House Concerts &

House Worship Events

 

How would you like to bring live entertainment and/or live worship into your home and turn your living room into a performance venue/church for a night at little or no cost to you? Check out the information below to explore how you can host Brian Neal in your own home for a night of music and fellowship.

 

Brian’s house concerts are an intimate event usually consisting of one hour or more of music and storytelling followed by a break and then followed by another 30-45 minute set if desired.

 

During a house concert or house worship event, Brian utilizes acoustic guitars, a small sound system, candles and occasionally other special lighting. Brian usually performs at these events alone, but is occasionally joined by a perscussionist. The music consists mostly of songs from his album’s and then mixed with some Praise & Worship favorites as God directs.

 

The event can conclude with a Q & A period, a CD signing, a time of prayer or a combination of all (3) three. Other options are a Praise & Worship clinic for local worship leaders and aspiring musicians.

 

The information below should answer any questions that you might have about hosting a BRIAN NEAL Concert and/or House Worship event in your home.

 

Hosting a Brian Neal House Concert or House Worship event:

 

As for hosting a house concert or house worship event, we ask that you get at least 15 to 30 people gathered for the event. We ask that you have a space of at “least” 12 feet wide by 8 feet high and 6 feet deep with access to electricity. We ask for a donation of $10.00 or more from each attendee and that fee goes directly to Brian's minstry. A house concert host may also choose to pay a flat fee to Brian if they would rather host a free concert. In this case it would be: $200.00 for 20 guests or less and $250.00 for 21 guests or more. (If the event is more than 60 miles away from his ministry office and home we ask that food and lodging be provided for Brian and anyone traveling with him, either in the host home, in another non-smoking home or you can provide hotel lodging.)

 

We ask that you allow Brian to sell his merchandise (CD’s, t-shirts, etc…) during the break and at the conclusion of the event with 100% of the revenue going directly to Brian Neal Ministries.

 

For best results in assuring at least 15 people attend the event: E-mail, invite via: http://www.evite.com or snail mail invitations with an RSVP option, and follow up with at least one phone call. It’s a given that some people often cancel at the last minute, so please invite well over 30.

 

Feel free to forward his website: www.briannealministries.com and/or Brian's YouTube Channel to let invitees have a look and/or listen to the samples of Brian’s music located on these websites.

 

To inquire about hosting a House Concert or House worship event and for available dates, please contact us directly at: booking@briannealministries.com and/or by filling out the on-line submittal form provided on this website.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Q: So what’s a house concert?

A: It’s an intimate concert that you host in the safety and comfort of your home.

 

Q: Who attends a house concert?

A: Your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc...

 

Q: How do I set-up my house for a house concert?

A: Pick one of the larger rooms in your home and choose an area for the performance. Decide where you want the “stage” to be. Choose an area that is viewable from most of the room, and that will be far away from the lanes of foot traffic. Arrange couches and chairs (depending on how many guests you expect) so that everyone will naturally face the artist. You may need to move some tables and other furniture into another room. Arrange chairs to accommodate entrance and exits, lighting and sight lines to the stage.

 

Q: So what about that “stage” thing you mentioned?

A: Brian either stands or sits on a stool while singing and playing, so a stage is not required. But if you choose to have a stage, it can be something as simple as a 4’ x 8’ rug on a thick sheet of plywood elevated by cinder blocks. Just make sure that it is sturdy!! Elevating the artist just a few inches can really add a nice touch, and allow the audience (especially those in the back) to view everything going on around the stage area.

 

Q: Do I charge the guests for the house concert?

A: It’s a private party, not a business. We suggest you ask for a $10.00 donation from each attendee. The host collects the donations and presents the money to Brian Neal Ministries at the end of the event.

 

Q: What if I do not want to ask for a donation fee?

A: A host may also choose to pay a flat fee to Brian if they would rather host a free concert. (In this case it would be: $200.00 for 20 guests or less and $250.00 for 21 guests or more. (Food and lodging will need to be provided; plus merchandise sales.)

 

Q: Is there food and drink at a house concert?

A: Yes. And like all aspects of a House Concert the particulars are up to the host. Some hosts provide simple soft drinks, chips and veggie platters during intermission. Some host an extensive BBQ or pot luck buffet before the concert. It’s entirely up to you, the host.

 

Q: How long does the house concert last?

A: Typically, Brian will perform one long set. If two sets are preferred, the first set will last an hour or so with an intermission to allow guests to stretch, grab a snack, use the restroom, etc… This is an opportune time for guests to purchase CD’s, t-shirts, etc…. Please inform your guests in advance that he will have these items available and to bring cash or credit cards. Typically, the break will last 20 minutes or so. Then the second set will last typically 30 to 45 minutes.

 

Q: How much time is needed to set-up the equipment?

A: At least 2 hours prior to the start time is a safe amount of time to setup the gear and have 30 or more minutes to relax before the concert/worship event.

 

 

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