Conference Instrument Rentals


Sparkplug is excited to partner with FAI on instrument and gear rentals for the annual conference. Rent instruments and gear for your conference showcases from a fellow musician via Sparkplug. Search Kansas City listings or submit your backline request.

Kansas City Music Stores & Rentals

Bradford & Franzke Fine Instruments: (816) 283-0400
Purveyors and makers of fine banjos, mandolins and guitars

Bentley Guitar Studios: (816) 746-9772 /
Acoustic Instruments, Guitar & Bass, Electric Guitar, Amps

Big Dude's Music City: (816) 931-4638 /
Live Sound, Guitar & Bass, Percussion, Rentals, Repairs

Explorers Percussion: (816) 361-1195 
Percussion, Repairs, Rentals

Funky Munky Music: (913) 268-5555 /
Guitar & Bass, Percussion, Orchestral, Rentals

KC Strings: (913) 677-0400 /
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Rentals, Repairs

Mass Street Music (Lawrence, KS): (785) 843-3535 /
Live Sound, Guitar & Bass, Percussion, Rentals, Repairs

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

2019 FAI Conference

DATE: February 13-17, 2019

LOCATION:  Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec, Canada

UPCOMING DEADLINES:  Early Bird member registration ends May 31, 2018