Here's what artists and attendees are saying about house concerts at Five Points Live!
“As I've said, there are things that can happen in a house format that's unlike any other kind of venue, and you're proving to be very talented at making it happen. Each Five Points Live concert is unique and wonderful -- just wish I could make it to all of them!”
~Hal Aqua, performer at Five Points Live! and frequent concert attendee who also provides his PA and serves as sound engineer ~ www.halaqua.com
"I'm really glad I got to hear Jill--she's awesome. You guys do such a nice job with the house concerts…” ~ Risa Aqua, multiple concert attendee
“I like your posters.” ~ Jill Sobule, recording artist and two-time performer at Five Points Live! ~ www.jillsobule.com
“Thanks to you and Maggie for putting together a great evening. Lori and I had a wonderful time.” ~ Edgar Papke, concert attendee and performer ~ www.store.cdbaby.com/Artist/EdgarPapke
“Awesome, awesome concept. And your place is very awesome too!!” ~ Mark Parcheta, concert attendee and possible future house concert host
“Great fun. Loved the music, and what really made it special is the intimacy of the venue - how live music should be experienced.” ~ Josh Gould, concert attendee
“We really enjoyed it! Thank you for hosting such an intimate affair. Love your joint, too. See you soon.” ~ Ari Gould, concert attendee
“One of the coolest venues I've played in recently!” ~ Miriam Rosenblum, performer at Five Points Live! with Sémplice Baroque and also The Lost Tribe ~ www.semplicebaroque.com
“Thank you so much for having us at 5 Points Live … It was so awesome to have the chance to meet you, get to talk to you about life and music, as well as share our music with you and your friends too! Congratulations on a great series, you have such quality friends and such a beautiful place to present too!” ~ Hilary Claire Adamson, The Flyin' A's ~ www.TheFlyinAs.com
“Thanks so much again for last night. You gave us a big-hearted welcome!! Looking forward to the next time we talk/work together.” ~ Scott Mulvahill after his debut at Five Points Live! ~ www.ScottMulvahill.com
“Thank you so much for welcoming us all in your home. We loved the intimate setting for the concert and will definitely return!” ~ Jodi & Bob Eisen attended Jill Sobule's return to Five Points Live!
“Anna and I really enjoyed the show. I can't believe we got to watch Jill Sobule perform in your living room!” ~ Fran Simon attended Jill Sobule's return to Five Points Live!
“Jill Sobule was an icon of my twenties; it was wonderful to get to tell her that in person and to hear what wonderful music she is making now, in the best possible, most intimate venue.” ~ Anna Sher Simon attended Jill Sobule's return to Five Points Live!
"What a fun night! Thanks Doug and Maggie for your showcasing exuberant art!" ~ Vicki Saragoussi Phillips, attends concerts often, brings her yummy, handmade dolmades
"We really enjoyed the concert last night! It was my favorite of all the ones I have been to at your house. They had a lot of energy and upbeat songs. Picked me up!" ~ Rick Phillips, attends concerts often, shot photos of David Wax Museum & Florea shows, seen here
I love going to Five Points Live concerts! I look forward to going to an intimate venue showcasing artists new to me. Pleasant, relaxed, invigorating and fun. Keep them coming! ~ Joan Wallis, avid attendee and supporter of Five Points Live!
Thank you…for having us. I hope it was a memorable anniversary for you both. David and Suz blew us away with their sincerity and of course, talent. We will be up to see you again. ~ Brad and Michael (age 11) from Colorado Springs after David Wax Museum
Thank you so much Doug for a wonderful evening; really enjoyed being in your home and getting to meet your awesome community. Looking forward to when our paths cross next! ~ Letitia VanSant, Baltimore-based Americana artist ~ www.letitiavansant.com
Thanks again for the awesome house concert…Thank you again for supporting live music. ~ Jackson Emmer, Colorado-based Americana artist ~ www.jacksonemmer.com
Tonight surpassed my expectations. What a beautiful night full of love and community! Thank you Doug and Maggie for opening up your home and creating a space for artists and audience members to vibe and thrive. ~ Kayla Marque, Denver-based recording artist, posted immediately after her first show at Five Points Live! ~ www.facebook.com/iamkaylamarque/
That was a ball singing for the folks at your pad, look forward to seeing you soon. ~ Peter Case, singer-songwriter with over 20 albums and 3 Grammy nominations ~ wwwpetercase.com
Thank you SO much for hosting me so generously... sharing my music with all of Denver on KGNU! ...Five Points Live was definitely a special experience. ~ Libbie Schrader, singer-songwriter-scholar ~ www.libbieschrader.com
Thank you so much for opening up your home for last night’s wonderful concert with the Aqua sisters. It was wonderful and such a treat to experience them in such an intimate, beautiful setting. I’ll be back for more concerts! ~ Carolyn Lehnhardt, came...enjoyed...will be back...
