KC Cafe Radio is pleased to announce that live coverage of the Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) conference will begin Thursday, October 24. The annual midwest gathering of folk and acoustic musicians, venue operators, radio DJs and music enthusiasts will be held in St. Louis, Missouri October 24-27, at the Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel.
Tune in to KC Cafe Radio each day of the conference, as we talk with KC Cafe Performing Artists, conference keynote speaker Melanie Safka, Midwest Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Jim Blum, Lantern Bearer Award recipient Mark Dvorak, and others.
We will also be hosting a late-night private showcase all three nights of the conference, which will be broadcast live beginning at Midnight Central time nightly. Thursday night’s showcase broadcast will feature the music of Rob Lytle, Elaine McMilian, RpT, Gary Paul, Jeremiah Birnbaum, and John Sherman and Randy Clepper. Friday night’s showcase broadcast will feature the music of Chico Schwall, Kerry Patrick Clark, Dan Weber, Bohemian Folk Highway, Lizanne Knott, and Shiny Shiny Black. Saturday night’s showcase broadcast will feature the music of John Batdorf and Nathan Bell, Pearson Perry, Kat McDowell, Billy String and Don Julian, James Curley, and Jason & Ginger.
In addition to the Private Showcase presentation hosted by KC Cafe Radio, approximately 15 other Private Showcase events will be held simultaneously during the conference. A complete list of private showcase presentations is available here.
On-site registration for the Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference is still available. A variety of registration packages are available, including full conference, single day conference, and a “taste of FARM” package that features the evening and latenight showcase events. More information on conference registration is available here.