House concerts offer a unique opportunity for people to come together and enjoy an intimate concert in the comfort of a private home, surrounded by friends and other people with like interests. They also help people get to know each other and make new friends, and they offer the opportunity to hear and meet great musicians in a relaxed, casual setting. What could be better than that?
When I decided to start hosting some house concerts of my own, I faced a dilemma -- I have a tiny home. Over time, it dawned on me that I have a large back yard that people really enjoy, so my conniving mind eventually convinced me to build a covered stage ... and that led us to where we are today.
The Backyard Stage is not a commercial venue and is not open to the general public — it is a private party in my back yard for family, neighbors, friends, and friends of friends to relax and enjoy some good music and support local artists. It is very important to me that the artists get paid for their work, and the suggested donation is $10-20 per person. All of the donations go directly to the artists. The host does not accept donations — the Backyard Stage is my gift to you.
If you would like to attend but don’t know me yet, shoot me a message through the below link and introduce yourself. I like meeting new people, and I will respond with more information about the location, etc. Please also read the “etiquette” page so you’ll better know what to expect when you visit.
I look forward to seeing you!
This page will be updated periodically as artists are added to the schedule.
May 5 — Frozen Feet
May 19 — Chris Collier
June 9 — Skirt and Boots
June 30 — Wild Carrot
Aug 4 — Jamie Anderson
Aug 18 — Tracy Walker
Sept 15 — Tret Fure
Sept 29 — Ma Crow & Company
Here are some important things to know to make your visit more enjoyable.
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The Backyard Stage is not a public or commercial venue. House concerts are private parties. Friends and neighbors of the host -- as well as friends of friends -- are welcome. But please remember that the concerts take place at the host's private residence, and attendance is at the discretion of the host. If you are interested in attending, please use the contact form to request an invitation and to receive details. Thank you!