FAQ

Q: How can I get involved in hosting a music party at my place?
A: I love collaborating with other people who want to give songwriters a place to perform. If you have a place that can fit 40-50 people and would like to have me organize, promote and co-host a show at your home, send me an email and let’s talk about possible dates and artists.

Q: Are these music parties open to the public? 
A: These are private parties, but you can request an invitation to any show by joining our mailing list or sending an email to drew at insidelands dot org.

Q: How can I get invitations to these gatherings?
A: Join our mailing list using the form on this page.

Q: Who gets the audience donations?
A: 100% of the donations go to the performers or the charities at our benefit events.

Q: Is this a business? Are you a professional music promoter?
A: This is my hobby.

Q: Why are you doing this? 
A: I’m a former performing songwriter who still loves hearing bands play in listening rooms and small venues where the audience is there to hear music, not to be seen in the scene. A lot of listening venues have closed, so my friends and I are doing what we can to create alternative venues.

Q: How can I get booked as a featured performer? 
A: If you’re a singer-songwriter who’d like to perform at Inside Lands, introduce yourself in person at our next event. Most shows are singer/songwriters performing in the round. I lean toward San Francisco Bay Area acoustic acts that don’t need a PA. But I love being introduced to new music, especially if you play indie folk, chamber pop, or Americana rock.