(This was a one day event in New Mexico. Stay tuned for information about other one day events in our Region currently being planned. Our Region includes Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.)

What is it?
SWRFA – NM is a one-day conference dedicated to promoting folk music in the state of New Mexico. It is sponsored by the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, or SWRFA, which is the regional arm of the Folk Alliance International; an organization whose mission is to foster and promote traditional, contemporary, and multicultural folk music and related performing arts through education, networking, advocacy, and professional and field development. SWRFA – NM gives New Mexico’s performing folk artists, venue operators, talent buyers, communications personalities and other professionals involved in folk music the chance to meet, to hear and be heard, to network, share mutual concerns and consider innovative ways of expanding public awareness and public access to New Mexico’s rich and varied spectrum of folk music.

SWRFA-NM is a Free event, open to Members of Folk Alliance International AND NON-MEMBERS.

When is it?
Friday, March 28th, 2014, 9:30 am – 9:00 pm

Where is it?
Hotel Santa Fe
1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: (888) 718-8150

Who should attend?
Acoustic musicians, singers and songwriters, venue owners, concert presenters, folk festival producers, radio DJ’s, music journalists, bloggers, publicists, and more!

Why should you attend?
To learn about what Folk Alliance can do for you
To showcase your music
To discover new talent to bring to your venue
To share ideas with other industry professionals
To help build a stronger acoustic music community in New Mexico

How do you register?
Registration is closed for 2014. Please stay tuned for 2015 registration. Thank you for your interest!

Maximum Capacity
Our maximum capacity is 150. At the point that registration requests exceed that number, we will establish a waiting list. So, if for some reason you can no longer attend, please e-mail us and let us know so that a waiting list person can attend in your place.

Evening Juried Showcase

After considerable deliberation, the judges have arrived at our choices for the juried showcase performers to be featured on the evening of March 28th, 2014 at the SWRFA- New Mexico one-day conference. They are:

Larkin Gayl
Carl Struck
Laurianne Fiorentino
Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore
The Buffalo Bill Band
Cactus Tractor

Our congratulations to the winners.

Hotel Accommodations
For those wishing to stay in town, we’ve arranged for a special rate at Hotel Santa Fe, extended for the whole weekend, as follows:
King Bedroom: $135/night
Suite: $162/night

All material submitted by US Postal Service must be addressed as follows
SWRFA-NM c/o frumdahart Productions
PO Box 873
Santa Fe, NM, 87504

Click here for Current Conference Schedule

Sponsored in part by Santa Fe Performance Exchange