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What is a house concert?

This is where a professional musician comes into someone's
home and provides an evening of entertainment to those people
that want to come to the concert. All of the furniture is taken out
of the living room or recreation room and chairs are put in for seating, or some hosts have other accomodations. Sometimes
a "house concert" is held in a local senior center or cafe or somewhere that can accomodate about 50 to 75 people.

Check out Fran Snyder's website if you want to find more
house concerts or if you want to host one.

Is there an admission charge?
How are the performers paid?

Usually a "donation" is charged at the door, which is usually minimal per person. The money collected goes to the performer. Simple arithmetic will show that this can become very profitable to the performer. The performers usually like the setting since the audience is attentive and appreciative of the performance. To help offset costs for the organizers of the house concert, they usually "pass the hat" during the break and the funds are used to help pay for the refreshments and advertising and other costs.

Keep checking back for new music venues!!! This site is constantly under construction.
If you know of other hot spots for dulcimer music and would like to see them listed, just give me a shout.
Either with this Gila Mountain Dulcimer e-mail link or by singing wire at 505.354.2086.

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Sundilla Acoustic
Concert Series

Auburn, Alabama
E-Mail Bailey Jones
Visit the Sundilla Website
150 seats
Phone: 334.741.7169
$7-12 donation
12 per year

Cosmic Hoedown
House Concerts

Durham, Alabama
E-Mail Dave Tilley
75 seats
Phone: 919.834.8667

Flying Monkey Arts Center

Huntsville, Alabama
E-Mail Matt Crunk
200 seats
$5-10 donation
Flying Monkey Website
A small, licensed not-for-profit performance venue in a smoke-free environment located in a century-old brick warehouse - a very cool atmosphere. We do not serve food or alcohol, though packaged snacks and soft drinks are available, and BYOB is allowed for certain events. Anyone interested in a booking should contact Matt at the above email address.
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Epic Cafe

745 N 4th Ave
Tucson, Arizona
Phone: 520.624.6844

Encanto Park Coffee House

2605 N 15 Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: 602.254.6672

Biltmore Coffee Plantation

24th Street & Camelback
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: 602.553.0203

Javalina's Coffee & Friends

9136 E. Valencia, #160
Tucson, Arizona 85747
Fri & Sat - 6:30 to 9:30
Hot spot for acoustic music!
E-Mail Bonnie
Javalina's Website

Authors' Cafe

1st Ave and Goldwater
off Indian School Road
Scottsdale, Arizona
Open mic 1st Thursdays
Performances Friday/Saturdays
7:30 pm

Fiddler's Dream

Phoenix, Arizona
Fiddler's Dream Website
E-Mail Nia Maxwell
Daytime Phone: 602.542.4818
Home Phone: 623.974.869
Seats 49

Coffee Talk

48 N Robson
(N of Main, E of Country Club)
Mesa, Arizona
Phone: 480.844.2353

The Pita Jungle

1949 W Ray Road
(SE corner of Dobson/Ray)
Chandler, Arizona
Phone: 480.855.3232

Goldbar Espresso

1707 E Southern
(NE corner of Southern & McClintock)
Tempe, Arizona
Phone: 480.839.3082

The Essenza

1350 S. Longmore
(South of Southern)
Mesa, Arizona

The Muse
(in the back room)

1032 S Terrace Road
(Terrace and Lemon)
Tempe, Arizona

New Frontiers

1420 W. Highway 89 A
Sedona, Arizona
Phone: 928.282.6311


1056 S. Country Club Drive
Mesa, Arizona
Phone: 480.835.0505

The Coffee Plantation

2468 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: 602.553.0203

Cave Creek Coffee Company

Todd & Rose Newman, Proprietors
P.O. Box 4650
6033 E. Cave Creek Road
Cave Creek, Arizona 85327
Phone: 480.488.0603
or 888.512.7469 for tickets
The Cave Creek Coffee Company is located in the heart of the Southwest in Cave Creek, Arizona. We offer the finest coffees and an inviting environment to provide you the most unique gathering place in the area. We roast all our own coffees and our wines are world-class. We are Cave Creek's version of "Austin City Limits".

Cave Creek Coffee Website

Montgomery's Grill and Saloon

Tucson, Arizona

DIRECTIONS: go East on I-10 to the Vail Road/Worthington Road exit and go north about a mile. Montgomery's is at 13190 E. Colossal Cave Rd in Vail.

