Ditch Loud Gigs: Go For These Cosy & Affordable House Concerts Instead

What Makes It Awesome

House Concerts Delhi is making it possible for you to open your doors to a talented bunch of musicians (both established and upcoming) to perform for a close-knit and appreciative audience of family and friends. We’re a bit overwhelmed, honestly.

The good folks behind the venture (it started almost three years back) understand how dissatisfying it is for everyone to restrict a musical performance to a crowded bar where neither the musicians nor the listeners get any quality time. So, to bring back the good ol’ times when all we needed was a singer with an acoustic guitar and a bunch of us huddled around, they decided to introduce house concerts to anyone who was keen on opening their doors to performers and music lovers. This group that initially began with concerts at friends and friends of friends’ houses has now concluded 50 plus sessions all over the city. If an acoustic gig isn't your jam, they’ve even organised poetry events and film screenings too.

Guys, before you jump to conclusions, House Concerts isn’t an artist management agency. In fact, far from it. They’re essentially into creating alternative spaces for art forms which means that if you’re keen on hosting a small gig in your balcony, you can co-curate the event with the House Concert peeps, have another friend of yours display paintings or a participant distribute cup cakes from her own bakery… In short, this is a community thing where everyone partakes in making it a cosy, memorable evening.

It’s always been our dream to enjoy a musical evening in our shabby T-shirts, sitting in a time-beaten bean bag on our own shabby little chatt. And now, someone’s there to make this happen (we’re bringing out our lawn chairs for friends, and telling bae to get lots of chips).

What Could Be Better

We wish these concerts were happening regularly though (every weekend perhaps?). 

Pro Tip

For updates on their latest concerts, follow House Concerts on their Facebook page. Just FYI, donations are collected for the performing artists at the end of the gig and you can pay what you want (the suggested donation is between INR 300 and 500 per person). The best part: It all goes directly to the musicians.