Posts tagged "Lara Herscovitch"
33rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Winners Announced

33rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Winners Announced

Winners have been named in the 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC) produced by the Songwriters’ Association of Washington. Seth Kibel, a composer and woodwind player (saxophone, clarinet and flute), was named the grand prize winner for his song “New Waltz” during a Jan. 22 awards gala at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Virginia. [To continue reading this article -- including listings of the first- and second-place winners in a number of categories and the winners, finalists and honorable mention recipients in the folk/acoustic and folk rock/Americana/roots rock categories -- click on the headline.]

South Florida Folk Festival Set for Jan. 28-29

Suzy Bogguss and Victoria Vox headline the 2017 South Florida Folk Festival. Presented by the nonprofit Broward Folk Club, the festival takes place Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 28-29. More than 40 musicians will perform on two stages at Fort Lauderdale’s Hugh Taylor Birch State Park (3109 E. Sunrise Boulevard, just west of A1A) over the weekend. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at NERFA Conference, Nov. 10-13, in Stamford, CT

Some 800 performing artists, presenters, promoters, agents and managers, folk DJs and others actively engaged in contemporary and traditional folk music will converge on the Crowne Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut, Nov. 10-13, 2016, for the 22nd 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 continue reading this conference preview – including listings of juried and AcousticMusicScene.com showcases -- click on the headline.]

Emerging Artists Showcase Performers Chosen for 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Twenty-four artists/acts have been selected to perform in the Emerging Artists Showcase during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival on Friday afternoon, August 5, 2016, from noon to 4:30 p.m. [To view the list of this year's Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artists Showcase performers and an article previewing the festival, click on the headline.]

South Florida Folk Festival Set for Jan. 17-18

Brother Sun, Gathering Time, Hardin Burns, Harpeth Rising, Passerine and David Roth headline the 2015 South Florida Folk Festival. Presented by the nonprofit Broward Folk Club, the festival takes place Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 17-18. More than 40 musicians will perform on two stages at Fort Lauderdale’s Hugh Taylor Birch State Park (3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., just west of A1A) over the weekend. To continue reading the article -- which includes the complete artist lineup and mention of the 12 finalists in the festival's singer-songwriter competition -- click on the headline.

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at NERFA Conference, Nov. 13-16

More than 800 performing artists, presenters, promoters, agents and managers, folk DJs and others actively engaged in contemporary and traditional folk music will converge on the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, New York, Nov. 13-16, 2014, for the 20th 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 continue reading the article and see the AcousticMusicScene.com showcase schedule, 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.]
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 16-19, 2013, for the sixth annual Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) Conference -- an extended weekend of contemporary and traditional folk music, networking, and learning opportunities. AcousticMusicScene.com will host late-night song swaps. [To read the full article previewing the conference, click on the headline.]

Lara Herscovitch is SolarFest Singer-Songwriter Showcase Winner

Lara Herscovitch, an engaging contemporary singer-songwriter from Connecticut, emerged as the winner from among 10 finalists in the 11th Annual Singer-Songwriter Showcase this month at SolarFest, which bills itself as New England’s renewable energy festival. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Two Long Island-Based Nonprofit Arts Organizations Forge a Partnership To Present and Promote Folk Music Programming

Recognizing the value of collaboration in the arts, two venerable Long Island, New York-based nonprofit arts organizations are doing just that. The Cinema Arts Centre and the Folk Music Society of Huntington are teaming up to present a monthly concert series and also are engaging in other cross-promotional efforts across their respective artistic disciplines. Note: AcousticMusicScene.com's Michael Kornfeld is president of the Folk Music Society of Huntington. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Chuck E. Costa Named Connecticut State Troubadour for 2011-2012

Chuck E. Costa, a talented singer-songwriter from Madison, CT, has been named as Connecticut’s State Troubadour for 2011-2012. He succeeds Lara Herscovitch, the state troubadour for 2009-2010. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Kathy Mattea Headlines Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo

Grammy Award-winning folk/country singer Kathy Mattea will be the Saturday night headliner during the Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo that’s set for Sept. 10-12 in New Haven’s Edgerton Park. [To view the entire article, click on the headline.]