So this fall I will be launching a series of house concerts in Charlotte. If you've never heard of a house concert before, then you've come to the right place. Imagine a cozy spot in the living room, eating food at your leisure, live music not less than 2 feet in front of you, and hanging out with close friends and family. Now, take a moment to really put yourself in that atmosphere. You can close your eyes if you need to. I'll wait... Now open your eyes. You've just daydreamed yourself at a house concert. And that's exactly what it is, a performer doing their act in your home. It's an awesome way to experience live music in the comfortable setting of your own home. And trust me, it's way better than going to a venue or club. Why? Because it's at your own house for pete's sake and also because only the people you invite will be there, it's way more intimate, and really easy to do. It's just like putting on a party. If you have enough space for 20 people then you can do it. All you need now is to book an act and you're well on your way. It just so happens that I love house concerts, and I would love to come to your house and perform. It could be in your living room, back yard, tool shed, bonus room or where ever. (Even if you're not in Charlotte, we can make some arrangements.)
The way it works is this...we book a date, you invite your friends, I show up and do my thing, we laugh, talk, and everyone goes home. It's that simple. It doesn't cost you, the host, anything to put it on other than the normal costs associated with hosting a regular party. Now I am a musician surviving off of my art, so I would like to pass a donation bucket around to cover my costs. Typically at house concerts musicians ask for a $5-15 donation per person. And the donation suggestion is usually described in the invitation verbiage as well, so as people are RSVP'ing to your event they are aware of that and are happy to support the artist.
Overall it's a lot of fun and your guests will be talking about it for years and asking when you will be doing it again.
If you're interested in hosting a house concert, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I've also written an article about this on my website. You can read the article by clicking here.