First of all: Do it! House concert touring has been the most rewarding and successful model for touring that I’ve yet discovered as an independent artist. I’ve made more fans, earned more money, and had more fulfilling experiences on my last two summer house concert tours than with any other kind of touring I’ve ever done. So much so that I just published a how-to book to help empower other artists to do the same thing. It’s called No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender: How I Made $25K On A 2-Month House Concert Tour (And How You Can Too).
So where do you start? How do you find people to host these amazing house concerts you’re going to do? It’s a topic that I go into in detail in my book, and here are a few starter tips based on what I’ve learned booking my last 150 or so house concerts:
1. Do donation-based house concerts.
Unless all your fans are doctors or lawyers or something, they probably don’t have stacks of extra cash lying around to pay for a private concert in their home. But if you structure the event as a donation-based concert, then you earn money based on the collective compensation of guests filling the donation vase after you’ve Read more »