What do I do to set up a house concert?
Although sucessful house concerts can be given in small function rooms, cafe settings or art galleries your place is the very best setting.
There is nothing particularly special you are required to do at home to put on a house concert.
It's important that the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly so just think of it as having friends over and do what you would normally do. There is no lavish expectation.
Normal chairs and cushions on the floor are fine for seating. Hosts often ask those coming to the concert to bring there own folding chair or cushion.
There is no minimum number of people required for an audience. At least 15 is a good starting point, and house concerts for 40 or more people can be successfully held if the room allows for this. Its up to you.
Your part is to:
- Invite friends and anyone you feel may be interested, and encourage them to RSVP as soon as possible to ensure there is a good sized group.
- Make a clear space available for the performers when they arrive to set up.
- You can provide any sort of refreshments you wish such as simple snacks or coffee but there is no obligation.
- You may want to invite guests to bring their own preferred refreshments.
For much more information on hosting your house concert, download this booklet.