A great venue creates a community for both artists & audiences.
“What we love about house concerts is the collective energy exchange shared between the audience and the performers. People tend to want to really listen and dive into the music in a quiet and comfortable setting. That mentality is easy to harbor when combined with the familiar element of a living room. It makes for a very comfortable yet unique show experience for everyone. It’s also a great way for artists to build relationships and fans without having tons of pressure to advertise and draw a crowd. This is especially helpful when we’re building shows in newer regions. It’s the collective energy that carries the arts and that seems to thrive at house shows. Our experience with the Stanstead House Concerts Network – SHCN has been fantastic. All of our hosts have been wonderful, caring and interesting people who want music to thrive. We’re lucky to be a part of this supportive family!” – Zack DuPont (Burlington VT)
“So, back in late July through the start of August (2016) – I experienced my first-ever house concert tour. This was a huge deal for me because I have never been on a tour dedicated to promoting and performing my music (I’ve always backed other artists on tour), and I have never performed in a true listening room environment. This tour was a game-changer! The ultimate experience of the new “concert culture.” There is no going back! Hal Newman has created something truly remarkable and special. Stanstead House Concerts Network is leading the charge on a new and improved concert culture/concert experience. Being able to break bread and get to know your audience before the show is such a beautiful experience. Hal has successfully merged the world between artist and audience. Also, the man makes a mean cappuccino! From the moment we stepped into his beautiful home – he treated us like members of his family! Thank you to Hal for this beautiful opportunity… and a special shout-out to his beautiful wife (Dianne) and daughters (Sophie and Emma) for being excellent hosts. I truly cannot wait to come back!” – Amanda McCoy (Nashville TN)