Showcasing at FARM

“I just wanted to personally say thanks to you both for hosting such a wonderful showcase room. The sounds, the lights, the act selections, and just keeping things on time, introductions, etc, all done in very relaxed no pressure vibe.   Well done.”  –   Johnsmith, 2016 FARM conference

“The showcases at FARM last year were a high-quality mix of regional favorites and outright surprises. I now feel that FARM is a place where venues can come to hear and see just what this region has to offer.” – Matt Watroba, Folk Alley (WKSU)

Last year at the FARM conference in Iowa City, the ratio of artists to venues / presenters was an amazingly low 5 to 1.  It’s rare that you can find a music conference of any sort that offers this kind of exposure to talent buyers.

There are many opportunities to see and be seen in a performance setting at FARM. Click on the following links for details:

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