TREEHOUSE MICROCONCERT SERIES, Summer 2018
Various dates between June – Oct 2018. Private Location. Tickets and reservations available through Between a Mountain and a High Place. Reserve your seat through this link here:https://www.betweenlakeandhighplace.ca/book-now/
What is a MicroConcert? Well, the TreeHouse is a tiny house up in the trees. Only twelve people will fit, so twelve people in a treehouse makes a MicroConcert!
Full to the brim with resonance, the Treehouse will be. Come lend your presence and be filled. Some people say the fae live here in these trees. Will you see one?
THE PIXIE TREEHOUSE
The Pixie Treehouse is nestled in a shady fir grove, up on ten foot stilts. It’s a dreamy little room with wings on the walls. One little room to create in. Diemm writes her songs and poems here, plays harp, lifts her voice, and imagines the sounds tumbling out through the branches and rolling over the lake to settle at the feet of the mountains.
Harkening to an era before amps, wah-wah pedals, and even electricity, House Concerts are a cross between a concert and a private party.
Before humans could stream perfectly balanced digital mixes from cyberspace right into our homes, we actually got to interact with real musicians playing real instruments right in our homes!
HOUSE CONCERT FAQ
What is a House Concert?
A House Concert is a cozy, casual and intimate musical performance, done in the home of a willing concert host. House Concerts are more interactive than concerts performed in any other type of venue. The artist is right in your living room, answering questions, telling stories, sharing the incomparable vibration of live music.
Imagine your home, resonating with the transformative sounds of live music. What would that give you? A House Concert with Diemm is a unique way to share a fun evening with friends, old and new.
Is my home big enough?
An average size living room can hold an astonishing number of people! As for musician space, a soloist only requires about 5 square feet, and a regular plug in the wall.
Performances can be for as few as ten people, up to as many-as-will-fit-into-your-home-before-the-floor-buckles-from-the-weight. Generally, an average living room accommodates between 15 – 40 happy listeners, without people sitting in each other’s laps. Unless that’s where they want to sit.
Who comes to a house concert?
A House Concert is a legally a private (not public) event. As a host, you get to decide how widely you open your door. Is your concert for a curated group of close friends? Just friends? Or also friends of friends? Clarify with your guests whether they are able to invite other guests.
How to get the word out? What do I need to do as a Host? As a host, your biggest job to invite people! Make sure your friends (and/or friends of friends) feel welcome to drop by your house and enjoy the concert. Especially if you don’t host music events regularly, people on the edges of your social group may be interested, but hesitant to impose.
Word of mouth is always the best advertising! Do you like the music? What do you like about it? Tell your friends. Share the music Listen to Diemm on Spofity
Also email invites, phone chats, and Facebook Event Pages are excellent ways to invite your guests. Send links to www.diemm.ca and www.facebook.com/diemmmusic to enable your guests to get a sense of the artist they would see at your house.
RSVP’s are useful to give you an idea of how the event is forming. Let your potential guests know that only X number of people can fit in your living room, so they will want to reserve their spot ahead of time.
Does it cost anything to host a House Concert?
As host, it doesn’t cost you anything to host.
Generally there is an intermission half way through the concert, at which time guests usually become peckish, and could root through your cupboards looking for cookies & tea. You may ask your guests to bring potluck nibbles and BYOB or as a host you could stack a few plates with veg & dip and have the kettle hot.
What about door fees, ticket sales, or donations?
There are two ways to provide artist payment. The host may decide to cover the artist’s fee and present the concert to her guests free of charge, or she may collect donations. $10 – $20 per guest are average donations.
We will totally avoid the awkward situation of meeting your friends at the door with your hand out to take their money as they enter your home. House concerts are open to everyone that you invite into your home. Generally, we pass a hat and it’s ‘pay-as-you-wish.’ Note that CD’s or other merchandise may also be available for purchase, so extra cash is helpful.
I want to hire Diemm for my business / private event. What is the cost? Fees depend on the location, audience size / audio requirements, and duration of entertainment required. Please contact email@example.com to discuss your vision and negotiate fees for your event.
I’d like to do pre-sales for our House Concert. Can we set up online ticket pre-sales? Some ticketing platforms allow for hidden-venue ticket sales, so online ticket sales can be accomplished without advertising location publicly.
Can I get paid a portion of the door fees as a host?
Hosts are keen supporters of live music and the arts, not entrepreneurs looking to make money from a concert. All revenue generated goes to support the artists. Your walls, floor, and ceiling, and heart will be bathed with the unique vibrations of real, live music. House Concerts are non-commercial private events, unless you designate your home as a commercial space and have event insurance, business permits and so on.
What actually happens at a House Concert?
The artist(s) would arrive at 5:00 or so to set up audio equipment & tune instruments. Guests would arrive for 7pm, and we’d get underway around 7:15 or whenever your guests are well-represented in number.
Two 40 – 50 minute sets of live music performance, with an intermission in the middle to enjoy each other’s presence.
What will be needed?
Artists on tour love a place to stay overnight. Can you help connect the artists with billets or host them yourself?
For the concert itself, all the artists need are a regular wall plug or two, enough lighting to see your shining faces, and a welcoming space full of lovely people.