|WHAT'S A HOUSE CONCERT?
|"A house concert is a chance to hear live acoustic music in an intimate environment. You open up your home and invite friends and family into your living room to share in a performance by one of your favorite musicians. Itís a great way to introduce a new artist to an appreciative audience. Unlike a club, people have a chance to meet and interact with the performer. "
courtesy Dave Potts
"Top 5 Gigs of 2005 - #3 - Acoustic Avenue House Concert - Longmont, CO (8/27/05). Wonderful new house concert series in Colorado. We had about 30 people, including some of my old friends and family. Also, I was joined on stage by Sean Kelly, a wonderful bass player. (and Sean makes the list of 10 nicest people of 2005)" DAVE POTTS - http://www.davepotts.com
|"A House Concert is pretty much that: a concert in the intimacy of someone's living room or porch, but generally open to the public by reservation. In simpler times before radios, records, and computers, people would gather in homes to break bread, share stories and play and hear music. In our modern era of corporate domination of commercial entertainment, many people long to hear music performed in some other setting than the latest bland music hockey rink tour or the local smoky late-night cover band bar. Whether you are one of those who are frustrated in your quest to find music with meaning, are tired of enduring less-than-comfortable conditions to hear live music, or just like the idea of actively supporting independent art, then perhaps attending a house concert is for you!"
courtesy of - Andrew McKnight
|" A house concert is a chance to experience live music in a warm and intimate environment. It's when someone opens up their home and invites you into their living room to share in a performance by one of their favorite musicians. It's a chance to meet the performers and get them to sign their CD. A house concert is also a great social evening with friends and neighbors. Some house concert series across the country are held in backyards as well. We like to keep ours in the living room for the added sense of warmth and intimacy that it lends to the evenings. We also host concerts all year long -- between ten and twelve each year. Some house concert series are seasonal."
Julie and Russ from California
courtesy James Lee Stanley
|"It is just what it sounds like! House concerts are a unique, intimate musical experience, and this phenomenon is really catching on. Basically the host/hostess will clear out the furniture in the living room and set up chairs, sometimes rented or sometimes borrowed, to fit in as many people as possible in the space. Audiences can range from 20 to around 75 people, depending on the space. The host/hostess will get the word out through flyers, newspapers, and email lists, or just by calling up all their music-loving friends! Usually the musician performs totally acoustic, without a sound system. There are usually two sets with a break in between, giving the performer lots of time to visit with everyone. There is usually a suggested donation, ranging from around $8-$15, and most or all of the door usually goes to the artist. It is literally seeing a concert in someone's living room!"
courtesy - Beth Wood
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House Concert Series
Longmont, CO - Murphysboro, IL