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LAS is seeking supporters who would be willing to host house concerts for fund raising efforts. We would design a fantastic lineup for shows guaranteed to entertain and impress your friends and neighbours. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us!
What is a House Concert?
A house concert or home concert is a musical concert or performance art that is presented in someone’s home or apartment, or a nearby small private space such as a barn, apartment rec room, lawn, or back yard. Typically, the audience capacity for a house concert is smaller than at a coffeehouse or club. Some concert spaces may hold 200 people, or 40, yet some hold about two dozen.
House concerts are conducted “by invitation” (for practical reasons), social media such as Twitter or facebook, or word of mouth, rather than as “public” concerts like a club or concert hall. However, in smaller towns and cities, the local media may help publicize such a concert. Tickets can be pre-sold or purchased at the door.
Traditionally, there is little or no sound system, so performers may play and sing acoustically, or perform or act without a microphone. Since at least the 1970s, however, extension cords and other equipment innovations have enabled such performers to hook into a sound system, either inside or outside a house. Nonetheless, the musicians “use just enough equipment to make for a complete experience without being too loud for the neighbors.”
Refreshments, if any, are usually either a “pot luck” brought by the listeners, or provided by the hosts. Sometimes, the performers get a meal and/or lodging with the presenters as part of their compensation. Most house concerts are “one-shots”, but others are presented as a series, for example, every two to eight weeks over a “season”, of anywhere from six to twelve months.