I walked in the front door, greeted by a mountain of shoes and the smell of fresh rye bread. I found my seat through rows of mismatched chairs, bar stools, and pillows—the corner of an oversized comfy couch. I hadn't been to a house concert before.
I don'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.
I felt the sound of his cello.
I'd never heard music this way. In that small sound filled space, it was an experience of live music that changed me forever. It was intimate and unforgettable.
I miss those concerts, and I haven't stopped wanting to host my own. In 2021 we opened Pretty Bird: a uniquely beautiful space to be with friends and share an incredible live music experience they won't soon forget.
Welcome to Pretty Bird.
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 hosting concert performances with paid 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 highly encourage you to contribute your favourite, bragworthy and 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 intimate live music performance, food, tea and coffee. Tickets are $30 in total. $25 per ticket is allocated to the artists. Pretty Bird does not make a profit off 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. Coats are welcome to be left 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***