First Time Attendees

The Folk Alliance International conference is unlike most other music industry events you will attend. It is a professional showcase and networking event, but it is also a community gathering, a family reunion of sorts for those who play and present folk music in all its variants (world, roots, old-time, blues, bluegrass, celtic, songwriters, etc).

The 5-day event requires preparation, a multi-year approach, and an investment of time and money. We have compiled a brief overview of some tips and ideas to assist you in getting ready for your inaugural FAI adventure.

  Download the first-timer guide

In addition, we will be hosting first timer activities at the 2018 conference (stay tuned for exact dates/times).

Mission Statement

The mission of Folk Alliance International is to nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community - traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional - through education, advocacy and performance.

Additional Conference Events

2018 FAI Conference

DATE: February 14-18, 2018

LOCATION: Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City, MO, USA