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What is a House Concert?

What is a house concert?

A house concert is literally what it sounds like… a concert in someone’s home! House concerts are a unique, intimate musical experience, and this phenomenon is really catching on. House concerts create a wonderful opportunity for music fans to experience live performance in an intimate setting without the usual distractions. It’s a great way to see music if you aren’t into smoky bars or late nights. The host(s) work to create a listening environment, usually in the living room. Beth usually performs totally acoustic, without a sound system. Beth likes to play two sets with a break in between, giving her lots of time to visit with everyone. There is a suggested donation (think of it like an admission price), ranging from around $10-$20 per audience member, and all of the money collected goes to the artis. Some house concerts are also potlucks, with the host asking everyone to bring a snack to share.

Beth loves playing house concerts because the audiences are attentive, her lyrics get heard, and she gets to make personal connections with music lovin’ folks!

A great resource for house concerts is a website called Concerts in Your Home, started by my friend Fran Snyder. It has a wealth of information about hosting, and also lists house concert series and artists who play house concerts.

If you are interested in hosting Beth, you can read about it here or reach out to Renee at mtntimerenee@msn.com or 406-587-9318 with questions.