NERFA Conference Updates:
- --> Guerrilla Showcase Host Registration available August 1st.
- --> 2018 Conference Registration, Volunteer, Hotel Reservation, Community Meals and Exhibit Hall Tables now available. See FALL CONFERENCE menu above.
- --> Folk DJ Showcase Applications are Closed
- --> Formal and Semi-Formal Showcase Applications are Closed.
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.
The Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) is pleased to partner with Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts to present a Mid-Winter FolkFest on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 12-4 p.m. The afternoon of music emanating from the legendary Harvard Square listening room and featuring 11 artists/acts in a combination of song swaps and short showcases will be live-streamed via Concert Window. To view, logon to www.concertwindow.com/clubpassim on the day of the show. For those in the Greater Boston-Cambridge area, tickets are also available to enjoy the festival in-person at www.clubpassim.org.
Featured artists -- each of whom had a juried official showcase at either the 2017 or 2016 NERFA Conferences in Stamford, CT or was part of NERFA Presents Young Folk showcases at summer festivals -- include Jeremy Aaron, Banjo Nickaru and Western Scooches, Bethlehem and Sad Patrick, Sophie Buskin, Quentin Callewaert, Alyssa Dann, The End of America, Heather Mae, Austin MacRae, Christine Sweeney, and Robinson Treacher.
Here’s the afternoon schedule for the Mid-Winter FolkFest:
12:00 In the Round: Austin MacRae, Christine Sweeney, Bethlehem and Sad Patrick
1:00 Young Folk: Jeremy Aaron, Quentin Callewaert, Alyssa Dann
2:00 The End of America
2:30 Banjo Nickaru and Western Scooches
3:00 In the Round: Heather Mae, Sophie Buskin, Robinson Treacher
About Club Passim:
Although it didn’t adopt its current name until incorporating as a nonprofit in1994, Club Passim has its roots in what was then Club 47, a folk club that opened its doors at another Cambridge location in 1958 before moving to its current location on Palmer Street five years later and changing its name to Passim in 1969. Passim has been a cornerstone of the arts community of New England for more than half a century. Located in the heart of Harvard Square, Club Passim is one of the few “listening rooms” in the greater Boston-Cambridge area. It’s a place where audiences and artists can interact with one another in an intimate setting. More than 400 shows are presented each year, featuring artists from a broad range of musical genres. A musical Mecca for the folk and singer-songwriter scene since its early days, Passim retains a folk aesthetic. Among the many folk luminaries who have graced its stage are Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, and Suzanne Vega.