a Midwest Roots & Acoustic Music Community

an affiliate of Folk Alliance International
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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

Important Dates
Early Bird Registration Deadline June 30
Private Showcase Host Application Deadline July 15
Program Book Ad Deadline September 15
Keynote by

Rev. Robert Jones, Sr

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

2018 Conference

October 25-28

Crowne Plaza Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Important Dates

Tote Bag Stuffers at Hotel: Oct 24
Conference Begins: Oct 25, 12 noon

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Showcases Every Night

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Midwest Radio Presents, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Keynote Address

Our Keynote Address this year will be delivered by the incomparable, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. Robert is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.

Community

From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

News and Updates

FARM announces keynote speaker: Melanie

The Board of Directors of Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is pleased to announce that Melanie will be the keynote speaker for their 2013 conference. “Melanie Safka first attracted national attention when she stepped onto the stage at Woodstock. The summer of '69....

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2013 Dates, Acoustic Cafe and a Fond Farewell

It's confirmed!! FARM 2013 will be Oct 24 - 27 at the Sheraton Westport Tower, St. Louis, MO After hearing a glowing report from incoming board member*, Jane Godfrey, we feel confident that the Tower will be to your liking (if not more so) than the Chalet which was...

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FARM 2012 a HUGE SUCCESS!!

First a note: The plan for 2013 is to stay in St. Louis. However, our conference dates and details are still being ironed out. The best way to keep informed is to join the mailing list AND sign up for our listserve both of which you can do from our Contact Us page. In...

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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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