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

Workshop and Panel Preview

We're proud to have some of our favorite presenters returning this year, including Peter Strand (LSG Legal), Kari Estrin, Stephanie Cofell and Andy Cohen. And welcoming an exciting line up of first-time presenters, including Don White, Krista Detor and Sons of the...

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July Update – Showcase Edition

As of this writing, 198 of you have registered to attend FARM in October. Approx.1/5th of those registered are associated with a venue or festival. With more than 3 months to go, this is pretty mind-blowing and with intensive planning underway, we're gearing up for an...

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Now See Hear

Call for artists – Now See Hear 2018 Open to all visual artists, focus is Mid and West Lower Michigan Coordinator: Smitty (Dudley) Smith, Folk Alliance Region Midwest info@farmfolk.org Submission Deadline (for participation): August 6, 2018 Folk Alliance Region...

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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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