Kerrytown Concert House Inc

World class music, up-close-and-personal

Ann Arbor, MI   |  www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

Mission

Kerrytown Concert House (KCH) exists to engage, educate and entertain the public by bringing high-quality artists and audiences together for enhanced appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of the performing arts.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Monica Swartout-Bebow

Main address

415 N 4th Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA

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EIN

38-2542823

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Kerrytown Concert House (KCH) works to bridge the gap between artist and audience. As one of only a few professionally managed concert spaces in Ann Arbor outside of the University of Michigan, KCH is singular in its ability to host world-class artists on an intimate level. The diverse programming presented in its distinctly intimate 110-seat venue, coupled with an atmosphere that encourages communication between artists and audiences allows for an up-close-and-personal experience where the energy of each is exchanged and enhanced to create a deep and powerful connection.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Presenting

Kerrytown Concert House hosts and presents weekly performances of classical, jazz, cabaret, world music, and avant-garde happenings by both established national and international artists as well as emerging talent, many of whom live and work in the Ann Arbor area.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The walls of Kerrytown Concert House are home to a monthly rotating art exhibit featuring the work of talented local artists. The exhibits add vibrancy to the concert experience and are also available to view by the public anytime the concert house is open.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of free performances given

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Presenting

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kerrytown Concert House (KCH) moved its programming online and made it free for all viewers.

Total number of paid admissions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Presenting

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020, Kerrytown Concert House moved all of its programming online for free viewing by its audience.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) To engage, educate and entertain the public by bringing high-quality artists and audiences together for enhanced appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of the performing arts.

2) To emerge as a virtual and physical hybrid. KCH will normalize a hybrid live model (studio / streaming + live) to expand its reach and give consumers more choices and ways to be engaged.

3) To leverage current value proposition to expand its reach and scale to nationally recognized venue for unique performances, genres, and artists.

4) To continue to bring great performances of great artists viewed up close -- “World class artists, up close and personal”.

1) Improve plant and studio capabilities.

2) Refine studio live hybrid business model.

3) Improve advancement and development efforts.

4) Improve our operating model.

1) Strategic pricing and promotions.

2) Studio live capabilities including recording and streaming.

3) Development and donor management.

4) Operating capabilities including our CRM, streaming, and back office management.

KCH has made rapid progress towards its goal of emerging as a physical/virtual concert house in the last year. Although the COVID-19 pandemic blind-sided the Arts world, KCH was able to literally bring music to people’s living rooms by quickly pivoting its programming to an online model in order to continue to serve its audiences during a time when it was needed most. Within a week of the governor’s first executive stay-at-home order, KCH kicked off its new streaming series, Live @ The 415, (a play on the concert house’s street address) with house-favorite swing band, Accidentally Hip. Most every week since, KCH has presented one or more live-streamed concerts, been able to employ musicians during a crippling economic crisis and continued its mission of, “bring(ing) world-class artists to (its) audiences in an up close and personal way.” KCH’s signature intimacy was not lost in this new model. In fact, in many ways it was enhanced. For example, audience members are now able to interact with each other and the presenting artists in real time during the concert through an online chat feature. In addition, many audience members remark that they are now able to engage with and support KCH more frequently given the ease of viewership.

KCH recently implemented a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system in order to help meet its goal of extending its reach. Patron Manager is helping to increase the organization’s capacity to serve its current audience base and expand its reach to new ones by allowing it to better understand its audiences and create targeted programming, marketing, and development campaigns. Previously, KCH used individual systems which did not communicate with each other. This made cross-system reporting difficult and time-consuming as well as limited in scope. The cloud-based nature of the program has allowed KCH staff to safely work from home during the pandemic while having full access to the organization’s data. Selling tickets and processing donations became much easier. Finally, the reorganization of data allowed KCH to create more useful development and marketing reports.

Financials

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Kerrytown Concert House Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paul Glendon

Charles Borgsdorf

Dallas Dort

Paul Glendon

Stephanie Hale

Barbara Kramer

Shelley MacMillan

Edward Surovell

Martha Gove

Bev Seiford

Ron Bogdasarian

Ryan Mackenzie - Lewis

Greg Bolino

Dennis Huibregste

Marcus Darden

Organizational demographics

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White/Caucasian/European
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Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
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Person without a disability

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