The deadline for FARM 2017 Official Showcase submissions has been EXTENDED to end of day, Sunday, June 11th.

The submission process for 2017 FARM Official Showcases IS STILL OPEN!  Click HERE.  Details and instructions are at that page, but there are also some details you can read below in this post.

Here are some details on the process (official details are on the submission page HERE):
 
Submissions will be accepted until June 11th
Official Showcase Artists will be privately notified July 1st, and the public announcement will be July 15th.
 
Split between Friday and Saturday evenings, FARM 2017 features 14 Official Showcase Artists.  There is only one Official Showcase happening at a time, and there are no other conference events during the Official Showcase time.  In other words, all eyes will be on YOU when you perform!
 
Email inquiries to Lee Herman

Submission fee is $15.  We ask artists to submit two (2) song submission videos.

For additional information, the complete set of requirements, and the online submission and payment forms, please check our showcase submission website

Please note that if you performed an Official Showcase at the 2015 or 2016 FARM Conferences, OR you performed in a DJ or Venue showcase at the 2016 conference, you are not eligible for an Official Showcase in 2017.

Additional Terms and Conditions

  • Official Showcase Artists are expected to attend most, if not all, of the conference.  You are a BIG DEAL to us, and we want you to be present and part of our community!  We will ask you to commit to attending and participating in at least two full days of the 2017 conference.
  • All showcase entries must be submitted online. No-mail in or CD submissions will be accepted.
  • A $15 showcase submission fee will be due with the submission of your showcase entries. Payments may be made using PayPal or by check.
  • Selected artists pay an additional $20 showcase fee due upon notification of selection.
  • Showcases take place on Friday and Saturday evenings. Make sure you are able to attend the conference on BOTH of those dates before submitting.
  • Two to four alternate artists will be chosen in the event a selected showcase artist(s) is unable to attend the conference.
  • Selected artists will be notified about July 1st.
  • Selected artists and all band members / backup musicians MUST be registered for the full conference. No exceptions.
  • Selected artists must be a member of Folk Alliance, If you are not a member you can join at http://folk.org
  • By submitting and being selected for a showcase, you agree that FARM may use your photo and video and songs in advertising for the conference.
  • Selected artists will be asked to submit an MP3 of one of their songs to FARM, which will be used to populate a Sound Cloud playlist on our website, and used via AirPlay Direct (APD) for promotional purposes.
  • By submitting showcase entries you indicate your understanding and agreement to the terms listed above.

FARM board members and Listening Room Network employees are not eligible to be showcase judges.

Email inquiries to Lee Herman

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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