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We Want YOU to Join Us!

Every year before our annual conference we elect (or re-elect) members of our community to serve on the FARM Board of Directors. New and re-elected Board Members will serve a three-year term starting October 2024. We are accepting self-nominations through the end of...

Folk+ Online Conference June 5-6

FARM is excited to be teaming up with Folk Alliance International and the other regional conferences to present the Folk+ Online Music Conference. Taking place June 5-6, this free event will include workshops, networking opportunities,...

Apply for 2024 Official Showcase

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting Official Showcase applications for our 2024 FARM Gathering, taking place October 24-27 in Lisle, IL! There will be 14 official showcase artists, and performances will be split between the evenings...

Announcing 2024 Keynote Speaker

We are so delighted to announce that Susan Werner will be our keynote speaker for our 2024 FARM Gathering, taking place October 24-27 in Lisle, IL! Hailed as “one of the most innovative songwriters working today” (Chicago Tribune), she has leapt from genre to genre,...

Join Us at FARMette 2024

Join us in supporting the vibrant music scene of Indiana at FARMette, a one-day music festival hosted by HooMac and FARM, set to take place on April 13, 2024, in Bloomington. This event is not just about showcasing talented original music artists; it's an opportunity...

2023 FARM Showcase Videos

We are happy to announce that videos are now available from our 2023 FARM Gathering! Thanks to our esteemed videographer Charlie Steen, we have videos of all our Main Stage Showcases, including the Thursday night Folk DJ Showcase, the Friday and Saturday Official...

FARM Spotlights Chicago at 2023 Gathering

We are very pleased to announce a special event taking place at the FARM Gathering on Saturday, October 21 at 7 pm, showcasing some of the amazing local Chicago talent that might be newer to FARM audiences. Taking place in the Majestic Ballroom right before the...

2023 Folk DJ Showcase Artists

Taking place in the Majestic Ballroom on Thursday, October 19 from 8-10:30 pm, this year's Folk DJ Showcase features artists from all over the US and Canada that folk DJs are excited about. Here's the list of this year's performers in order of appearance...hope you...

Tickets Available to Official & Folk DJ Showcases

There will be a limited number of tickets available to attend the 2023 FARM Folk DJ Showcase & Official Artist Showcases from 8-10:30 pm on October 19, 20 and 21 the DoubleTree in Lisle, IL. Admission is a suggested $20 donation per night and includes entry to the...

2023 Lantern Bearer Awards

FARM is pleased to announce our 2023 Lantern Bearer Award Recipients: Annie Capps and Cindy Morgan

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