House Concerts

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What is a House Concert? It’s an invitation-only concert in someone’s home, presented by a host who does not profit from the event. Most house concerts are: • held indoors and on weekends • attended by 20-50 people • paid for by a $10-20 donation per guest (to the performer) • known to include light snacks, beverages or a pot-luck dinner • attended by the host’s friends, neighbors, co-workers, and maybe a few fans of the artist • attended by a 25-60 age group • performed by solo acts, duos and small groups • performed with a very small sound system or no amplification • very intimate — the audiences sit close and are attentive • performed in two, 40-minute sets with a 20-minute break • stronger for artist’s merchandise sales than traditional venues • known to house and feed the artist for the night Although house concerts will adhere to most of these traditions, you may not find any house concerts that run exactly according to the list above. Each house concert is a collaboration between an artist, a host/presenter, and their friends and supporters. What will yours be like?

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