FARM announces the Presenter & DJ Showcase line up

Annie & Rod Capps presented by Cindy Morgan from Ten Pound Fiddle, East Lansing, MI

The Mrs. Dunbars presented by Heather Miller Rodriguez from KRUU, Fairfield, Iowa

Kira Small presented by Sue Kessell from WNUR, Evanston/Chicago

Emily White presented by Paul Zimmerman from Maple Street Chapel Folk Concerts, Lombard, IL

Chris Edrington presented by Smitty Smith from Pump House Concerts, East Lansing, MI

Victor James Dougherty presented by Kathy Forste from KC Cafe Radio (internet), Kansas City, MO

David Hawkins presented by Dave Humphreys from Two Way Street Coffee House, Downers Grove, IL

Graydon James & Laura Spink presented by Lilli Kuzma from WDCB, Glen Ellyn/Chicago

Charlie Mosbrook presented by Jim Hall from WLNZ, Lansing, MI

Keith Dyck presented by Mitch Podolak from Home Routes, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kim & Reggie Harris presented by Lola Tyler from Wheatland Music Festival, Remus, MI

Eric Barnes presented by Stacy Bernard from KDHX, St. Louis, MO

The Gordons presented by Steve Jerrett from KOPN, Columbia, MO

Jonathan Rundman presented by Annie Capps from Trinity House Theatre, Livonia, MI

Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes presented by Wayne Greene from Radiowayne (internet), Euless, TX

Laurie McClain presented by Tim Grimm from Americana Music Series, Columbus, IN

FARM announces special Private Showcase room for first time attendees

FARM is excited to announce the addition of a Private Showcase room dedicated to supporting musicians attending FARM for the first time.

We will accept the first 24 ‘applications’ by first time attendees. You may apply by emailing your details (your name and contact info, name of the act, any constraints on times / dates, etc.) to Smitty at

The room will feature a series of 30 minute ‘In The Round’ showcases. Each showcase will consist of three musicians, two first timers and a FARM regular attendee, who will be in charge of the round and act as mentor to the first time attendees (if needed!!).

We are excited to provide this service to our new attendees and hope that you take advantage of it.

And if you are NOT a first timer, stop by private showcase room #258 between midnight and 2am each night and check out the awesome new talent at FARM this year!


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