Stanstead House Concerts Network - SHCN is creating a community for artists & audiences.
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At SHCN we believe a great venue creates a community for both artists & audiences. And thanks to people like you, the SHCN community continues to thrive.

Just over three years ago (Oct 2014), we decided to invite our emerging voices of music to perform in our livingroom - here in the village of Stanstead, Quebec - right smackdab on the border with Vermont.

More than 75 concerts later, our network of livingrooms/micro-venues stretches from Quebec to Vermont to Massachusetts to New Jersey to New York to West Virginia to North Carolina to Tennessee to Louisiana to California - and to Vietnam.

We understand the value of artists and we wanted to create a network of 'safe' zones for emerging voices where they could perform, reinvent their sound, reconnect with their musical roots - and their audience.

So we quilted a network of like-minded folks and partnered with B&Bs and inns and bakeries and massage artists and yoga teachers and recording studios and film-makers and storytellers. And we did it all on our own with no grants from any governments on either side of the border.

We are proud to be the very first AFM Local 1000 Fair Trade Music participating venue in all of Canada - and among the first 50 in the United States.

We have an educational outreach program - we offer schools without music programs the opportunity to host 'our' artists for an hour-long Songs/Q&A Session on the day of - or morning after a concert at one of our home venues.

Latest media coverage:
http://musicaustralia.org.au/<wbr>2017/12/canadian-house-<wbr>concerts-opening-doors-for-<wbr>australian-musicians/

Past concerts include:
Oh Pep!
Great Lake Swimmers https://youtu.be/fZoKVQTpMks
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards
10 String Symphony
Belle Starr https://youtu.be/pjwt3uO2nyM
Po Lazarus
John Jacob Magistery https://youtu.be/VPajNvxE7mo
Jordie Lane featuring Clare Reynolds
Amanda McCoy & Pandel Collaros
The Mae Trio
Les Poules a Colin
Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling
Jean-Michel Pilc and Remi-Jean Leblanc
Jerome Beaulieu and Francois Jalbert

Liz Stringer & Tim Moxam
This Way North



Rewards
You rock - and you get to read Stories from SHCN.
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
By pledging $1+ you get to read Stories from SHCN - an ongoing series of posts about life with music.  You get a look/listen behind the scenes at SHCN. That's Exclusive Access to sights/sounds as we prepare for events. You get to brag about being a part of this grand adventure.  
Recipes from the SHCN Kitchens
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Patron-only access to the SHCN Kitchens. Each of our events starts with a potluck dinner. We'll share cooking secrets for some of the best dishes with you. We'll 'dish' on the best wine, the amazing desserts, the most awesome salads, why you really - REALLY - need to prepare a big tray of Pouding chômeur in the middle of winter, what makes the best maple syrup so damned good, the best Vodka to accompany caviar on tiny little wafers, the recipe for Captain Freedom's Vegetarian Chili... After 75 concerts & potluck meals we've got recipes and stories from the SHCN Kitchens and we'll share them with you.
We'll send you stuff
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all of the previously mentioned rewards + a personal thank you note + stuff... We get all kinds of cool stuff here at SHCN. Guitar picks. CDs. Posters. Egg cups. T-shirts. Tea towels. Posters. Hot sauce. We'll pick something out and send it to you. 
Goals
0 of 500 patrons
SHCN is focused on creating community. Our initial goal is to have 500 patrons join our community. With 500 patrons we could do a lot of wonderful things: We could expand the number of Educational outreach Workshops we provide for schools near our venues; we could purchase livestreaming gear for some of our venues; we could provide compostable plates for our venue hosts; we could cover a portion of the costs of accommodating our artists in local B&Bs; we could boost our presence on Facebook; we could initiate a modest Google AdWords campaign; we could buy a bit of SHCN bling to sell at events...
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At SHCN we believe a great venue creates a community for both artists & audiences. And thanks to people like you, the SHCN community continues to thrive.

Just over three years ago (Oct 2014), we decided to invite our emerging voices of music to perform in our livingroom - here in the village of Stanstead, Quebec - right smackdab on the border with Vermont.

More than 75 concerts later, our network of livingrooms/micro-venues stretches from Quebec to Vermont to Massachusetts to New Jersey to New York to West Virginia to North Carolina to Tennessee to Louisiana to California - and to Vietnam.

We understand the value of artists and we wanted to create a network of 'safe' zones for emerging voices where they could perform, reinvent their sound, reconnect with their musical roots - and their audience.

So we quilted a network of like-minded folks and partnered with B&Bs and inns and bakeries and massage artists and yoga teachers and recording studios and film-makers and storytellers. And we did it all on our own with no grants from any governments on either side of the border.

We are proud to be the very first AFM Local 1000 Fair Trade Music participating venue in all of Canada - and among the first 50 in the United States.

We have an educational outreach program - we offer schools without music programs the opportunity to host 'our' artists for an hour-long Songs/Q&A Session on the day of - or morning after a concert at one of our home venues.

Latest media coverage:
http://musicaustralia.org.au/<wbr>2017/12/canadian-house-<wbr>concerts-opening-doors-for-<wbr>australian-musicians/

Past concerts include:
Oh Pep!
Great Lake Swimmers https://youtu.be/fZoKVQTpMks
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards
10 String Symphony
Belle Starr https://youtu.be/pjwt3uO2nyM
Po Lazarus
John Jacob Magistery https://youtu.be/VPajNvxE7mo
Jordie Lane featuring Clare Reynolds
Amanda McCoy & Pandel Collaros
The Mae Trio
Les Poules a Colin
Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling
Jean-Michel Pilc and Remi-Jean Leblanc
Jerome Beaulieu and Francois Jalbert

Liz Stringer & Tim Moxam
This Way North



Recent posts by Stanstead House Concerts Network - SHCN

Rewards
You rock - and you get to read Stories from SHCN.
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
By pledging $1+ you get to read Stories from SHCN - an ongoing series of posts about life with music.  You get a look/listen behind the scenes at SHCN. That's Exclusive Access to sights/sounds as we prepare for events. You get to brag about being a part of this grand adventure.  
Recipes from the SHCN Kitchens
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Patron-only access to the SHCN Kitchens. Each of our events starts with a potluck dinner. We'll share cooking secrets for some of the best dishes with you. We'll 'dish' on the best wine, the amazing desserts, the most awesome salads, why you really - REALLY - need to prepare a big tray of Pouding chômeur in the middle of winter, what makes the best maple syrup so damned good, the best Vodka to accompany caviar on tiny little wafers, the recipe for Captain Freedom's Vegetarian Chili... After 75 concerts & potluck meals we've got recipes and stories from the SHCN Kitchens and we'll share them with you.
We'll send you stuff
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all of the previously mentioned rewards + a personal thank you note + stuff... We get all kinds of cool stuff here at SHCN. Guitar picks. CDs. Posters. Egg cups. T-shirts. Tea towels. Posters. Hot sauce. We'll pick something out and send it to you.