FARM is looking for nominations for the Folk Tradition in the Midwest Lifetime Award

The Annual Folk Tradition in the Midwest Lifetime Award is awarded at the annual FARM Gathering to a living individual who resides in the Midwest and whose involvement in the Midwest folk music and dance community: 1) has been of significant duration, 25 years or more; 2) has been of significant intensity; 3) has involved significant service to the Midwest folk community; 4) has reached, and reaches, beyond a single sector, such as concert performance, into the wider community; and 5) has extended folk music and/or dance outward, into the wider community. The FARM Board has standardized nomination and selection procedures for this award, which is growing in meaning and prestige and which serves not only to honor one person, but to increase awareness of and strengthen ties within and beyond the Midwest folk music and dance community.

Past recipients include: Jim Blum (2013), Cathy Barton and Dave Para (2012), Bob Blackman (2011), Maggie Ferguson (2009), David Tamulevich (2008), Juel Ulven (2007), Margaret Nelson (2006), Dave Humphreys (2005), Glen & Judi Morningstar (2004), Stan Werbin (2003), Rich Warren (2002), Larry Bruner (2001), Art Thieme (2000)

To download a Nomination Form and instructions:  http://goo.gl/c89U8

Or go to our website, http://farmfolk.org/ and click on “Awards”

FARM is now accepting 2014 Official Showcase submissions

FARM is now accepting 2014 Official Showcase submissions!

http://www.listeningroomnetwork.com/showcase/rules.php?orgID=1

Given last year’s success, we have partnered again with The Listening Room Network to host submissions.  Jeff Robertson has agreed to return as the showcase committee coordinator.

Submission fee remains the same as 2013 at $15.

We received positive feedback from last year’s artists and judges about the use of live video for evaluation.  This approach worked so well that we feel we can ask artists to submit two (2) song submissions instead of three.

The best video submissions simply present you in front of the camera, preferably in front of an audience. Songs submitted must be in the same act configuration that you plan to use at the FARM Showcase if selected. So if you plan on performing solo, please do not send a link to a recording of you with a band or backup musicians.

For additional information, the complete set of requirements, and the online submission and payment forms, please check our showcase submission website.

http://www.listeningroomnetwork.com/showcase/rules.php?orgID=1

We look forward to hearing from all of you.

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!

FARM GOLD SPONSOR!

Friends of FARM

2017 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

Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Manitoba
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
Nunavut
North Dakota
Ohio
Saskatchewan
South Dakota
Wisconsin

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