[FAR-West] NERFA conflict: Baaaad.
Bruce at qnoteproductions.com
Wed Oct 18 11:26:33 EDT 2006
The principal reason for the dates this year came about because of the
hotels availability and cost. We received a substantial reduction in cost as
this is the week in which the Marriot has the lowest use. California
Government does not book the hotel for any related business for this week.
The hotel is used extensively out side of these days by Government agencies
and other programs. It has also, with the exception of the NERFA conflict
been a very good choice for us. I know of some who wanted to attend both
and will not be able to as they are only one week apart. All aspects will be
looked at for next year I can assure you, however even with the growth we
are not in a position as yet to dictate what we would like for conference
Previously we had a conflict with SWRFA. After we scheduled our first
conference some months after they scheduled the same weekend. This next year
SERFA (South East Region Folk Alliance) will host their first annual
conference. We will hope that it will not conflict with all the others
already in place, FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest) SWRFA (South West
Region Folk Alliance) and Folk Alliance Canada, all which are region within
the North America Folk Alliance. Of course the Folk Alliance Conference
itself will now be in Memphis as its permanent home but every 5th year will
be held in Canada.
The regions are all trying to plan around each other. It is an interesting
dance to say the least. Sometimes, and this conferences dates are an
example, you take what works best for the Region. In this case the
availability and overall cost made a huge difference.
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> Subject: [FAR-West] NERFA conflict: Baaaad.
> There seem to be a good handful of folks who attend both NERFA and Far-
> There are promoters that come from seriously far away, including a handful
> of folks from the Northeast.
> For lots of people, Folk Alliance regionals are the big contact with that
> regional market. As a performer and as a company rep (Kyser) I would
> absolutely hate to choose between Far-West and NERFA, because it would
> seriously impact my entire year's routing.
> At SWRFA, I landed a good bit of work in the South. I expect NERFA and
> Far-West will yield the same in the respective regions. If for some reason
> had to choose NERFA or Far-West next year, it could mean significantly
> work in that region. I for sure wouldn't want to make venues, radio
> promoters, or company reps choose. Or artists.
> See everybody soon!
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