Folk Alliance annual conference moving to Chattanooga

People attend a previous Folk Alliance International conference. (Contributed photo from Folk Alliance International/southeastern regional chapter)

SERFA, the southeastern regional chapter of Folk Alliance International, has outgrown the Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina and will move its annual conference to Chattanooga for the next five years, according to Executive Director Art Menius.

Next year's conference will be held May 15-19, 2019, at The Chattanoogan. The event is designed for industry professionals rather than fans, bringing together artists, songwriters, presenters, DJs and other industry types.

Member states

AlabamaArkansasFloridaGeorgiaKentuckyLouisianaMississippiNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaTennesseeVirginiaWest Virginia

photo People attend a previous Folk Alliance International conference. (Contributed photo from Folk Alliance International/southeastern regional chapter)

"We're very excited that SERFA is moving to Chattanooga," said Mary Howard Ade, music marketing manager with the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau, which was involved in bringing the conference to Chattanooga.