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Folk Alliance Region Midwest is the regional chapter of Folk Alliance International. Each year FARM sponsors a conference and gathering to help promote contemporary, traditional folk music and dance, and other related performing arts in the Midwest region.

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The FARM conference will take place at the Sheraton Iowa City Conference Center from Thursday, October 19 through Sunday, October 22. The Sheraton is located at 210 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

The conference features educational and development workshops, an official juried showcase plus scheduled times for jamming and networking as well as “after hours” sessions. For more information of the FARM Folk Conference and Gathering visit www.farmfolk.org.

Mark Dvorak is a FARM Lantern Bearer Award recipient and was selected as 2017 “Official Showcase Artist.”  has an active conference schedule:

Thursday October 19

  • 8:00 am • Songs for Seniors
  • 3:15 pm • Opening Community Sing • Amos Dean
  • 5:00 pm FARM Dinner • The Mill Restaurant
  • 12:00 midnight • Private Showcase • Uncorked • 214

Friday October 20 

  • 1:30 pm • DJ & Venue Reception • Amos Dean
  • 11:30 pm • Private Showcase • McCool’s Room • 232
  • 12:00 midnight • Private Showcase • Uncorked • 214
  • 1:00 m • Private Showcase • Bliss Hippy • 230

Saturday October 21

  • 3:00 pm • Mentoring session • room TBA
  • 8:30 pm • Official Showcase • Amos Dean
  • 11:00 pm • Private Showcase • Two Way Street Coffeehouse • 212
  • 12:00 midnight • Private Showcase • Uncorked • 214
  • 1:00 m • Private Showcase • The Traditional Room • 228
  • 1:15 m • Loretta’s Last Call • Uncorked • 214

For more information on Mark Dvorak, visit www.markdvorak.com.


Stay in touch • info@markdvorak.com • PO Box 181 • Brookfield IL 60513 • 312 315 4273