Welcome to Inside Lands. We’re a group of music fans who collaborate to support indie artists we know and love. Since 2016, we’ve been organizing live music parties featuring singer-songwriters and acoustic bands performing in living rooms and listening spaces around the San Francisco Bay Area.
As shelter in place orders keep us from gathering in person, our house concert series is on hold. After the pandemic has passed and we’re able to safely get together in groups again, we’ll be looking into ways to present backyard shows. To get an announcement when our shows resume, sign up for our mailing list through the form below.
Note: We are not affiliated with Outside Lands’ new online festival.
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.