Performance Lane

Here is our current Performance Lane schedule for the 2016 FARM conference.  This is subject to change, however if you have a timeslot in this schedule, it is firm and you can safely list it in your advertisement / promo cards. Friday afternoon - Amos Dean A - Annie Capps, MC 4:00  Sweet Cacophony 4:10  Diane Perry 4:20  Jesse Lacy 4:30  Robert Matter 4:40 4:50 5:00  Charlie Mosbrook 5:10   Beth Bombara 5:20   Friday afternoon - Amos Dean D - Sandy Andina, MC 4:00  The OK Factor 4:10  Emily White 4:20 Bliss Hippy 4:30  Katie Dahl 4:40  Robinlee Garber 4:50  Chris Valillo 5:00  RJ Cowdery 5:10  Jim Pellinger 5:20  Eric Lambert   Friday Afternoon - Johnson 1&2 - Jim Hall, MC 4:00 Jon Ponder 4:10 Doug Adams 4:20 4:30 Jason and Ginger 4:40 Kaia Fowler 4:50 Kerry Kean 5:00 Further Ado 5:10 Antonio Andrade 5:20  Paul Imholte   Friday night - Amos Dean A - Mark Dvorak, MC 10:50  Pushing Chain 11:00  Keith Rea 11:10  Chuck Vander Vennet 11:20  Jenny Bienemann 11:30 Barb Ryman 11:40 Hall & Morgan   Friday night - Amos Dean D - Robinlee Garber, MC 10:50  Dave Cofell 11:00 Fendrick and Peck 11:10 Spook Handy 11:20 Kate Kooser 11:30 11:40    Priscilla Sanders   Saturday afternoon  - Amos Dean A - Jenny Bienemann, MC 4:00 4:10  Eric Elison 4:20  Al Engelmann 4:30  Ron Muka 4:40  Steve Brooks 4:50  Neil Jacobs 5:00 Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen 5:10 Star Belle Ukulele Band 5:20 Lyal Stickland   Saturday afternoon - Amos Dean D - Karen Impola, MC 4:00  Michelle Held 4:10  Rick Vines 4:20 4:30 4:40 Mt. Thelonious 4:50 Andrew D. Huber 5:00  Society of Broken Souls 5:10  Jane Godfrey 5:20  Sandy Andina   Saturday Afternoon - Johnson 1&2 - Randy Styka, MC 4:00  John Louis 4:10 4:20 Don D. Harvey 4:30 4:40 Joel Curtis 4:50 Brittany Gillstrap 5:00 Laura Lind 5:10 5:20 Annie and Rod Capps   Saturday night - Amos Dean A - tbd, MC 10:50 11:00 11:10  Eddie Danger 11:20  TJ George 11:30  Joanne Lurgio 11:40   Saturday night - Amos Dean D - Craig Siemsen, MC 10:50  Tom Tipton 11:00  David Hakan 11:10 Him and Her 11:20  Amy and Adams 11:30  Mark Dvorak 11:40   If you have any questions or concerns, email our colorful coordinator of Performance Lane, Joan Hellman

About our Performance Lane

Our Performance Lane offers a limited number of pre-scheduled 10 minute time slots to be held simultaneously in 2 or 3 conference rooms. These unplugged performances are a great opportunity to showcase and many non-official showcase artists have been booked by FARM venues based on one or two songs.  Performance Lane takes place on Friday and Saturday afternoon as well as immediately following the official showcases on Friday and Saturday night.

How to sign up for Performance Lane

It's easy. Just register for the conference and select the box on the form indicating you would like a Performance Lane slot. Requests for these slots are filled in the order received up to the maximum number of participants we can accommodate, so REGISTER AS EARLY AS YOU CAN if you want a Performance Lane spot.

If you're a band, read this!

Please elect ONE member of your band to sign up for Performance Lane on behalf of the band. Due to the limited number of slots, we ask that you choose between performing with your band or solo. We do recognize that there is a difference between backing up an artists and being a member of a duo or band. If you are at FARM in both capacities, we will allow you to appear in multiple PL slots as a back up artist as well as your own featured slot. For example, if Joe Singer wants you to back him up on mandolin, that would not count as your one PL slot. However, if you are a member of Folk Band Extraordinaire as well as a solo performer, you will need to choose one or the other. Thanks for your cooperation.

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

North Dakota
South Dakota