Deadlines Approaching!

Important deadlines:

  1. Registration rates go up on August 15! REGISTER NOW!
  2. Hotel rooms are going fast. BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW!
  3. Lifetime Achievement Award nominations accepted till August 15
  4. Just a couple Private Showcase Rooms left – deadline to apply August 30

Still on the fence about attending? Here are just a few good reasons to join us this year.

  1. Key Note Address and Master Songwriting Class presented by John Gorka
  2. Lots of new exciting workshops and panels this year
  3. Lots of opportunities to showcase
  4. Super cool new venue – Sheraton Westport Chalet in St. Louis
  5. Connecting with new and old friends
  6. Mentor sessions
  7. Free display space

If you haven’t been to FARM in the past couple of years, you haven’t been to FARM. Here’s what a couple attendees from last year said.

We LOVE the FARM gathering. We have really found a home. In 2011, we were honored to present a formal showcase and booked five major gigs as a result. Now that private showcasing has been added, there are even more opportunities! We look forward to returning in 2013!” – Bill & Kate Isles

and this from someone who was not an official showcase artists.

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)


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

2016 Friends:
Sandy Andina
Annie Capps
Mark Dvorak
Deb Kirmer - Last Minute Folk Concerts
Ten Pound Fiddle
Sue Kessell (WNUR)
Simeon Peebler
Two Way Street Coffee House
Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen
West Bethesda Folk Music Conferences

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

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 22 - 25, 2020

Member States & Provinces

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

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