Alan Rowoth & Sally Johnson Present: The Big Orange Tarp #NERFA2017

by AlanRowoth on November 6, 2017

Fiske Room (across the hall from 2045)

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Friday Afternoon


Friday Night
11:45p-12:30a Neale Eckstein & Friends
3:00 Open Circle


Saturday Afternoon


Saturday Night
3:00 Open Circle


Sally and I are very excited about this year’s lineup. A mix of old friends and new. All high quality, bookable (except maybe Eric Schwartz, you have to talk with him about that…) acts that reflect the best of what our region has to offer.I encourage all of you presenters and DJ’s to come and camp out, enjoy Sally’s excellent refreshments and make the most of our efforts. If you are a musician, our open circles are outstanding and a great place to network with other musicians. (And a great way for Sally and I to hear you, because we don’t showcase artists that we haven’t heard perform live.)

Ordinarily, I sign up for the excellent NERFA mentoring program, but I got tied up with other stuff in the runup to the conference and didn’t reach out to Doctor Bob before it was too late. I was hoping to present my live streaming workshop that I shared this year at SERFA. SWRFA, and FarWest to enthusiastic participants, but the programming committee didn’t find a place for it in the NERFA schedule. So I am considering doing some ad hoc mentoring on the how and why of live streaming your music. I’m talking hardware, software, platforms, monetization. A pretty comprehensive overview of this technology that I think couldn’t be more timely. Check out my blog post regarding Far West and you can read some of the handouts I created.

If you are interested in learning more about this, send me an email to and we’ll see if I can find a time to talk with you about it. We are blessed to have some wonderful formal showcase artists playing in our room, but here is a smattering of videos from fine artists we are presenting who didn’t make the formals. We give great room.



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