Just a few simple House Rules for in-home concerts, expanded a bit as we navigate our way back from the COVID mandated shutdown.
Since our concerts are a hobby, not a business, and held at our home, we reserve the right to exercise a little "homeowner discretion" in accepting reservation requests, turning away "drop-ins" who don't have confirmed reservations, and asking anyone not following the house rules to leave. Hopefully none of this ever happens, but in the interest of setting clear expectations ... well, 'nuff said.
The concert is about the music, so please respect the performer & the performance. When the music starts, the talking stops.
Until further notice – the following (hopefully) temporary rules are to help us maximize public safety and make everyone who comes to our home (our guests AND our artists) feel safe and comfortable.
Concerts will be hosted in our backyard, weather permitting. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we will move the concert into our living room.
Only fully vaccinated adult guests may attend shows at our home, and we will ask to see your vaccination card when you request a reservation. No exceptions.
Seating will be spread out (probably not 6’ since everyone will be vaccinated, but distanced) and likely be assigned based on household “pods” to maximize capacity while maintaining enough distance between groups. Please take the seats you are assigned when you arrive.
No shared food or drink. We will provide bottled water; feel free to bring beverages (nothing stronger than beer & wine please) and a snack for yourself, along with whatever plates, cups, etc you'll need.
Please plan on arriving 10-15 minutes before the show.
Guests will be required to wear masks covering their nose and mouth any time you are not seated. No exceptions.
Please respect social distancing guidelines before and after the show, and during intermission (if there is one). Leave your neighbor some space.
Please don’t plan on hanging around after the show (as much as we enjoy a house full of people, this is not the time).
We will leave it to the artist’s discretion to sell, and to your discretion to buy, merchandise like CDs and T-shirts. We encourage everyone to support our artists by purchasing their music & merch, either in person at the show or online.
Since children are not yet able to be vaccinated, all shows will be for vaccinated adults only (ages 16 and older). We will reinstate “all-ages” shows when that's feasible.
The hall bathroom off our kitchen is available for your use. There will be sanitary wipes for your use. We ask all guests to wipe down the toilet, seat, sink, light switch and doorknob when you’re done.