There are lots of different kinds of house concerts out there these days.  My good friend and Midlife Mixtape blogger extraordinaire, Nancy Kho, recently featured a really fun type of “sit on a picnic blanket and soak up the music” kind of concert in her music review:  There are many types of these in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco – you just drop in, pay a few dollars at the door, bring your own six pack, if you like, listen to some fun music, and off you go.  It’s all about hearing new, live music, in an intimate setting – a gift for both the musicians and audience alike.

When you work with Rosecrest Special Events to plan your house concert, we do things a little differently, with the guarantee that it’s a night you’ll never forget.  First, we work with you to figure out the best way a house concert can work at your house.  Do you have a perfect backyard and it’s late summer, or would theater type seating in your living room be the ideal situation for a winter evening’s soiree?  With a Rosecrest Special Events’ house concert, you are guaranteed these three things:

  1. A beautifully decorated venue with a theme that compliments your home, your interests, and the time of year.
  2. A perfectly executed cocktail hour, followed by really good food – maybe it’s an Indian food truck, or heavy appetizers, or a sit down dinner for 50 with family style Italian food.  Whatever your idea, or dinner you’ve always wanted to have, we can make it happen.
  3. And the last, but certainly not the least, important item.  We arrange for an artist or band to come to your home and play for your friends and family – all in your living room, or your back yard.  We book musicians from all over the country, and the world, and work with all types of budgets.  Check out our “Events” page to see many of the artists we have booked in the past ten years.

Here is a house concert we planned for an Oakland Hill’s couple this past weekend.  Special thanks to Rob Larkin,, along with Joseph Eid, who gave the audience a great show!  When will you be having yours?