Folk Alliance International

Folk Alliance International Conference Returns in 2018

Folk Alliance International Conference, the world's largest gathering of the folk music industry and community, is returning Feb. 14-18, 2018  at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, MO. The conference crosses a diverse array of genres including blues, bluegrass, roots, celtic, cajun, appalachian, traditional, world and singer-songwriters.

Applications are also open to perform for hundreds of festivals, venue bookers, agents, managers, media, and music industry representatives who attend the conference. Official Showcases are 200 jury-selected nightly concerts featuring emerging artists and touring legends from around the world.


May 30, 2017:  Official Showcase applications open
September 13, 2017, at 5 pm CST:  Official Showcase applications close
October 30, 2017:  Official Showcase Artists announced
November 13, 2017:  Official Showcase schedule announced
For more information visit, folkconference.org