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

This Thursday Night Showcase provides invited Folk Radio DJs the opportunity to select an artist they would like to introduce to the FARM community.

Congratulations to this year’s DJ Showcase Artists!

Below is the schedule:

8:00-8:01 Welcome and introduction (Rich)
8:01-8:13 Jen Sygit, WLNZ, Lansing, MI: Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis
8:14-8:26  Sue Kessell, WNUR, Evanston-Chicago, IL: Jonas Friddle
8:27 – 8:39  Matt Watroba, WKAR, East Lansing, MI: Annie Sumi Trio
8:40 – 8:52  Jim Hall, WLNZ, Lansing, MI: Monte Pride
8:53-9:05  Wanda Fischer, WAMC, Albany, NY: Folkapotamus
9:06 – 9:18  Darcy Wilkin & Mark Sahlgrean, WMUK, Kalamazoo, MI: Brian Koenigsknecht
9:19 – 9:31  Al Kniola, WVPE, South Bend, IN: Doug Harsch
9:32 – 9:44  Terry Moses & Naomi Soule: Michael Braunfeld
9:45 – 9:57  Laura Nowe, WYCE, Grand Rapids: Aspen Jacobsen
9:58 – 10:10  Rich Warren, WFMT, Chicago: Fendrick & Peck
10:01 – 10:13  Lilli Kuzma, WDCB, Glenn Ellyn-Chicago, IL: Jared Rabin

With gratitude to Rich Warren for organizing the event this year and to all our beloved DJs for participating! It’s going to be a terrific night of music.


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.) 

Sorry the submission process is closed. HOWEVER, this should not stop you from recruiting or soliciting a DJ directly.

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