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:

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 Herman
FARM 2015 Official Showcase Coordinator

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
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.

2015 FARMette Official Showcase Performers

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is pleased announce the performers for its FARMette conference on May 2nd.  In alphabetical order, they are:

FARM congratulates these artists who were selected. And our deepest appreciation goes to all of the artist applicants for participating, and for strengthening the field of choices afforded to the judges.

Sincere thanks to our expert judges, for giving freely of their time to select our winners.  Again alphabetically:

Thanks also to Listening Room Network for again providing online resources to facilitate the submission and judging process.

We’re looking forward to another spectacular Official Showcase on May 2nd!

Kitty Donohoe to host song writing workshop

We are pleased to announce that Kitty Donohoe will be hosting a songwriting workshop at FARMette. 

Captukitty-citternring That Song and Finishing It.’  Ideas for songs can flit in and out of your head like fireflies and disappear just as quickly.  How do you grab those bits of melody and lyric and shape them into a performance-ready work?  How do you go from the basic idea to something with substance?’
FARMette has previously announced two additional workshops: Joann Murdock, “Taking it to the next level” and Andy Cohen, “Why it would benefit everybody to study as many traditional players and as much traditional music as they possibly can.”
FARMette is a one day conference hosted by Folk Alliance Region Midwes (FARM) and is being held on Saturday, May 2nd at Camp Palmer in Northwest Ohio. There will be 10 juried showcases, 18 additional showcases, 3 workshops, a venue discussion and late night campfire and jam.

FARMette 2015 on May 2nd

FARMette 2015 flyer

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 (
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

North Dakota
South Dakota