Conferences of Note

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.]

Showcase Artists Sought for Singer-Songwriter Cape May

Some 150 acts, from solo artists to full bands, will be selected to showcase at various venues over two nights during the seventh annual Singer Songwriter Cape May music business conference set for Friday-Saturday, March 28-29, 2014 in the historic Victorian-lined New Jersey seaside resort community. All artists who submit showcase applications by Jan. 20 will receive free registration for the conference whether or not they are slotted.. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]
AcousticMusicScene.com  Hosts Showcases at NERFA Conference, Nov. 7-10

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at NERFA Conference, Nov. 7-10

More than 800 performing artists, presenters, promoters, agents and managers, folk DJs and others actively engaged in traditional and contemporary folk music will converge on the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY, Nov. 7-10, 2013, for the 19th Annual Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference. AcousticMusicScene.com will again have a major presence as it hosts afternoon and late-night song swaps, in addition to its popular Midnight Hoot at the close of the conference’s first day. [ To read the full article and see the AcousticMusicScene.com showcase schedule, click on the headline.]

2013 Future of Music Summit Set for Oct. 28-29

How might proposed changes to federal copyright law impact musicians and songwriters? How can artists make sense of new digital platforms for generating revenue from their music? How are musicians advancing social change? These are among the many questions to be addressed during the 2013 Future of Music Summit at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 28-29. [To continue reading a short preview of the summit, click on the headline.]

FAR-West Conference Set for Oct. 10-13, 2013 in California

Folk Alliance Region - West (FAR—West) hosts its 10th annual conference on October10-13, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Irvine, California. The event – which draws primarily performing artists, presenters, managers, agents and others engaged more than peripherally in the world of folk and acoustic music – will feature lots of acoustic music showcases, Best of the West Awards, educational panel discussions and workshops, one-to-one mentoring sessions, and networking opportunities. [To continue to read this article previewing the conference, click on the headline.]