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Info on House Concerts
What are House Concerts?
House Concerts are unique events where you can host a performance by a musical artist in your own home. Usually these concerts feature singer/songwriters, instrumentalists or folk artists. It is a friendly and intimate setting to really listen to music without the distractions of typical settings like cafés or bars. You get to share this experience with whoever you'd like to invite!
How Do I Put On A House Concert?
Invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, classmates or whoever you want to your place for a concert. Gather together chairs, couches or any other kind of seating in your living room and arrange them so everyone can be comfortably focused on the performer. If you don’t have enough chairs, borrow from your neighbors or friends! A PA isn’t always necessary, but Allison has her own that she can bring to set up depending on the space. You should be prepared for around 4 hours of your evening to be dedicated to the event. This includes about an hour of set up and prep time, an hour for guests to arrive and mingle (set out snacks or have a potluck if you'd like!), an hour of music, and about an hour for guests to leave and for clean up.
How Does the Artist Get Paid?
For Allison's house concerts she gets paid by the optional donation from each guest. If you prefer a different set up, just let her know. Entry by donation works well because it allows people to pay what they want and what they can, including anyone who wants to come experience the event. It is helpful to have a time during the performance to pass the hat. Make sure your guests know in advance that there will be a donation involved in the evening's proceedings, so there are no surprises.
As host, it shouldn’t cost you any more than hosting any other kind of party. It is up to you if you want to provide snacks or drinks, but not a requirement. However you'd like to work things is great!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries or to book your very own House Concert!
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