Community Outreach

 Site updates for the 2019 conference in Montréal are underway. Some information may be outdated, check back soon for updates.

Folk Alliance International conducts community outreach during the conference as part of its charitable mission.

Children's Mercy Hospital & Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House (RMH) provides, “a home away from home for sick children and their families,” providing lodging, meals, activities, and tremendous support to families with prolonged hospital stays. Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) is a nationally recognized and award-winning comprehensive pediatric medical center that integrates clinical care, research, and medical education to provide care for patients ages birth to 21.

Each outreach requires a 2-hour time commitment. You can sign up for one or all sessions.

  To sign up, please click here.

Questions? Contact Cheryl Duckett at 979.277.8283.

Folk in the Schools

Folk in the Schools, now in its third year, is Folk Alliance’s outreach program whose primary focus of offering Kansas City schools and students the opportunity to interact with national and international folk musicians during the conference. Folk in the Schools’ activities range from acoustic performance in small or large groups, workshops, and one-on-one student interaction.

  All Official Showcase Artists are invited to partipate.

Questions? Contact Leah Watts.

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