Gallery House Concerts


Updated March 2, 2017

    We are currently fully booked. We are not accepting submissions until 2018.

    Gallery House Concerts was formed to provide a haven for acts on tour and not living in Calgary. Usually we have a opener from the Calgary area. If you are local, we will add your contact information to our database but our list of possible openers is lengthy, starting with our favourites.

    We are not a destination venue in that we do not have a guaranteed payment or audience. What we promise is a place to sleep, a couple of meals, and some gas money. The larger your draw, the more gas money you will take away.

  • We only host a few concerts per year. Friday, Saturday (start time 7pm) and Sunday (matinee at 3pm) are preferred.

    A sound system (Yamaha StagePAS 500) with 6-inputs sound board is supplied with reverb on 4. There are 3 microphones, a phantom power box, a banjo, 6- and 12-string acoustic guitars, 4 mic stands, guitar stands, cables, and stage lights.

    Artists are provided with a private room with queen bed and lounge/prep area. We can accommodate 2-4 more on our sectional couch and floor space. Large grassy area could hold a couple of tents. Free wifi. Supper and breakfast can be provided. Private entry, parking, and two-piece washroom. Shower/tub upstairs.

    We are a not-for-profit society. We collect $25 per person per show with a capacity of 60 attendees: $22.00 to the main act (88%), $2.00 to the opening act (8%), and $1.00 (4%) to cover fund transfer fees. There is no guaranteed minimum payment.

    The more people you bring out, the more you make.

    By the way, when you become a Gallery musician (have played, or are booked to play, at the Gallery) you are WELCOME TO ATTEND ANY OF OUR REGULAR CONCERTS AT NO CHARGE. Just let us know when you are coming.

    We expect the artists to self-promote. You should contact friends, family, and colleagues well in advance of your booking and ask them to spread the word about your show.

    We appreciate concert attendees booking in advance online using the Tickets button on our home page. This lets us know how many chairs to set up and how much pizza to cook for our audience.

    You should also try to get our local newspapers interested: Calgary Herald, Swerve, BeatRoute, Calgary Journal (Mount Royal University), The Gauntlet (University of Calgary), Calgary Sun, Exclaim, The Weal (SAIT) and Metro.

    Radio stations that would be sympathetic are CKUA (community radio) and CJSW (University of Calgary).

    For visual promotion, we appreciate you sending us a high resolution photo and a statement or bio.

    "Amazing hosts! Show was very well promoted and was a pleasure to be a part of. Thank you very much Jackie!" - Craig Cardiff

    "Jackie and Dale run an absolutely outstanding house concert series! The organization, audience, sound system, and community from which the audience comes are all finest kind. Beyond that, these hosts truly care about musicians and their art, and their hospitality is wonderful." - Kray Van Kirk

    "Jackie and Dale were wonderful hosts! They have gone above and beyond to create an amazing house concert venue complete with a stage area, lighting, sound equipment and more! We had a great time performing for a fun audience, and we hope to be back again soon." - Twin Kennedy

    Email or call Jackie at (403) 988-3106 for clarification.

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