a Midwest Roots & Acoustic Music Community

an affiliate of Folk Alliance International
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FARM is a Midwest Roots & Acoustic Music Community

an affiliate of Folk Alliance International
2018 Conference

October 25-28

Crowne Plaza Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Important Dates
Early Bird Registration Deadline June 30
Private Showcase Host Application Deadline July 15
Program Book Ad Deadline September 15
Keynote by

Rev. Robert Jones, Sr

Acclaimed performer, educator, speaker,
Robert Jones brings it, every time!

2018 Conference

October 25-28

Crowne Plaza Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Important Dates

Tote Bag Stuffers at Hotel: Oct 24
Conference Begins: Oct 25, 12 noon

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Showcases Every Night

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Midwest Radio Presents, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Keynote Address

Our Keynote Address this year will be delivered by the incomparable, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. Robert is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.

Community

From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

News and Updates

FARM Board of Directors Election

Attention FARM members. Be watching your email at the end of July for information on the FARM Board of Directors election. The email will be sent by Folk Alliance who administers the election process. Only current Folk Alliance members who reside in the FARM region...

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FARM Accepting Official Showcase Submissions!!

UPDATE TO THIS POST: The submissions were closed, as planned, on May 31st.  There has been a slight delay in the evaluation process, and we plan to privately contact selected artists the last week in July, and publicly announce the selected artists at the end of July....

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FARM 2016 Workshops – we want YOUR input!

We are starting to put together workshops for FARM 2016 in Iowa City (October 27 - 30, 2016), and we want to hear from YOU. Our best ideas come from all of you. Please send suggestions or proposals for workshops to chmosbrook@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from...

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FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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