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

Program Book Ad Deadline September 30
Artwork Due October 5

Keynote by

Rev. Robert Jones, Sr

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

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

July Update – Showcase Edition

As of this writing, 198 of you have registered to attend FARM in October. Approx.1/5th of those registered are associated with a venue or festival. With more than 3 months to go, this is pretty mind-blowing and with intensive planning underway, we're gearing up for an...

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Become a FARM Sponsor

The Annual FARM Gathering is organized 100% by volunteers. Folk music concert and festival presenters, DJs, performers, educators, as well as those who provide products and services to these folks will come together in the spirit of helping to bring...

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Official Showcase Deadline Extended

This will be the one and only extension so if you're planning to submit, mark your calendars. This is the premiere opportunity to showcase at FARM but certainly not the only opportunity so while we encourage everyone to submit their best videos...

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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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