FARMette Announces Official Showcase Artists for June 24th Mini Conference in Kansas City

After reviewing submissions by many wonderful artists, we are excited to announce the FARMette 2017 Official Showcase artists:

Betse & Clarke
Jodee Lewis
Caleb Ryan Martin
Ryan Herrick
Jeff Krause Music
john l. keck
Bill Scorzari

Congratulations to these seven artists, and thanks to the many who submitted and to our wonderful judges.

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The deadline for FARM 2017 Official Showcase submissions has been EXTENDED to end of day, Sunday, June 11th.

The submission process for 2017 FARM Official Showcases IS STILL OPEN!  Click HERE.  Details and instructions are at that page, but there are also some details you can read below in this post.

Here are some details on the process (official details are on the submission page HERE):
Submissions will be accepted until June 11th
Official Showcase Artists will be privately notified July 1st, and the public announcement will be July 15th.
Split between Friday and Saturday evenings, FARM 2017 features 14 Official Showcase Artists.  There is only one Official Showcase happening at a time, and there are no other conference events during the Official Showcase time.  In other words, all eyes will be on YOU when you perform!
Email inquiries to Lee Herman

Submission fee is $15.  We ask artists to submit two (2) song submission videos.

For additional information, the complete set of requirements, and the online submission and payment forms, please check our showcase submission website

Please note that if you performed an Official Showcase at the 2015 or 2016 FARM Conferences, OR you performed in a DJ or Venue showcase at the 2016 conference, you are not eligible for an Official Showcase in 2017.

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Official FARM Playlist

We are currently featuring our 2015 Official Showcase artists! Give a listen - you can expect more of this at this year's FARM conference!

Friends of FARM

2016 Friends:
Sandy Andina
Annie Capps
Mark Dvorak
Deb Kirmer - Last Minute Folk Concerts
Ten Pound Fiddle
Sue Kessell (WNUR)
Simeon Peebler
Two Way Street Coffee House
Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen
West Bethesda Folk Music Conferences

Visit our Sponsorship page for more info.

Future FARM Dates

Dates for future FARM Conferences

In Iowa City, IA
* October 27 - 30, 2016
* October 19 - 22, 2017

Location to be announced
* October 25 - 28, 2018
* October 24 - 27, 2019
* October 22 - 25, 2020

Member States & Provinces

North Dakota
South Dakota