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 time.
Matt Teeter mentioned the couple celebrated the completion of a house renovation, which included a brand new coated deck, and a buddy famous the way it seemed like a stage.
“Any individual mentioned we should always do music again right here. It form of seems like an amphitheatre,” he mentioned in an interview.
“‘An amphiTeeter,” one other chimed in. That’s the way it began.”
Teeter is a retired trainer and drummer for the group the Doubtfires, so he has a heat spot for home live shows and an appreciation for the way powerful it’s been on musicians looking for paying gigs, particularly for the reason that pandemic.
“That is what they do for a residing and it’s troublesome to seek out locations to play that pay the performers,” he mentioned.
So all proceeds from ticket gross sales will go to the musicians after bills for lighting and sound are coated.
The primary live performance on the Elora AmphiTeeter is on July 29 and the Doubtfires will likely be taking part in. This live performance is already bought out, Teeter mentioned. However subsequent up is Tony McManus on Aug. 26.
Exhibits run from 8 to 10:30pm, so the live performance will likely be shut down by 11pm, when the noise bylaw kicks in.
Teeter mentioned there’s room for 100 folks in his yard. Ticketholders are requested to deliver their very own chairs and their very own refreshments.
None will likely be bought on the exhibits, so it truly is extra like a yard social gathering than a live performance, he mentioned.
The Teeters stay on Mathieson Avenue in Elora and yearly he and his neighbours have a avenue social gathering.
“This 12 months we arrange the stage as a part of the road social gathering and it went nicely. So I believe it’s going to work,” he mentioned.
Teeter added he’s notified his neighbours and thus far there aren’t any objections.
“It must be good; a pleasant, intimate outside setting for stay music with out the distractions of being in a bar or restaurant with all of the noise and chatter,” he mentioned.
If these go nicely, there might be one other live performance in September or October.
For extra data and to order a spot, go to Elora AmphiTeeter on Fb.