Official Showcase at FARMette 2017
7:00 PM19:00

Official Showcase at FARMette 2017

Want to know what the Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM)? Get a taste of that at FARMette in Kansas City!

**You do not need to be a member of Folk Alliance International or FARM to attend.**

$25 for:
7 Juried Showcases
44 Performance Lane Showcases
2 Artist or Community Track Workshops
Keynote Speaker: Calvin Arsenia


Official Showcases
There will be 7 juried official showcases at this year’s FARMette. 
The FARMette 2017 Official Showcase artists are:
Betse & Clarke
Jodee Lewis
Caleb Ryan Martin
Ryan Herrick
Jeff Krause Music
john l. keck
Bill Scorzari

9-10a: On-site Registration
10-10:05a: Welcome/Opening Remarks
10:10-10:55a: Breakout Session I
Crowdsourcing for Artists or House Concerts 101
11-11:55: Breakout Session II
Leveraging Your FAI Membership or Protest Songs
12-1:30p: Lunch Break
1:30-3:20p: Performance Lane
3:30-3:55p: Keynote Speaker Calvin Arsenia
4-5:50p: Performance Lane
6-7:30p Dinner Break
7:30-9:50p Official Showcases
9:50-10p: Closing Remarks/Thank You


Morning Breakout Sessions
We’ll have two sets of morning breakout sessions—one for artists and one for the community. The Artist Track will feature two 1-hour sessions specifically geared to working musicians and will be presented by working musicians. The two 1-hour Community Track sessions will be tailored to non-musicians who are interested in learning more about folk music.

Performance Lane
Performance Lane is one of the most popular features of the FARM conference. At this year’s FARMette, we are happy to offer 44 performance lane opportunities for attending performers! Each performer will get 10 minutes to show their stuff.
FARM is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI) encompassing 15 U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

Keynote Speaker Calvin Arsenia
“Transcendent.” “Amazing.” “Wonderful.” These are just some of the words used to describe this year’s FARMette keynote speaker Calvin Arsenia. This two-time Folk Alliance International official showcase artist has travelled the world performing his brand of experimental music that is unwilling to be confined by genre.

FARM's purposes is to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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Wednesday Night Drinking Practice Live! For Wayside Waifs
3:00 PM15:00

Wednesday Night Drinking Practice Live! For Wayside Waifs

Clint HoffmeierMatt Tady and Patrick Deveny will be recording a live episode of the podcast Wednesday Night Drinking Practice at Holy Cow Market and Music on Sunday June 11th. There will be music, raffles and all kinds of fun! all money raised will be donated to Wayside Waifs. So please come support this insane fun and have a chance to be on the podcast and play "This Or That"! Here's all the performers that will be participating!
Richard Burgessjohn l. keckAnthony LadesichKasey Dawn Rausch andMarco Pascolini of The Country DuoKrysztof NemethBrent JamisonScott EasterdayTess Jehle-Ray, Chris Teasley,Darren and Kathi Callahan Welch and so much more!  

You'll be able to hear this episode and all others on your channel of preference:



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David George & A Crooked Mile, Drew Black & Dirty Electric, & John Keck 8/13 The Brick
9:00 PM21:00

David George & A Crooked Mile, Drew Black & Dirty Electric, & John Keck 8/13 The Brick

Come check out David George & A Crooked Mile Saturday August 13th at The Brick in Kansas City! We will be showcasing some new music and new members David Luther (vocals and acoustic) and Scott Moyer (lead guitar).

Also, joining us will be the amazing Drew Black & The Dirty Electric plus Kansas City's singer-songwriting legend John Keck will kick things off!

Show starts at 9 pm!

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7:00 PM19:00

Gothic Cowboy Review at Frank's

Sundays at Frank's North Star offers an opportunity to hear a variety of songwriters in the Lawrence area and its my pleasure to be invited to be a part of this event again.  I'll be singing some songs of mine and accompanying my good friend David Fines on his songs.

Dave and I will go on approximately at 8

Come join us!

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Listen Up KC with Mikal Shapiro, Jeff Porter and John Keck
8:00 PM20:00

Listen Up KC with Mikal Shapiro, Jeff Porter and John Keck

Very happy to be added to the list of songwriters on this Friday night event.

Please join us for an intimate, in the round, show with some of Kansas City's finest musicians. Doors will open at 7pm $10 single tix $15 double tix, donation to the musicians

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7:00 PM19:00

House Show - Kasey Rausch, Heather Styka Hosted by John Keck @ The Living Room

I’m very pleased to be able to invite you to a new series of house concerts I will be hosting. And even more pleased to be able to share the music of two very talented songwriters, Kasey Rausch and Heather Styka for this first show.

We are lucky to keep Kasey as a Kansas City based songwriter, as she becomes nationally recognized. She contributes greatly to the well-being of our musical community, bringing tradition and authenticity to every lyric in every song she sings. You may hear more and see more of Kasey at

Our lovely friend Heather Styka is on tour out of Chicago and stopping in KC for the Folk Alliance International Conference this week, and we are lucky enough (twisted her arm) to have her perform with us while she is here. Please visit her site to hear and see more about this poet of song -

Wine, beer and snacks will be provided thanks to MudStomp Records. They are hosting a Private Showcase at this year's Folk Alliance International Conference: Feb. 17-21, 2016. Stop by The MudStomp Records Room at FAI 2016 (Rm.722) and say hi!

A $10 suggested donation for the artists is asked for your attendance. 

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