Presenter & DJ Showcase


Thursday Night will be FARM’s fourth annual Presenter & DJ Showcase

For 2017 this FARM Showcase will once again include both Presenters (Venues) & DJs.  It is the desire of the FARM Board of Directors to honor both Presenters & Folk DJs by nominating and inviting presenters and DJs to present a musician at this showcase.

This year’s showcase is as follows:

08:00p – 10:50p PRESENTER & FOLK DJ SHOWCASE in Amos Dean B & C, Nancy Emrich, MC
08:00p Phil Heywood (The Englert) 9:24p BREAK
08:12p Sarah Eide (Bryan Katz-James) 9:36p Diamonds In The Rust (Ten Pound Fiddle)
08:24p Last Acre (Windy City House Concerts) 9:48p TRISIS (Shawano Folk Music Festival)
08:36p Jenny Bienemann (Sue Kessell) 10:00p Chris Vallillo (John Busbee)
08:48p Amelia Sweet Bluebird (Maple Street Concerts) 10:12p Craig Siemsen & Patty Stevenson (WSSS)
09:00p The High Crest (Karen Impola) 10:24p Max & Ruth Bloomquist (Jim Hall)
09:12p John L. Keck (Mike Warren) 10:36p Sky Smeed (Mike Hannah)
    10:48p Rupert Wates (Song Contest Winner)

the Selection Process

  • The FARM Board of Directors will invite Presenters and DJs to present a musician at the showcase.
  • The showcase coordinators (names and contact info is listed below) will compile a list of artists who would like to be considered. However, Presenters & DJs are not required to select from this list.
  • Because we’re trying to raise awareness of FARM, Presenters & DJs are welcome to recruit an artist who they believe could benefit from the experience and exposure – preferably one who has never attended FARM.
  • The performer may not have performed in a FARM Official Showcase nor a FARM DJ / Venue Showcase in 2015 or 2016.
  • Selected artists MUST register for the entire conference. (Remember that registration is discounted for all first-timers.)

Contact one of our coordinators if you are interested in performing in this showcase, or hosting an artist in this showcase.




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