Welcome to BringAChair.com, the house concert wing of Seattle's Yellow Tail Records.

Every once in a while we present an intimate show featuring one of the best performers, singer/songwriters, groups, etc., around. And why a house concert? Well, sometimes someone's doing a show nearby and has a night off; or sometimes one of our favorite artists wants to try out new material in a small, personal, setting. Sometimes, we really wanted to go to a show but, for one reason or another, couldn't make it. So, we bring 'em to our house.

And what can you expect? Great music, great sound, great snacks and wine (if people bring snacks and wine), and just an all around great experience!

So let us know if you're coming and, don't forget, bring a chair!

About the Concerts

Our concerts usually take place in a private residence in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Northeast Seattle . . . not too far from the University District or Northgate. It's a small house and can fit only around 50 people. That means a pretty intimate environment so we ask that you bring no babies. We do not have an "extra room" for restless children so please keep that in mind when planning for your evening out.

We have a "recommended donation" at each show. 100% of this money goes directly to the performer(s), who decide how much to "suggest." You're always welcome to put more in the jar . . .

We try to have some snacks and wine at these events. While not officially a potluck, we hope that some people might be willing to bring something to eat or a bottle of wine . . . something to share. There's a spot on the reservation form for the honor of volunteering some food/drink.

About the Chairs

We don't have enough chairs for everyone. We have a couple of sofas, a few folding chairs, and our dining room chairs, but that only takes us about 1/3 of the way. When you come to one of our concerts, bring a folding chair! It's easy to remember . . . it's called the "Bring A Chair" concert series!

Next Event

On June 13th, 2015, in Seattle
"At His Daughter's Request"
An Evening with Electric Bonsai Band

(It's not electric . . . it's not a band!)
Andrew Ratshin (Uncle Bonsai/Mel Cooleys) performs songs from his five solo cds, a couple of things from Uncle Bonsai, and maybe some new stuff, all at the request of his daughter, Emma, who's heading off to China for a month!

Who's Coming?

Nothing else is scheduled at this time.


Who's Played Before

  • Hilary Field
  • Uncle Bonsai
  • Electric Bonsai Band
  • Matt Price
  • Scott Katz
  • Patrice O'Neill
  • Gwen Franz
  • David Lange
  • and many more


If you would like to be on the list for future Bring A Chair Concerts, or any of our other Yellow Tail Concert events, let us know. You'll be instantly put on our VIP Mailing List, which means you'll get first notice of ticket discounts and special events.

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