Hello Folk World!  Many of your favorite FARM musicians, Board members, venue presenters, DJs, and others will be at the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City this week.  Look us up and say hi!



Just for you, we have added an extremely discounted registration rate, only good during the FAI conference timeframe.  The rate is $85 (vs. the walk up rate of $150).  And if you are a first timer, a returning venue representative, or a Folk DJ, the rate is only $55.  REGISTER NOW!!!


We will have someone at the Regions Booth in the Exhibition Hall whenever it is open (which is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday each day from 10am to 1pm).

Conference Co-Director and board member Nancy Emrich-Freeman hosts the Lilfest Private Showcase rooms.  Stop by and see some GREAT music, and say hi!  Rumor has it that Smitty and Champ will be helping out Friday night.  Champ asks that you bring some popcorn….

Smitty (conference co-director) and Champ (chief of terrier security) will be out and about.  At the Regions Booth, listening to great music, taking Champ for walks.  Look for the friendly little terrier and the tall guy with a crew cut and say hi!

Randy Styka, board member and gadabout, will be in attendance.  He represents Acoustic Renaissance Concerts and FARM.  Ask him how the weather’s been in Chicago.

2015 Official Showcase artists Heather Styka, Steve Dawson, Ben Bedford, and Erik Urycki of The Speedbumps are all registered.

Lee Herman (Windy City House Concerts), Dave Humphreys (Two Way Street Coffee House), Paul Zimmerman (Maple Street Chapel Folk Concerts), and Sally Smith (KC Cafe Radio) will all be in KC.

Also in attendance will be presenters from such great Midwest venues as The Ark, Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza, Old Town School of Folk Music, Kansas City Irish Fest, Blissfest, Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival, Six String Concerts, and more.

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