NERFA has been buzzing with activity in 2014. We have just completed a very successful One-Day Mini-Conference in Chatham, NJ. We wish to thank all the wonderful volunteers from the Folk Project and The Sanctuary Concerts whose contributions helped make this day a most worthwhile experience.
Another innovative One-Day event coming up in late summer - SERFA (Southeast Regional Folk Alliance) and NERFA will be co-sponsoring a joint One-Day Mini-Conference on Saturday September 6th in Charlottesville, VA. Showcase applications and Conference registration forms are available now under the REGIONAL ONE-DAY CONFERENCES menu section in the left-habd column. See Michael Kornfeld's article below.
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. Formal and Quad Showcase Applications are available now in the left-hand ANNUAL FOUR-DAY CONFERENCE MENU in the left-hand column.
The programming is set and the showcase artists have been selected for a first-of-its -kind inter-regional one day conference that we are affectionately calling SNERFA. . Co-presented by the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) and the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA), the event will take place at Unity of Charlottesville in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
Registration forms for the conference are posted in the Regional One-Day Conferences menu that appears on the left side of the NERFA website (www.nerfa.org). Registration is $40 through August 3, after which it will rise to $50. The juried showcases also will be open to the public for $15.
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.