11th Annual Conference May 16-20, 2018
Montreat, NC

2018 SERFA Conference Keynote Speaker Jim Rooney. Read the press release.

2018 SERFA Conference Keynote Speaker Jim Rooney. Read the press release.

For many years, SERFA has held its annual conference at the beautiful Montreat Conference Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The conference spans several days in May, and brings together artists, songwriters, presenters, DJs, and other music industry professionals. Days are filled with informational seminars and workshops, and the evenings are music-filled, with featured performers ("official showcases") followed by late-night shows in intimate settings ("guerrilla showcases"). 

We'll continue to post information about 2018's conference. Registration opens December 1, and official showcases will be announced mid-March. Check the calendar for more dates, and join the Google Group to stay informed! 

SERFA Showcase at 2018 FAI Conference

SERFA is sponsoring a private showcase room at the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City in 2018. This is an additional service to SERFA members. Artists from SERFA states will get first priority, followed by those from other regions who have showcased at SERFA.

To apply, email showcases@serfa.org with your full contact info, website URL, and link to a live performance video. Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2017. Applicants will be notified by December 31, 2017.

Those selected will be required to pay a $40 fee by January 31, 2018 to offset the costs to SERFA of presenting the showcase. Artists are responsible for all of their costs for attending the conference.


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2017 T-Shirts Reduced!

As of Nov. 1, 2017, we've dropped the price of our 10th annual conference t-shirts to $10. Quantities are limited. Buy yours today!

The SERFA Conference Experience

Planning for the 2018 conference will begin soon. To get a feel for what you can expect from the conference, watch the video below. For more SERFA-related videos, visit our YouTube Channel.

A short overview of the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. Music by Marshall Artz. Video by JB Nuttle.