What is a "house concert"?
House Concert (haʊs kahnsərt): a musical performance that is presented in a private home or apartment, or nearby small private space such as a barn, rec room, lawn, or backyard. In my decades-long experience as a performer, house concerts, or listening parties, have been—by far—the most fun, rewarding, and memorable performance experiences for the host and their friends and family. You could host one, too!
The difference between a house concert and a house party with live music is that the former is more of a concert experience where the music is the focus; the latter is also wonderful, with the music taking more of a background role. Both wonderful! And very different from each other!
One of the wonderful things about house concerts is that they are surprisingly easy and very inexpensive to host! If you're interested in learning all about it to see if this is something that would be right for you, download the hosts' guide! All your questions will be answered!
What House Concert Attendees & Hosts Have to Say About House Concerts:
“What a wonderful experience this was! Not only did I get to visit with people I like, but also to hear such beautiful music in this intimate way...I will remember this evening for a long, long time.”
“Wow. I did not expect this! I am so glad [my friend] decided to host this concert!”
“I must say, I really loved everything about hosting! It was as easy as you said it would be and people were really, really excited about it—before, during and after! They're still talking about it weeks later!”
“This was too cool. How can I host one of these at my house?”
“This may be the most enjoyable way to experience live music!”
“It was lovely. A truly moving experience. Thank you.”