May 31st is the deadline for FARM Official Showcase submissions.
The submission process is online and is easy and quick. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be part of the highlight of the FARM Conference on October 24 – 27 in St. Louis, MO.
There are only 21 days remaining to submit for FARM’s Official Showcase. Submissions are done online at:
And don’t forget that registration for the FARM Conference, October 24-27, is now open.
It is time to register for the 2013 FARM Conference on October 24 – 27 in St. Louis, MO.
The online registration system is now up and available. You may of course register by mail. But in any case, now is the time to register. Information about the conference and how to register can be found on our website: http://farmfolk.org/
If you are interested in performing – and there are multiple opportunities – that information can be found on the website too. But you should know, our Performance Lane slots are filled in the order of registration. So register early!!!!
Information about our Official Showcase and how to submit can be found on our website or at: http://www.listeningroomnetwork.com/showcase/rules.php?orgID=1
And if you are interested in hosting a Private Showcase Room, that information can also be found on our website.
The 2013 FARM Conference is shaping up to be a great weekend. Register early.
FARM is looking for nominations for the Folk Tradition in the Midwest Lifetime Award
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.
Past recipients include: Cathy Barton and Dave Para (2012), Bob Blackman (2011), Maggie Ferguson (2009), David Tamulevich (2008), Juel Ulven (2007), Margaret Nelson (2006), Dave Humphreys (2005), Glen & Judi Morningstar (2004), Stan Werbin (2003), Rich Warren (2002), Larry Bruner (2001), Art Thieme (2000)
To download a Nomination Form and instructions click on “Awards”
FARM is ready to accept your submissions for the Official Showcases at the
2013 FARM Conference on October 24-27, 2013 in St. Louis, MO.
For information and to submit:
For 2013 we have partnered with The Listening Room Network to host
submissions and Jeff Robertson will be the showcase committee coordinator.
Submission fee remains the same as 2012 at $15. All submissions will be
done online using links to your songs. This year we are asking that at least
one of the 3 song submissions be in the form of a video. And while we would
prefer that all three submissions be video we will gladly accept any
combination of audio or video for the other two submissions. The video
submissions need not be a studio production, if fact, the best videos to
submit are those of you in front of the camera, preferably in front of an
audience. The make-up of the act in the submissions should be the same act
make-up as the intended showcase performance. So if you plan on performing
solo, please do not send a link to a recording of you with a band or backup
For additional information, the complete set of requirements and to submit,
please check our showcase submission website. We look forward to hearing
from all of you.