Well, not to oversimplify, but ... it's pretty much exactly that. It's a concert. At our house. And, since it's at (in) our house, it's a private, by-invitation event, intended for our friends & invited guests. It's not a business, and we don't charge "admission". We do ask, however, that guests make a contribution ($20 minimum suggested, or whatever you can afford). 100% of your contribution goes to the artist.
What style of music will I hear?
Mostly Americana (aka "roots") or blues music. Mostly, though not always, acoustic. We fell in love with dozens of the Americana & blues artists we heard in Austin. These artists perform nationally and internationally, and our hope is to catch them as they pass through our area, to share their music with us. If you're not sure what style of music this is, check out some of the artists / websites on our LINKS page.
How much are tickets?
Admission is free. Since this is not a business, we don't sell tickets. We do, however, ask that guests make a contribution ($20 minimum suggested, or whatever you can afford). 100% of that contribution goes to the artist.
How do I get invited?
Pretty simple. To receive notifications of upcoming concerts, you'll need to be on our mailing list. To get on our mailing list, click on the Contact page above and send us a message requesting to be added to our mailing list. From that point on, you'll receive emails notifying you about our upcoming concerts.
How do I reserve a seat for a concert?
When you receive a concert notification and decide you'd like to attend, simply drop us an email, or send a message via the Contact page, and tell us how many seats to hold for you. We'll respond to your email & confirm your reservation. Then, remember to bring cash to the concert - you'll be asked to leave your donation at the door when you arrive. The suggested minimum donation is $20 per person. But please remember - you must be on our mailing list to register for, and to attend, one of our concerts!
For first-time guests, we may ask you to make your artist contribution in advance. If we do, you can use PayPal, or you can mail a check, made payable directly to the artist, post-dated to the date of the concert. If you have to cancel for any reason more than a week before the concert, we will refund your artist contribution. If you have to cancel for any reason within a week of the concert, we will refund your artist contribution only if we are able to fill your seat.
Can I invite my friends?
Of course. Only the person requesting seats for the concert must be on our mailing list. We encourage you to bring friends & neighbors, and we'll encourage them to join our mail list once they've enjoyed one of our concerts.
How long will the concerts be?
That depends on the artist, but they will most likely be two 45-minute sets, with a 20-30 minute intermission midway through the performance.
Can I shoot pictures or video?
Photos are fine, as long as you don't use a flash (that would be a distraction for both the artist and our other guests). Videos will only be allowed if you have obtained permission from the artists. Most of the time, we have already asked the artist and we'll let you know before the concert. If we forget to mention it, better safe than sorry - check with the artist yourself.