Public Performances (Taste of FARM) 2017

The Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) Gathering is a 3-day, 3-night conference at which all paid conference registrants (professional musicians, DJs, Agents, Venue Talent Buyers, and other music industry professionals) enjoy full access to daytime and nighttime activities and events. However, we are pleased to offer fans of folk and roots music the option of attending the evening concerts and mingling with these industry professionals. These evening concerts (showcases) are open to the public with ticket (wristband) purchase in advance (see link below) or at the door. Also, we invite you to attend a special FARM concert at The Mill on Sunday, Oct 22nd - details tbd, but music will probably start about 2pm All Taste of FARM events take place at the Sheraton Iowa City in the lower level Amos Dean Ballroom. Thursday Taste of FARM includes (at this point, all times are tentative): (7:00p - 8:00p) FARM Awards Presentations (8:00p – 11:45p) FARM Presenters & Folk DJ Showcase Friday Taste of FARM includes (at this point, all times are tentative): (7:00p - 8:00p) FARM Keynote Speaker, Anne Hills (8:00p – 10:30p) Official Showcases Saturday Taste of FARM includes (at this point, all times are tentative): (8:00p – 10:30p) Official Showcases The cost for a single night is only $20, or you may buy a 3 night pass for $50.  Link to purchase tickets is at the bottom of this page. When you purchase your ticket (wristband) you will be put on a 'will call' list.  Come to the Sheraton Iowa City, and your wristband will be waiting for you at the conference registration desk in the lower level conference area! To purchase Taste of FARM tickets, use the link below and then 'check out' via PayPal (NOTE: you do NOT have to have a PayPal account to pay this way, you can use your credit card without a PayPal account. Add items to your cart, check out, and on the PayPal page, choose 'Pay with bank account or debit or credit card', below the pay with PayPal option). If you don't like doing this sort of thing on line, email us at info@farmfolk.org and we can arrange payment by check or other means.   Special Concert at The Mill!!  Public welcome! Sunday, October 30th.  Doors at tbd, Music at tbd Featuring tbd With Special Guests tbd Public tickets $12 in advance, $15 day of show.  Purchase tickets HERE.  

Buy Taste of FARM Tickets HERE:

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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