2017 Registration Information

There are two ways to register for the 2017 FARM conference.

Register Online (Click HERE)

Download Registration Form and Mail with Check or pay with PayPal.  When you send a check, please write in the note area the name of the registered attendee.

If you have ANY questions regarding registration, please contact our registration wizard, Doug Adams (Send Doug an email: Doug Adams)

Conference Fees

Most of this information can be found in other areas of the site as well. We have consolidated the important things for your convenience.

NOTE:  For duos / bands, EACH member of the act must register separately.

Full Conference:

  • $85 prior to April 1st
  • $100 from April 1st to July 31st
  • $115 from August 1st to August 31st
  • $130 from September 1st to September 30th
  • $150 beginning on October 1st

Full Conference (First Time Attendee or Returning Venue or Folk DJ – we love our newbies, venue presenters, and DJs, so offer a nice discount for them):

  • $55 prior to April 1st
  • $70 from April 1st to July 31st
  • $85 from August 1st to August 31st
  • $100 from September 1st to September 30th
  • $120 beginning on October 1st

Meals (Fri & Sat)

See our MEALS PAGE for more details!
Our meal plan includes awesome food – ask anyone that was at the 2015 or 2016 conferences!  And The Sheraton’s chef can accommodate any dietary restrictions / needs.  Just let us know your needs at info@farmfolk.org.

Meals included are Brunch and Dinner for Friday, Brunch on Saturday, Sunday Continental Breakfast.

Full Meal Plan costs:

  • $80 prior to September 1
  • $90 Sept 1 and later
  • $100 after Oct 1

Individual meal options:

  • Friday OR Saturday Brunch $35
  • Friday Dinner only $45
  • Special Thursday dinner at The Mill $20.
    This will feature entertainment by FARM musicians at The Mill, Iowa City’s premier mid size music venue, located one block from our hotel.  Dinner will be a limited menu (three choices – see below).  This will be a GREAT way to get into the swing of FARM, enjoy some great music, and enjoy a meal with the FARM community.You must sign up ahead of time for this meal.  A link has been added to the ‘Pay For Things’ page, and is part of the electronic registration form, so you can register for the Thursday Dinner at the Mill. When you pay for your cart, please add a ‘note to seller’ specifying which meal you want:  Beef tenderloin, garlic herb chicken, or vegetarian lasagna. It will also include salad, rice, dinner roll and a dessert.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund prior to September 1st
  • 50% refund between September 1st & October 1st
  • No refund after October 1st

More Information:

Non-Folk Alliance members add $20 (to become a member of Folk Alliance visit http://folk.org)

The hotel will need our final meal count by October 16th, so all food purchases must be made in advance. You may add meals at any time prior to October 10th by clicking on Pay For Things.  There will be a limited number of additional meals available for people who don’t sign up by the 10th – first come, first served, no promises

Taste of FARM

We are pleased to offer this option for music fans (as opposed to musicians and others in the music industry) who wish to only attend the evening concerts, and not the full conference. Taste of FARM tickets are available for walk-up ticket purchase, or can be pre-ordered on line.

The cost for a single night is $20, or you may buy a 3 night pass for $50.  Taste of FARM will provide a music fan access to over 100 performances by FARM musicians each night.  If you are a fan of folk and lyric based music, this is a FANtastic value!

Hotel Information:

The special advance room rate is $119 per night (single or double, parking included) and is available until about October 1st.

Hotel and room booking info.

Other fees can be found at the following links:


Official FARM Playlist

We are currently featuring our 2017 Official Showcase artists! Give a listen - you can expect more of this at this year's FARM conference!


Friends of FARM


Laura Lind
Andy Cohen
Mark Dvorak
Two Way Street Coffee House
Curt Joa
Sue Kessell
Tim Grimm
Sandy Andina
Deb Kirmer – Last Minute Folk Concerts
Annie Capps
Sue Kessell (WNUR)
West Bethesda Folk Music Conferences
Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen
JLMartin Music

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

Future FARM Dates


Dates for future FARM Conferences:

Grand Rapids, MI

Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Airport Hotel
5700 28th Street
Grand Rapids, MI
* October 25 – 28, 2018
* October 24 – 27, 2019
* October 22 – 25, 2020


Dates of the 2017 FARM Conference:

In Iowa City, IA
* October 19 – 22, 2017

FARM States & Provinces

North Dakota
South Dakota