Folk Dj Showcase

“…you guys have created something wonderful … down in Kansas City I walked into a big room full of genuinely friendly, supportive, and PHENOMENALLY talented people, all interested in creating a vibrant community and extending a helping hand to their fellow musicians.”

 – Rev. Judi Hendricks,
FARMette 2017 attendee

We had so much fun and we were just truly blown away by the supportive and friendly FARM community.”

– The Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers, 2016 Official Showcase Artist

“We are America’s Heartland, and our conference exudes a certain relaxed, charming, and simple approach to Folk and roots music …This community comes together once a year and it is a treasured time. Come back ! OR, join us as a first-timer. Either way, I think you’ll be recharged in ways that will surprise you.”

–  Tim Grimm, Songwriter, Performer, Actor
2014 Key Note Speaker

“FARM made me see and feel that I’m part of a songwriting community. This was such an exciting and a happy realization. I came away with renewed energy and resolve for my own work, and who doesn’t need that?”

– Michael P. Smith, Songwriter, Actor, 2011 Key Note Speaker

We are so happy to announce our 2022 FOLK DJ Showcase Artists hand-picked by these awesome Folk DJs who will be presenting them at this year’s conference on Thursday, October 20! With special thanks to Sue Kessell for organizing the showcase!

They are (in no particular order):

  • Megan Bee presented by Ellen Stanley – KFAI Minneapolis, MN
  • Randy Lewis Brown presented by Wayne Green – KEOS College Station/Bryan, TX 
  • Crowes Pasture presented by Al Kniola – WVPE South Bend, IN
  • Ever More Nest presented by Bruce Swan – WSFM Asheville, NC
  • Sue Horowitz presented by Lilli Kuzma – WDCB Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham presented by Sue Kessell – WNUR Chicago, IL
  • Nikki Morgan presented by Tom Jackson – WLUW Chicago, IL
  • Sarah Morris presented by Phil Maq – WHFR Dearborn, MI
  • Katie Oates presented by Rich Warren – WFMT Chicago, IL
  • Andy Sydow presented by Ron Lewis – WNUR Chicago, IL
  • Mike Ward presented by Marilyn Rea Beyer – WFMT Chicago, IL
  • Eliza Thorp presented by Carolyn VandeWiele – WFHB Bloomington, IN

About the Folk DJ Showcase

Modeled after a similar showcase presented by our friends at NERFA, this Thursday Night Showcase provides invited Folk Radio DJs the opportunity to introduce an artist who is up-and-coming, or perhaps has flown below the radar, or this artist may be well-established, just new to the FARM community.

Artists who would like to be considered by the Folk DJs may submit via the form below. Deadline is September 1

the Selection Process

  • FARM invites DJs to select a performer for the showcase.
  • The showcase coordinators will compile a list of artists who would like to be considered; however, DJs are not required to select from this list.
  • Because we’re trying to raise awareness of FARM, DJs are encouraged to recruit an artist who they believe could benefit from the experience and exposure – preferably one who has never attended FARM.
  • The performer may not have performed in any prior FARM Official Showcase or DJ / Venue Showcase.
  • Selected artists MUST register for the entire conference. (Remember that registration is discounted for all first-timers.) 

Please use the submission form below to indicate your interest in being considered for the showcase.

2022 Submissions are closed. 

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