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.
We will be operating with a reduced seating capacity and increased space between reservation groups for the foreseeable future. Please be respectful of others' personal space.
Only guests who have been fully vaccinated may attend in person, and we’ll be asking to see your vaccination card when you register (we won’t keep a copy, but we will make a note that you’re vaccinated so we’ll only need to ask once).
Seating will be spread out (not 6’ since everyone will be vaccinated, but distanced) and will be grouped by reservation group to maximize capacity while maintaining enough distance between groups.
We’re believers in masks. So we’re going to suggest that everyone wear masks when not in their seats, even though we’re all vaccinated. It won’t be mandatory, but there’s a pretty good chance we’ll be wearing ours while we’re up and about inside the house with a crowd of folks here. It's up to you, though. No mask shaming here.
Please respect social distancing guidelines before and after the show, and during intermission (if there is one). Leave your neighbor some space. It's been awhile since we've been together, so if you're a hugger or a handshaker, we suggest making sure others are too, to avoid that awkward moment.
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.
We may offer an All-Ages show somewhere in the future. If we do, any child that attends must be vaccinated, and we will ask to see their card just as we do yours. We're just putting this out there as a possibility, since children are now able to be vaccinated. Stay tuned for more details on this one.
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.