articles and tips from Fran Snyder and concertsinyourhome.com
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“I gave up on concerts until I was turned on to Concerts In Your Home …….this is an excellent way to enjoy good company and hear new & wonderful music.” -
Message from Fran:
Happy Independents Day
There is much to celebrate this month, for patriots of all stripes. This great community continues to show commitment and excitement about creating the types of shows we love - gigs where people listen.
We’ve seen quite an uptick in activity on our Facebook Page as well as our Facebook (host) Group. It’s a lot of fun from where I sit to see you introduce yourselves and support each other with your amazing hobby (hosting) or career (performing.)
Lots of great and unfinished projects here, and I expect to make a lot of progress on that this month. So sun-over your studio tan, and kick out the jams. You’re here, and you’re awesome. — Fran
Thanks, and I’m really loving the community of folks on your site. I’m booking tons of stuff through it. For me it almost seems that I can book an entire mini tour on hosts from here. It’s ridiculous how many irons I’ve got in the fire right now. I’m super excited. I really think that this year is going to be huge. So, I just want to thank you for being the one to start such a cool thing. I should have been doing it sooner. That’s the only bad thing about it. LOL! - Sarah Peacock
Here’s the updated U.S. and Canada
MAPS of DNS hosts!
New CIYH Hosts: (artist members can search “member since 2011-06″ using the advanced search.)
15 New Hosts! We welcome
Jenine and Summer Joy both from BC
Beth from CO
Bethany from FL
Mary from GA
Michael from IL
Bill from MD
Kirk from MI
Jo and Katt both from NY
Rae from OR
Jimmy from TN
Bob and Dennis both from TX
Malik from UT
CIYH hosts can elect to do DinnerAndSong events instead of, or in addition to house concerts.
New CIYH Artists:
Alec Gross, Benita Hill, Callaghan, Chris Jacome Flamenco Guitarist, Daniel Whittington, djphillips, Emily Baker, Gordon Bok, Jim Dorie, Kyle Carey, Stephanie Rogers, The Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo, Tish Hinojosa
Our Audio 6-Packs (free downloads) are back! This month, download 2 tracks from each of our featured artists. Lovely music!
Look for these new artists here!
Hey guys! Just booked my first Dinner and Song! I didn’t think i’d be into it but i’m really excited! We had a HC booked for the end of june and an artist i really wanted to host became available in early july…too close for us to stage 2 events so we’re doing a DNS in july!! - Brian M. - host
(Signed on for another great year!)Abi Tapia, Anna Dagmar, Barbara Lamb, Ben Bedford, Carolyn Cruso, Craig Bickhardt, Ken O’Malley, Lisa Lynne, Melissa Greener, Morgan Bracy, Orrin Star, Suzahn Fiering, Terry Holder, Vanessa Peters
“We recently wrapped up great mini-tours for two of our 2010 CIYH Video Contest winners, Suzie Vinnick (midwest) and Big Wide Grin (southwest). And Jeff is excited to now work up bookings for Barnaby Bright, our third contest winner. The target is the northeast between October 16 and November 19. Let Jeff know right away if you’re available! jeff@ListeningRoomNetwork.com
Schwag of the Month:
We know it was a busy Spring, and getting one of our DinnerAndSong t-shirts may have slipped your mind. It’s ok - and still not too late to get in on this cool shirt before everyone has one.
Let your car in on the new trend as well with a DinnerAndSong bumpersticker - get those folks behind you wondering what you’re up to. Maybe a singer/songwriter will jump in your car at the drive-thru and croon you a tune or two!
Host Reward Winners!
Congratulations to Gloria Arjona and Jim Emerson. Each host wins a $50 gear voucher from D’Addario and Planet Waves. We’ll look at the CIYH calendars each month and randomly pick two winners from our active hosts. Login and post your events! (It takes about 90 seconds.)
Tips for Artists and Hosts:
Our new blog, for hosts only.
Please share this newsletter with people you like. — fran
Thanks to D’Addario and Planet Waves for their kind support of this community.
Congratulations to seven of our CIYH artists who were selected from hundreds of submissions to be among this year’s finalists in the Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival later this month. They are;
July 22, 23, 24, 2011
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