Become a Host
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Since 2007, Home Routes has worked closely with passionate volunteers who are eager to engage with their communities through music. Together, we have invited friends, neighbours, colleagues, and the general public to over 800 concerts per year across Canada. It is through the dedication and enthusiasm of our hosts that we have been able to create such memorable experiences.
Home Routes is looking for enthuisastic people to host acoustic concerts in their community. The ideal concert space can comfortably hold at least 30 people and be able to present 6 shows throughout the season. Host communities provide touring artists with accommodations and meals during their stay in your community.
Home Routes will work with hosts to organize shows within their community. This includes selling tickets, promoting the shows playing an active role in presenting the concert.
“”The benefits are numerous with no downside. Musicians benefit financially and professionally, audiences are exposed to a variety of music and musicians, the concerts are affordable and they build goodwill and better friendships in the community and throughout Canada. I have had the honour of hosting musicians from all parts of Canada and have gained a new appreciation of this great country through their songs and tales. Home Routes promotes Canadian music and makes live music more accessible to more of us. I wholeheartedly support this initiative and hope to see its reach expanded in years to come.”
– Linda, Home Routes Presenter
Why Become a
Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous
Discover New Music
If you like discovering new music, Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous artists span a wide range of folk music genres and styles from around the globe.
Nuture Community Spirit
Home Routes shows are welcoming gatherings that are family-friendly and appropriate for all ages, and promise new musical experiences! Invite friends, neighbours, work colleagues, and the general public to attend, or volunteer.
Home Routes shows attract people who care about their community, and want to see it develop. The more local stakeholders involved in each event, the more successful they will be. We work with hosts to find individuals & organizations seeking to uplift to their community’s culture by sponsoring artists’ to perform additional outreach events such as in schools and retirement homes.
Host The Artists
Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous artists stay and eat with the hosts, saving them hotel and meal costs. This has been one of the most important aspects of hosting for Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous. It’s an opportunity to meet and host some of our most creative Canadians, and a way for you to create lasting memories for yourself, your friends and family, and for the artists passing through.
Join us in bringing live folk music concerts to communities across Canada
There are many benefits to you, your family and friends, as well as the community at large that come with hosting a season series of Home Routes concerts.
Interested in Becoming a Home Routes Host?
Fill out this quick form if you are interested in learning more about becoming a Home Routes host.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininew and Dakota peoples, and on the homeland of the Metis nation. We have produced thousands of concerts across Canada, a land home to well over 600 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.