Private Showcases turn hotel rooms into listening rooms. These performances are more intimate, often without any amplification, and offer a unique opportunity for the artists. The rooms are very fluid, and some people cycle in and out of different performances. It is acceptable to stay for only a song or two, but please remember to be courteous to the performers!
Hosts are artists, record labels, publicists, agents, managers, state/provincial music offices, national export offices, collectives, and extraordinary fans of folk. Artists are encouraged to apply to perform in a Private Showcase by connecting with presenters.
Lobby jams are one of the most notable things about FAI. Music happens in all corners of the conference, and lobby jams offer a chance for artists to collaborate, explore music, and connect in authentic ways. Feel free to find other folkies, pull out an instrument, and embrace the spirit of folk together.