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2024 Official Showcase Artists

2024 Official Showcase Artists

So excited for this year’s conference and to be welcoming artists from all over to showcase at our 2024 Gathering in Lisle, IL October 24-27. Hope you can join us, discover new artists and meet up with old friends! Register and get more info here.

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Book Your Private Showcase

Book Your Private Showcase

At this year's conference there will be 10 private, or late-night, showcase rooms, hosted by artists, agents and presenters, who curate their own listening room experiences. These showcases happen each night of the conference (Thur, Fri & Sat) from 10:30 pm to...

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We Want YOU to Join Us!

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...

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Folk+ Online Conference June 5-6

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,...

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Apply for 2024 Official Showcase

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...

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Announcing 2024 Keynote Speaker

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,...

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Join Us at FARMette 2024

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...

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2023 FARM Showcase Videos

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...

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FARM Spotlights Chicago at 2023 Gathering

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...

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2023 Folk DJ Showcase Artists

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...

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Tickets Available to Official & Folk DJ Showcases

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...

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2023 Official Showcase Schedule

2023 Official Showcase Schedule

So excited for this year's conference and to be welcoming artists from all over North America to showcase at our 2023 Gathering in Lisle, IL October 19-22. Hope you can join us, discover new artists and meet up with old friends! Register and get more info here.

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2023 Scholarships Available

Sponsored by Hey Dave Music, FARM is offering 2 scholarships to the 2023 Gathering, taking place Oct. 19-22, 2023 in Lisle, IL. The purpose of the application is to give more people opportunities to learn from and give...

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Happy New Year!

As the calendar year begins anew and we all celebrate in our own way, the FARM board would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. We are grateful for the opportunity to have met with you this year for our Gathering. It was good to be with everyone again. The...

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FARM 22 Replay is Here!

FARM 22 Replay is Here!

We are gradually getting to the end of our post-conference wrap-up and we know you've been anxiously awaiting those workshop videos! For those who aren't aware, we recorded nearly all of our workshops and panels for the first time this year with plans to make them...

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A Heart full of Gratitude

A Heart full of Gratitude

Photo posted to FB by Cheryl Joyal seemed kinda perfect for this. Thanks Cheryl!Okay, from here out… I'm switching to mostly first person cause this may be one of the last times I'm communicating with you all in this way … ENORMOUS thanks (in no particular order) to...

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Conference App is Live!!

Conference App is Live!!

The conference app is live! As we've shared earlier, we're using the WHOVA app again to enhance your conference experience. The app worked beautifully for our virtual conference last fall, and if you attended that, you're already familiar with how things work....

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Wisdom Across the Ages

Wisdom Across the Ages

Because we believe wisdom isn’t acquired strictly by those of a certain age and this year’s panel is packed with some amazing artists and activists in our community; Joel Mabus, Susan Werner, Elexa Dawson and The Accidentals (Sav Buist & Katie Larson) Moderated by...

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Honoring Juel Ulven

Honoring Juel Ulven

FARM lost another beloved member of our community when, Juel Ulven passed away, August 19, 2022. Many aren't aware that Juel is one of FARM's founding members. He was one of the initial instigators in creating a Midwest Folk Alliance, there at the very first...

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