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Local 1000 was created by and for traveling musicians. No matter where you live in Canada or the U.S., if you tour on the folk, bluegrass and acoustic music circuit, Local 1000 is for you.

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Deering Vega Long Neck Banjo Raffle

Local 1000 is raffling off a Deering Vega® Long Neck banjo, with a head signed by Pete Seeger and Peggy Seeger, to help us raise funds for Local 1000’s important work. Tickets are $50 each, and we will only be selling 230 tickets (in celebration of 23 years of Local 1000.)

This raffle is open to the public, and there is a limit of 10 tickets per person. The winner will be drawn in February 2017 at the Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City.

P2 Fees May Go Up

This week we got the bad news that the US Customs and Immigration Service has proposed a fee increase to the I-129 petition related to P and O permits. If the proposed increase is adopted, the fee to the Department of Homeland Security will go up to $460 (currently it is $325).

If you are planning to apply for a P or O permit this year, the Canadian Federation of Musicians office recommends you get your application in by no later than July 5th if at all possible.

Local 1000 Statement on SERFA and new anti-LGBT Laws in North Carolina

Dear Brothers and Sisters,   The South East Regional Folk Alliance Conference (SERFA) is coming up soon at the Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina. No doubt many of you are aware that North Carolina has recently passed controversial laws targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens. Montreat Center has issued a public statement […]

AFM Efforts to Improve Entry to US and Introduction of BEATS Act


New Deal Winter 2016

The Winter 2016 edition of New Deal is now available

Member Gathering at Ashokan Center, May 2016

Join your Union Sisters & Brothers at the Local 1000 Gathering, May 2-4, 2016 at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY.

The annual gathering is our chance to meet, discuss, organize, share meals and make music. As part of the gathering, Local 1000 will hold our Spring Membership Meeting.


  • 27 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
    Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference
    Austin, TX
  • 5 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
    Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) Conference
    Bellvue, WA
  • 16 Oct 2017 - 17 Oct 2017
    L1K Executive Board Meeting
    New York, NY

New Deal

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