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 October 18, 2018

  Showcase Name Assigned Room Host Name   Sessions Submission Guidelines Submission Contact Info
OPEN Access Film Music BLUE  2105 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. 
OPEN Access Film Music RED   2103 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. 
CLOSED Acoustic Live in NYC  2062 Richard Cuccaro Friday late-night Singer/songwriter. $10 donation requested.   
CLOSED AcousticMusicScene.com  2031 Michael Kornfeld  Friday afternoon, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night    
CLOSED AcousticMusicScene.com Midnight Hoot 2031 Michael Kornfeld  Thursday late-night    
CLOSED Alan Rowoth & Sally Johnson Present: The Big Orange Tarp Fiske Sally Johnson Friday afternoon, Friday late-night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday late-night    
OPEN All Music Starts Local / Monday @ Modella 2077 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.
CLOSED Andy's SoWeBo Music Series Baltimore 2080 Andy Rubin Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night    
CLOSED Around Robin 2035 Robin Greenstein Thursday late-night    
OPEN Around Robin Mad About Trad 2035 Robin Greenstein Friday late-night Traditional music only. Only a couple of slots left. 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 2063 Clark Paddock Thursday late-night, Friday late-night    
OPEN Cover Your Friends 2104 Cover Your Friends Friday late-night Music by Friends. Each performer will get a 10 minute slot to introduce a song written by a friend by talking about your relationship with that friend' and then playing the cover written by that friend. Proposals should include the name of the friend and the title of the song. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CLOSED Crab Donkey Showcases  2039 Mark Smith   Friday afternoon    
CLOSED Cup of Joe #1 2065 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 2065 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 2065 Joe Virga Friday late-night Professional Performers. In the Round Invitation only.  
CLOSED Cup of Joe #4 2065 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 2065 Joe Virga Saturday late-night All genres. It is requested if you have nowhere to go that you stay for the next performer.  
CLOSED Decent Exposure 2039 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.  
OPEN Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend 2092 Diane Perry Friday afternoon All genres. Self-host / co-host in an afternoon showcase room with our MidWest colleagues Diamonds in the Rust, Rod and Annie Capps, and Jan Krist and Jim Bizer. Send inquiry email with phone number, links, mp3s, phone number, and put “NERFA FRIDAY CO-HOST 2018” or audition by phone. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CLOSED Focus Music 2039 Mark Smith Friday late-night    
CLOSED Folk 'N Great Music Fiske Cheryl Kagan Thursday late-night    
CLOSED Folk Without Borders 2121 Justin Nordell Friday afternoon, Saturday afternoon    
CLOSED Fool's Hill Music 2072 Michael Jerling Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night    
OPEN Fresh Meet:  New Faces at NERFA 2084 Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale 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 Gathering Time and Space 2035 Stuart Markus Saturday late-night    
CLOSED Godfrey Daniels 2096 Brian McCloskey Friday late-night All types under the umbrella of Folk. The legendary Godfrey Daniels, since 1976. www.GodfreyDaniels.org  
OPEN Headliner/Sideman Showdown 2092 Diane Perry Thursday late-night All Genres - Show me your artistry! Your act backs up the previous act for their last song, then you have 15-20 minutes alone, then get the next act as back up for your last song. Musically meet your colleagues, and cross-pollinate your audience. Send email with mp3, link, and phone number. Or audition over the phone! Put “NERFA THURSDAY GUERRILLA 2018” in the subject line. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CLOSED It's Folkin' Awesome  2028 Jessica Wrubel  Friday late-night, Saturday late-night    
CLOSED Kicking Down NERFA 2081 Ernest Tokay Saturday late-night    
CLOSED Kucharik & Alvanos Present 2109 Amy Kucharik Friday late-night, Saturday late-night Open to all genres; we encourage eclectic instruments. Please let us know your preferred time, solo vs ensemble, and how many showcases you already have.  
OPEN Lilfest 2068 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 Local 1000 Showcase-Free Zone Twain Eve Goldberg Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night Our idea is for our room to be a respite from the craziness of the showcase floor, a space where anyone can come hang out, share a song, and play music with their colleagues in a non-competitive, fun environment. The room will run Thursday to Saturday night, and each night we ask several Local 1000 members to host the sessions.  
OPEN Lyrical Nonsense 2092 Diane Perry and Rachel Marie Friday late-night All Genres - 30 minute slots - each with 3 acts in the round. Showcasing songwriters who care deeply about their craft, but without taking themselves too seriously! Send email with mp3, link and phone number. Put “NERFA FRIDAY GUERRILLA 2018” in the subject line. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CLOSED Mad About Trad with The Royal Yard 2035 Stuart Markus Saturday afternoon Traditional only. This showcase is expressly for performances of trad music, mainly for acts for whom trad is a significant component of their repertoire. Modern interpretations of trad songs certainly welcome.  
CLOSED Mankita's Room 2056 Jay Mankita Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday late-night    
CLOSED Mavens Music 2118 Tamara Kater Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night    
OPEN More LilFest 2069 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 Music for the New Revolution 2043 David Heitler-Klevans Saturday afternoon 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.
OPEN Music for the New Revolution 2058 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 Musical Chairs 2039 Brad Yoder Saturday afternoon, Saturday late-night    
CLOSED One Up, One Down, One Cover 2092 Scott Krokoff Saturday afternoon, Saturday late-night One uplifting song, one dark song, and one cover. 15 min slots.  
OPEN People's Music Network Song Circle 2073 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.  
CLOSED Philadelphia Music Co-op 2121 Justin Nordell Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night    
CLOSED PRIDE 2028 Jessica Wrubel  Thursday late-night    
CLOSED Radio Nowhere Invitational 2100 Joltin' Joe Pszonek Friday late-night    
CLOSED Radio Nowhere NERFA Newbies  2100 Joltin' Joe Pszonek Thursday late-night All genres. First-time NERFA attendees only.  
CLOSED Rhode Trip 2043 Terry Kitchen Friday late-night    
CLOSED Ripton Community Coffeehouse  2058 Richard Ruane  Friday late-night     
CLOSED Singer Songwriter Heaven 2097 John Hamilton Friday late-night, Saturday late-night    
CLOSED Somerville Songwriter Sessions 2043 Terry Kitchen Saturday late-night    
OPEN  Songs of Bravery 2108 Emily Peterson Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night All types. We want to hear your songs and stories of bravery!  http://bit.ly/NERFA-Songs-of-Bravery
CLOSED Submerging Artists 2088 Hugh O'Doherty Saturday afternoon     
CLOSED Susie's House Concerts    2047 Susie Markland Thursday late-night, Friday late-night, Saturday late-night Americana, Folk. Please submit website links and video.  
CLOSED The Song Box 2090 George Trapani Friday late-night    
CLOSED Trespass Music in Flamingo Room 2063 Larry Ahearn Saturday late-night    
CLOSED Troubadours Galore! 2064 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 Uncorked 2076 Loretta Sawyer Thursday late-night, Friday late-night   Open to all. Put UNCORKED at NERFA in subject line when emailing.