Just a few simple House Rules for in-home concerts ... please note that these house rules apply for all our shows.
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.
You must have a confirmed reservation to attend.
We always suggest a requested artist contribution for each show. This amount is chosen based on the seating capacity in place (i.e., fewer seats mean a higher requested contribution amount), to ensure the artist is fairly compensated for the evening. 100% of all artist contributions go to our artists. And contributions are voluntary - if, for whatever reason, you choose to donate less, that is your choice and you will not be denied attendance at our shows. We simply ask guests to choose their contribution amount in the spirit of our concerts - to enjoy a shared evening of great music and fellowship, while helping our artists earn a living doing what they love.
We invite you to bring something simple to share with others, if you'd like (snacks, hors d'oevres, bottle of wine, etc). You're invited to come early (times will be listed for each concert) to hang out and chat. If you have questions about this, drop us a line anytime.
Our artists will frequently bring merchandise like CDs and T-shirts to sell. We encourage everyone to support our artists by purchasing their music & merch, either in person at the show or online.
Some shows may be promoted as All-Ages Concerts. These are definitely not concerts "for" kids, but they are concerts by an artist whose songs and performances are probably no more than PG-rated. All our house rules apply to kids, and we'll rely on the child's parent/grandparent keep an eye on things. There's a bit more info on All Ages shows here.
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.
If you’re not feeling well, please stay home. The health and safety of our guests, and our artists, is most important to us, so please consider this a public health request from your hosts.
We’re always happy to hear your comments and feedback. We will, of course, keep you all posted as all of this continues to evolve.