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WEFT SOUNDhouse Concerts

WEFT 90.1 FM Community Radio is coordinating a monthly house concert that is a fundraising (and friend-raising!) opportunity for WEFT and for another favorite nonprofit organization of your choice.

If you would consider hosting a concert or if you are a musician and would consider playing for a concert, read below.

Hosting a SOUNDhouse Concert

WEFT 90.1 FM Community Radio is coordinating a monthly house concert that is a fundraising (and friend-raising!) opportunity for WEFT and for another favorite nonprofit organization of your choice.

If you would agree to be a host, WEFT will:

  • supply you with a list of musician to choose from. We have some classical, jazz, folk, solo piano and more.
  • supply you with the promotional material including paper and electronic invitation.
  • supply the sound system as necessary.
  • create the Facebook event, set up a "ticketed event" through Eventbrite.
  • provide an emcee/ coordinator for the evening.

You will

  • choose a favorite charity to split the proceeds.
  • provide a house or yard that can squeeze in at least 30 guests (This can include seating on the floor.)(We can bring chairs.)
  • provide a liaison with that charity so that their donors and supporters can be invited to the event. WEFT and the host's charity will split the proceeds 50/ 50.
  • Host will have complete control over the invitation process, depending on their comfort level. They can invite just personal friends, or just donors to the charity, or we can promote it widely by using WEFT airwaves and social media. We just need to ensure that at least 30 people respond with a reservation of $20 per person. We will also ask for donations during the concert.

    Another option is to not ask for the $20 per person, but for the host to guarantee the $600, in case donations do not equal at least $600. Elliott Counseling Group is providing a grant to pay the musicians a $75 honorarium.

    Playing for a SOUNDhouse Concert Series

    We know that as a local musician you already contribute so much to our community and we appreciate you! We hope that you appreciate WEFT and all it does for local musicians as well. WEFT is coordinating a monthly house concert series that is a friend-raising and fundraising opportunity for WEFT and for another nonprofit organization.

    We are asking people who can squeeze at least 30 guests into their house or yard to host a house concert and pick a second charity. They will be inviting their friends and donors/ supporters of that charity to the concert. WEFT and the second charity will split the revenue and the concert goers will learn about WEFT and become friends of WEFT as well. We would like you to be on the list of musicians that are willing to perform. There is a good chance that we could match you up with a charity/non-profit that is close to your heart as well. We will do everything possible to make sure this is a pleasant concert venue for you and set the stage in advance for you to not have to compete with conversation and children (not to mention expresso machines or a roomful of drunks.)

    A musician honorarium of $75 is being provided by a grant from Elliott Counseling Group. If you would consider being on our list of available musicians, we just need to talk and work out the nitty gritty. Email Lainey, our station Manger, @stationmanger@weft.org