WHAT IS A HOUSE CONCERT?
It's an invitation only concert in someone’s home presented by a host who does not profit from the event. They build strong friendships between musicians, presenters/hosts, and listeners, as they are the most intimate and compelling performance environment available! For the audience, it's a chance to get very close to the performer and the songs. For the artist, this is a great chance to perform in a friendly "listening environment" and to earn some money while continuing their tour.
They are mostly:
- Held indoors and on weekends
- The size is usually between 20-60 guests
- Paid for by a $10-$20 donation per guest (to the performer)
- Known to include light snacks, beverages or a pot-luck dinner
- Attended by the host's friends, neighbors, co-workers, and maybe a few fans of the artist.
- Performed with a very small sound system (provided by the artist)
- Very intimate - the audience sit close and are very attentive.
- Perform two 40 minute sets with a 20-minute break.
Email us at Carroll@CarrollBrownMusic.com or complete the form below if you are interested in hosting a House Concert in your home.
You can find more information on house concerts by checking out What is a House Concert?
Venues can be coffeehouses, clubs, or any venue that has a listening room environment. Find more info at https://my.listeningroomnetwork.com/
Check out a few reviews of previous house concerts ...
"I cannot begin to thank you enough for including us in Carroll Brown's concert at your home. It was beyond fabulous! I can't remember crying and then laughing until my face hurt in a very long time. Wonderful Music and Stories! And of course - toasts!! I also want to thank you for including Scott & Peace. They truly enjoyed meeting everyone and the concert. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" - J. Pagodin
"Thank you again for a fantastic weekend!" Steph Weaver and Ron VanSickle
"Best party ever, dynamite!! Carroll is so talented as well, thank you for such a great all-around evening!! (text) WOW, what a treat to attend a private Carroll Brown concert in a friend's home! It was such a dynamic performance, completely entertaining evening and one we thoroughly enjoyed! Jim and I loved every aspect of Carroll’s performance; he is such a talented musician, singer, quite a storyteller, and comedian too! We loved his music and the way he weaves his personal life of being an entertainer and songwriter into his performance. We will definitely plan to see him again and hopefully be able to join one of his group tours to Ireland soon! (email)" - Jim and Sandy
"What an awesome party last night. That one will go in the best of the 'hood' history book! It was a great evening! Thanks for the great music!" - J. Ross
"I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Carroll Brown! I think his talent could be addictive! His stage presence is very impressive. Awesome Guitar Player, Awesome Singing Voice! I loved the humorous dialog as well as the heartfelt stories he shared before singing. And of course - I liked the toasts!! Susie - Thank you again for the invite and for opening up your home to your friends and neighbors to listen to this awesome man. I do appreciate you and your kindness. I hope you are continuing to have a Happy Birthday month!!" - M. Kempen
"Many, many thanks to you two!!!!!!! The entertainment was fabulous. I went home with a huge smile on my face. Thank you for all you did to make it happen. (Then a second email) Your concert warmed the cockles of my heart!!!! The Irish toasts brought a smile to my face and Carroll's stories and songs were full of warmth and laughter with sometimes a "wee" bit of sadness. I went home and was still smiling. Hope Carroll will return soon to Mallard Baye otherwise known as the 'hood.'" - The O'Connors
"Wow! Great singer and songwriter. He really puts on a great show. 👍👍" - The Vogelers