Creating wonderful memories for their friends and community, house concerts have been around for generations. It’s a time honored tradition where musicians practice their art and connect with an audience.
What could be better than talented artists performing for you and your friends in the comfort of your home? The Arts Council of Kern is now in their second year of offering house concerts. Director of Special Projects, Jill Egland describes the events as a win win for everyone involved.
For acoustic performers especially, it’s increasingly challenging to draw audiences to clubs and more difficult still to connect with these audiences in a meaningful way. Because the venue of a house concert is very intimate the audience connects in a special way with the musicians.
The Council offers the concerts every month throughout the year with the exception of July and August. Money is collected at the door ($20 for Council members, $22 for nonmembers and $10 for students) and the all of it goes to the artist. The host home provides the meal sometimes a potluck and about thirty to fifty people gather to enjoy an inspiring evening. Egland says “There’s something about being just a few feet away from the musicians that just makes it wonderful. It’s more than about the music. It’s about this relationship that you’re forming with the musician.”
If you want to host a concert or find out more at upcoming events visit kernarts.org or call Jill Egland direct at 6613249000.