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Grants Pass – House Concert

Grants Pass House Concert (get real address after you contact host), Grants Pass, OR, United States

Our friend and fellow road warrior Mary Flower suggested we get in touch with the Woods, who have a well-established house concert series in Grants Pass, OR. They responded quickly and wonderfully. Monday, October 15th: an early evening of music, stories, and song! They have an email list. If you'd like to go, please email […]

Marin, CA – Magnolia House Concerts

Magnolia House Concerts (get real address after you contact host), Marin County, CA, United States

Our dear Swannanoa Gathering colleague and friend Steve Baughman recommended us to Amy Fredericks and her house concert series. We'll be there on this Thursday evening for an early evening of music, stories, and songs. Please join us if you can. It will be wonderful! Suggested donation of $20-25 and directions/location will be provided when […]

Windsor Acoustic Guitar House Concert

Windsor Acoustic House Concert Series Santa Rosa, CA, United States

This series used to be in Windsor, but now presents concerts in Santa Rosa --  find out what you need to know on the Windsor Acoustic Guitar House Concert  website. Doors at 7:00. Music at 7:30. By invitation only: email scottn AT sonic DOT net. The host is a former blues guitar student and I […]

Santa Rosa-Windsor Acoustic Guitar Series

Scott Nevin began this series as he was learning to play and to perform. I'll be there Friday evening, October 19th! Here's what he says about it: "Our events are private and by invitation only.  If you wish to attend one of our house concerts, please send an email to scottn AT (replace the […]

Nevada City – House Concert

Nevada City House Concert 631 Coyote St (not actual address), Nevada City, CA, United States

One of the most versatile and renowned guitarists I know is going to open up his house for us in Nevada City CA for a Saturday night house concert. Contact Steve Baughman and Joy Lynn (joylynnking AT to reserve a place and get precise directions/address. This will be a lot of fun!

Borrego Springs House Concert

Borrego Springs House Concert (get accurate address after you contact host), Borrego Springs, CA, United States

This beautiful little desert town is home to dear friends who are going to open their home on a Monday evening for an early evening of music, stories and songs. An intimate setting for friends new and old to join us. Please contact Steven Forrest by email only: forrestastrology AT Gmail DOT com Address will […]

Green Valley AZ House Concert

McElfresh House Concert actual address after rsvp, Green Valley, AZ, United States

Our friends from Common Ground on the Hill (Maryland) and Common Ground on the Border (Arizona) will be hosting a house concert on the return leg of our tour. Please contact Rebecca McElfresh ( to reserve a space for this unamplified evening of acoustic music, stories, and song. Years ago, my song, "The Land That […]


Hillside House Concerts-Austin TX

Hillside House Concerts Austin, TX, United States

Elise Bright will be hosting us for a house concert in northwest Austin, Texas on Friday evening, November 9th. Music starts at 8:00. Reservations are by email only to: musicgirl3205 AT gmail DOTcom. $15 donations will be gratefully accepted at the door. A couple of sets of finely wrought traditional blues and slide guitar, sprinkled […]

$15 – $20.00

Greenville SC House Concert

Avakian HC bogus, Greenville, SC, United States

My dear friends George & Kathy Avakian are hosting a private house concert on Saturday evening, January 12th. They have a long list of friends to invite and a few seats. (If your email invitation doesn't come, someone got to the reply button before you!). Details and directions will come with your reservation confirmation. It […]

Scott Ainslie @ Streamside

Streamside Music Streamside Dr. (actual address will be given after rsvp), Arden, NC, United States

An amazing venue: I'm excited to play in Sally Sparks' house concert series in Arden.

Doors will open at 2:30 -- Two sets with a break.

Suggested donation $20.

RSVP  (Facebook Event -- alert or invite your friends!)

Private House Concert, Granville OH

Private House Concert, Granville OH Trenton Cir., Granville, OH, United States

Mike Morris is hosting us for a private house concert as a fund-raiser for the local Hospice chapter. Donations for the performance will go to them. This is a private event.

