Conferences of Note

Folk Music Business Conference Set for Sept. 6, 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia

Two regional affiliates of Folk Alliance International -- an association that seeks to foster and promote contemporary, traditional and multicultural folk music -- will host a joint one-day mini-conference on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia. [For details on the event -- including a 10-act juried showcase that is open to the public -- click on the headline.]
AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at SERFA Conference in May

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at SERFA Conference in May

Nearly 200 people are expected to converge on the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Asheville, May 14-18, 2014, for the seventh annual Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) Conference -- an extended weekend of contemporary and traditional folk music, networking, and learning opportunities. John McCutcheon is the keynote speaker. AcousticMusicScene.com will host late-night song swaps and a Midnight Hoot on the opening night. [To read the full article -- including listings of artists performing in official and AcousticMusicScene.com showcases -- click on the headline.]

FARM, NERFA Offer Juried Showcase Opportunities

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) and Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA), regional chapters of Folk Alliance International, are both currently accepting applications for juried showcases during their respective annual conferences this fall. All showcase entries must be submitted online. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]

NERFA, SERFA to Host One-Day Mini-Conference in Virginia

Two regional chapters of Folk Alliance International have slated a first-of-its-kind inter-regional one-day mini-conference. The Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) and Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) will hold the event at Unity of Charlottesville in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Registration forms and showcase applications are now available on the NERFA website. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]

Showcase Artists Chosen for 2014 Bluegrass Ramble

Thirty artists and bands have been selected to participate in the Bluegrass Ramble series of showcases slated to take place at select venues throughout downtown Raleigh, North Carolina during the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass 2014, Sept. 30-Oct. 4. [To continue reading this article and see the list of Bluegrass Ramble showcase artists, click on the headline.]

Singer-Songwriters Flock to Cape May, NJ, March 28-29

The maddening crowds of summer won’t be there, but several hundred performing artists and others engaged in the music business are expected to converge on the historic Victorian-lined New Jersey seaside resort community of Cape May, March 28-29, 2014, for the seventh annual Singer-Songwriter Cape May conference. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]
NERFA Hosts One-Day Mini-Conference in NJ

NERFA Hosts One-Day Mini-Conference in NJ

Showcase artists have recently been selected and workshops and panel discussions have been lined-up for the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) New Jersey Area One-Day Mini-Conference slated for Saturday, April 5. Presented in partnership with The Sanctuary Concerts and The Folk Project at the Presbyterian Church (240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ) that is home to The Sanctuary Concerts, the event, which extends from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., is designed to give artists, presenters, DJs, agents and others engaged in the folk music scene a small taste of what takes place during the annual NERFA Conference each fall. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]
Everything's Up to "Folk" in Kansas City

Everything’s Up to “Folk” in Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri may be better known for jazz, blues, barbecue chefs and the football Chiefs. However, more than 2,000 people are expected to converge on this midwestern U.S. metropolis Feb. 19-23, 2014, for the 26th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference and a new Winter Music Camp that will run concurrently with it. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]
Quebec, Scandinavian Folk Artists Showcase Their Talents During APAP Conference in NYC

Quebec, Scandinavian Folk Artists Showcase Their Talents During APAP Conference in NYC

Talented artists from the Canadian province of Quebec and the Scandinavian nations of Sweden and Denmark teamed up for an evening of musical showcases in New York City that was a highlight of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference, Jan. 10-14. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]

Presenting Bluegrass is Panel’s Focus at 2014 APAP Conference

“Presenting Bluegrass: Engaging a New Audience” was the topic of a special interest professional development session during the 57th Annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference held in New York City, Jan. 10-14, 2014. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]
People's Music Network Winter Gathering Set for Jan. 24-26 in NYC

People’s Music Network Winter Gathering Set for Jan. 24-26 in NYC

There will be lots of jamming and singing of socially relevant songs, a series of mini-concerts, and an array of workshops during the People’s Music Network’s 2014 Winter Gathering in New York City, Jan. 24-26. Unity through Diversity is the theme of this year’s annual event, which has taken place in various locales since 1977. [To continue reading this preview, click on the headline.]
Performing Arts Presenters, Artists Gather in New York City, Jan. 10-14, 2014

Performing Arts Presenters, Artists Gather in New York City, Jan. 10-14, 2014

Several thousand people are expected to converge on New York City, Jan. 10-14, 2014, for the annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP). Now in its 57th year, the global performing arts conference and marketplace will feature more than 1000 artist showcases, a large EXPO Hall featuring nearly 400 exhibitors, daily plenary sessions and keynote speakers, and a wide array of professional development workshops and forums. [To read a conference preview, click on the headline.]