It is time to register for FARMette

It is time to Register for FARM’s one day conference


May 2, 2015
Held at Camp Palmer near Fayette, Ohio

The Official Showcase submission period is now closed, judging is underway and we expect to announce the 10 performers by the end of the month. If you submitted, thank you. We offer two showcase opportunities at FARMette, the Official Showcase and Performance Lane. The selection for Performance Lane is based on the order of conference registration. Register early to secure your opportunity to perform at FARMette.

Click here for FARMette registration

So, what is FARMette? FARMette is the one day version of our annual conference and includes:

10 Official (juried) Showcase performances
18 Performance Lane performances
Career development workshops
A venue discussion group
Late night jam & song circle
Low cost registration with meals included
Overnight accommodations (bunk house) available

FARMette Showcase Deadline: One Week Away

We’re still keeping our ears peeled for the 10 performers to star in our showcase on May 2nd. Procrastinators, it’s your turn! Next weekend, the door closes. You have this last week to make it happen.

Singer-songwriters, new-folk guitarists, folk dancers, lore poets, and the like: submit your videos by Saturday, February 28th.

Original call for submissions:
Complete instructions:
For more information: E-mail B. Ryan B.

Calling All Showcase Performers

Want something more than just a chance to jam? How about a chance to show venue managers, house concert hosts, and folk DJs that you’re among the best around?

You have just 3 weeks left to throw your hat in the ring! Performers wishing to showcase their talent at FARMette on May 2nd must complete their submission by February 28th.

Original call for submissions:
Complete instructions:
For more information: E-mail B. Ryan B.

FARM seeks nominations for Lifetime Award

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is seeking nominations for its 2015 Folk Tradition in the Midwest Lifetime Award to be presented at our annual conference in Iowa City, IA on October 22, 2015.

The Annual Folk Tradition in the Midwest Lifetime Award is awarded at the annual FARM Gathering to a living individual who resides in the Midwest and whose involvement in the Midwest folk music and dance community: 1) has been of significant duration, 25 years or more; 2) has been of significant intensity; 3) has involved significant service to the Midwest folk community; 4) has reached, and reaches, beyond a single sector, such as concert performance, into the wider community; and 5) has extended folk music and/or dance outward, into the wider community. The FARM Board has standardized nomination and selection procedures for this award, which is growing in meaning and prestige and which serves not only to honor one person, but to increase awareness of and strengthen ties within and beyond the Midwest folk music and dance community.

For more information click here.             Download a nominations form.

What’s happening at FARM? Lots!

Check below and on this website for all the details:

  • IOWA WELCOME – A day of music, lyrics & poetry. February 15th at The Mill in Iowa City.

  • FARMette 2015 on May 2nd at Camp Palmer in Northwest Ohio.

  • FARMette 2015 registration is now open.

  • FARMette 2015 is now accepting Official Showcase Submissions (juried showcase)

Official FARM Playlist

We are currently featuring artists who will be performing at the Mill IOWA WELCOME on Sun., Feb. 15th in Iowa City.

Future FARM Dates

Dates for future FARM conferences in Iowa City, IA

* October 22 - 25, 2015
* October 27 - 30, 2016
* October 19 - 22, 2017

2014 Friends of FARM

Sandy Andina
Sue Kessell (WNUR)
Kerry Patrick Clark
Simeon Peebler
Wayne Greene (
Deb Kirmer - Last Minute Folk
The Gordons
West Bethesda Folk Music Concerts
Ten Pound Fiddle

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

FARM Member States

North Dakota
South Dakota