NERFA Conference Updates:
- --> Guerrilla Showcase Host Registration closes October 1st.
- --> 2018 Conference Registration, Volunteer, Hotel Reservation, Community Meals, Exhibit Hall Tables, Program Book Ads and Website Banner Ads now available. See FALL CONFERENCE menu above.
- --> Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase Artists Announced. See FALL CONFERENCE -> Exhibits menu above.
NERFA is proud to officially announce our list of Semi-Formal Showcase Artists. These are in alphabetical order by first name. A list of who is performing when will be available at a later time.
|Annie Sumi||Josh Harty||Rod Abernethy|
|Asaran Earth Trio||Kerri Powers||Susan Cattaneo Band|
|Big Little Lions||Kipyn Martin||Suzie Vinnick|
|C. Daniel Boling||Kolonien||The Next Generation Leahy|
|Cassandra House||Low Lily||The Promise is Hope|
|Diane Perry||Monica Rizzio||UPSTATE , formerly Upstate Rubdown|
|Emerald Rae||Nathans & Ronstadt|
|Erika Kulnys||Noah Derksen||ALTERNATES:|
|House of Hamill||Quarter Horse||Roger Street Friedman|
|Jesse Terry||Quentin Callewaert||Mike P. Ryan|
|Joe Jencks||Rachael Kilgour||All Types of Kinds|
The Semi-Formal Showcases take place on Friday November 9 and Saturday November 10, at 9:45 PM directly following the Formal showcases. A list of the selected Formal showcase artists appears directly below this article.
Our judges are selected each year from among the many Folk DJ’s and those who book Festivals, Art Centers, Coffehouses, etc. throughout the Region. A Huge thank you to all the judges for their many hours and listening and scoring close to 200 entries each in both the Formal and Semi-Formal categories.
FORMAL - Alan Rowoth, Christine Lavin, Kathy Sands-Boehmer, Ken Batista, Ron Olesko
SEMI-FORMAL - Beth & Perry Stein, Courtney Rodland , Joel Pomerantz, Mary Trerice & Karl Bissex , Sandie Reilly.
NERFA is pleased to officially announce the artists/acts who will perform Formal Showcases during this year's annual Conference, slated for Nov. 8-11 at the Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel in Stamford, CT.
A large number of talented artists submitted applications, and the judges had a very difficult time choosing 14 showcase artists and 3 alternates.
NERFA’s Formal Showcase artists (listed in alphabetical order by last name or group name) are:
|Alice Howe||Ronny Cox|
|Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio||Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt|
|Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys||Scott Cook|
|Kenny White||Screaming Orphans|
|Louise Mosrie||The Black Feathers|
|Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway: Deeper Than The Skin||Windborne|
|Robinson Treacher||Zoe Mulford|
Note: Alternates are automatically given a Semi-Formal Showcase performance slot unless selected to take the place of any Formal Showcase artists who is unable to perform.
Immediately following the Formal Showcases on Friday and Saturday nights, conference attendees will shuffle between several rooms to enjoy juried 15-minute Semi-Formal Showcases. Artists selected by a separate jury for these newly renamed showcases (formerly known as tricentrics and quadcentrics) will be announced in late August.