Posts tagged "Michael Kornfeld"

NERFA Conference Returns to Stamford, CT, Nov. 9-12 – Celebrating Music and Community

More than 700 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. 9-12, for the 23rd Annual Northeast Regional Folk Alliance 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 article -- which includes listings of all the artists performing in juried Formal and Semi-Formal Showcases, as well as those hosted by AcousticMusicScene.com -- click on the headline.]

Michael Kornfeld Elected President of NERFA

Michael Kornfeld, editor & publisher of AcousticMusicScene.com, was elected as president of the board of directors of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) during its annual conference at the Crowne Plaza in Stamford, CT, Nov. 10-13. Kornfeld had previously served as the nonprofit organization’s vice president. NERFA is the largest regional affiliate of Folk Alliance International, a Kansas City-based organization (on whose board he also serves) that seeks to nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community – traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional – through education, advocacy and performance. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Song Swaps at 10th Annual Huntington Folk Festival, July 26

Tom Paxton headlines the 10th Annual Huntington Folk Festival on Sunday, July 26 at Heckscher Park, Main Street (Route 25A) and Prime Avenue, in Huntington, New York -- located on Long Island, about an hour from Manhattan. Extending from noon until l0:30 p.m., the free festival –- co-presented by the Folk Music Society of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council –- is part of the 50th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival. To continue reading this article and see the complete schedule for the festival, 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.]
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 Creator Runs for Folk Alliance International Board

AcousticMusicScene.com Creator Runs for Folk Alliance International Board

Folk Alliance International members are casting votes this month for one or more -- up to five -- individuals to serve on the nonprofit organization’s board of directors. Among the candidates is Michael Kornfeld, editor and publisher of AcousticMusicScene.com. Currently in his third term on the board of FAI’s largest regional affiliate and the president of a volunteer-run nonprofit presenting organization on Long Island (NY), Kornfeld advocates broader representation of FAI’s constituencies on its governing board. [To read the article in its entirety, click on the headline.]
AcousticMusicScene.com Co-Sponsors Aug. 25 Picnic and Mini-Folk Festival in New York

AcousticMusicScene.com Co-Sponsors Aug. 25 Picnic and Mini-Folk Festival in New York

Hundreds of folk & bluegrass music lovers are expected to gather at the New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps (200 Congers Road, New City, New York) on Sunday afternoon, August 25 for the fourth annual picnic, singing party, and jam hosted by the Borderline Folk Music Club of Rockland County and co-sponsored by AcousticMusicScene.com. The free event is set for 12-6 p.m. in the outdoor grassy area adjacent to the parking lot. [To read the full article, which includes a listing of the featured artists and guest emcees, click on the headline.]

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at NERFA Conference, Nov. 8-11, 2012

Some 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, New York, Nov. 8-11, 2012, for the 18th annual Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference. AcousticMusicScene.com will again have a major presence as it hosts afternoon and late-night song swaps, and its popular Midnight Hoot at the close of the conference’s first day. A Midday Hoot the next day, introduced in 2010, will afford more artists opportunities to be heard. [To read the full article and see the AcousticMusicScene.com showcase schedules, click on the headline.]
Borderline Folk Music Club Honors Si Kahn at Annual Picnic, Aug. 26, in Rockland County, NY

Borderline Folk Music Club Honors Si Kahn at Annual Picnic, Aug. 26, in Rockland County, NY

Hundreds of folk & bluegrass music lovers are expected to gather at the New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps (200 Congers Road, New City, New York) on Sunday afternoon, August 26, 2012 for the third annual picnic, singing party, and jam hosted by the Borderline Folk Music Club of Rockland County and co-sponsored by AcousticMusicScene.com. The free event, for which people are expected to bring a cold potluck dish for six, is set for 12-6 p.m. in the outdoor grassy area adjacent to the parking lot. [To read the article in its entirety, click on the headline.]

A Musical Tribute to Woody Guthrie, Artist Showcases Set for June 2 at UMass-Boston

The Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) invites the public to attend a 75-minute, hootenanny-style Musical Tribute to Woody Guthrie and a series of 15-minute artist showcases that will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 3-7 p.m., at the Lipke Auditorium on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus. These special events, for which $10 tickets will be available at the door, are part of a day-long mini-conference featuring workshops and panel discussions that the nonprofit organization is hosting to give artists, presenters, DJs, agents and others engaged in the folk music scene a small taste of what takes place during its annual conference in The Catskills each fall. Proceeds from the events will be shared with WUMB, Boston’s NPR Music...

Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference Set for May 17-20

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 17-20, for the fifth annual Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) Conference -- an extended weekend of contemporary and traditional folk music, networking, education and workshops. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]

Singer-Songwriters Flock to Cape May, New Jersey, March 30-31

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 30-31, for the fifth annual Singer-Songwriter Cape May conference. AcousticMusicScene.com co-creator Glen Roethel will be among the more than 150 showcasing artists, while editor & publisher Michael Kornfeld will be among the panelists discussing "Publicity, Marketing and Social Media for Independent Artists." {To read a short preview of the conference, click on the headline.]