Just around the corner!

Our 2012 FARM Gathering is just around the corner and everything seems to be coming together in an uncharacteristically smooth manner. Knock wood! If you haven’t heard yet, the Sheraton is booked solid so if you haven’t booked your room yet but still plan to attend there is a link to more information on the Hotel info page. We will be sending out an email shortly to all registered attendees with a boat-load of useful information in an effort to help you plan and prepare for your weekend. If you haven’t already checked out the schedule, we suggest you take a look at Thursday and try to get in early.

If you plan to attend but haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late to join us. Even at this late date, our rates remain extremely reasonable, with discounts for first-timers and single day attendees.

We’re happy to welcome the general public to our night-time events. We call that a “Taste of FARM“. Limited seating.

It’s going to be an exciting weekend packed with all the music, workshops, networking, jamming friendship and relationship building you’ve come to expect from our little conference and then some! We really can’t wait for it to begin!

Friday 12/15 0%
Clear. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.
Saturday 12/16 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 61F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 12/17 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 12/18 0%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 58F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 12/19 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 63F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 12/20 30%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High 47F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

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