Colorado Roots Music Summit!

Register for the Colorado Roots Music Summit - May 19th, 2024

2024 Registration NOW OPEN!

Registration to our 2024 SWRFA conference is open now: RIGHT HERE

We will begin taking Official Showcase Submissions for 2024 on June 1, 2024 as 12:01am. Submissions will close on June 30th at 11:59pm.

2023 Official Showcase Artists Announced!

The Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) is proud to announce our 2023 Official and Alternate Official Showcase artists! Our panel of judges listened to hundreds of songs before deciding on the following lineup of Official Showcase artists:

Aaron Smith
Brian Wolff
Charlie Chamberlain 
Deer Fellow 
Flamy Grant
Garrett Owen
Heather Pierson Duo
Helene Cronin
Jackson Emmer 
Jaimee Harris 
Jason Erie 
Katie Boeck
Ordinary Elephant 
Rachel Laven 
Robin Bienemann 
Sam Robbins

Our Alternate Official Showcase artists are:

Aleksi Campagne
Brian Kalinec
Jaime Michaels
Teresa Storch

Our sincere thanks to all of those who applied. We hope to see you and your talents at the conference!


The Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build and strengthen the community around folk music and songwriting. Each year, we present a conference in Austin, TX which connects artists, presenters, radio DJs, and fans to the rich, living tradition of folk music in our region, which covers Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico