FARM NEEDS YOU! Volunteer, and suggest workshop topics

Ask not what FARM can do for you, but what you can do for FARM!  OK, really it is OK to ask what FARM can do for you.  BUT, there are two things you can do for FARM.  We NEED you!

We need about 6 capable volunteers to staff key positions that need action between now and the conference.  None of these involve a huge amount of work, but they are all important.  Email Smitty at info@farmfolk.org and let us know that you are willing to support your Midwest Folk Conferenece!

Also, we still have room for a few more workshop / panel discussion / educational ideas.  We are almost set for the conference in October, so consider this a ‘last call’ to submit your ideas.  Email our erstwhile and eminent workshop coordinator Charlie Mosbrook at chmosbrook@gmail.com.  We want your input!

Register for FARM 2015 Iowa City Now!

Official Showcase submissions are now closed.   Many thanks to over 100 artists that have submitted for one of these spots.

While one deadline has passed, there are still plenty of reasons to register early for FARM 2015 in Iowa City!  Details about registration, meals, etc. are HERE, and you can go HERE to register today!

PERFORMANCE LANE  is a great opportunity to showcase for DJs, Venues, industry types, and your peers.  A ten minute acoustic set all your own.  Performance Lane spots are awarded first come, first served, based on when you register.  Performance Lane usually fills up, so register soon!

FARM also features great showcases hosted by DJs and Venues.  Only registered musicians are eligible to be presented by one of our amazing DJs or Venues.  Yet another reason to register now!

And of course, there are the PRIVATE SHOWCASES from midnight to 2am every night.  We’re busy signing up hosts for these fun filled (and this year, POOL SIDE!) performance rooms, and they are starting to look for artists to present.  But again, only registered artists are eligible.

And we have even more performance fun in mind, and your conference directors will be considering all registered artists for these yet to be named opportunities.

 

Questions?  Comments?  Email info@farmfolk.org.

 

 

FARM Extension of Official Showcase Deadline!

FARM Extension of Official Showcase Deadline!

Dear FARM Folk,

Thanks to everyone who has submitted for FARM 2015 Official Showcases! We have heard from a few folks who were on the road or otherwise not able to make the deadline, so we are providing an additional two weeks. Also, our apologies to folks who tried to submit last night between 11 p.m. and midnight Central time. Unfortunately, the site got closed at a bit after midnight Eastern time, due to some time zone confusion.

The new deadline for submissions will be midnight Central time at the end of the day June 14, 2015.

For detailed Official Showcase information and online submission/payment forms, point your browser HERE

Once again, we have partnered with The Listening Room Network to host the submission and judging process. The process is the same as last year and the application fee remains at $15 as it has been since 2012.

Two live performance submissions are requested in the form of links to a web page that automatically loads a live performance of a single song in its entirety.

We look forward to hearing from all of you who have not already submitted. Please contact me (email preferred) with any questions or issues. Best wishes and good luck to everyone,

Lee

Lee Herman

FARM 2015 Official Showcase Coordinator

Send all questions to:  windycityhouseconcerts@gmail.com

312-810-3067

Key Dates

June 14, 2015 ​ Showcase​ submission window closes at midnight (Central time) end of day

June 14-July 14, 2015 Judges review submissions

July 15-30, 2015 Selected artists and alternates will be notified privately

July 31, 2015 Finalists and alternates will be announced publicly

October 22-25 FARM Conference in Iowa City, Iowa

FARM 2015 Official Showcase Submissions NOW Being Accepted

Dear FARM Folk,
FARM is now accepting submissions for FARM 2015 Official Showcases! Submissions will be open until midnight Central time end of day May 31, 2015.
For detailed Official Showcase information and online submission/payment forms, point your browser to:
http://www.listeningroomnetwork.com/showcase/rules.php?orgID=6

Once again, we have partnered with The Listening Room Network to host the submission and judging process. The process is the same as last year and the application fee remains at $15 as it has been since 2012.

Two live performance submissions are requested in the form of links to a web page that automatically loads a live performance of a single song in its entirety.
We look forward to hearing from all of you. Please contact me (email preferred) with any questions or issues. A few early birds have already applied but there is plenty of time left for submissions before the end of May!
Best wishes and good luck to everyone,
Lee

Lee Herman
FARM 2015 Official Showcase Coordinator
windycityhouseconcerts@gmail.com
312-810-3067

Key Dates
May 31, 2015 ​ Showcase​ submission window closes at midnight (Central time) end of day
June 1-30, 2015 Judges review submissions
July 1-15, 2015 Selected artists and alternates will be notified privately
July 15, 2015 Finalists and alternates will be announced publicly
October 22-25 FARM Conference in Iowa City, Iowa

Why YOU should come to FARMette

Folk Alliance Region Midwest’s one day conference
FARMette
on May 2nd at Camp Palmer, Fayette, Ohio
Only Two weeks until FARMette
I know you’re thinking about it. But still procrastinating?
So what can I say to move you to register?
How About:
29 Showcase Performances
3 Outstanding Workshops
Late night jamming
Career Networking Opportunities with
8 Venues Represented
2 DJs
2 Agents
Have you checked the attendees list? Are your friends attending?
Don’t miss out. Here’s your chance to attend a Folk Alliance Conference; one day, affordable, convenient location.

Official FARM Playlist

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

Friends of FARM

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

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

Future FARM Dates

Dates for future FARM conferences in Iowa City, IA

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

FARM Member States

Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Manitoba
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
Nunavut
North Dakota
Ohio
Saskatchewan
South Dakota
Wisconsin

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