Your artist will arrive 1 hour before your guests and 2 hours before they play (they’ll contact you otherwise), this gives them time to set up, warm up and relax.
When your artist arrives, show them where they’ll be playing and offer them something to eat/drink. Show them to their ‘Green Room’ (Just a spare bedroom/office type situation), it’s somewhere to leave their things and warm up away from your guests. It’s a nice gesture to leave some nibbles and something to drink in the ‘Green Room’ too. Make your artist feel at home.
Greet your guests as they arrive and check them off your guest list if you'd like to keep track of who's still to come. (Your guest list can be found in the Dashboard of your Parlour account).
Introduce your Artist! The magic of Parlour Gigs is in the Music, so get up before the musician to thank your guests for coming, ask them to give their full attention to the music and introduce your artist. A Parlour set usually goes for 45 mins - 1 hour (depending on the artist), so there's always plenty of time for people to catch up before and after the gig.
Mention how much you love your Artists music and how amazing it is they’re playing at your place.
Encourage your guests to take photos and tag the Artist and Parlour on social media posts (@parlourgigs #parlourgigs)
If you don’t feel comfortable getting up, ask a friend who doesn’t mind the limelight.
Most importantly of all, remember to enjoy it. This Parlour Gig wouldn’t have happened without you!