We bring the entertainment to YOU!
We’ve played house concerts for 15 to 150 from Canada to Germany. We would love to play in your home!
House Concerts are becoming more and more popular all over Canada and around the world. Many musicians we know make a large portion of their income performing at house concerts. It has quickly become a favourite way for artists to perform, because the intimate venue means that they can really connect with their audiences who truly appreciate the music. And you can be a part of this growing musical community! It’s easy and so much fun. All you have to do is gather about 20 or more of your friends together and we’ll bring everything else we need to perform a concert right up close and personal.
Common Questions and What to Expect
1. House concerts are by donation. People usually make a suggested donation of $15 to $25 to the musicians. They can donate to the musicians direct, or you can handle the money yourself, whatever is most comfortable for you. If you choose to serve refreshments to your guests, we suggest you have a donation jar for refreshments. Some hosts prefer a small donation from tickets and that’s perfectly okay. Sometimes people need to rent chairs and we appreciate and value the effort and want you to feel happy with all aspects of the evening.
2. Often the artists are able to stay the night in the host’s home but it is not ‘mandatory’… It just helps a lot! It is not necessary to provide food and accommodation to the musicians, but both are usually most welcome and go a long way to offset the costs of travel, which can be really expensive. Any little bit helps. Just be clear what you are willing to offer the musicians so they can make alternate arrangements in advance.
3. As Campbell + Green, we usually play two sets of ~50 minutes each, with a 20 – 30 minute break in between. That makes for a comfortable two to two and a half hour evening, or afternoon. We are flexible if you prefer something different.
4. Time of day or evening we perform is up to you, our schedule and what you think will be most acceptable to your guests.
5. People attending a house concert are generally expected to sit quietly as though attending a concert in a hall. The musicians themselves will invite your guests to participate, sing along, or dance as is fitting with the music and the room. Most important to understand is that a house concert is not a party where musicians are expected to play music in the background. It is an opportunity for the audience to enjoy the artist’s work fully. And, yes, sometimes a fun party and sing-song does break out after the show!
6. CD sales may be directly handled by the artist off the ‘stage’ or, off a table that a volunteer can easily manage. Of course, Campbell + Green always make a point of presenting the hosts with a free CD (or two!) and much gratitude for opening their home!
7. If you have any questions, ask! We are more than happy to discuss any aspect of hosting a house concert you may be concerned about.
8. Enjoy! Once the concert begins, relax and let us do the entertaining. It’s what we do!
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