You’ve seen the photos, you’ve heard the hype, you’ve read the countless gleaming reviews of Candlelight concerts and now you’ve finally got your tickets. If nervous anticipation is getting the better of you, take a look at our 7 things to know before attending a Candlelight concert to allay any of your doubts. Rest assured, you’re in for a magical musical experience unlike any other!
1. Every venue is unique
Whether taking place in a breathtaking church, intimate concert hall, or marvelous rooftop setting, each Candlelight venue offers a completely unique experience. This is no coincidence, as each venue is consciously chosen for their history, architectural ingenuity, or status as a city landmark. As such, you know that when stepping foot in a Candlelight concert you’ll know that the venue is a story in itself.
2. You’ll experience real live music
Today we are used to concerts using pre-production and sample tracks in the background, taking us away from a true live experience. Live music is heard at Candlelight without pre-production or samples. It’s here that you can feel the vibrations of the strings, experience the highs and lows of each chord, and get a real sense of the pure energy of music.
3. LED Candles everywhere
While real candles might sound better in theory – in a romantic/vampire kind of way – let’s face it: the heat, overwhelming smell, and soot of thousands of real candles would turn the whole event into a downer. Not to mention the fire hazard and damage it would do to the environment. For the safety of the concert-goers, as well as the venues, and for the benefit of the performances, let’s leave the candles for bubble baths.
4. Talented musicians will engage with your throughout the concert
It’s not just the great tributes and endless candles that make Candlelight special, but the treatment you receive at a concert. It’s not just that you’re treated like a VIP, but you also feel like one. Through the talented musicians’ engagement with the audience, you are immersed in the experience.
Through quips about your favorite artists, anecdotes about your favorite songs, and if the crowd feels it — always respectfully, of course— they will encourage you to sing those songs that have been with you all your life. This is why Candlelight is more than just a concert.
5. Get the full experience up front
Anywhere inside Candlelight’s mesmerizing venues is sure to provide a wonderful concert experience. That said, there’s something particularly magical about sitting up in the front row. Give yourself the ultimate VIP experience by getting front row seats — all at an affordable price!
6. The later the show the better
The great thing about Candlelight concerts is that the darker it is, the better the show. As such, we highly recommend experiencing the concerts later into the night. Of course, you’re going to appreciate the candlelight at a Candlelight concert at any time of day; however, the contrast of dark night and warm candlelight is absolutely enveloping.
7. Make your memories last with an instant picture
In select concerts, Candlelight offers you the chance to capture an enchanting memory to last a lifetime. Amid the glow of candlelight, you and your love ones can receive a snapshot of you and your loved ones by adding “Snapshot by Candlelight” to your cart when purchasing your tickets to receive a memory that lasts forever!