After hosting a neighborhood holiday party for many years, we decided we wanted to try events in our backyard that would bring neighbors and friends together to feature local musicians. Other neighbors had brought people together for small house concerts, especially in the wintertime.

After trying two summertime events in 2014, we expanded to five events in 2015, relying on outreach through the “Cool Kids” page for West 7th residents on Facebook, and word-of-mouth. Now we are forging ahead with a full season of shows in the backyard through the summer and at other local venues in the colder months.