How to Host a Home Concert
(adapted from Justin Roth at www.JustinRoth.com)
WHAT IS A HOME CONCERT?
A home concert is literally a concert in a living room (or a basement, or a backyard). They’re happening more and more frequently all across the country as artists find that 25 to 50 people can fit into a living room quite comfortably. It’s a great format where both audience and artist alike get to experience an intimate concert in a ‘listening room’ setting that is comfortable for all. This is not a party with background music. It is a sit down concert in your home. There is no smoke, low or no amounts of alcohol to compete with, little advertising necessary and ticket prices can be whatever the artist and presenter agree upon (usually a $15-20 suggested donation per person). The main things required from you are 1) having the space to host it, and 2) inviting your friends, neighbors, co-workers, family, etc. I love doing this kind of show and they can either be just a concert, or you may choose to provide appetizers and drinks, or do a potluck. The options are really wide open depending upon how you’d like to host it.Read more