Have you ever done a house concert? A real life band playing at your house? We did our first one recently and it was so much fun, I can’t wait to do it again. Our friends, the Hollands! showed us how to do it. Not only is Jana Holland a great musician, she is also a seriously talented host. I learned a lot from her.
Here is a recap how we organized the evening. We invited about four families. We ended up with 12 adults and 22 children. A good amount for the living spaces we have. Jana and I picked a food theme. Jana made the main course, and everyone else brought side dishes, dessert, and drinks.
When the guests arrived we ate, talked, and talked some more. The group was so well matched that it took some time to corral everybody to start the concert. Below are the children waiting with no adults or musicians in sight.
The Hollands! started the concert with lots of kid’s participation. They always bring a bag of instruments children can play. Below is my Ella singing with Craig.
While my friend Emily took pictures, I filmed the whole concert with my iPhone.
Have you ever had a life concert at your house? Would you try it? Every time I have musicians at my house I am reminded how much I enjoy life music in an intimate setting. Sort of like going to an Irish Pub listening to random musicians jamming. This week I restarted piano lessons with my kids. Since I don’t have a musical bone in my body I am hoping my kids can supply me with music.
Have a lovely weekend, I will see you back here next week.
All pictures taken by Lonely Mountain Photography.
2 thoughts on “A House Concert”
We’ve never had one but I can see a new trend starting! My family is very musical we enjoy our Friday night family worship where we will sometimes just sing praise songs as a family. Thanks for sharing!
Jenny, your talented family should have no problem doing fantastic jamming sessions!