Volunteer, Suggest Workshop Topics…

Our Registrar, Kerry Patrick Clark!

Our Registrar, Kerry Patrick Clark!

Ask not what FARM can do for you, but what you can do for FARM!  OK, really it is OK to ask what FARM can do for you.  BUT, there are two things you can do for FARM.  We NEED you!

We need about 6 capable volunteers to staff key positions that need action between now and the conference.  None of these involve a huge amount of work, but they are all important.  Email Smitty at and let us know that you are willing to support your Midwest Folk Conferenece!

Also, we still have room for a few more workshop / panel discussion / educational ideas.  We are almost set for the conference in October, so consider this a ‘last call’ to submit your ideas.  Email our erstwhile and eminent workshop coordinator Charlie Mosbrook at  We want your input!

Register for FARM 2015 Iowa City Now!

Official Showcase submissions are now closed.   Many thanks to over 100 artists that have submitted for one of these spots.

The Sheraton Iowa City

The Sheraton Iowa City

While one deadline has passed, there are still plenty of reasons to register early for FARM 2015 in Iowa City!  Details about registration, meals, etc. are HERE, and you can go HERE to register today!

PERFORMANCE LANE  is a great opportunity to showcase for DJs, Venues, industry types, and your peers.  A ten minute acoustic set all your own.  Performance Lane spots are awarded first come, first served, based on when you register.  Performance Lane usually fills up, so register soon!

FARM also features great showcases hosted by DJs and Venues.  Only registered musicians are eligible to be presented by one of our amazing DJs or Venues.  Yet another reason to register now!

And of course, there are the PRIVATE SHOWCASES from midnight to 2am every night.  We’re busy signing up hosts for these fun filled (and this year, POOL SIDE!) performance rooms, and they are starting to look for artists to present.  But again, only registered artists are eligible.

And we have even more performance fun in mind, and your conference directors will be considering all registered artists for these yet to be named opportunities.

Questions?  Comments?  Email

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