Performance Lane

The Performance Lane schedule for the 2017 FARM conference will be:


Friday Afternoon

Amos Dean A       MC: Mark Dvorak

4:00           Roger Brown

4:10           Curtis and Loretta

4:20           Kaia Fowler

4:30           John Stano

4:40           Angela Meyer

4:50           David G Smith

5:00           Prairie Anthem

5:10           Andy Cohen

5:20           Small forest


Amos Dean D      MC: Annie Capps

4:00           Kilty Pleasure

4:10           Dan Weber

4:20           Hall and Morgan

4:30           Terry Klein

4:40           Joseph Shields

4:50           Sue Fink

5:00           Charlie Mosbrook

5:10           Jane Fallon

5:20           Bliss Hippy


Johnson 1 & 2        MC: Jenny Bienemann

4:00           Almighty American

4:10           Emily White

4:20           Sandy Andina

4:30           Eric Elison

4:40           Gina Forsyth

4:50           Eric Lambert

5:00           Katie Dahl

5:10           Heather Styka

5:20           Curt Joa



Saturday Afternoon 

Amos Dean A        MC: Sandy Andina

4:00           Rebecca Jasso

4:10           Ron Muka

4:20           The Newkirks

4:30           Kerry Patrick Clark

4:40           Carol Montag

4:50           Josia Vandersall

5:00           Daniel Elixer

5:10           Central Standard Time

5:20           The New Zeitgeist


Amos Dean D       MC: Jim Hall

4:00           Robbie Clark

4:10           David Hakan

4:20           Joel Curtis

4:30           Juliana Logan

4:40           Stephanie Dawson

4:50           Jane Godfrey

5:00           John Louis

5:10           Chuck Mitchell

5:20           River Breitbach


Johnson 1 & 2       MC: Craig Siemsen

4:00           Blind Hills

4:10           Robin Bienemann

4:20           Joanne Lurgio

4:30           Lyal Strickland

4:40           Star Belle Ukulele Band

4:50           Mark Armstrong

5:00           Earnest & Troubled

5:10           Micah Walk

5:20           Jeff Krause


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 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