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


To all FARM members, be watching your email on or about December 1st for the ballot on the referendum to revise FARM's bylaws.The FARM Board of Directors is seeking your approval on changes to the FARM bylaws. A summary of changes include: Addition of Canadian...

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THANK YOU for making FARM 2016 so AWESOME!

Wasn't that great?!?!  FARM 2016 is in the books, and from what we experienced, and you said, we had a fantastic long weekend of music, community, fun, music, great food, friendship, music, and Champ. A few people  we really need to thank include: Official Showcases –...

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Results from the FARM Board of Director’s election

The results of the FARM Board of Director’s election were announced at the annual membership meeting on Sunday, October 30th. FARM’s annual membership meeting was held during the FARM conference in Iowa City. For the first time in our memory FARM had a contested...

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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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