House concerts are musical performances generally held in private homes and hosted by fans, friends, or relatives of the performing musician(s). Audiences are usually 35 to 50 people, but can sometimes be as large as 80 or more, and a donation of $20 to $25 is generally requested, but not required.
Oftentimes, there is a potluck dinner involved, but wine and cheese events are most common, with guests encouraged to bring a drink to share. Hosts will even sometimes put performers up for a night.
House concerts are not parties – the artists are not background music. The host is expected to provide a formal concert setting with an attentive listening audience.
If you want to host a house concert, it’s a great way to develop deep, meaningful relationships with musicians whose music you love. Please fill out the form below and we’ll gladly provide more information.