Lisa Brigantino is available for house concerts!
What is a house concert? It’s a musical performance in someone’s home presented by a host that does not profit from the event. Attendance usually runs from 20 to 50 people. It’s an opportunity to experience a live music performance in a warm and intimate “listening room” setting and a chance to meet musical performers up close and personal. It’s also a wonderful social opportunity to share live music with your family, friends and neighbors. From the performer’s perspective, it’s a great way for musical artists to personally connect with their fans and is very rewarding and enriching.
A house concert is a seated concert (not background music at a party). What’s required of the host is that they 1) have the space to host the concert, and 2) invite family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. Depending on the geographical location of the show, Lisa may also have fans that are interested in attending. The concert is usually scheduled so Lisa performs two sets of music with a short intermission in between. It can be just a concert, or the host can choose to provide appetizers and drinks, or even invite guests to bring a dish to pass for a potluck supper before or after the performance. The options are really wide open depending upon how you’d like to host and present the concert. Lisa is very flexible and will work with you to make sure the evening runs smoothly.
What if your space is too small? No problem – there are all sorts of non-house possibilities. These types of shows can take place in a backyard, public-library, art gallery, school room, community hall, church basement, etc. The informal nature of house concerts makes them adaptable to a number of different environments.
If you’re interesting in hosting a house concert with Lisa, please get in touch by emailing us. We will get back to you with a detailed F.A.Q. sheet with more information about what’s involved including admission, costs and out-of-town performances. We’ll also point you in the direction of some additional useful house concert web resources.
TESTIMONIALS from some folks who have previously hosted a house concert with Lisa Brigantino…
“Lisa knows how to work a (living) room! The minute you meet her and hear one of her songs, you will want to invite her back to hang out and get to know her better. Organizing the evening was super easy, and the evening was so enjoyable. Not only is she a multitalented singer/songwriter and musician (she plays a gazillion instruments!), she genuinely enjoyed sharing stories and spending time with my guests before, during and after the house concert. I have invited her back again and again, most recently to another friend’s living room!”
– Susan H., Living Room Arts
“Lisa performed at my house in Trenton, New Jersey. Her music and interaction with the guests was wonderful. Everybody enjoyed it so much that a group of our guests decided to bring her back for a neighborhood concert at our town park’s small amphitheater. I highly recommend her.”
– Carlos B.
“Lisa has performed at my house several times. She is a great entertainer and a crowd pleaser! On these occasions, she was happy to accommodate specific themes and audiences. Upon my request, she was able to supply a great mix of old favorites, sing-alongs and her own beautiful new music – which is usually the most fun for the guests – the discovery of a new song!”
– Mary Ellen L.
“We were excited to have Lisa and Lori play our house concert, having listened to a few of Lisa’s CDs and having watched their YouTube videos, but we weren’t expecting the impact that their live performance would have on us and our audience. These ladies’ harmonies are intricate and sophisticated, their musicianship is superb, and their original songs are fun, thought-provoking and heartwarming. Lisa and Lori leave it all on the stage and our audience is still talking about the experience. You must see them live!
– Nancy and Jerry M., Sunroom Songwriter’s Series House Concerts
“Lisa and her sister Lori put on a very entertaining performance of songs that were thoroughly enjoyed by our friends and everyone in attendance. They have intriguing stories to tell through their music and between songs. The evening went very smoothly and was easy for ourselves, as hosts, to enjoy. We definitely hope to do this again!”
– Mark L.