Love music? Love hosting parties? Have a great living room, garden, yacht that could fit 10 to 100 of your friends? You might be the perfect fit to host a house concert.
Thank you, first of all, for considering being a host for Zarni's music in your home! Many people are still mystified by the House Concert idea but it has actually become one of the most popular forms of live music around the nation. (There is a even a membership website where hundreds of hosts and artists can get in touch with one another.... http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/)
There are hundreds of hosts in the US who host as little as 1 concert a year or as many as 1 a month. Some hosts are even booked 6 months to a year out because their shows have become so popular.
House Concerts eliminate the typical venue set up where, often, the artists make no money and the audience has to stand in an uncomfortable setting while trying to enjoy music; so if you don't like seeing live music in sometimes dingy and dark bars, seeing the artist right in your living room provides for an incredibly intimate and interactive experience. You get to hear all the inside stories and you really get to know the artist in a way you might not have otherwise.
So what does it take?
*Invite all of your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors that enjoy live music
*Pull some couches and chairs together to provide, ideally, theatre style seating
*Some hosts like to put out snacks, do pot-luck style or request that guest BYOB (not mandatory!)
*Many hosts abide by the "$10-$20 Suggested Donation Jar" of which the artist gets to keep 100% of the "ticket" sales and CD sales. (Arrangement is negotiable)
House Concerts have truly proven that the world is not such a bad place, after all. It has been fueled from the generosity of people across the US and has provided artists with not only a lucrative way to tour, but also an incredibly soulful experience that is hard to beat. Artists are saying that house concerts are the best way to feel truly listened to and appreciated.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org today to become a host!
Seeking dates for June, July or August