Phone: 520.762.0081
Montgomery's has a good menu
Non-smoking indoors.
Fri & Sat - 7:30 to 10:30

Churchhill's Pub and Grill

2050 North Alma School Road,
Suite #8
Chandler, Arizona
NW corner of Alma School & Warner
Churchill's website
Phone: 480.857.9444
E-Mail the Restaurant
Good menu!
Open at 11AM

Last Exit Bar & Grill

1425 W. Southern Ave
Tempe, Arizona 85282
(SW Corner of Southern & Priest
- REI Shopping Center)
E-Mail Brannon
Phone: 480.557.6656
Last Exit Website
Monday-Friday: 3 PM - 2AM
Saturday-Sunday: 5 PM - 2 AM

Willow House

SE corner of McDowell & 3rd Ave
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: 602.252.0272

Old Town Artisans

Tucson, Arizona
Phone: 520.622.0351

Lodge on Dodge

Tucson, Arizona
Fri & Sat - 6:30 to 9:30
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Goodfolk Productions

Fayetteville, Arkansas
E-Mail Mike Shirkey
Phone: 479.521.1812
100 seats
$0 donation
50 per year

Family Folk & Blues
House Concerts

Greenwood, Arkansas
E-Mail Pam Camp-Presley
Phone: 501.996.9153
$10 donation
50 seats
12 per year
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Rose Street House Of Music

Berkeley, California
E-Mail Irina Rivkin
40 seats
Phone: 510-594-4000
36 per year

Reflective Voices

(a local benefit)
Palo Alto, California
P O Box 2701
MP, CA 94025
150 seats
12 per year

Concerts at the Bodie House

Agoura Hills, California
E-Mail Renee
75 seats
Phone: 818.706.8309
$15 donation
6 per year

House Concerts

Vista, California
E-Mail John Hornbacher
75 seats
Phone: 760.941.3253
$20 donation
12 per year

Russ & Julie's
House Concerts

Oak Park, California
E-Mail Russ & Julie
Visit the Website
80 seats
Phone: 818.707.2179
$15-$20 donation
12 per year

Bill Wagman's House Concerts

Davis, California
E-Mail Bill Wagman
40 seats
Phone: 530.753.3472
8-10 per year

Alta Coffee

506 31st Street
Newport Beach, California

Nordic Fox Restaurant

10924 Paramount Blvd
Downey, California

Santa Rosa House Concerts

Santa Rosa, California
E-Mail Randy Villa
40 seats
Phone: 707.538.1215
12 per year

Milano Coffee Company

8685 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite B
San Diego, California 92108
Milano Coffee Company Website
E-Mail Chris Dilling
$7 cover
Map and driving directions

The Coffee Gallery Backstage

2029 N. Lake
Altadena, California 91001
Reservations/Information: 626.398.7917

The Coffee Gallery Backstage is a 60 seat show room connected to a coffee house surprisingly called, "The Coffee Gallery." The Backstage is a listening room with a fine sound system, good lights, comfortable seating and a killer atmosphere.

The 210 Freeway will have a Lake Blvd. turnoff. Take it and go North (toward the mountains). Go 2 miles. You will pass New York Drive. Get ready to park. Two more blocks and you are at 2029 Lake St., a two story building. The Backstage show room is in the BACK!

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Deja Vu Coffeehouse

646-1/2 S. College Ave
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
Phone: 970.221.3243
Nancy Brown (owner)

Moxie Java

2815 Harmony RD, Ste #102
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Phone: 970.674.9206
Jennifer Hunter (owner)

Cafe Luna

800 COffman
Longmont, Colorado 80501
Phone: 303.702.9996
Mark Falke

River Ma House Concerts

Englewood/Denver, Colorado
E-Mail Judy Beggs Pierson
50 seats
Phone: 303.584.0440
12 per year

AcousticLink house concerts

Lafayette, Colorado
Mary Link
60 seats
Phone: 303.776.1246
12 per year

Windsong House Concerts

Lousiville, Colorado
E-Mail Windsong House Concerts
30 seats
6 per year

Aspen Meadows
House Concerts

Nederland, Colorado
E-Mail Debbie Ching
Aspen Meadows Website
50 seats
Phone: 303.442.8855
12 per year

