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

Keynote by

Rev. Robert Jones, Sr

Acclaimed performer, educator, speaker, Robert Jones brings it, every time!

Important Dates

Super Early bird Registration Ends March 31
Showcase Submissions Open March 15
Private Showcase Host Applications Due August 15

News and Updates

2010 Gathering Recap

Where to begin... The number of FARMers who helped nurture our Midwestern gathering is so many and before too much time has passed we wanted to express our blissful gratitude to you all and spotlight a few who were essential to making this conference happen. First and...

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2009 Gathering

We had an outstanding FARM Gathering in October. Our best attendance yet at our first 3-day conference held in Bolingbrook, IL. We hope to be posting some photos soon and watch for the audio clip of Claudia Schmidt's amazing Key Note speech. We have a new Board of...

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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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