Dear NERFA Community,
I have been continually inspired by the spirit of our community during this trying time. Everyone has been affected by the current state of the world. However, in the folk community, where live music and connection with people feed us not only financially but also spiritually, it has been an especially trying time. I would love nothing more than to see you all in person in November. However, the board and I have decided that the best way to move forward is to cancel the in-person conference this year.
Like everyone else producing in-person events, we have been carefully weighing what to do. Our number one priority is the health and well being of our members and attendees. In addition to those considerations, the state of Connecticut has made the decision very easy for us. Based on the projected four phase plan for the opening of Connecticut (as of the 5/4 meeting of our board members), the state will not be allowing gatherings of over 200 people in November 2020. Registrants and applicants will be contacted about fee refunds, which will begin on 6/1/2020.
We are exploring online event options as an alternate way of connecting with and serving our community. Keep an eye on our website and you can use the form at the bottom of this page to sign up for our email list for updates.
We hope that you and yours are happy, healhy and safe.