ELORA – Matt and Jan Teeter are the other of NIMBY.
As a substitute of claiming “not in my yard,” they’re saying “come to my yard,” as they’re internet hosting two yard live shows this summer season.
Matt Teeter stated the couple celebrated the completion of a house renovation, which included a brand new lined deck, and a good friend famous the way it seemed like a stage.
“Someone stated we must always do music again right here. It form of seems like an amphitheatre,” he stated in an interview.
“‘An amphiTeeter,” one other chimed in. That’s the way it began.”
Teeter is a retired instructor and drummer for the group the Doubtfires, so he has a heat spot for home live shows and an appreciation for a way robust it’s been on musicians looking for paying gigs, particularly because the pandemic.
“That is what they do for a dwelling and it’s tough to seek out locations to play that pay the performers,” he stated.
So all proceeds from ticket gross sales will go to the musicians after bills for lighting and sound are lined.
The primary live performance on the Elora AmphiTeeter is on July 29 and the Doubtfires can be taking part in. This live performance is already offered out, Teeter stated. However subsequent up is Tony McManus on Aug. 26.
Exhibits run from 8 to 10:30pm, so the live performance can be shut down by 11pm, when the noise bylaw kicks in.
Teeter stated there’s room for 100 individuals in his yard. Ticketholders are requested to convey their very own chairs and their very own refreshments.
None can be offered on the exhibits, so it truly is extra like a yard celebration than a live performance, he stated.
The Teeters stay on Mathieson Avenue in Elora and yearly he and his neighbours have a road celebration.
“This yr we arrange the stage as a part of the road celebration and it went nicely. So I believe it’ll work,” he stated.
Teeter added he’s notified his neighbours and up to now there aren’t any objections.
“It ought to be good; a pleasant, intimate out of doors setting for stay music with out the distractions of being in a bar or restaurant with all of the noise and chatter,” he stated.
If these go nicely, there might be one other live performance in September or October.
For extra info and to order a spot, go to Elora AmphiTeeter on Fb.