Private Showcases

2015 Private Showcase Hosts will be listed here in September, 2015


In 2015, we will once again provide an online Private Showcase Schedule application.  Instead of printing the schedule – and since there are multiple ways you’d like to see the schedule it takes lots of pages – you can now look it up on your smart phone, tablet or laptop.  Want to know the line up in a particular room?  Click on the host button and sort by the host rooms.  Want to know when your favorite musician is performing?  Click on the performer button.  Standing in the hallway at 1:30 on Friday night with no idea where to go?  Click on the date/time button.  Check it out.  We think it is a good idea but we’d like your comments.  The app was designed by our Official Showcase emcee, B. Ryan B. so congratulate him on a job well done.

A link to the private showcase schedule will be posted a month before the conference


What others have said about the Private Showcases at FARM.

The YaYas attended their first FARM in 2011 and from the Performance Lane and Private Showcases, we were able to book some great gigs in the Midwest. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to put together a great conference. We had a wonderful experience.  – Jay Mafale (The YaYas)

FARM will be designating a limited number of hotel rooms, all poolside at the Sheraton Iowa City, for Private Showcases.   The private showcase area at the 2015 conference will be an exciting and inviting place to be!!

  • Deadline for applying to present (host) a private showcase is September 1st.
  • The fee for hosting a private showcase room is $125 per night – this INCLUDES the cost of the hotel room!!
  • Private Showcases will be allowed Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights beginning at midnight and ending at 2am.
  • Absolutely NO amplification will be allowed.
  • Full conference registration is required for ALL performers and hosts.
  • Complete showcase schedules must be submitted in advance (deadline October 1, 2015)

How to apply to present (host) a private showcase.

Download the Private Showcase Application. Download and open the form with Adobe Reader.  Data may be entered and the form can be saved.  Email the complete form to Jacquelyn Strickland (

Note: Hotel room reservations for private showcase rooms will work differently this year.  You will reserve the room directly with FARM.  The cost of $125 per night includes a hotel room in the private showcase area, and the fee for hosting.  You are welcome to sleep in this room.  Please indicate on the application whether you will sleep in the showcase room, or book a separate room.  If you want a separate sleeping room, please book that directly with the Sheraton (see the Hotel Info page)

How to Solicit Private Showcase MUSICIANS

Click here to join our listserve:

Solicitation is open now to both artists and hosts. When available, the names and contacts of hosts will be posted here. Sign up for our mailing list if you’re not already on it for updates.

Some Private Showcase Hosts may choose to charge the showcasing artists a small fee to help offset the cost of their room, refreshments and advertising. This is optional and at the discretion of each individual host.

ABSOLUTELY NO guerrilla or any other type of in-room showcasing will be allowed in any other rooms.

Private Showcase coordinator is  Jacquelyn Strickland  (  if you have further questions.  And thank her for all her work!

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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