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Workshops and Panels Overview

Every year we work hard behind the scenes to bring you a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, with a host of experts from our own community who can address current technology, the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.  Our workshop leaders, Charlie Mosbrook and Andrew Calhoun have once again put together a phenomenal slate of educational and entertaining ppp

Workshops will take place on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

Following is our list of workshops, panels, and special events (have you registered yet??? If not, now’s the time!) and likely workshop leaders or panel participants, and locations.

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Two Way Street Coffeehouse 45th Anniversary Celebration

The celebration takes place on November 7.

Do you recall 1970? Short pause…. Woodstock took place the previous year. Richie Havens, Bert Sommer, Tim Hardin, John Sebastian, Melanie, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez and Country Joe took the stage with their acoustic guitars. Folk music had a strong presence in the American culture. One year later, the Two Way Street Coffeehouse opened their door in the basement of the First Congregational Church in Downers Grove, IL.

“The late 1960s and early 1970s were periods of some turmoil and a lot of mistrust between kids and adults, and church members felt that there was a need for a place that would promote intergenerational dialogue,” founder Dave Humphreys explained. “It was also a time when three kids hanging out on a street corner made people nervous, and the coffeehouse gave teens and young adults some place to go.

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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