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

2017 Keynote Speaker Kathy Mattea. Read the press release.

2017 Keynote Speaker Kathy Mattea. 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"). 

2017 Conference

We had a very successful conference in May!


We have a few t-shirts left from our conference. Buy yours today!

Conference Program Book

The conference program book includes the complete schedule of conference events. You can preview the program book now (from our conference committee chair, Art Menius's, web site). The book will be available in hard copy at the conference.

Official Showcases Announced

Congratulations to the artists who were selected to perform an official showcase! View the schedule.

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.