Wildwood Sounds

850 Grand Avenue
Del Norte, Colorado 81132
E-Mail Stephen and Konnie
Wildwood Sounds Website
50 seats
Phone: 719.657.4757
Take Hwy 160 east/west

Coffee Mugger's Coffeehouse

620 Main Street
Grand Junction, Colorado
E-Mail Coffee Muggers
Seats 25 indoors and up to 100 outside.
Coffee Mugger's Website
Information: 970.255.0700
Jen Ruppe - 970.255.0700
Ken Hill - 970.242.3241

Lyons House Concerts

Lyons, Colorado
E-Mail Steve Clark
45 seats
Phone: 303.823.6555
12 per year

Black Forest Community Center

12530 Black Forest Road
Black Forest, Colorado 80908
7:40 PM
Black Rose Acoustic Society's Open Stage.
For information about the open stage:
E-mail Moira Theriault
Phone: 719.494.0666

Conor O'Neill's

1922 13th Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Celtic Bands every Wednesday at 8pm
Conor O'Neill's Website

A place for drinking, Conor O'Neill's is a social experience, part theatre, part debating chamber and part livingroom. The pub often seems an extension of the living room and in many rural parts of Ireland also act as the local shop-one corner serving butter and eggs and the other serving foaming glasses of stout. Our aim at Conor O'Neill's is to bring to Boulder a truly authentic traditional Irish Pub.

The Tap Room at Catalyst

3501 S. Shields Street
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
E-Mail:  Dru Van Doren
Tap Room Website
Live Music Wed through Sat and
Occasional Sundays.
All Genres welcome!
Please call if you're going to be in Northern Colorado!


300 W. Sackett
Salida, Colorado 81201
Phone: 719.539.4261
E-Mail Clark T. Roberts
Salida's Website

Willow Pond
Bed and Breakfast

Grand Junction, Colorado
Reservations required
$10.00 donation at the door
E-Mail Laurie and David
Willow Pond's Website
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EasternLight Music Cafe

Gourmet coffee and
      light refreshments available
(Just north of the light on the right.)
7465 State Road 21 North
Keystone Heights, Florida
Phone: 352.473.5706

Keystone Heights is part of the
Jacksonville metro area about
25 miles east of Gainesville Florida.

Boumel House Concerts

Coral Springs, Florida
For reservations/address/directions:
Phone: 954.341.0086
E-Mail Boumel House Concerts

McIntosh Cafe and
Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant

Phone: 352.591.3188
7:30-9:30 pm, $5 cover
5590 Avenue G, McIntosh, Florida

South of Gainesville on US441
6 blocks east of US441 on Ave. G
(flashing light)
Come early for authentic Mexican cuisine!

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Inside The Song

Intimate Concert Series
Winder, Georgia
Email Inside The Song
40 Seats
12 per year

Bowman House Concert Series

323 Wilcrest Drive SW
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044-5253
MySpace Website
Phone: 770.979.1314
Email Arthur W. Bowman
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Acorn Coffee Bar

Folk Lore Center
29W140 Butterfield Road, Suite 105
Warrenville, Illinois 60555
The Folk-Lore Center is located
in the Warrenville Woods Office Complex
- 1/2 mile west of Batavia road and
1 mile east of Route 59
Acorn Coffee Bar Website
Phone: 630.393/1247

Voyage House Concerts

Evanston, Illinois
Dori Conn
30 seats
Phone: 847-864-2256
6 per year

On the Map House Concerts

Highland Park, Illinois
Paula Bryn Benson
30 seats
Phone: 847.926.8636
4 per year
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Coffee & Chords

Evansville, Indiana
Steve Fowler
50 seats
Phone: 812.479.9118
12 per year

Tim's Concerts at the Cabin

Evansville, Indiana
E-Mail Tim Piazza
25 seats
$10 donation
12-15 per year

Meghan & Dani's
House Concerts

Indianapolis, Indiana
Danielle Loosbrock
40 seats
Phone: 317.358.0086
12 per year

The Thomas Family Winery

208 E. Second Street
Madison Indiana 47250
Phone: 812.273.3755
Toll Free: 800.948.8466
E-Mail The Thomas Family Winery
Winery Website

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The Back Room

Great Bend, Kansas
Don Shorock
40 seats
Phone: 620.792.3097

The Artichoke Sandwich Bar

Witchita, Kansas
811 North Broadway
The Artichoke Website
E-mail The Artichoke
Phone: 316.263.9164

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