Aimée Bolter Campbell is the host of Dala’s Nest house concerts in Menlo Park

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on April 13, 2018

“Everybody gets a front seat,” says Aimée Bolter Campbell about her Dala’s Nest house concerts that she hosts each year at her Menlo Park home on O’Connor Street. The season kicks off this year on April 21 with the Adrian West Trio.

Aimée had a career as a technical writer before retiring in 2016, two years after she started her house concert series. “The impetus for starting was my desire to bring local artists into a dedicated listening space,” she says. “The musicians aren’t struggling to be heard over food, drink and conversation. People come here to really hear the music. Talk happens between sets.”

This year she’s hoping to produce a dozen or so concerts. She presents a wide variety of musical styles, all acoustically. While she still features many local artists, she’s expanded to touring groups from around the nation and the world.

There’s a suggested donation of $20 for each performance, all of which goes to the performer(s).

“I want people to know about this place as a family-friendly, comfortable place,” explains Aimée.

Photo by Robb Most (c) 2018

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Aimée Bolter Campbell April 13, 2018 at 4:24 pm

DNHC appreciates InMenlo’s support of music and community-building.
Thank you for the best ‘Friday the 13th’ ever!
Aimée Bolter Campbell
Dala’s Nest House Concerts

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Cameron Molloy September 4, 2018 at 5:36 am

Hello Aimee
Over the past several years I have had folks from Menlo Park and Mountain View visiting my webpage and Soundcloud page on a regular basis. I am extremely interested in a house concert opportunity in Menlo Park or the surrounding area. I would like to invite you to visit my webpage, http://www.cameronmolloymusic.com and look around and give a listen. Just recently completed a 7 week tour in Western Canada that included House, Farm, Ranch and B&B concerts. Have a great day, yours truly Cameron Molloy

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Aimée Bolter Campbell September 4, 2018 at 10:50 am

Thanks for your interest in DNHC! I vet collected artist submissions between Nov-Feb, set dates, then send gig requests to selected artists to confirm dates; I’ll include you in my vetting for the 2019 May-Oct season and perhaps we’ll touch base again in March 2019. Best of everything to you!
Peace,
Aimée Bolter Campbell
Dala’s Nest House Concerts
Menlo Park, CA

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