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

It is time to register for FARMette

It is time to Register for FARM's one day conference FARMette May 2, 2015 Held at Camp Palmer near Fayette, Ohio The Official Showcase submission period is now closed, judging is underway and we expect to announce the 10 performers by the end of the month. If you...

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FARMette Showcase Deadline: One Week Away

We're still keeping our ears peeled for the 10 performers to star in our showcase on May 2nd. Procrastinators, it's your turn! Next weekend, the door closes. You have this last week to make it happen. Singer-songwriters, new-folk guitarists, folk dancers, lore poets,...

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Calling All Showcase Performers

Want something more than just a chance to jam? How about a chance to show venue managers, house concert hosts, and folk DJs that you're among the best around? You have just 3 weeks left to throw your hat in the ring! Performers wishing to showcase their talent at...

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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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