It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 3 weeks since we converged on the Holiday Inn in Bolingbrook, Illinois. From all reports, this was yet another wonderful year of music, workshops, camaraderie and all the joy that comes from spending time with like-minded folkies!

Those in attendance had the opportunity to soak up the unique wisdom of Michael P Smith in a killer key note address, help us honor this year’s awardees – Bob Blackman and Lou & Peter Berryman; be entertained by 14 top-notch official showcase artists and 13 Midwest Radio Presents showcase artists; get a little exercise trying to catch a song from 52 Performance Lane acts; and wish they could be in 10 places at once for all the Private Showcase rooms. Not to mention the wonderful spontaneous jams & song circles that broke out in the lobby.

If you missed it this year, don’t worry. We’re already making plans for an even better gathering next year when we’ll be moving to St. Louis, MO.

Mark your calendars now for October 11 – 14, 2012!