Want to join the folk music scene? Mini-conference in Chatham can get you started, April 5

So you want to be an acoustic performer…where to start?

Marci Geller is among the showcase performers scheduled for a music conference in Chatham on April 5, 2014.

Marci Geller is among the showcase performers scheduled for a music conference in Chatham on April 5, 2014.

Try the Presbyterian Church in Chatham on April 5, 2014. The Northeast Regional Folk Alliance is staging a mini-conference there, hosted by the Sanctuary concert series and the Folk Project.

It runs from 10 am to 9 pm and will include sessions in which venue bookers, radio DJs, booking agents and promoters…

  • Instantly critique a song from your CD, revealing why some songs make the radio while others don’t, and what it takes to get bookings.
  • Share tips on how to build a tour, and how to develop a coffeehouse or concert series.
  • Discuss how to market yourself, grow an audience and make money doing it.

Ten artists also will perform 15-minute sets, starting at 4 pm. Scheduled performers are:

Jeremiah Birnbaum

Marci Geller

Thea Hopkins

The Levins

Low ‘n Lonesome

Lindsay May

Paddy Mills

Rebecca Pronsky

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes

WOOL&GRANT

Tickets for the full day are $50; if you’re just coming for the singer showcase, admission is $10.  Register here.

The church is at 240 Southern Boulevard. Call 732-828-8770 for more details.

 

 



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