Press Release: Listening Room Festival 2023

For Immediate Release

Florida “House Concert” Festival Connects Fans from All Over the World

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The 12th Annual Listening Room Festival invites house concert presenters, artists and fans to join in this year’s festivities. Music-lovers from around the globe are traveling to St. Petersburg, FL to enjoy the house concerts, showcase, and planned group activities from March 9-13, 2023.

Five international contest winners will play the Festival Showcase (March 10) at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, as well as house concerts in the surrounding region. This year’s artists are Peter Mulvey, Ariella, Jeffery Straker, A Tale of Two, and The Rough & Tumble . Reserved seats to the festival showcase are available ($45, $100 for VIP) at the festival website

The main showcase at the Palladium Theater features all five acts. Four of them play the main stage, and The Rough & Tumble will play the VIP after party downstairs at the Side Door. The music is acoustic-driven genres varying from folk, to blues, country and soul.

House concerts, the core of the festival, stem from a tradition that is hundreds of years old, but has seen a resurgence in the past few decades. Music fans volunteer to host living room concerts, and invite friends to attend an up-close-and-personal show by a professional touring artist. Attendees are asked to make a suggested donation of $20-25 per person directly to the performers.

17 House Concerts are scheduled for Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday of the festival. You can get the schedule and invites to these concerts by joining as a Listening Room Network FAN through the free link at

About the Listening Room Network:

Listening Room Network (LRN) creates and nurtures opportunities that pay artists to perform in a listening environment while bringing communities together with a renewed passion for live music. LRN and its signature websites (, are leading innovators in the live music industry.

Contact/Press Photos:

Fran Snyder 727-280-6208,


Free house concert guide: Download (Link to PDF)

HighRes Press photos: Festival Artists.


LRN Fan Bulletin Upgrade!

I believe the new layout will be more compelling and effective for getting LRN fans out to your shows.

I once thought it was best to give folks the scope of our network, so they could share with friends in other areas, or check out shows where they travel.

Now we’ll focus on home regions, with lovely colorful pictures. Bulletin goes out every two weeks to fan members of LRN.

Enjoy! Fran

How to promote your LRFest show AND the festival showcase!

Here is how I promote my house concert and the festival showcase in the same email. Feel free to copy this and substitute your webflyer link in the first section!

Dear Friends,

Coming up soon is the most fun week of the year, where we celebrate house concerts all over the Tampa Bay area with the Listening Room Festival! I’m inviting you to join me at two events:

  1. Our house concert, featuring A Tale of Two, on Monday March 13th.
    Here’s the webflyer – please click the RSVP button to join us!

2. The Festival Showcase, Friday March 10th! This features all the festival artists, at the beautiful Palladium Theater. Use the code “smile” to save money on VIP or Reserved Seats.

Your fan,

Fran Snyder