Host a Private House Show 🎶
What is a private house show?
A private house show IS NOT just a party with some music.
Private house shows are carefully curated music concerts especially for you and your closest friends.
I provide the music! That includes the equipment, sound, instruments, and band if you can accomodate it!
But, this is your private show, and these are your guests!
We'll send you the graphic, you invite people and promote the show.
Hosts should be able to entertain, in a comfortably seated way, about 30 people or as many as you are comfortable hosting.
Shows can be 90 minutes to several hours. Show's typically run two to three 45 minute sets.
Sometimes there are multiple musicians and an opening act takes the first 45 minute set.
Hosts provide the home (or venue) and seating. (Folding chairs are fine, but hay bails on a farm or beach chairs in the back yard work too!)
Some hosts are happy to cater the event, but most provide a main dish and then ask guests to bring a side dish to share.
BYOB is encouraged, most people have their favorite spirit anyway!
Hosts typically provide water and soda for those that don't drink alcohol.
A house show is definitely a family friendly event!
We only request that children can sit through the show or have a separate space to get away to if they get antsy during the music.
Photos and videos are encouraged!
Even though this is a private event, musicians appreciate it when you tell your friends about the music! #ainsleycostello #houseshow
There is no charge, but hosts typically ask guests to make a donation to the musicians. Any amount is fine, $10-20 per head is customary.
Guests are coming for the music, live music is the main attraction.
A house show helps musicians to make money at their craft, engage with fans in an intimate way, and reach new fans.
If you are interested in hosting a show simply fill out the form below or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. Ainsley is open to performing for celebrations of any kind. Think Anniversary Party, Summer BBQ, or Sweet 16!