Hosting a concert in your home is rewarding!
It’s a great way to introduce your friends to Anne E. and her music, support the arts, and enjoy an evening of live music, all in a few easy steps!
To Book: contact Kip Anderson
Invite Anne E. to play in your home
Concert bookings made on a date along Anne E.'s planned tour route work out especially well, as travel costs can be reduced or eliminated. Let's talk about a schedule.
Most hosts suggest donations for your event, generally $15-$20 per guest. These donations help to compensate the artist for her performance. Every once in a while the host chooses to pay a flat fee. It is entirely up to you which you choose. The minimum fee is $500 for a solo acoustic performance. If you wish to have the Trio or Full Band perform, we can discuss.
A House Concert, Defined
• Typically 10 – 30 guests (although there could be 100!)
• Anne E. performs two 40 minute sets with a break in between, visits with guests during the break and after the performance
• You may want to serve drinks and light snacks or ask guests to bring their own
• If desired, Anne E. can provide press kit materials to help promote your event
Expectations for the host
1 Lodging for Anne E. on the night of the performance
2 Explanations to your guests that:
- The format is a concert, not a party with music; it's a much more personal, intimate visit with an artist than at a standard concert
- The suggested donation to compensate Anne E.
- Concert behavior is expected – listening to the performance, no cell phone use, extended conversations, etc.
3 Creating your list of invitees, with an invitation requesting RSVP. Keeping track of confirmed guests.
Click here for a sample invitation.
* Please feel free to call Anne E DeChant Booking at 440.488.5189 and ask for Kip to discuss your house concert. *
4 A few days beforehand, shop for food, drinks, supplies, and the day of the event set up your room(s) and chairs. Don't worry about sound. Anne E's got it covered. She just needs a place to plug in. But if it will be dark in the stage area, the host provides lighting! (It doesn't need to be professional, the audience just needs to be able to see her.)
5 The evening of your event, welcome your guests; remind them of the expectations; let them mingle, and when the performance is to begin, ask them to be seated and introduce Anne E.