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Reservations and directions: contact info at wisteriaways.org **PREFERRED**

Phone: 510-655-2771

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Northern California House Concert series with both indoor and outdoor settings, Wisteria Ways, extends a welcome mat to you and your friends.

My lovely older Rockridge home has already been the host to several cultural events in the past few years (look on the left and click on Past Events). Now I'm moving forward, inviting a wide variety of acoustic music groups to share their artistry with the East Bay community. Over 75 folks gathered in August 2006 to enjoy the opening Wisteria Ways event with the amazing group TAARKA. Other events have followed--click on Past Events (listed by year). In 2014 we are proud to present Claudia Schmidt, Big Bad Gina with Laura Love, Oscar Reynolds, Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen, Jeffrie Givens' performance of her one-woman show, Big, Black, and Shy with Marty Nemko and more!

ALL of the donations of $15-$20 (sliding scale) goes to the musicians.

Simple refreshments included. Feel free to bring something to share if you wish.

Advance reservations are HIGHLY recommended.

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Indoor and Outdoor concert tips

The following apply to both indoor and outdoor concerts:

  • The house opens 30 minutes before the performance. Please leave extra time for parking, etc.
  • Reservations - preferred method is e-mail: info@wisteriaways.org . Though as a back-up, call 510-655-2771
  • Donations are cash only (please no checks) taken at the door. No advance payment
  • Bathroom space is limited. Please arrive early to use facilities as this reduces the line at break time

The following apply to indoor concerts:

  • It is critical that you make a reservation as seating is limited. Arrive early to obtain the best seats.
  • Just bring yourself and your donation.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes early to claim your reservation and find the best seats. The house opens 10 minutes before the performance to everyone, including those on the wait list.

The following apply to outdoor concerts:

  • Make sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair.
  • Please bring a picnic/food to share if desired. Also bring a hat and sunscreen

 

Setting

Wisteria Ways can accommodate either indoor or outdoor concerts. The inside can seat up to 54 -- or more if the hallway stairs are included. There is ample wood, hardwood floors and beautiful 1913 Arts & Crafts features that nicely amplify voices and instruments. Outside, the extensive deck serves as a stage.

Overhead netting can readily be put in place to provide sun protection from the southern exposure. The generous yard (150 feet deep by 75 feet wide) can easily accommodate 100 to 120 folks seated on blankets or lawn chairs (bring your own). My neighbors are aware of the Wisteria Ways series and are very supportive.

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Location

Wisteria Ways is readily accessible via public transportation, a 7-minute walk from Rockridge BART, or a one-mile bus ride from the UC Berkeley campus. Please use public transporation as it will decrease parking concerns. Street parking is, however, usually available. Address is: 383-61st Street, Oakland, CA 94618. E-mail info@WisteriaWays.org if you want directions. Or look at the Google Map.

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Performers

I offer performers a home-cooked meal for out of town musicians before or after the show, simple accommodations and a heart full of appreciation. Overall, Wisteria Ways strives to present a wide variety of roots based music, whether based on a particular traditional style or blended in a unique fashion from a variety of traditions. First and foremost Wisteria Ways values top professional quality musicianship. Added to this is an appreciation for the ability to play diverse styles (and instruments) within a particular genre. Musician groups because of the wonderful synergy generated between members, are definitely preferred. In general Wisteria Ways books approximately one event per month, and is booked in advance for at least one year, and often times for two years. Based on this, last minute inquiries unfortunately will not receive a response. Moreover, please understand that Wisteria Ways receives a high volume of inquiries. Regrettably, though your interest is very much appreciated, it is not possible to craft a personal response for each.

Music has been part of my entire life--from playing flute for many years band, orchestra, chamber groups), to currently singing in The World Harmony Chorus led by Daniel Steinberg) these past 8 years. So it is a natural transition to hosting music of the world in my home. I will provide beverages and munchies.

Reservations and directions: contact info at wisteriaways.org **PREFERRED**
Phone: 510-655-2771

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