House Concert Contest is Back!
As a way to share the music and musicians that will be at Music Camp this year, the Leahy’s wants to team up with residents in the surrounding area to help them host a house concert for their family, friends, and neighbours. In short, the Camp will provide musicians to play music for the event, right in the winner’s own home and at no cost to them! (Date of concert to be either Tuesday July 2nd or Wednesday July 3.)
Interested households should put their names “in the hat” for random selection. The deadline to enter is June 7th. and the winner will be announced on June 10th. For more information, contact the Leahy Office email@example.com or (705) 652-7376.
What is a “House Concert”?
A house concert is a live music performance in someone’s home. You invite your friends, family, and neighbors over and then enjoy some live music right in the comfort of your own living room!
The host makes the arrangements for the artists to come and play and then each of the attendees donates money toward the cost of having the artist perform. This amount can be optional or determined by the host prior to the house concert. The House Concert put on by The Leahy Music Camp will not require or cost any money to either the host or the guests.
The evening or event can include light snacks, beverages, or a pot luck dinner, but this is not mandatory. It is up to the host how he/she wants to organize the event/evening.
Benefits of House Concerts
Not only do you support a local “culture of music”, but you also support musicians and artists by giving them opportunity and means to develop their own talents and abilities. Attendees have a chance to meet and mingle with other guests and the musicians themselves.
There is usually minimal or no amplification so the experience of music is as live and natural as it can get. Since the artist and musicians are so close to the listeners, the concert and evening is more interactive and personal for everyone that is present.
Regardless of how it’s set up, a house concert means a really tremendous experience for all in attendance! It’s so much fun, it might even become a habit!
Check out the following links to see what other people are doing with respect to House Concerts.
CBC Radio 2 “Shift” Blog - search for Tom Allen’s blog from April 16, 2012.