I love doing house concerts! Hey, I love GOING to house concerts!!!
A house concert is just what it sounds like... a concert, in your home, just you, your family and friends, and an artist to play 1-2 hours. It could be in the living room, the garage, on the porch, where ever you have space for 15 or more folks to comfortably sit and listen to music. It can be a part of a gathering such as a potluck or a bbq, or a celebration of a birthday or anniversary. It could also be a simple time at your house, with friends and cocktails and conversation before and after a 60 minute show.
Generally, the artist is paid, either by the host (rare), by passing the hat around the guests or by suggested donation (but, no one turned away). If you are interested in finding out more about house concerts, we can certainly discuss that and come up with a plan that will make both of us happy :)
An important consideration is having people in your home. For so many reasons, it is best not to publicly announce or advertise a house concert. The best plan is to invite your family and friends, and have them invite their family and friends, so that there is a firm connection between you and all the people at your house. It is great when your concert is popular!
Part of my job is to help you plan your concert, and I have ideas on seating, and arranging rooms, and snacks, and a hundred other little details!! My thing is to make sure that the house concert is fun for all your guests and especially YOU!
So, if you are interested in even THINKING about a house concert, shoot me a note. You can even use the little thingy right over there somewhere -------------------->>
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi! I am Marilyn, a singer/songwriter in Hudson, NY. You have landed on my personal website/ blog/ calendar, and you will find here all kinds of things about my musical life. Look around! My blog is below, but over in the right column under 'Pages', you can see links to videos, show schedules, song lists and the other musical projects I am working on. I really hope you will consider getting to a show or even have me (and my friends) come and entertain you at your party or event. People enjoy having us play for them!
When the music calls, I *will* be there....