IMPORTANT HOTEL INFORMATION
Since we are close to selling out the conference hotel, we have suspending direct website hotel reservations while we take inventory of the available rooms. We currently have two options for folks looking to stay at the conference hotel:
- --> Add onto an existing hotel reservation. If you know someone that has already reserved a room at the hotel and is willing to take on an additional roommate, click on the "Conference Hotel Add-on Reservation" link in the left-hand menu and follow the directions to add yourself into an existing room reservation.
- --> Add yourself (and your roommates) to the Conference Hotel Wait List. As rooms are identified for new reservations, registered attendees on the Hotel Wait List will be given instructions on how to reserve the hotel room. You must be on the Wait List in order to get a room.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
Proposed Bylaws Modifications Available For Inspection
The Board of Directors have revised and approved modifications to NERFA's existing bylaws and will present them to the membership for ratification at the General Meeting to be held during the upcoming Annual Four-Day Conference. The proposed bylaws may be inspected here.
Welcome to the website for the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance - a chapter of Folk Alliance International.
Mark your calendar – November 13, 14, 15, 16, 2014 – NERFA’s 20th Anniversary Conference. More information coming soon on how we will be acknowledging this milestone. Registration and other conference related forms are available in the left-hand column.
NERFA is pleased to announce the Quad Showcase artists for the 2014 Annual Fall Conference. In alphabetical order they are:
|Kristin Andreassen||Libby Koch|
|Beaucoup Blue||Mara Levine|
|Nancy Beaudette||The Lords of Liechtenstein|
|Jeff Black||Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards|
|Brothers McCann||Lois Morton|
|Ellen Bukstel||Hannah Shira Naiman|
|Bumper Jacksons||Matt Nakoa|
|Kate Callahan||No Good Sister|
|Chasing June||David Roth|
|Rj Cowdery||Jeff Scroggins and Colorado|
|The Doll Sisters||Rose Sheehan and Colin de la Barre|
|Driftwood||John Sherman & Randy Clepper|
|The Folk Goddesses||Roger Street Friedman|
|Connor Garvey||Lyal Strickland|
|Loretta Hagen||The Jessica Stuart Few|
|Matt Harlan||Jesse Terry|
|Phil Henry||Ernest Troost|
|Lara Herscovitch||Hiroya Tsukamoto|
|Graydon James & Laura Spink||Victor & Penny|
|JEWMONGOUS featuring Sean Altman||Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes|
The Quad Showcases are a series of 15-minute performances set for Friday and Saturday evenings, between 9:45 and 11:30. The Four Quad Showcases take place concurrently in nearby conference rooms equipped with professional sound and production services. Like the Formal Showcases that immediately precede them, nothing else is allowed to compete with the Quad Showcases during the conference.
NERFA is pleased to announce the Formal Showcase Artists for the 2014 Annual NERFA Conference in November. Artists selected in alphabetical order are:
Burning Bridget Cleary
The Don Juans
Tim Grimm Band
Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
Guy Mendilow Ensemble
No Fuss and Feathers Road Show
Shtreiml & Ismail Fencioglu
Jeff Scroggins and Colorado
At NERFA, there is a second tier of juried showcases which are called”The Quads” As the name implies, these are four showcase rooms operating simultaneously. We do not permit anything else to be scheduled at the same time as either the Formal or Quad showcases. Although the deadline to submit your material for a Quad showcase, was Monday, July 7th, there are still numerous other showcase opportunities throughout the four day event.