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

Official Showcase Submissions Open Now

Split between Friday and Saturday evenings, FARM features 14 Official Showcase Artists. This is the premiere opportunity to showcase but certainly not the only opportunity so while we encourage everyone to submit their best videos for a chance at this featured...

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FARM 2018 Super Early-Bird Registration Open!

and in case you haven't noticed, WELCOME TO OUR BRAND NEW WEBSITE!! It's still a work in progress and we'll be adding more historical info, photos and videos throughout the coming months. We'll also be posting here and on Social Networks often bringing you...

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FARM Post Conference Wrap Up & Website info

Well, well, well, wasn't that a great conference??  If you were there, you know.  If you weren't, you should find out!  Either way, we hope you'll join us in Grand Rapids, MI, October 25 - 28, 2018 at the Crown Plaza Hotel. ALSO - big news!  Our website is gonna get a...

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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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