Long-time Hosts and Musicians enjoying the Closing Reception together in 2016
Each August, families in the Sunriver/Bend area open their homes to Sunriver Music Festival’s musicians. While some hosts are Festival volunteers or board members, many are local residents who just love music and musicians, or simply want to help bring something special to Sunriver. Hosting musicians is a wonderful and rewarding experience and lasting friendships are formed! This year's Festival runs August 10 through 22, 2018.
Even if hosting a musician wouldn't be a good fit for you this particular summer, know anyone who might be interested? We encourage you to please forward this info and link to the Host Family Form on to them!
Hosts are recruited throughout the year and matched with musicians in August. Musicians are responsible for their own transportation and meals during their stay (some hosts like to invite their guests to join them for meals when possible, but this is not required). As a host, your obligation would be simply to provide a bedroom and bathroom. We’d like for you to have breakfast foods available so that your musician can get a bite to eat before their morning rehearsals. You are NOT obligated to provide transportation or meals.
Benefits for hosting a musician include:
*** Full Festival hosts (two weeks) may purchase concert tickets beginning April 8 and Partial Festival hosts (one week) may purchase concert tickets beginning April 15.
*** A 40th Season Sunriver Music Festival poster as our thank you for your generosity.
*** Full Festival hosts will receive invitation to the closing night reception on August 22nd.
*** New friendships!
This summer, our musicians arrive Wednesday, August 8 and attend their first rehearsal the morning of Thursday, August 9. Most musicians will leave Thursday, August 23 after the final concert in Sunriver on Wednesday, August 22. Housing is appreciated for all or part of this time.
Take a look at your summer schedule to see if you might be able to provide housing for a musician during this summer’s Festival!
Thank you so much for considering it and please feel welcome to call or email us if you'd like to discuss any of this further. We look forward to hearing from you!
Note: the Sunriver Music Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Substantial tax benefits may be available to host families.
A new friendship formed in 2016 between a new host and musician!