FARM announces Sue Kessell for 2016 Lantern Bearer Award

Sue Kessell colorSue’s lifelong love of Folk music began in her teens with Jewish youth group and a much older brother, who was an avid fan of all kinds of music. Upon hearing that she liked the Folk music of the 1960s, he said she had to hear where it all began and introduced her to the albums of the Weavers from his large record collection.

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FARM Announces Sally Potter for 2016 Folk Tradition in the Midwest Lifetime Award

Sally Potter

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is a powerhouse in the Mid-Michigan folk music community as a singer, song leader and successful producer of acoustic music events. In 2003, she founded the Mid-Winter Singing Festival, a huge gathering of singing enthusiasts for a weekend of musical fun. In 2007, she was awarded a Crystal Award by the City of East Lansing for her “outstanding contribution to community life.”

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Official FARM Playlist

We are currently featuring our 2015 Official Showcase artists! Give a listen - you can expect more of this at this year's FARM conference!

Friends of FARM

Wayne Greene (
Sandy Andina
West Bethesda Folk Music Concerts
Ten Pound Fiddle
Sue Kessell (WNUR)
Simeon Peebler
Deb Kirmer - Last Minute Folk Concerts
Mark Dvorak
Prairie Lights Bookstore
Kari Estrin
Annie Capps

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Future FARM Dates

Dates for future FARM Conferences

In Iowa City, IA
* October 27 - 30, 2016
* October 19 - 22, 2017

Location to be announced
* October 25 - 28, 2018
* October 24 - 27, 2019
* October 29 - November 1, 2020

Member States & Provinces

North Dakota
South Dakota