I walked in the front door to find a mountain of shoes and the smell of fresh rye bread. There were rows of mismatched chairs, bar stools, and pillows—in the corner, an oversized comfy couch. I found my seat. It was my first house concert experience.
I can't remember the musician's name. But I'll never forget his music—the song he composed sitting by a cactus in the middle of the desert. His car was dead on the road behind him.
In that small space, I felt the sound of his cello.
It was intimate and unforgettable. I'd never heard music this way.
I miss those concerts and haven't stopped wanting to host my own. In 2021 we opened Pretty Bird: a uniquely beautiful space, friends, food and an incredible live music experience you won't soon forget.
Welcome to Pretty Bird.
- Sun, Mar 26Pretty Bird House ConcertsRyan has carved out an almost 20-year career as an independent artist in Canada’s vibrant music scene. Throughout his career, Ryan has toured Canada countless times, released five full-length albums, and seen his music licensed nationally and abroad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqUk-cslqhE
Tickets on sale Feb 13
Pretty Bird is a private residence, and several times per year, we open our doors to friends and family for an unforgettable musical performance. We do have a dog in case of allergy concerns.
Our concerts are not a party with background music. We are a listening room concert performance with professional artists. We ask that you arrive on time, turn off your cell phones, be quiet and respect the enjoyment of others.
BYOB and your reusable coffee mug if you need one. The dinner is potluck style in old-school house concert charm. We encourage you to contribute your bragworthy small nibble to our communal table.
From start to finish, the event will be 3 to 3.5 hours. 6:30 pm doors open so you can mingle, grab seats and share food. The show starts promptly at 7 pm with two 40-45 minute sets and a brief intermission to eat, purchase merchandise and meet the artists.
Your ticket includes a one-of-a-kind live music performance, food, tea and coffee. Tickets are $30 in total. $25 per ticket is allocated to the artists. Pretty Bird does not profit from ticket sales but retains $5 per ticket to cover website, ticket processing and event insurance fees.
FOOTWEAR & COATS
We ask that you remove outdoor footwear at the door. Please leave coats on the bed at the far side of the entrance. Indoor slippers/shoes are welcome.
PARKING & LOCATION
There is ample street parking available.
***Address to the event will be provided on the ticket***