Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) is the western region of Folk Alliance International including in the USA: California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii, and in Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories. We host an annual four day conference open to artists, presenters and supporters. FAR-West's ongoing mission (since 2002) is to foster and promote traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance, storytelling and related performing arts in the West.
The FAR-West Best of the West (BOTW) Committee
is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Best of the West honorees. Please submit nominations via email by March 5, 2017 to Mark Kaufman: president_at_far-west.org (replace _at_ with @). For more information about Best of the West, see:
OUR CONFERENCE: Our regional conference offers an affordable, intimate and interactive way for acoustic artists and presenters to focus on the folk community in the western region of the US and Canada. We welcome a wide variety of styles, levels and disciplines, encouraging musical and cultural diversity and excellence. We are building a stronger folk community for all ages and we encourage you to join us as we share our performances, educational opportunities and more!
Want to get involved? Please explore our website to find out more about our activities, conferences and how you can get involved. Also check the Folk Alliance pages to see what other benefits members can access. Click on these links to view documents that tell about FAR-West's History and By-Laws.
LISTEN: Click on the Player below to hear a sample of the music from some of the registered musicians/bands who attended FAR-West 2016 in Bellevue, WA.