Bob and I enjoyed the house concert that we attended so much, and wish that we could attend more…You are doing such a wonderful thing for the Denver music scene. I wish you all kinds of success! ~ Barbara Goldburg, along with Bob, attended the Carla Sciaky concert
Thank you again for an amazing evening last night. I appreciate all of your hard work to make it such a success. ~ David Burchfield, singer-songwriter, kicked-off 2019 season ~ www.davidburchfieldmusic.com
Thank you for such a great evening. I will have to bring John along to the next one. ~ Tai Beldock, her first show was David Burchfield
Thank you so much for an absolutely fabulous evening! My experience of you is you carry a wonderful vibrancy of energy and passion for living. I appreciate the many things of beauty you are creating. A big thanks to Hal too for running sound and sitting in. What a delight he is. I have an absolute yes to being in your 2021 season! ~ Rebecca Folsom, singer-songwriter, painter, poet, played during 2019 season, will be back... ~ www.rebeccafolsom.com
Thanks again for hosting last night. What a fun evening! I’ve been thinking about it all day. ~ Carter Headrick, attended Scott McCaughey & Peter Buck show
Thanks so much for having us! It was a great time. You and Maggie and Karen were awesome at hosting a show and making us feel right at home. ~ Scott McCaughey (played with Peter Buck) ~ www.Minus5.com
Thanks again for hosting us - what a terrific night! ~ Five Letter Word, after their house concert and the celebration of Doug's big birthday.
Five Letter Word was terrific Doug! We were so lucky to be there. Such beautiful harmonies! Don’t change a thing. You are doing an awesome job hosting these concerts! And a wonderful birthday celebration to boot! Thanks again. ~ Libby & Sue, attended the show by Five Letter Word, and the celebration of Doug's big birthday.
What a fun evening, those gals were Great! Glad to have been part of your birthday celebration, especially when Rabbi Jack did his thing. Neat! ~ Sally & Dylan, attended the show by Five Letter Word, and the celebration of Doug's big birthday.
We really enjoyed the music and the lovely, talented, and witty musicians! ~ Suzanne & John, attended the show by Five Letter Word, and the celebration of Doug's big birthday.
Thanks Doug and Maggie. The show was absolutely terrific. Thanks for the invitation and we will definitely be back. ~ Phil & Anne, attended the show by Five Letter Word, and the celebration of Doug's big birthday.
I do love singing in your house. It's always so relaxed and I feel so comfortable. Must be something to do with the hosts! Thanks for all that you both do to make it possible for us and everyone else, both listener and performer alike, to come and be part of it. ~ Mollie O'Brien after her second show, with Rich Moore, at Five Points Live! ~ www.mollieobrien.com
Thanks for a wonderful evening! It’s been 30+ years since we saw the Mother Folkers, and it was so fun to see Mollie O’Brien do her thing! And what a treat to get her husband’s amazing guitar playing and have Carla join in. ~ Peggy Penberthy after her first time at Five Points Live! for Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore, with a special guest appearance by Carla Sciaky
We had a great time!!! Good music, great vibe and great hosts. Glad we were finally able to come to one of the concerts. ~ Lee Fisher, along with Barry Rosenberg, attended their first show at Five Points Live! with Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore
I really enjoyed it. Best time I've had playing in years. Thanks again, you're a badass! ~ Tommy Malone of the subdudes after relaunching Five Points Live! @ Goodman's Gazebo
Those were some of the most enjoyable gigs I’ve played in a while. Not only the music with Anya, but the setting, the hospitality, and the warmth that Doug and Maggie have cultivated. I got to know some amazing people both nights, which I don’t always get to do on gigs. You’ve created a real feeling of community with your house concerts and I could really feel it. Thank you. ~ Troy Robey, played bass with his cousin, Anya Hinkle, in August of 2021
We had a great time! Thank you so much for hosting, what a pleasure to meet the artists and enjoy such intimacy. I understand now what fun you have been having and why it is a labor of love. Looking forward to the next time! ~ Jenny joined by Jim attended Anya Hinkle night 1
Doug and Maggie, it was such a delightful evening amazing performance by Anya and Troy. You guys have such a beautiful house and the vibe from the crowd and hosts was wonderful. We look forward to our next house visit with you guys. ~ Frank and Martha attended Anya Hinkle night 1
Thanks for opening your artsy home for Anya and Troy's house concert. (The home and decor would be a 2-3 hour tour in itself.) We did enjoy ourselves, got a sampling of Anya's roots and Appalachian style and background. We look forward to...taking in another house concert. ~ Bill and Kay attended Anya Hinkle night 2
Our 2018 Season Survey asked respondents: "If you'd like to provide a few sentences about your concert experience at Five Points Live!, we may add it to the website." Here's what they said:
• Fun, intimate venue and great hosts. A great place to enjoy a performance!
• Great intimate setting to see first class acts!
• I always enjoy the Five Points Live concerts - they have fabulous musicians in an intimate and beautiful environment. And, you get to see great music posters on the walls!
• Maggie and Doug open their home for a labor of love. And it shows. What a great way to celebrate artists and their fans.
• The intimacy and hospitality Five Points Live offered when I attended their house concert series resonated with me. I can’t wait to attend future events.
To see more results from the survey, go here.
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