Northeast Regional Folk Alliance

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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 Artsts Announced. See FALL CONFERNECE -> Exhibits menu above.




Although it's springtime in the Northeast, it’s also time to start thinking about and making plans for the 23rd annual Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference in the fall. Slated for Nov. 9-12, 2017, it will again take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, where last year’s event was well received based on the responses to our post-conference surveys.

Last year, more than 750 performing artists, presenters, promoters, folk DJs, agents and managers, and others actively engaged in the folk and acoustic music community enjoyed several jam-packed days and nights of music showcases, open mics, song swaps and informal jam sessions, informative panel discussions and workshops, one-on-one mentoring and peer group sessions, a large trade show-like exhibit hall, communal meals in the dining room, a welcoming party and happy hours, and lots of informal conversation and networking. More of the same is planned in 2017 as we seek to help you forge connections, build community, and learn things that can help enhance and enrich your professional and personal lives.

Applications for our official juried showcases (due by June 15 and July 16, respectively) are posted under the Annual Four-Day Conference Menu that appears elsewhere on this page, as are program proposal forms for those of you who are interested in suggesting and/or participating in workshops and panel discussions.  Look to the right side of your screen under Annual Four-Day Conference Menu if using a computer or laptop, or scroll down if using a smartphone or tablet.

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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.



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