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 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 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
Joanne Martin

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

Future FARM Dates

Dates for future FARM Conferences

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

Location to be announced
* October 25 – 28, 2018
* October 24 – 27, 2019
* October 22 – 25, 2020

FARM States & Provinces

North Dakota
South Dakota