FARM Announces 2016 Official Showcase Artists

FARM is excited to announce our fourteen Official Showcase Artists, and three alternates.  They are:

(alphabetical by artist name)
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Beth Wood and David Stoddard
Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan
Gina Forsyth
Johnsmith
Jon Brooks
Kenny White
Leaf Rapids
Linda McRae
Noah Zacharin
Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield
The Deep Hollow
The Don Juans
The Lords of Liechtenstein
The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

Alternates
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Becky Warren
Clint Alphin
Under the Big Oak Tree

The schedule for Official Showcases (Friday and Saturday evenings, October 28 & 29) will be posted by the end of August.

We’re looking forward to another year of spectacular Official Showcases in October!  If you haven’t registered for the conference yet, do so now HERE!  See you at FARM!

We want to thank and acknowledge the 115 (!!) artists that submitted for an Official Showcase.  We hope to see ALL of you at the 2016 FARM conference!  And thanks to The Listening Room Network for providing the on line system used by our submitters and judges.
And a SPECIAL THANKS to our many fine judges!  See the list below, and when you see them at a gig, at the FARM conference, or at the grocery store, thank them for their support!
And last, but far from least, a big hand for Lee Herman, our Official Showcase Coordinator.  We couldn’t do it without him!
Judges:

Many many thanks to  our esteemed 2016 judges:

Ken Anderson – 2015 Presenter & Folk DJ Showcase Artist
Jenny Bienemann – 2015 Presenter & Folk DJ Showcase Artist
Scott Cook – 2014 Official Showcase Artist
Dana Cooper – 2014 Official Showcase Artist
Katie Dahl – 2015 Official Showcase Artist
Mark Dvorak – 2014 Official Showcase Artist
Kathy Forste – Program Coordinator/Music Director at KMOS-TV/KC Cafe Internet Radio, Kansas City, MO
Gary Gordon – 2014 Presenter & Folk DJ Showcase Artist
Tim Grimm – 2014 FARM Keynote Speaker
Rebecca Hall – 2015 Presenter & Folk DJ Showcase Artist
Bill Keith – board president and concert coordinator at Trinity House Theater in Livonia MI, station manager of 88.1 The Park in Plymouth MI.
Deb Kirmer – Last Minute Folk Concert Series, presented at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka, KS
Mike Mangione – 2015 Official Showcase Artist
Catherine Miles – 2014 Official Showcase Artist
James Moors – 2014 Official Showcase Artist
Karyn Oliver – 2014 Official Showcase Artist
Heather Pierson – 2014 Official Showcase Artist
Joanne Smiddie-Brush – Flying Cat Concerts House Concert Host
Carolann Solebello – 2014 Official Showcase Artist
Laura Spink – 2014 Official Showcase Artist
Chuck VanderVennet – President of the Lake County Folk Club, Co-Host Woodstock Folk Festival
Mare Wakefield – 2015 Official Showcase Artist
Kelly Wells – Chief Engagement Officer/Folk School Director at KDHX Community Media, host of “Steam-Powered Radio” at 88.1 KDHX in St. Louis
Emily White – 2014 Official Showcase Artist

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!
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Mark Dvorak
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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
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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

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