17 Days until FARM’s registration fees increase

17 Days remaining to take advantage of FARM’s $90 registration fee.

Beginning September 1st, the FARM conference registration fee increases to $110.

And if you are a performer, this may be your last opportunity to secure a place in our Perfomance Lane. There are a few openings left but you will need to register now.

If you are interested in being considered to perform in our Thursday night Presenter & DJ Showcase contact Nancy Emrich at nancy@lilfest.com or Lilli Kuzma at LKupbeat@aol.com.

If you’d like to host a Private Showcase room contact Smitty at pumphouseconcerts@gmail.com.

If you are interested in volunteering to help at the conference, check our website for more information: http://farmfolk.org/?page_id=114.

What’s happening at FARM?

What’s happening at FARM?  Glad you asked.

With less than 75 days to go, FARM conference activities are starting to come together.
  • The Official Showcase performers have been selected and announced.  Be watching for their photos and bios.
  • The Presenter & Folk DJ Showcase has openings.  If you’d like to be considered to perform, contact Lilli Kuzma at lkupbeat@aol.com or Nancy Emrich at nancy@lilfest.com.
  • The Performance Lane still has a few opening.  Selection is by order of registration.  Register now to ensure a spot.
  • If you’re interested in hosting a Private Showcase room, contact Smitty at pumphouseconcerts@gmail.com
  • Charlie Mosbrook tells me that he is putting the final touches to the workshop schedule and will be ready to make the announcement soon.
  • Eric Peltoniemi will be receiving the 2014 FARM Folk Tradition Award.
  • Tim Grimm is our keynote speaker and will also be presenting a master class songwriting workshop.
The fun begins Thursday, October 23rd with Tim Grimm’s workshop and continues through the early hours on Sunday, October 26 (you can expect the Saturday night jams and song circles to last past 5 am on Sunday!).  The conference takes place at the Sheraton Westport Chalet in St. Louis, MO.
For more information and to register:  http://farmfolk.org

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