Articles and Websites on House Concerts

4/28/17, Music in Motion Columbus: “Friday Spotlight, Rod Picott, a Columbus Living Room, and a Whole New World”

10/23/16, Salon, “Rock the House: Off the Grid Home Concerts Make Musicians and Audiences Very Happy”

4/28/15 No Depression, “It’s Time to Talk About House Concerts,” by Raina Rose,

2/9/15, 7X7 Magazine, “Get Invited to These Exclusive Living Room Concerts,” (including us!), http://www.7×

2/8/15, ABC 7 News,

East Bay Express, 5/14/14, “The Living Room Stage,”

Riverfront Times, 10/31/13, “For Touring Musicians, the Ease of Living-Room Concerts Prove There is No Place Like Someone Else’s Home,”

Culturemap Austin, 2/16/12, “From Living Room to Listening Room: ‘House Concerts’ Offer Artists and Audiences an Alternative to Downtown Dives”

Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/29/11, “Woodstock Generation Getting Its Music in Philadelphia-Area Homes”

Denver Post, 3/18/11, “Rock and Roll Delivered: Bringing It All Back Home with Living-Room Concerts”

Toronto Sun, 1/1/11, “Are House Concerts the Next Big Thing?”–are-house-concerts-the-next-big-thing

New York Times, 12/4/10, “For the Ultimate, Intimate Concert, Host It Yourself”

San Francisco Chronicle, 1/14/10, “House Concerts an Alternative to Commercial Shows”

San Francisco Chronicle, 11/29/10, “House of Blues … and folk, country, classical, rock …East Bay homeowners are opening their living rooms as music venues”

Concerts in Your Home is a website with house concert listings and tips for how to put on concerts.

Other Bay Area House Concert Venues

We have a very active group,

East Bay:

Wisteria Ways (Oakland)
Rose Street House of Music (Berkeley), (510) 594-4000 Ext. MUS.
Sally Greenberg (Berkeley), (510) 644-2135.
Strings (Oakland)
SYLA Presents (Oakland)
Avonova (Oakland)
Fifth Street Farms (Berkeley)
Boat House Concerts (Oakland)
K Street House Concert Series, (Livermore)
Millenium House, (Berkeley)
Concerts Off The Circle


Acoustic Vortex (Larkspur)

San Francisco:
Chez Hanny
KC Turner (Marin and San Francisco)
450 Live!
Carriage House Concerts

South Bay:

Acoustic Tune-Ups at Joe’s Garage ( San Mateo) E-mail
Blue Rock House Concerts (Menlo Park)
Mountain View House Concerts
Music Near The Hearth (Sunnyvale)
The Woodshed (Los Gatos)

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen Sharp June 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm

This is wonderful. Please add me to any mailing lists for house concerts. I like most types of music, especially Americana, folk rock, music with social commentary and classical. Thanks


Seth Cutler July 28, 2016 at 12:46 am

Hi Linda,

My name is Seth Cutler. I also host house concerts. My husband and I do them In Los Angeles. We just hosted Melanie (Beautiful People, Look What They’ve Done To My Song Ma, Brand New Key, Lay Down Candles In The Rain) yes that Melanie who performed at Woodstock.

She performed with her son Beau for almost 2 1/2 hours. She is a legend and truly provided a night of magic.

She is in LA for a while. She will be in your area for two shows, Aug 20 and Aug 21.

Wondering if by chance you have space in your calendar to host a house concert with her Friday, August 19.

I promise you this will be a night to remember.



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