This group is for acoustic music lovers interested in hearing live music in an intimate venue: our living room. A house concert is just what the name suggests: a concert in a house. More accurately, it is really a concert in a home, since the word house doesn’t convey the sense of warmth and welcome that characterizes a house concert. House concerts are magical for both the musicians and the listeners. Everyone is together, up close and personal, the musicians to play and the audience to listen. Our home is in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.
Our shows feature acoustic musicians performing folk, acoustic, singer/songwriter, traditional, bluegrass and blues music. Note that while these are house concerts, even though we are in Chicago, this is not house music.
Our house concerts are private parties for our friends. We welcome new friends who love live music. Reservations are required for all shows so that we make sure everyone gets a seat.
An artist donation is requested for the musicians. This is a voluntary donation. $15 to $20 donation per person is suggested for most shows. All of these funds go directly to the musician(s).
What’s in it for us? We get to hear great musicians play in our living room and share the music with our friends. House concerts are a social occasion – we start off with a potluck of food and wine brought to share and a chance for everyone to visit. Then we move to the living room to listen to the music. Usually the musicians play two sets with a break in the middle for socializing and buying CDs.
Musicians: we only host 12 shows a year and only with folks we've seen in person and known for a while. More details of our booking approach are at: https://houseconcerts.wordpress.com/getting.... Please enquire via the email link there and not on Meetup. Thanks, Lee
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