2023 Formal Showcase Artists

It’s with great excitement and enthusiasm that we introduce you to this year’s Formal Showcase Artists at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance’s (NERFA) conference in Asbury Park, NJ. Selected from an impressive pool of over 150 applicants, these artists stood out and captured the hearts of our esteemed judging panel comprised of Fosalyn Dennett from Folk Music Ontario, Beth & Perry Stein of the Ethical Brew, Lisa Schwartz booking manager of the Cambridge Folk Festival, and Ron Olesko of Folk Music Notebook. Their performances moved and inspired us, and we are thrilled to showcase their incredible talent and passion for folk music in November!

Meet this year’s Artists:

These remarkable artists represent the heart and soul of folk music, offering a diverse range of styles and voices that promise to captivate your senses and leave a lasting impression. From soul-stirring ballads to foot-stomping anthems, you can expect a musical journey like no other at NERFA’s 2023 conference.

Join us in celebrating the spirit of folk music and the incredible talent of these artists. Get ready to be moved, inspired, and thoroughly entertained as they take the stage at the conference in Asbury Park.

Stay tuned for more updates and information about the conference, including performance schedules and special events. We can’t wait to share this unforgettable experience with you.