If you’ve never been to a house concert, they offer an intimate listening experience for the audience, and, for the artist who might be used to playing in bustling coffee shops or loud bars, it offers 20-40 interested and engaged listeners. In our great city of Baltimore, with few acoustic music venues, house concerts can offer a tour stop in between larger east coast cities for nationally touring musicians.
Shows at Quark House Concerts are open to the public and 100% of the money collected goes to the artists performing. This is about a community of people coming together to support independent art, and we encourage you to bring a local dish, bottle of wine, or beer for our communal table.
This is an off-shoot from Holden’s Lair House Concerts, a series that ran sporadically from 2002-2010. Holden, my collie-shepherd mix who was the namesake of that series, has passed away (replaced a few years later by a couple of bouncing puppies you’ll meet), but life otherwise has opened up in new and exciting ways since that era. A new house with a moderately big open floor plan is ideal for house concerts again, and we are excited to announce the first couple of bookings