Saturday, September 5 – 5:00 pm entrance, show at 6:00 pm
The Trash Mavericks - facebook.com/trashmavericks - RSVP
Saturday, September 12 – 4:00 pm entrance, show at 5:00 pm
Joe D’Urso - jdcaravan.com - RSVP
Saturday, September 19 – 4:00 pm entrance, show at 5:00 pm
Emily Duff - facebook.com/Emily-Duff-Band - RSVP
Saturday, September 26 – 4:00 pm entrance, show at 5:00 pm
Rick Fink - rickfinkforreal.com - RSVP
Saturday, October 3 – 4:00 pm entrance, show at 5:00 pm
Tom Kanach - tomkanach.com - RSVP
Saturday, October 10 – 4:00 pm entrance, show at 5:00 pm
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Saturday, October 17 – 4:00 pm entrance, show at 5:00 pm
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Saturday, April 11, 2021
My Darling Clementine - mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk - RSVP
Reserve your spot by sending $25 per person
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Social Distancing and Other Precautions
Face masks (covering your nose and mouth) are required when out of your seat, in the house (for bathroom use only), or moving about. Socially distanced seating in my back yard and driveway. Everyone has different comfort levels, so please respect these easy rules, which we're all generally used to by now. Those unable or unwilling to do so will be asked to leave. BYOB and snacks - no pot luck until we're past the pandemic. Cans of soft drinks and bottles of water will be available, as will hand sanitizer and wipes. Bathroom will be stocked with paper towels, sanitizing wipes and automatic soap dispenser.
How do I reserve my seat?
If you use PayPal, please send your admission fee of $25 per person to paypal.me/MollyLenz. If you prefer to send a check, let me know via e-mail at MollysHouseConcerts@gmail.com, or call or text me at 312-479-0627, and note how many people are in your group. I have limited seating and need to know how many people will attend so I don’t oversell the space. Those who show up without RSVPing or without paying first will not be admitted to a sold-out show, although this is rare.
When does it start?
Entrance: You may pick your spot in the yard or driveway beginning at 5:00 pm. BYOB and snacks – no food available beyond what you bring. Soft drinks and bottled water available.
Music: Begins at 6:00, and you’ll probably be on your way home by 8:00-8:30. Our summer concerts are priced at $25 to show some love to our musicians, who have been unable to perform at their usual venues or make a living playing music lately. Every cent and dollar received goes directly to the performers. Merch will be available at the show, and a tip jar will be out.
How do I get there?
Molly's House Concerts is in Linden, NJ – near Raritan Road and Wood Avenue. If you have any questions, please call or text me at 312-479-0627. For drivers, Linden is easily accessible from both the NJ Turnpike (95) exit 13, or the Garden State Parkway exit 136. The drive from NYC, Bergen County or Northern Monmouth County takes about 35-45 minutes depending on how heavy your lead foot and the traffic is. Via mass transit, the 112 bus from Port Authority stops three blocks away, the 115 bus stop is a mile away, and three train lines stop approximately two miles from my house: the North Jersey Coast Line and Northeast Corridor Line trains stop in Linden, and the Raritan Valley train stops in Cranford. If you plan to take the train or 115 bus, we’ll work with you to arrange station pick-up and drop-off, otherwise a taxi is about $6 each way.
Other FYI notes
Prior to 5:00, the band will be setting up/performing a sound check, and you will not be admitted until 5:00. You can pick up snacks at the SuperFresh market, Wawel Castle Polish deli, Momma’s Pizza or China Moon. There are two liquor stores at that intersection. The focus at house concerts is, of course, on the music. If you arrive late or must leave early, please do so quietly, so as not to disturb those enjoying the music. Random comments are fine; for longer conversations, please move to the street in front of the house during the musicians’ sets. Be respectful of my neighbors. There’s plenty of street parking. Don’t block anyone’s driveway and don’t be noisy, particularly when leaving. An ashtray is available for smokers – please don’t leave your butts in my driveway or street.
I’ve never been to a house concert before − tell me more!
As you’ve surely guessed, it’s a concert hosted in my otherwise private home, so I only provide my address to those who have purchased tickets. I contact musicians, arrange concert dates, collect admission and provide a welcoming venue. ALL of the money collected goes directly to those playing music. When using the bathroom, please knock first, and use the lock when you’re inside − it IS a small house!
January – The Gold Hope Duo
February – Jeff Plankenhorn
August – Hollis Brown
August – The Gold Hope Duo
August – Debra Devi
January – Sad Bastards of Brooklyn
February – Bosch & Bonnie
March – Jeff Plankenhorn & Michael O’Connor
March – Mark Geary
April – Christine Santelli & Heather Hardy
May – Emily Duff, Scott Aldrich & Skip Ward
September – Bob Levy & Matt Langone from The Trash Mavericks
October – Cliff Westfall
November – Joe D’Urso
November – Danielia Cotton
March – Emily Duff
June – Karen Mansfield
September – Ellen Cherry & Andrew Grimm
October – Heather Eatman
November – Eric Ambel
December – Ira Spinrad & Rich DiPaolo
October - Mark Geary
November – Sad Bastards of Brooklyn