Recommendations from Artists
Lakeside Music belongs to
The Listening Room Network (https://listeningroomnetwork.com/),
as do several of the musicians who perform here. Artists who are members of the network are asked to review the venue after they’ve played here, and these reviews are included on the Listening Room Network website.
Listed below are just a few of the wonderful reviews Lakeside Music has received from Listening Room Network artists.
May, 2023 - "WOW! I've heard amazing things about Lakeside Music & this series exceeded my high expectations! Dani & Bob are some of the kindest & most helpful hosts I've ever met. The venue & location is simply stunning & the sound in the room is fantastic. There was a room full of engaged listeners, who were very generous at the merch table. I also had the nicest stay at their home. I'm so grateful for concerts like this - It was rejuvenating & inspiring. I hope to return to this one someday soon:) "
March, 2023 - "The Lakeside Music Concert Series and host Dani Goodband are amazing gifts to both artist and audience! Dani is the consummate host offering a beautiful venue, a wonderfully engaged and attentive audience, delicious meals, and wonderful housing. She creates a sanctuary for touring musicians. Communication is clear, prompt and detailed. The audience is generous and very welcoming. I also loved the great acoustics and the breathtaking view. Thanks, Dani!"
August, 2022 - "Dani and Bob are the ultimate hosts! From the delicious food prepared for us to the incredibly comfortable room, Dani pays attention to every detail. She truly understands the needs of traveling musicians. Audience was engaged and sang along willingly. They were generous with donations and merch sales were very good, too. All pre-show communication was smooth. The room is sonically great. We would happily return to Lakeside Music!"
August, 2022 - "The high, cathedral ceilings at Lakeside Music, combined with perfect contours of wood and glass, make it one of the most extraordinary sounding rooms I have ever played in. Dani curates and delivers a rapt and respectful audience. She’s a producer. Accommodations are five-star. This is as good of a series as I have ever played."
- Grant Peeples (https://www.grantpeeples.com/)
June, 2022 - "There may be some house concerts in America which are bigger than Lakeside, in terms of space and audience numbers, but there is no host who is kinder, more attentive to detail, more generous, more hospitable or who works harder to make the evening go as well as it possibly can do than Dani. I've played Lakeside many times and each time it's been one of the best and most enjoyable shows of the year for me. If you ever need a reminder why you wanted to become a musician, Lakeside will provide it."
September, 2021 - "If we could fill up this page with our glowing recommendations for Lakeside Music we would do it in a heartbeat! Dani is such a huge supporter of musicians and goes out of her way to make you feel at home, comfortable, and excited to play for her audience. From coffee in the morning, dinner at night, to pounding the pavement to get people to the show, we were reminded that house concerts are the way wonderful friendships are made. Thanks, Dani and Bob, for your kindness and hospitality." - The Rough & Tumble
May, 2021 - "I absolutely LOVED playing at Lakeside Music. The hosts Dani (whom I already knew) and Bob are the sweetest couple on earth. The attendance was low due to the fact that it was the first post-covid show. Dani and I had already talked about it and set our expectations. Nevertheless the people who showed up were delightful. I had a fantastic experience and I can't wait to go back!" - Giulia Millanta
February, 2020 - "What a great start to the year!! Dani, Joe, Barb, and Bob are perfect hosts. Everything was thought of ahead of time and nothing was overlooked. Lakeside Music is the kindest group of people you'll ever meet and they also attract a good amount of passionate, music lovers. It was an awesome night; we hope we get to do it again!!"
December, 2019 - "This is the standard bearer for house shows, the flagship of the fleet, and what you didn't know to hope for every night of the week. Thanks to Dani and Bob, Joe and Barb, for the kindness, generosity, and the willingness to not only listen to our music, but to engage and befriend it. We still smile when we think of this night."
November, 2018 - "Dani is an amazing presenter who should probably run her own performing arts center, although I'm not sure it would be as fun as last weekend's house concert. With the help of their co-hosts Joe and Barb, Dani and Bob have built their house to truly enrich their community, both locally and, in terms of artists and the arts, nationally. Organization/communication better than the pros. Hospitality beyond the call with our favorite books sitting by the bed. Audience made us feel like rock stars!"
September, 2018 - "One of the best house concerts anywhere in the US, hosted by two of the kindest and most painstaking presenters you'll ever meet, with one of the most engaged and loyal audiences you'll ever play for, great food, and luxurious accommodations before and after. If it gets much better than this, I don't know where or how. "
September, 2017 - "This is the house show that all other house shows wish they were. Such a kind audience that supports not only this house concert series, but also supports the other house shows and listening rooms in Manhattan. Our hosts (2 couples who split up the hosting duties) were engaged, enchanting and made us feel so welcome. They even waited to eat until we were finished with the show so that we could join them at the table, where they broke out the wine and had a meal that felt like family. Thank you!"