Official Showcase Artists Confirmed

Thanks to all for your patience as our showcase selection committee listened to 107 submissions (that’s over 321 songs for those of you doing the math) and narrowed it down to the final 14 (plus 2 alternates).

Congratulations to the following 2012 Official Showcase Artists:

  • Andra Suchy (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Ben Bedford (Springfield, IL)
  • Chad Elliott (Coon Rapids, IA)
  • Heather Styka (Chicago, IL)
  • Jack Williams (West Fork, AR)
  • Jon Brooks (Toronto, ON)
  • Karyn Oliver (NYC, NY)
  • Lac La Belle (Detroit, MI)
  • Mike Mangione and the Union (Cedarburg, WI)
  • Red Tail Ring (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • Ruth & Max Bloomquist (Muskegon, MI)
  • Shelley Miller (Chicago, IL)
  • SONiA of disappear fear (Baltimore, MD)
  • Sultans of String (Toronto, ON)

Alternates:

  • Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks (Portland, OR)
  • Drive South (Traverse City, MI)

Our sincere gratitude to Chris Kuhn (Two Way Street Coffee House), our Showcase Committee Chair, and the rest of the committee members (who remain anonymous by request) for their time, effort and enthusiasm.

And thanks so much to all who submitted.  I’m told that the quality of submissions this year was exceptional. We hope you will all still plan to attend as there are lots more ways to be heard at FARM; including Performance Lane, Private Showcases and Midwest Radio Presents. Visit the website for details.

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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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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