This note is primarily for the new members joining the Home Concerts group; a little long but worth the read, just so you understand how the events are organized for this group and what you should do or expect at these events.
The Home Concerts in Dubai group is a group which was started in the year 2013 and while the concept of Home Concerts was not new in Dubai it was formalized by way of this Meetup group back then.
The concept of home concerts is very simple. If an individual wants to host an event at their place , they reach out to the organizers informing them about the exact date of the event and the number of people their home can accommodate. The event is put up on Meetup.com and the members of Home Concerts in Dubai are allowed to RSVP for that event. We give priority to musicians as they are crucial to making each event a success. However, the event is opened to all irrespective of the individual being a musician or not.A wait list is created if the number is more than the number of people that can be hosted and as and when rsvps change the wait listed members move up into the confirmed list.
People attending the event are expected to bring a little food or drinks to share with everyone who attends the event ( showing up empty handed is kind of rude). The host usually does not provide any food or drinks unless he or she wants to voluntarily. The music can either be unplugged or plugged depending on the host and taking into account the neighbors in the area(timings for each event are set based on this too).
The events are free and by that we mean there are no fees or tickets or any charges associated with any of the events. We do organize events in the desert and that would be one of the few times we charge a small fee to cover the expenses incurred for organizing that event.
The exact address of each event will only be provided to the confirmed list of members one day prior to the event. The approximate location will be shared when the event is announced (i.e. If you are residing in the Marina , we will let the members know that the location is in the Marina but will not give out the hosts actually address till one day prior to the event).
This message is quite long but I hope I have covered atleast some of your questions. In any case if you have any queries please do reach out to us the organizers and we will be happy to address your queries.
Do join us on our facebook page "Home Concerts in Dubai" to view the photos and videos.
Please also do offer to host if you can as we can only do these events if you offer to host one. Cheers Chris Rodrigues Mob: 0507213296 / 0559972829 (On behalf of the Home Concerts organizing committee).