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“Crowded Table” – Lori McKenna

Lori McKenna's 2021 Keynote address was a reflective, uplifting address that showed her appreciation for the musical community, and the lessons she's come to learn over her time as a singer, songwriter, friend, and mother. Passing on pieces of knowledge and...

NERFA 2022 Registration & Hotel Reservations Are Open!

We're Back! It is our pleasure to announce the 2022 conference will be held in Asbury Park, New Jersey on November 10 - 14. We miss our community and are eager to get back together under one roof. But hold on! The conference will be held under multiple roofs this year...

“Silver Linings” – Lisa Schwartz

Lisa Schwartz’s keynote address at the NERFA 2021 Conference delivered an inspirational message of affirmation and appreciation to members of the music community. Speaking on the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Schwartz recounted the almost universal experience of...

“All Are Welcome” Jake Blount

Jake Blount's keynote address at the 2021 NERFA Conference was a wonderfully meditation on the evolution of folklore as the parent of all of the folk arts and what the historical context of art whose roots among marginalized peoples can teach us in a COVID and post...

NERFA 2021 Conference is Live!

NERFA is pleased to announce the 27th Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference will take place virtually over the weekend of Nov 11-14, 2021, streaming worldwide for all to attend. This Fall, we are excited to combine long-standing NERFA traditions -- such as the...

Summer Submissions Are Open

#NERFA365 Spotlight Video Eligibility: Submissions are open as of June 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 Participants can only win once in a calendar year! Submissions are open to all NERFA community regional artists.* Artists/Acts are encouraged to submit one (1) video...

Spring Spotlight Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 3 WiNNING SPRING ARTISTS! NERFA is proud to recognize this Spring's Video Spotlight Winning Videos: Heather Lloyd "My Kinda Quanantiner", Joy Ike "Wearing Love", and Sawyer Fredericks "Born". Chosen from over 50 submissions, these winners...

2021 Conference Update

Dear Community of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, The board of directors and staff of NERFA have spent the past two months reviewing, researching, and weighing our options with respect to hosting an in-person conference in person this November.  Regrettably,...

10 Tips for Successful Live Streams

Dylan Shinholser, from the online event planning and ticketing company Viewstub.com, penned this article for running online programming.  This is a really great overview of the strategy behind throwing an online event. For more information on Dylan and his projects...

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