Named Best Duo - 15th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards - 2019


A house concert is exactly what it sounds like: a gathering of friends in your living room, deck, or garden, with live music, and often food and drinks. They are cozy, intimate, and allow listeners a chance to get to know and hear one of your favorite musicians or band.

I don't have a big house. Can I still host a concert?
Sure, the cozier the better. You don't need a gigantic living room or a big, fancy house. House concerts may range from as few as 20 people to as many as 70. Some hosts will rearrange their living room seating and add chairs if needed. The beauty of a house concert is that it is purposely more intimate and focuses on quality over quantity.

Does it cost money to host a house concert?
No, but suggested donations are encouraged. Many house concert hosts have a basket by the door. They often interrupt the performance in the middle, asking people to support the artist, and then proceed to "pass the hat". Donations go a long way in helping the artist pay for gas and cover expenses while on the road and keeps their music career sustainable. In other words it is very helpful. A house concert usually averages $10-15 per person. But no one should be turned away if they are not able to give.

How do I plan this thing?
Once a date is agreed upon, you set a time. Then you can setup a Facebook invite and send emails to your network of friends to let them know about the concert. Encourage them to bring a dish and it becomes a potluck! Or you can just serve drinks and a dessert. Whatever happens, don't stress!

What is the agenda for the evening?
It's usually good to give folks 1 hour to arrive, get comfortable, and chat it up before getting into music. Music can go for as little as 1 hour or as long as 2. Sometimes, there is a break in the middle to allow people to stretch their legs, get more food, and talk.

What about sound and lighting?
We provide our own small PA system, and a few lamps may be necessary to help us see our music and instruments, but other than that, we're good to go.

If you think you might like to book a house concert with us, send us a NOTE!