2014 FARM Conference Registration is open

Forgive my shouting but the FARM conference registration is now open.

Dear FARMers!  It is that time of year again to not only remember the wonderful conference that FARM has become… but to think of joining us at The Sheraton Chalet this October in St. Louis, MO!
Early Bird registration (and the cost saving) is available now by simply logging into our website:  www.FARMfolk.org.
Full Conference $90 (before September 1)
Full Conference First Time Attendee or Returning Venue  $60 (before September 1)
Optional meal packages available.
Also, won’t you think about helping grow our community by copying and forwarding this to a fan, friend or musician!

SOON – FARM will accept Official Showcase Submissions – SOON

We will soon be ready to accept your submissions for the Official Showcases at the 2014 FARM Conference on October 23 – 26 in St. Louis, MO.  We have again partnered with The Listening Room Network to oversee submissions, with Jeff Robertson returning as the Official Showcase coordinator.

Submission fee will be $15. All submissions will be done online using links to your songs.

Most of last year’s 300+ song submissions were live videos.  We received positive feedback from both the artists and judges about the use of live video for evaluation.  And we enjoyed stellar showcase performances.  This approach worked so well that we feel we can ask artists to submit only two (2) song submissions instead of three.  We strongly recommend two live videos as your best presentation for judging.

The best 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.

We encourage you to take advantage of these next few weeks to prepare your best showcase song submissions.

More details below. We look forward to hearing from all of you!

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There will be FOURTEEN juried showcases at the 2014 FARM Conference on October 24th & 25th.

Deadline for submissions is May 31st.

Please note that if you showcased at the 2012 or 2013 FARM Conferences, you are not eligible to showcase this year.

We ask that each artist submit two live links:

  • Links must go to a web page that automatically loads a live performance of a single song in its entirety.  Example: http://youtu.be/vWwgrjjIMXA
  • Links do not need to be accessible to the public but they must be available from submission through the date of notification.
  • Judges will be instructed to do the best they can with what is provided by you, but they will not be encouraged to struggle with links that don’t work or songs that are embedded in a playlist.
  • After submitting your application, you’ll be able to test your links.

Additional Terms and Conditions

  • All showcase entries must be submitted online. No-mail in or CD submissions will be accepted.
  • A $15 showcase submission fee will be due with the submission of your showcase entries. Payments may be made using PayPal or by check.
  • Selected artists pay an additional $20 showcase fee due upon notification of selection.
  • Showcases take place on the evenings of Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. Make sure you are able to attend the conference on those dates before submitting.
  • Two to four alternate artists will be chosen in the event a selected showcase artist(s) is unable to attend the conference.
  • Selected artists will be notified by July 1st.
  • Selected artists and all band members / backup musicians MUST be registered for the full conference. No exceptions.
  • Selected artists must be a member of Folk Alliance, If you are not a member you can join at http://folk.org
  • By submitting and being selected for a showcase, you agree that FARM may use your photo and video in advertising for the conference.
  • By submitting showcase entries you indicate your understanding and agreement to the terms listed above.

FARM board members and Listening Room Network employees are not eligible to be showcase judges.

Email inquiries to Official Showcase coordinator Jeff Robertson at jeff@listeningroomnetwork.com.

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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