The generosity of more than 80 local families who offer housing for our orchestra members, big band players, and opera singers is an essential part of the Festival’s existence.
If you have a spare bedroom, a guest house, or even an RV that you can offer for one to two weeks during the Festival, that would be wonderful, and you could feel the glow of helping keep great music available on the Mendocino Coast. As a token of our gratitude you’ll receive complimentary tickets and an invitation to a picnic with the orchestra.
Creating an intimate community of musicians and audiences is a major part of the Festival’s mission. Many people host every July because they’re looking forward to meeting a new musician; are anticipating the visit of a musician who has become a friend; or enjoy a vivid glimpse into the world of a professional musician.
Frequently asked questions:
What accommodations do I need to provide?
- A private room with a bed and bedding, and access to a full bathroom
- A place to practice is important, but the bedroom is fine it there is enough room
Do I need to provide transportation?
Do I need to provide food?
- No, but many hosts provide morning coffee or tea
- Hosts usually offer access to the kitchen, and a bit of space in the refrigerator
Indicate your interest in hosting a musician by sending us a note using the form below. Our housing coordinator will contact you.