For Artists

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If you’re interested in performing — either here or in Sterling, call (703) 992-3508 or email Please include links to online performances, references, suggested program, etc. We only accept top-notch performances.

We prefer you follow the schedule on the Tradition Page. We do not pay performers but we want you and your family to stay for a potluck-style dinner (artists and their families are not asked to contribute.) In Sterling, we provide a full Lebanese buffet dinner.

You may sell CDs and ask for donations. Occasionally, we hold fundraisers but these benefit organizations, not individuals.

You may arrive along with guests at 6:30 and relax in our modest “green room” where you can relax or practice in private with a bed and private bath. We encourage you to rehearse here if you contact us first. We offer a Kawai grand piano (and violin / viola.) In Sterling, it’s a Steinway.

We encourage you to speak to the audience. We are happy to print programs or provide a computer, projector and simple sound system if you give us a few days’ notice (preferably a week.)

We try to update the website with your event 2 weeks prior to the performance. At a minimum, you must provide a name for your ensemble and preferably a name for the program. Pictures are strongly recommended. You may also post bios, the program, a detailed description of the performance, anything else you choose (browse “Previous Salons” for examples.)

ALSO, please send text for the first paragraph of the email invitation (e.g., “Please join us for a evening of zany comedy antics featuring the incredible blah blah blah…”) We don’t like making this stuff up because your description will be more accurate and will better characterize the program. You could also include a special picture or graphic here.