Arizona Musician's Summit - June 30th - Prescott, AZ

Colorado Roots Music Summit!

COLORADO ROOTS MUSIC SUMMIT: Sponsored by SWRFA, Swallow Hill Music Association, & Denver Film & Digital.



WHEN: Sunday May 19th, 2024 - 9:30am-6pm

WHERE: Swallow Hill - 71 E Yale Ave. Denver, CO 80210

WHAT: SWRFA Meetup for the Colorado acoustic music industry/community. Networking, educational panels, performance opportunities.

COST: $25 covers meals and materials.




9-9:45am - Registration & Coffee (provided)

9:50-10:15am -  Welcome Remarks - Martin Gilmore, Swallow Hill, Others TBA

10:15am-11am - Presentation 1 - Building a Social Media Strategy 

11:15am-12pm -  Presentation 2 - Sync Licensing 101

12:15pm-1:15pm - Presentation 3 - Mental Health for Musicians

1:15pm-2:15pm - LUNCH - Illegal Pete's  (Provided with registration)

2:15pm-3:15pm - Presentation 4 - Video Basics for Musicians

3pm-3:30pm - Happy hour and community gathering

3:30-6:00pm - Open Mic - Sign up at morning registration


Building a Social Media Strategy -

Host - Antonio Lopez - Antonio Lopez is a Colorado singer/songwriter. His newest album Here We Are is an alluring collection of songs written by an artist wrestling with his ego as he chases success and slow dances with failure. Through the lens of his indigenous Chicano roots, Lopez speaks many truths with gentle precision. 



Daniel Lorenzo - Digital Marketing Manager at Swallow Hill Music Association, and performs with the band Chariots & Charioteers. 


Racyne Parker - An Oregon-raised and Denver-based songwriter, Racyne Parker continues to build community through her music, performances, and social media platforms. As a Top 10 Finalist in the 2024 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest with an upcoming slot at the Women Who Rock the Rockies Festival and new music out (and more on the way), this year is shaping up to be a heck of journey - happy to have you along for the ride!


Sync Licensing 101

Host: Shauna Sweeney - Shauna Sweeney is a singer/songwriter from Denver, Colorado and is the senior manager of concert production at Swallow Hill Music Association.




Ricki Askin- Ricki Askin is a freelance music supervisor with credits spanning across film, TV, and advertising. Recent credits include the Lionsgate theatrical release "Scrambled," and music licensing support for the last 18 months of Ted Talks.


Teresa Suydam - Teresa's musical repertoire extends across various licensing agencies, with notable credits including CBS and The Young and the Restless.


Mental Health for Musicians


Presenter: Dr. Alex Littleton - Dr. Alex Littleton is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-owner of Vivid Psychology Group in Denver, Colorado. He oversees the clinical training program at Vivid Psychology Group for our clinicians and extern students. His specialty areas include: anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, social anxiety, phobias, PTSD, mood disorders, amongst others.


Video Basics for Musicians

Host: Marilyn Walker - Singer/songwriter from Boulder, Colorado




Steef Seely of Denver Film & Digital - Steef Sealy launched Denver Film & Digital in 1999, figuring it was the perfect use of his education and experience.  He earned his BFA in Theater at the University of Denver, and his MFA in Cinematography at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. 


Chris Seely of Denver Film & Digital - Chris Seely began her film career in producing news programming in Cheyenne, WY and for CBS in Los Angeles. She now writes, produces, conducts interviews and edits film at Denver Film & Digital.




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