Stories, songs, and acoustic blues with Scott Ainslie, Cincinnati OH

Women Writing For (a) Change 6906 Plainfield Rd 45236, Cincinnati, OH, United States

Women Writing For (a) Change is sponsoring an evening of acoustic blues, original and traditional stories and songs by noted acoustic blues musician Scott Ainslie. An authority on the music of Delta Blues legend Robert Johnson, Ainslie has deep roots with elder musicians on both sides of the color line in the mid-south. His experience […]

An Evening at Dream Guitars, Mars Hill NC

Dream Guitars El Miner Dr., Mars Hill, NC, United States

My compatriot, Paul Heumiller, owner and spiritual advisor at Dream Guitars is arranging a small, blues gala with dinner and an extended conversation/performance examining the history and stories behind the music. Tuesday evening, January 22nd. Reservations please, via: This is going to be a very special evening. I can vouch for the food. I'm […]

Cottage Music House Concerts, Harrisonburg VA

Cottage Music King Arthur's Court, Harrisonburg, VA, United States

On Sunday afternoon, February 17th, I'll be stopping in Harrisonburg VA for a house concert. There will be a 45 minute set, refreshments and visiting time, and then a second set. We're coming to make new friends, see some old ones, and make a bunch of music - new and old. Reservations by email please […]

House Concert-Lubec, Maine

Lubec-Private Home main street (not the real address), Lubec, ME, United States

Our new friend, Fred Pierce, is hosting us for a private house concert on May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Come join us for an evening of unamplified, acoustic music, stories, and songs. Contact Fred at his email or phone number below to reserve your place. This will be a lovely and moving evening of music.


Peterborough Folk Music Society, House Concert

Harrisville-Private Home Harrisville, NH, United States

After a few years away, I'm delighted to be returning the Deb McWethy's house concert series in Harrisville NH on Friday evening, June 14th (the date of the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution)! Directions will be sent with reservation confirmations. Email: deb AT or call 603-318-9196 to reserve your place.


Louisville KY House Concert

Indian Woods House Concerts Louisville, KY, United States

An old friend, now retired from the Washington Post, Kay Coyte, is hosting Indian Woods House Concerts and has made room for us in her schedule. There will be a voluntary potluck at 5:30 with music starting at 7:00. Prepare for an intimate, lovely acoustic evening of blues, slide guitar and original songs. Reservations may […]

Brattleboro House Concert, Brattleboro VT

Brattleboro House Concerts Brattleboro, VT, United States

A house concert in my own town, in the home of good friends! This is just wonderful to mull over. For the hometown crowd who's been wondering when I'll play at home, the answer is suddenly Saturday, September 7th. There will be room for 30, not more. Reservations required. I'll be performing acoustically on a […]

$15 – $20

Rochester VT House Concert

Rochester VT-Private Home Rochester, VT, United States

Friends in the little central Vermont town of Rochester are opening their carriage barn and home for a house concert. Rochester is damn-near exactly in the geographical middle of the state. A picturesque, working-landscape sort of a town. There will be songs, stories, music and friends made. Join us: Friday, (September) the 13th...always a lucky […]

Vocal Workshop and Concert-Hudson MA

Ellen King real address provided when you rsvp, Hudson, MA, United States

I'll be presenting my "Lessons From A White Blues Singer" Vocal Workshop at 3 pm   see description There'll be a potluck at  6 pm. And the evening concert starts at 7 pm $25 for concert, $30 for the workshop, $45 for both To reserve your place in the workshop or concert, email: ellencking88 Local […]

5th Saturdays House Concerts-Kingston NY

AIR studio 71 Oneil Street, Kingston, NY, United States

I am opening this new House concert series, on Saturday, September 28th. This will be a rare evening of acoustic blues, traditional and original songs, and stories.  $20 at the door. Additional information is at Facebook event. Please come join me. Support live music in your community! P.S. I'll also be part of the Rhinebeck […]

Canaan Institute House Concert: Brooktondale NY

Canaan Institute Brooktondale NY, NY, United States

Michael Ludgate, host of the Canaan Institute house concerts is a musician, photographer and publicist for the music and arts community. We've gotten connected by shared friends and I'm looking forward to meeting Michael and the musical community he's been building and part of in the greater Ithaca NY area. I'll be bringing a fiddle […]


Common House Concerts-Belfast, Maine

Common House Concerts Belfast, ME, United States

We're making new friends in Maine each time we go. Such fine folks! Please pass the word about this October house concert and join us with friends for a great evening of fellowship, music, community-building, and a live experience that doesn't involve screens of any kind! As is customary, local directions will be provided with […]

Big Porch House Concert, Durham NC

Big Porch House Concerts NC, United States

Coming back to my old haunt in Durham NC for a relaxed Sunday afternoon concert in early November: a perfect time of year for it. You're invited to bring snacks to share. Two sets, music starts at 4:00 and ends at 6:00. Nice and tidy set up. Reserve your place and get directions to this […]

Charleston House Concert

River House Concerts actual address provided when you rsvp., Charleston, SC, United States

A first time house concert with a friend. R.S.V.P. -- She'll send you the actual address / directions. Pot luck snacks to share before and at the break between sets.  BYOB if you want something special.  Host will have soft drinks and wine. $15-$20 suggested donation.  

Private House Concert, Peterborough NH

Private House Concert Greensboro, NC, United States

Our hosts assure us that their email list will fill all the available chairs, and they've asked us only to make note of the event here, but not solicit reservations. There may be a workshop or private lessons offered in conjunction with this evening performance. Feel free to inquire about such things: scottAT CattailMusic DOT […]

Harmony Playground House Concerts, Poway CA

Harmony Playground Poway, CA, United States

One of the great things about the traveling life is making new friends, sometimes dozens of them at a time! Jacqueline Silva is one. We'll be coming to her House Concert series in January of 2020 while touring in southern California. The evening starts with a potluck supper at 6:00, music at 7:00, a break […]

Santa Fe House Concert

Phil's Studio Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM, NM, United States

On Saturday, February 22nd, I'll be playing a rare date in Santa Fe, NM. Please alert your friends there to save the date. Details forthcoming.... Start @ 6pm with fingerfood and BYOB. 7pm music starts . 2 sets of 45 min RSVP: email : cell : 864-561-5208

Calgary House Concerts, Calgary Canada

Calgary House Concerts Calgary, ALBERTA, Canada

Dave Donovan will be hosting us for a house concert at 4:00 p.m. A couple sets, a nice break between them to socialize on the First of March. Bring what you'd like to sip on. There is normally some food available between the sets (BBQ and Veggies). There are a maximum of 50 seats available […]

POSTPONED Sundial Books Presents An Evening WIth Scott Ainslie

Island Community House 6246 Mumford Street, Chincoteague Island, VA, United States

THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED - DATE TBD Island Community House 6246 Mumford Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 (757) 336-5825 7:00 - 9:00 $15 suggested donation Don't publicize until March 1, or we hear from Jon.

Private House Concert – Hillsborough NC

A potluck supper at 6:00, music from 7:30-9:00 or so in a large, high-ceilinged room with room for thirty to forty people, $25 donation per person. Some refreshments will be provided by the hosts. A private email list will be used to contact vaccinated acquaintances and friends to fill the seats. At this time, this […]

Cleveland Heights OH House Concert

Stephen & Evie Morris 3033 Edgehill Road, Cleveland Heights, OH, United States

My friend, harmonica player David Krauss has graciously arranged a house concert at the home of his friends Stephen & Evie Morris, who love using their house to present acoustic music. Please pass the word to likely suspects. We have room for 25-30 folks. It's Wednesday night, so music will start early (7:15) and we'll […]

Paw Paw WV House Concert

Private House Concert, Paw Paw, WV Paw Paw, WV, United States

Join us early Friday evening for a 6:00 p.m. BYO snacks and drinks to share house concert in Paw Paw, West Virginia. There will be a jam after ( likely mostly old-time music!). I'm packing a fiddle for that. Contact Joe or Sam at: for reservations and directions.

$15 – $20

Winchester VA-Slide Guitar Workshop and House Concert

Longtime pals are hosting an afternoon Slide Guitar workshop and evening house concert with a potluck supper in between on Saturday, February 24, 2024. The workshop will look into slide techniques in standard and open tunings, selective video taping encouraged as we go. Guitars in hand! Details forthcoming.

Newton, Massachusetts House Concert

This private event is by invitation only. House Concert Sunday, April 14, 2024 2:00 PM Newton, MA To receive an invitation, please send your name and email to: The hosts will contact you with information and local directions when you reserve your seat. As of April Fool's Day, there are still seats available. Please […]

Newton MA House Concert

This is a private Sunday afternoon house concert. You are welcome to join us by requesting an invitation. Scott Ainslie House Concert Sunday, April 14, 2024, 2:00 PM Newton, MA To receive an invitation, send name and email

Newton MA-House Concert

By invitation only: Sunday Afternoon House Concert April 14, 2024 2:00 PM Newton, MA To receive an invitation, please send your name and email The hosts will contact you with an invitation and you may then reserve your seats. Please do join us.

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