Northeast Regional Folk Alliance

- Affiliated with Folk Alliance International -



NERFA Conference Updates:


  • -->  2018 Conference Registration, Hotel Reservation, Community Meals and Exhibit Hall Tables now available.  See FALL CONFERENCE menu above.

  • -->  Now Accepting 2018 Semi-Formal Showcase Applications. See FALL CONFERENCE->Showcases menu above. Submission Deadline is 11:59PM July 9th.

  • -->  Formal Showcase Applications are Closed. 





The 2016 Four-Day Annual NERFA Conference was held November 10-13 at the Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel in Stamford, CT.

NERFA Administration would like to thank the following for their articles and postings on the web and social media:


Page 1 from the December Issue Richard Cuccaro for his review and photo spread in the latest edition of Acoustic Live! in New York City.

Here is a quote from Richard's Acoustic Live! Facebook page about the December edition:
Every December, Acoustic Live in NYC delivers our personal verbal and visual account of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference — our NERFA Scrapbook. After countless hours of sifting through almost 1,000 photographs and selecting the most representative for the December issue — then converting those selected for internet use — we’re pleased to announce that the 2016 scrapbook has been uploaded to the Acoustic Live website.

Additionally, we’re thrilled to announce the contribution of guest reviewer, WPKN DJ Bruce Swan. His article, “Three Bands, Three Golden Tickets — My Darlings of NERFA — A First-timer’s Picks of New Talent,” occurs at the end of the December feature section.

We plan on publishing future articles from Bruce, exploring the current singer/songwriter/roots scene. Our tentative title (pending Bruce’s approval) is “The Swan Report.” Please visit and… stay in touch!
Neale Eckstein (Fox Run Studio) for capturing some of the magical moments in his video Facebook posting.
Neale Eckstein again for posting over 160 Photos in five albums on Facebook

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
JB Nuttle has been posting a number of "In The Moment" videos that he captured of artists during the NERFA Conference on his World One Video YouTube channel. Here's a link to his NERFA 2016 videos that have been posted to date. (If a video has been deleted by Youtube wait a couple of seconds and it will start up the next video in the playlist.)

Click here to view the playlist.


We will continue to update this list as we are made aware of additional contributions.



Dedications and Donations

This dedication page is something our community has been asking for as a way to honor someone and give a gift of love to NERFA at the same time. Last year was the first year we had a special dedication section in our program book which was quite well received. You can, without asking for a special suite, make a smaller donation and still send a special message to someone. This page will absolutely go to bed by October 10. Do contact us immediately to be part of this new addition.


Hotel Suite Sponsorships

Those of you who were with us the first year remember the Stamford Crowne Plaza has some extra spectacular rooms available for a bit more rent. A Junior Suite is an extra-large room which, in addition to the sleeping area, has a kitchenette and a sitting area with a sofa bed. An Executive Suite is a two-room suite with a separate bedroom and a large living room with a sofa bed and a dining room-kitchen combination. That first year these rooms were made available along with the standard rooms and, since there are so few of them, they were all grabbed up within 3 days.

This year we are providing the opportunity to rent these rooms to our sponsors – and that could be you!!

You can rent a Junior Suite for $159 a night and a $100 sponsorship or an Executive Suite for $199 a night plus a $200 sponsorship. In addition to your name being listed on our sponsorship page, you can dedicate your donation to a special event like a birth, anniversary, graduation, etc. or in memory of a departed love one.


Other Sponsorship Opportunities

We do have several other sponsorship scenarios which may interest you. These all come with a listing on our sponsorship page and an opportunity to rent one of our Junior or Executive Suites while they are still available.

$ 500.00 -- ¼ page ad in Program Book and a table in the Exhibit hall.

$1,000.00 -- 1 free registration, half page ad in program book, banner ad on website, 1 table in exhibit hall.

$1,500.00 -- Sponsor our Guerrilla Showcase Guide with your own ad on back cover, 2 free registrations.

$2,500.00 -- Sponsor our Continental Breakfast, plus 2 registrations, half page ad in program book.

$3,500.00 -- Sponsor our Welcoming Cocktail party. Plus 2 registrations, banner ad on website, full page ad in program book.

$4,000.00 -- Sponsor The NERFA Tote Bag – Your company logo printed on the bag, plus banner ad on website and half page ad in program book.

$5,000.00 -- Sponsor our Formal showcase staging, 2 free registrations, banner ad on website, and full page ad in program book.

Contact our office 215-546-7766 – and we can help to create your own unique sponsorship package.  Let us know what package appeals to you or, if you just want further information, someone from our staff will get in touch with you.

Louis J. Meyers Memorial
Scholarship Fund

Donate to the Louis J. Meyers Memorial Scholarship Fund.


NERFA Donations

NERFA is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.  Your donation will be greatly appreciated.


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