FARM 2013 Conference Workshop Announcement

We are REALLY EXCITED to announce our workshop lineup for this year’s conference in St. Louis.  More details will follow, but here is our current workshop lineup.

The ‘events’ will have their own time on the conference schedule so we can all participate.  The workshops will be in three sessions, with five of them running concurrently during each session (some tough decision making about what to attend!).

EVENTS

  • Call and Response Songs & Singing
    • Thursday 4:00 – 5:30 pm
    • Hosted by Andrew Calhoun & friends
  • Legacy:  The Roots of Songwriting
    • Friday 9:00 – 11:00 am
    • Scott Alarik, Folksinger, Journalist, Author
  • Meet me at the Square (square dance)
    • Saturday 9:00 – 11:00 am
    • Presented by the Folk School of St Louis with Kelly Wells

WORKSHOPS

  • Vocal Workshop
    • Elaine McMillan
  • How to use a PA
    • Mike Cowan
  • Getting past I-IV-V and Musicality
    • Andrew Calhoun & Tracy Grammer
  • Using Social Media
    • Billy Eli & Claudia Nygaard
  • Joy and Flow: Developing and Sustaining Joy in your Career
    • Jill Stratton and Jenna Lindbo
  • Songs of Social Conscience / Actions
    • Tom Irwin, Steve Rich, Sandy Andina & Bucky Halker
  • Creativity and Tradition
    • Mark Dvorak, Kelly Wells & Ryan Spearman
  • Grant Writing & Crowd Funding for the working musician
    • Chris Vallillo, Bucky Halker, Emily White & Charlie Mosbrook
  • Venues peer group
    • Dudley (Smitty) Smith & Annie Capps
  • Country Blues Guitar master class
    • Andy Cohen
  • Guitars and Trains
    • Robin Bienemann
  • Releasing a CD (You Don’t Need No Stinkin Label)
    • Pamela Parker & Sue Fink
  • Sparking in the Gap:  Songwriting Workshop
    • Josh Rose, Buddy Mondlock & Caroline Aiken
  • Stagecraft / Developing a Show
    • Chris Vallillo, Steve Rich, Tracy Grammer & Mark Dvorak
  • Help me Say Yes to your Booking Request / DIY Booking and Tour Management
    • Joanne Martin & Bill and Kate Isles

See you in St. Louis!!!

—–

Smitty

Vice President, Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM)

Performance Lane still has openings

Performance Lane for this year’s FARM Conference still has openings — but it won’t for long so register soon.

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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