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

Book your hotel room

If you haven't booked your hotel rooms you will need to do so soon.  The hotel will only hold our block of rooms until October 2nd.  After that there's no guarantee.  And if we fill the room block now, we might be able to add rooms.  That possibility decreases as we...

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Announcing the 2014 Performance Lane Schedule

FRIDAY AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE LANE 04:00p Wayne Greene 04:00p Joseph Leavell 04:10p Bliss Hippy 04:10p Sue Fink 04:20p Richard Paul Thomas 04:20p Chris Vallillo 04:30p B. Ryan B. 04:30p Chicago Mike Beck 04:40p Jenn Rawling 04:40p Casey Calhoun 04:50p Tom Manche 04:50p...

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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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