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2022 FARM COVID POLICY

UPDATED: 9/20/22 Current Risk Level in DuPage County according to CDC. To minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 FARM will be requiring masks during all conference activities and dedicated conference spaces. Mask Policy (FAI) Masks are required at all times in...

FARM Virtual Gathering Registration Open

Super happy to announce that Registration is open and Official Showcase Submissions are now being accepted for FARM's Virtual Gathering taking place Oct 27-29. Watch for more updates via newsletters, Social media posts and special Zoom/live-streamed events with your...

2022 Official Showcase Artists

we are proud to share with you our confirmed slate of Official Showcase Artists (and alternates) for our 2022 FARM Gathering. We had nearly 170 submissions from really talented bands and artists. Our judges weigh many factors when scoring, in order to help us create a...

Showcase Deadline Approaching

Just a week away from the deadline to submit your application for an Official Showcase Submissions at our 2022 Gathering. One of the main events at our annual conference, FARM features 14 Official Showcase Artists, split between Friday and Saturday evenings. The...

FARM Announces 2022 Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to announce that GRAMMY Award Winner, two-time EMMY Nominee and 2020 U.S. Artists Fellow Dom Flemons will be delivering this year's Keynote Address at our conference on Saturday, October 22! Flemons, also known as The American Songster®, is a...

FARM Welcomes Ellen Stanley

All of us at FARM would like to welcome Ellen Stanley to our team. Ellen will assist Annie Capps in presenting our conference this coming October in Lisle-Naperville, Illinois. Following our Gathering, Ellen will assume the role of Conference Director. Minneapolis...

Official Showcase Submissions Open

Today is the day we open the door to Official Showcase Submissions for our 2022 Gathering. One of the main events at our annual conference, FARM features 14 Official Showcase Artists, split between Friday and Saturday evenings. The submission process is simple and...

Register for The Gathering 2022

It's time to let us know you're coming to FARM!! Registration is open and our early-bird rates won't last long. You'll notice some slight increases but mostly we're staying as affordable as ever. Visit our General Info page for links and info as they become available.

Job Posting for Future Conference Director

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is seeking our future Conference Director! Do you have what it takes to be the next FARM Conference Director? We want to get to know you! FARM is seeking a new Conference DIrector for our in-person event in October of 2023 and...

A Great Big Thank You!

Warning!! Extreme levels of gratitude within (and a lot of words) This is a personal message from me, Conference Director, Annie Capps, and therefore has more “I”s and "me"s than I’m usually comfortable with but I wanted to be clear these words are coming from me and...

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