Folk Music Canada to Host Showcase Performances During Folk Alliance International 2018

FAI 2017Folk Music Canada is  returning to Kansas City to present Canadian artists at the Folk Alliance International Conference from Feb. 14-18, 2018.  Folk Music Canada is hosting more than 30 showcase performances over four days at the conference’s host hotel with artists from across Canada, many of whom are also official showcasing artists at the conference. The full schedule is available at, and on its Facebook event page.

Folk Music Canada will be working to support all of the many Canadian artists at the event, hosting a myriad of activities, including showcases, music business meetings, and a networking mixer presented with Canadian Music. East Coast Style.

Folk Music Canada is also partnering with CIMA, FolQuébec and the Délégation du Québec à Chicago to host the Folk Alliance Saturday night reception preceding the official showcases.

In a new development this year, FMC will join Folk Alliance International as  Presenting Partner of the International Folk Music Awards on Feb. 14 at the Folly Theatre in Kansas City.

Folk Alliance is a four-day conference and industry networking event, with seminars and workshops during the day and official showcases in the evening. The music kicks into high gear late at night, with private industry-presented showcases including Folk Music Canada’s presenting music into the wee hours of the morning.

Under the banner of #FMCTopNotch, conference attendees and the public can keep track of news and updates about Folk Music Canada events and artists during the four-day folk frenzy at Folk Alliance’s host hotel, the Westin Crown Centre. For all news and updates about events and artists, follow Folk Music Canada on twitter @folkmusiccanada and include the hashtag #FMCtopnotch in social media about Canadian Folk performers during Folk Alliance.

For more information on the Folk Alliance International Conference, go to

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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