FARM’s Virtual Performance Lane offers a limited number of pre-scheduled 10-minute performance showcases that take place on Zoom. This showcase is filled in order of sign-up. No jury selection. Just timing.

The performances are open to the public to attend via Zoom and will also be live-streamed to FARM’s Facebook Page and Youtube Channel.

When: 4th Thursday of the Month, January to June
Times: 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central

Next Event: Thursday May 23, 2024

May’s host is Chris Vallillo!

Chris Vallillo is a singer/songwriter and roots musician who makes the people and places of “unmetropolitan” America come to life in song. Having spent the last 30 years in the rural Midwest, he has a natural affinity for American roots music. Performing on sixstring and bottleneck slide guitars, Vallillo weaves original, contemporary, and traditional songs and narratives into a compelling and entertaining portraits of the Midwest. Dirty Linen Magazine described the music as, “vivid, original story songs” while Folk Wax Magazine Editor, Arthur Wood said “Vallillo’s guitar playing flows like warm honey and is a true aural delight.”
Chris is also the host and talent booker for Hickory Ridge Concerts.

Times: 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central

This will be an opportunity to play a mini showcase via Zoom and to a streaming audience on FARM’s Facebook and Youtube pages. The public is welcome to join the Zoom event and join in the chatting and fun. No charge to watch or play.

Sign-up to perform opens 2 weeks in advance  of the event (next is May 9, 2024) at or near Noon Eastern and typically fills up within 30 minutes. We send an announcement through the FARM newsletter email list to notify our community that Performance Lane Sign Up is open. If you don’t get our email newsletters, you’ll miss out. You can register to get our newsletters here:

If you sign up to perform, or if you want to join us for a really fun evening of great music, you must complete the Zoom registration.  Do that here:



Watch your email for the FARM newsletter announcement that sign-up is open. This will be sent on the 2nd Thursday of each month, January thru June, at about noon ET.

Not subscribed to FARM Newsletters? Do that here:

FARM Virtual Performance Lane is open to anyone but limited to one performance every three months (subject to change based on demand). Sign up in advance for one of 9 pre-scheduled 10-minute slots.

If you sign up to perform, you must also complete the Zoom registration.

We will also sometimes offer up to two slots by invitation.

In the event of a last-minute cancellation or no-show, any performers in attendance who did NOT get one of the pre-scheduled or invite slots will be eligible to fill those vacated slots via lottery drawing.

Advance registration and attendance is required to be included in any lottery slots.  You must be in the Zoom room by 7:45 pm Eastern/ 6:45 pm Central. Names for lottery slots (if any are available) are drawn at approx 7:50 pm Eastern / 6:50 pm Central.


Please select ONE member of your band to sign up for Performance Lane on behalf of the band. Due to the limited number of slots, we ask that you choose between performing with your band or performing solo.


We don’t mean to be a hardass about this, however; we assume that by now, most artists are comfortable performing on Zoom. We do not expect to walk you through your sound settings. Those will be provided to you in advance or you can see them here. Sound checks are offered to, and strongly suggested for, pre-scheduled performers who arrive at the Zoom room no later than 7:30 ET/6:30 CT.  Sound checks are strongly suggested, and if there are sound issues we need to address during your performance slot, your 10-minute set will not be extended.

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