Northeast Regional Folk Alliance

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Welcome to Guerrilla Showcasing at NERFA 2018!

NERFA has borrowed a good idea from the Far West Folk Alliance conference with this table of all registered Guerrilla Showcases, updated daily. Showcase hosts who are accepting artist submissions have provided information about the type of acts they are seeking and an email address for the person to contact if you are interested in performing. We're hoping both showcase hosts and interested performers alike will find it useful:

  • Guerrilla Showcase hosts seeking to fill one or more available slots in their showcase can let performers know what they are looking for and provide contact information.
  • Performers seeking Guerrilla Showcase slots can view hosts and availability, as well as find contact information for hosts seeking performers.

Guerrilla Showcases are held in sleeping rooms on the designated music floor of the hotel during five specific session times: Thursday late-night, Friday afternoon, Friday late-night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday late-night.  Showcase "Sessions" as referred to in the table below are to be interpreted as follows:

  • Thursday late-night:  11PM to 2:30AM
  • Friday afternoon:  2PM to 5PM
  • Friday late-night:  11:45PM to 3AM
  • Saturday afternoon:  2PM to 5PM
  • Saturday late-night:  11:45PM to 3AM

Guerrilla Showcases are ACOUSTIC ONLY!  NO AMPLIFICATION DEVICES are permitted.  Exemptions to this rule for instruments such as electronic keyboards must be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Performers and hosts should use the information on this page to connect with each other more directly and keep the NERFA listserv tidy and free of promotional announcements.

Please contact Carolann Solebello, Guerrilla Keeper, with any questions, concerns or showcase status updates.  Carolann can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks

NERFA 2018 Registered Guerrilla Showcases

Updated September 17, 2018

  Showcase Name Host Name   Sessions Submission Guidelines Submission Contact Info
CLOSED Susie's House Concerts    Susie Markland Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night Americana, Folk. Please submit website links and video.  
CLOSED AcousticMusicScene.com  Michael Kornfeld  Thursday late-night, Friday afternoon, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night    
OPEN Access Film Music RED   Mara Levine Thursday late-night, Friday afternoon, Friday late-night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday late-night All genres. More info online at http://AccessFilmMusic.net This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
OPEN Access Film Music BLUE  Dennis McDonough Thursday late-night, Friday afternoon, Friday late-night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday late-night All genres. More info online at http://AccessFilmMusic.net This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
CLOSED Troubadours Galore! Kate Callahan Thursday late-night, Saturday late-night Originals. Thursday showcase is first-timers to NERFA only, please. Also, to show support, please plan to stay for the set before or after your own.   
CLOSED Focus Music Mark Smith Friday late-night    
CLOSED Cup of Joe #1 Joe Virga Thursday late-night All genres. It is requested if you have nowhere to go that you stay for the next performer.  
CLOSED Cup of Joe #2 Joe Virga Friday afternoon First Timers at NERFA. It is requested if you have nowhere to go that you stay for the next performer.  
CLOSED Cup of Joe #3 Joe Virga Friday late-night Professional Performers. In the Round Invitation only.  
CLOSED Cup of Joe #4 Joe Virga Saturday afternoon First Timers at NERFA. It is requested if you have nowhere to go that you stay for the next performer.  
CLOSED Cup of Joe #5 Joe Virga Saturday late-night All genres. It is requested if you have nowhere to go that you stay for the next performer.  
CLOSED Crab Donkey Showcases  Mark Smith   Friday afternoon    
CLOSED Acoustic Live in NYC  Richard Cuccaro Friday late-night Singer/songwriter. $10 donation requested.   
CLOSED Mavens Music Tamara Kater Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night    
CLOSED PRIDE Jessica Wrubel  Thursday late-night    
CLOSED It's Folkin' Awesome  Jessica Wrubel  Friday late-night, Saturday late-night    
CLOSED Uncorked Loretta Sawyer Thursday late-night, Friday late-night   Open to all. Put UNCORKED at NERFA in subject line when emailing.  
CLOSED Ripton Community Coffeehouse  Richard Ruane  Friday late-night     
CLOSED Submerging Artists Hugh O'Doherty Saturday afternoon     
CLOSED Fool's Hill Music Michael Jerling Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night    
CLOSED Musical Chairs Brad Yoder Saturday afternoon, Saturday late-night    
CLOSED The Song Box George Trapani Friday late-night    
OPEN Lilfest Nancy Emrich Freeman Thursday late-night, Friday afternoon, Friday late-night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday late-night Eclectic. LilFest Showcases are Expense sharing showcases, Rick Drost Co-host This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OPEN More LilFest Nancy Emrich Freeman Thursday late-night, Friday afternoon, Friday late-night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday late-night Eclectic. LilFest Showcases are Expense sharing showcases, Rick Drost Co-host This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CLOSED Radio Nowhere NERFA Newbies  Joltin' Joe Pszonek Thursday late-night All genres. First-time NERFA attendees only.  
CLOSED Radio Nowhere Invitational Joltin' Joe Pszonek Friday late-night    
CLOSED Rhode Trip Terry Kitchen Friday late-night    
CLOSED Somerville Songwriter Sessions Terry Kitchen Saturday late-night    
CLOSED Alan Rowoth & Sally Johnson Present: The Big Orange Tarp Sally Johnson Friday afternoon, Friday late-night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday late-night    
OPEN Fresh Meet:  New Faces at NERFA NERFA Friday late-night, Saturday late-night All genres. First-time NERFA attendees only! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CLOSED Andy's SoWeBo Music Series Baltimore Andy Rubin Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night    
OPEN All Music Starts Local / Monday @ Modella Nadia Piotrowsky Friday late-night, Saturday afternoon All genres; 45 minute slots, in the round with 2 other performers (approx 3 songs each). Please email video and bio. NOTE:  Friday night is NERFA first-timers ONLY. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OPEN People's Music Network Song Circle Pat Lamanna Friday late-night, Saturday late-night Open song circle: Songs of Freedom & Struggle. The People’s Music Network is a diverse community of singers, artists, activists and allies that cultivates music and cultural work as catalysts for a just and peaceful world. No pre-registration, just come. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OPEN Music for the New Revolution David Heitler-Klevans Saturday late-night Political/topical/social justice music. Performers will be asked to contribute $15 towards showcase costs. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CLOSED Kicking Down NERFA Ernest Tokay Saturday late-night    
OPEN Decent Exposure Sam Edelston Thursday late-night Any genre -- surprise us!  3 acts in the round (approx 2 songs each). Please tell (A) how many showcases you already have, (B) 1-2 sentences about what you do, and (C) what time slots you're available for. Acts that currently have 0-3 showcases will be given a slot immediately. Acts with 4+ showcases will be put on a waiting list to fill out the program if needed. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CLOSED Birds of a Feather/SSG in the Flamingo Room Clark Paddock Thursday late-night, Friday late-night    
CLOSED Mankita's Room Jay Mankita Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday late-night    

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