So, next week it’s the fabulous #SERFA: the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance annual conference in beautiful Montreat, North Carolina. This year, Andy’s presenting one workshop, facilitating another, and playing 4 guerrilla showcases and a private event in the course of the 3.5-day conference. His workshop is on Mentoring Youth, specifically the history, philosophy, and practice of Acoustic Kids Showcases- with Andy May. Steve Johnson of MerleFest will join him to give the festival’s point of view. #SwiftRiverMusic is also a conference sponsor this year. All the details are in the event listing, below.
Andy’s schedule for the conference:
Writing About Folk Music
Facilitator: Andy May
Panelists: Garret K. Woodward, Jim Rooney, Eddie Huffman
Thursday, 4:00 PM-5:30 pm
Mentoring Youth From Communities to Festivals: The Acoustic Kids Showcases Story
Presenter: Andy May Panelist: Steve Johnson
Saturday, 1:45-3:00 PM
Simply Music (Presenter: Chari Huntzberry)
11:00 pm Writers round with Andy May and Shelby Sanders
Lakeside Traddies on Parade (Presenter: Andy Cohen)
12:00 Midnight: Andy May
8:00-10:00 pm Private event
Lakeside Traditional Music (Presenter: Andy Cohen)
11:50 pm Linda McRae, Ash Devine, Andy May, Mara Levine
Saturday (Sunday am):
Lakeside Roots and Sources: Traditional Music from Ballads
to blues (Presenter: Just Vinny)
1:15 am Chip Wilson, Just Vinny blues, Andy May
Saturday, 8:30-9:00 pm: Swift River Music Is the sponsor for the Saturday evening Official Showcase break. Come visit with Andy during the meet-and-greet!
SERFA is the Southeastern regional chapter of Folk Alliance International. 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”).