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NERFA 2024

Nov 21, 2024 at 2:00 PM to Nov 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM

Holiday Inn
88 Spring St
Portland, Maine 04101


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Required: Early Bird Registration, Conference Registration, or Conference Registration

Embodying Songs & Empowering Community


Moira Smiley's four-hour pre-conference masterclass will equip attendees with innovative tools for creating and sharing music. Perfect for NERFA's community sings!

Drawing from her experience with diverse artists, folk projects, and her deep study of traditional songs, Moira integrates percussive movement and vocal techniques into songwriting and arranging. The class will enhance your musical expression, help you tell your stories through music, and boost your confidence in taking leadership roles. You'll explore traditional and new musical forms, expanding your vocal and expressive capabilities. Join this inspiring session to learn from a revered and multi-talented artist and experience a transformational musical journey.


Private Showcase Host (1 Night)

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Private Showcase Host (All Nights)


Exhibit Hall Table (NERFA Community)

This will give you your own exhibit hall table 10x10 booth at the year's NERFA.

Exhibit Hall hours are:
  • Friday 11:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Saturday 11:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Sunday 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Setup times are available both Wednesday and Thursday for Exhibit Hall participants.

Thursday Dinner


Friday Breakfast


Friday Dinner


Saturday Breakfast


Saturday Dinner


Sunday Breakfast



Northeast Regional Folk Alliance

Join NERFA's enriching programs: Young Folk for emerging artists, Music 101 for skill-building, Tour Support Concert Series to boost live shows, Wisdom of the Elders for sharing experiences, and On the Griddle to showcase new talent. Elevate your fol

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Refund Policy
For a full refund, requests must be submitted to prior to September 1, 2024.
Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations after September 1 can be made for credit for next year's conference ONLY.
Cancellations can not be made after November 1, 2024.
Meal orders cannot be cancelled after November 1, 2024.
Item Transfer Policy
Registrations are non-transferable.
Miscellaneous Policies
Bands and Groups will have the total registration cost capped at $750 total. If you are planning on performing with a group whose costs would exceed that please reach out to so we can help coordinate your discount.

Are you interested in getting more involved? Volunteer to join the NERFA Routers team at this year's conference!

NERFA strives to provide opportunties for all community members, if you would like to apply for our scholarship program please do!
Event Summary

Get ready for the NERFA Conference, November 21-24, 2024! Experience the 30th anniversary of our annual conference both virtually and in-person! It will be packed with networking, education, and professional opportunities! Join us at the beautiful Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, ME for showcases and events. This year, enjoy educational panels, peer group sessions, an exhibit hall, nightly keynotes, official, private, and virtual showcases, plus a juried opportunity for a professionally recorded EPK Video, sponsored by our partners at B&H. Don't miss it!

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