The House Concert is an invite only event. The number of guests in attendance is limited only by the size of the host's venue. Guests are requested to pre-pay ($20.00 per person) to reserve their seats. This is imperative, as most home venues have very limited seating. In some situations, the host may opt to pay a flat fee (pre-arranged with management) in lieu of asking guests to cover their own admission costs.
Guests are encouraged to arrive approximately one hour before the show. The performer(s) and/or band(s) will have assembled a concession table stocked with CDs, T-shirts, Posters, etc. and guests are free to peruse and/or purchase items before showtime. At this time the host will provide snacks and/or refreshments for guests as they arrive and mingle. The host may also wish to provide a smoking area. It is strongly suggested this area be well away from the food/drink area, stage, guest seating and concession table.
Ten minutes prior to showtime, the guests are asked to be seated (yes, everyone has a seat!). At this time, the food area, bar, smoking area and concession table will be closed. Once everyone is seated, the host will make a brief speech welcoming everyone and explaining the itinerary for the afternoon/evening. The content of the speech will be discussed and ironed out with band management well in advance of the concert date so there is no guesswork on behalf of the host.
After the "Welcome Speech" the show will begin. If there is an opening act, they will perform a short set, approximately 20 to 30 minutes, followed by a brief intermission. Guests may want to use this time for a quick bathroom break. At the host's discretion, the bar, concession table and smoking area may be re-opened briefly. The intermission should last approximately 10 to 15 minutes, after which time guests are once again asked to be seated, and the bar, smoking area and concession table are closed. The host now introduces the Headliner and the main show begins. The Headliner's set will last approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
After the performance, the host will acknowledge the Headliner and the Opener, and once again thank the guests for coming. At this time, the concession table will re-open. Performers will be available to sign autographs, answer questions, pose for pictures, kiss babies, etc.
After the performance, the host may choose to re-open the bar or provide coffee and/or finger desserts. The post concert meet and greet will last approximately one hour, after which time the performers will take their leave.
IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT!
The host will pay a deposit of 1/2 of the price of the event and pay the rest of the balance the day of the event.