The Queer Your Living Room Candlelight Tour
a nationwide series of intimate house concerts by queer singer-songwriter and music therapist, Jodi McLaren, celebrating queer communities.
This is quite possibly the most exciting thing I’ve ever done in my LIFE! It’s a total dream come true. A living room concert tour across the country, inviting queer communities and allies to host and come out for a night of community magic. I can’t wait to light the candles and sing for you!
Each event will have it’s own unique flavor, depending on the place, the host, and the community, but all events will include the following aspects:
Jodi McLaren will lead us in a beautiful opening candle lighting ritual & song to honor LGBTQIA people who have come before us, and those who have lost their lives due to violence. On my patreon page, I’m offering a candlelight song dedication, where I will light a candle and dedicate a song to your queer loved one or true blue ally, find out more here.
As we bathe in candlelight, we will call in the power of our truest self expression, giving ourselves permission to be the light and shine bright from within.
During the concert, Jodi will share personal stories and original songs full of courageous love, longing, lighthearted sweetness, and joyful gratitude. As a group, we’ll have a chance to make up our own unique song, guided by Jodi and bound to be fun.
You’ll leave feeling inspired, uplifted, and connected to yourself and others.
Jodi McLaren has released three solo albums available on itunes/spotify/etc, two collaboration albums available on bandcamp, and has written loads of songs yet to be officially released, available to patrons here. You can hear her latest album, Big Catch, here: www.jodimclaren.com/music. As a music therapist, Jodi has taught songwriting to people from ALL WALKS OF LIFE in a variety of settings, from prisons, to hospital rooms, to methadone clinics, to residential addiction recovery centers for mothers, to community colleges… she’s learned not only the power of her own voice, but the power of every person’s voice and her role in helping people to free their songs. She shares her music and offers online courses, community sharing platforms, and one-on-one music sessions via her new patreon page: www.patreon.com/jodimclaren.
Most shows are private house concerts, with hosts inviting guests. If you’d like to attend in a city below, but don’t know the host, email me, and we’ll see what we can do to get you on the list. There are still many available dates for shows, if you’d like to host, please inquire below!
MAY 23-25 Washington, DC.
MAY 26 Ellicott City, MD. Private house show.
JUNE 1 New Paltz, NY. Private house show.
JUNE 2 Ithaca, NY. Private house show.
JUNE 6 Cincinnati, OH. Private house show.
JUNE 7-9 Ferdinand, IN.
JUNE 10-18 Iowa City, IA.
JUNE 20 Denver, CO. Private house show.
JUNE 25 Denver, CO. Private house show.
WEST COAST TOUR DETAILS coming soon… accepting hosts!
Still Accepting Hosts!
Want to host a Queer Your Living Room Candlelight Concert in your home or backyard??? See the list of dates above to find out if and when I’ll be near you. The west coast tour portion is currently wide open and I’m excited to speak with potential hosts in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and California.
In order to host, you’ll need a space that can fit anywhere from 10-30 people, and 10-30 people you could invite that will likely say YES to coming. In most cities, hosts (or friends of hosts) would also provide me with a place to sleep (guest room, couch, floor, space outside for a tent, all viable options).
I’ll accept donations at the door, sliding scale $10-40, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
If you’re interested or you’re thinking of a friend who might want to host, let’s talk more! Fill out this super simple form and then book a call with me on the page that follows after you submit the form.
Can’t wait to meet you on this tour! If you can’t make it but you’d love to get exclusive insider updates along the way, please join my patreon community.