updated April 10th & May 10th.

NOTE!  The deadline for Official Showcase submissions has been EXTENDED to Midnight, Sunday, May 14th.


We are excited to announce that our periodic “FARMette” mini conference will be held

Saturday June 24th, 2017
10am – 10pm

At The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, MO.
We’ll have all of your favorite FARM activities in this one-day conference. There will be break-out sessions, a keynote address, performance lane, and juried official showcases.  
This year’s keynote speaker will be Calvin Arsenia.

Read on for more details, including how to register and how to submit for an Official Showcase slot.

Morning Breakout Sessions

We’ll have two sets of morning breakout sessions—one for artists and one for the community.  The Artist Track will feature two 1-hour sessions specifically geared to working musicians and will be presented by working musicians.  The two 1-hour Community Track sessions will be tailored to non-musicians who are interested in learning more about folk music.

Performance Lane

Performance Lane is one of the most popular features of the FARM conference.  At this year’s FARMette, we are happy to offer 44 performance lane opportunities for attending performers!  Each performer will get 10 minutes to show their stuff.

Official Showcases

There will be 7 juried official showcases at this year’s FARMette.  For more information on those, and to submit your application, click HERE

NOTE!  The deadline for Official Showcase submissions has been EXTENDED to Midnight, Sunday, May 14th.

Keynote Speaker Calvin Arsenia

“Transcendent.” “Amazing.”  “Wonderful.”  These are just some of the words used to describe this year’s FARMette keynote speaker Calvin Arsenia.  This two-time Folk Alliance International official showcase artist has travelled the world performing his brand of experimental music that is unwilling to be confined by genre.


Tickets / registration are just $25 and are available HERE. 

Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site.


See you in Kansas City on June 24th!

Stay tuned for further details!



The Buffalo Room: https://www.facebook.com/buffaloroomkc/
Calvin Arsenia: https://www.calvinarsenia.com/
Facebook Event RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/602719336590987/
Questions can be directed to FARM Board Member Don Simon via email at don@littleclassrecords.com