.  There is a suggested donation (usually between $15 - 20 per person) and that goes to the performers.   

 

Interested in hosting a house concert?  Here’s what you need to know as a potential host:

 

As a host, you have only 2 -3 responsibilities:

 

  1. Provide the space:

—- A living room, den, or bonus room usually works best.  Just enough room to set up a few chairs for your guests and also for the performers at one end of the room.  Also, provide a place where the songwriters can set up a table to sell cd's and other merchandise. 

 

    2.  Invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers etc… 

—-Most house concerts have between 15-30 people, but depending on the size of the space, there is no real limit to attendance.

 

    3.   Provide food/drinks (optional)

—-You can choose to provide light snacks and drinks or leave it up to guests to bring their own.   Some go “potluck” style, while other hosts like to provide a full meal to the guests. There is no rule here and it doesn’t have to be fancy!  Whatever you feel would make for a fun and relaxing evening.

 

 

House concerts are starting to sweep the nation as a fun and unique evening for music lovers!  Email me at: marciaramirezmusic@gmail.com if you are interested in being a host for one of our concerts!  I am now booking for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018!   We would love to come visit your town soon!

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