Host a Concert!
This page includes information on how to host a house concert,
photos from previous concerts, and
feedback from previous house concert hosts.
To book a date for a house or office concert, please contact Nyree at
nyree @ nyree.com or 1-877-42NYREE (toll free).
House Concerts are...intimate...easy-to-set-up...really fun...an amazing way to see a show!
Did you know that you could have a killer concert in your own house? Have you ever been to a concert that
one of your friends put on at their house and noticed what a great time their guests had? Do you have a
friend, a family member, or a company that might be interested in hosting a concert and has the perfect
space to do it in?
House concerts are wonderfully intimate places for people to hear new music. Nyree really
gets to connect with the audience in a very special way-with lots of laughing, some tears,
and even a rowdy sing-along or two. Get your lighters ready!
When Nyree comes to your living room, apartment, or backyard to play a House Concert she will bring and
set up a small PA system. It's just like a regular concert-two full sets of music with an intermission
and then she hangs out after the show to sign CDs and gets to know everyone better. All we need from
you is to gather at least 25 of your friends, family, and co-workers together at your house for an amazing
Nyree's Concert Fee
Nyree's minimum fee is $1000. If you have more than 50 people at your event, each extra person is $20.
Tips for the best possible house concert:Many hosts send out emails to friends as invitations and some have started to send out evites as well. One extra creative host made a CD with music and details and sent it out to her guests.
One corporate host put several songs up on his company web site for employees to easily check out.
(We will send you an email template when we schedule the date.)
The more the merrier! 25 people is a minimum--you'd be amazed at how many people can fit into a room.
It's a good idea to invite everyone from co-workers to good friends, to neighbors, and even people that you
may not talk to that often, but you know will really enjoy great music. You'll be surprised how many people
will hear about the show later and wish that they had been able to come and be a part of it.
Pre-sell tickets and try to collect $20 from each person before the evening of the show. Many hosts ask for
checks made out to "Nyree" to be mailed to their house.
It's much easier to get advance reservations than to collect the money the night of the show.
(Note: On average, half of our house concert hosts have "charged" their guests the
ticket price, and the other half make it free to their guests and pay Nyree directly per person attending.
A few have done a combination of the two--charging less per ticket and making up the difference. Either way works great.)
In general, the more "concerty" the environment, the better. I suggest renting folding
chairs to augment your dining room/office chairs and to create rows with aisles that face the "stage."
They cost about $1 ea. and will really make people feel like their at a fabulous concert.
10 small candles (tea-lights are the best) will go a long way to creating the perfect show ambience in your living room--especially if
Nyree is playing after the lights have gone down.
HOW MANY people will fit in your living room?A 12 ft. x 20 ft. room can fit 30-35 people and me!
A 14 ft. x 14 ft. room can fit 25-30 people.
A 20 ft. x 18 ft. room can fit 40-45 people.
A 20 ft. x 25 ft. room can fit 55-60 people.
Nyree takes up approximately a 6x9 foot space--a little more or a little less depending on the
room configuration or if you have a real-live piano that she can play.
A Day In The Life Of A House Concert:
|5:00 pm||Let the fun begin! We meet and greet.|
|5:30 pm||We set up the PA equipment and sound-check.|
|7:00 pm||Nyree disappears into a back room to prepare for show.|
|7:00 pm||The audience arrives (food, drink & social time).|
|8:00 pm||The host makes a witty introduction and Nyree plays her first set of music.|
|9:00 pm||Second set (w/ lots of encores)!|
|9:45 pm||Nyree signs CDs and we all hang out.|
Please email Nyree at nyree @ nyree.com
or call us at 1.877.42NYREE to set up a concert!
Read what past concert hosts have to say about it!
PHOTOS from the shows!