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 folk music 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 Western United States and Canada.
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 music community for all ages and we encourage you to join us as we share our music, educational opportunities while celebrating The Best of the West and more in 2015! We hope you will join us and help get the word out early and often.
OCT 15-18, 2015 ~ Marriott City Center ~ Oakland, CA
Want to get involved? Volunteer? Sponsor?
Plenty of low cost / high visibility opportunities to promote your act or brand and take part in this four day event. See the website for more information, rates and deadlines. Discount available for Folk Alliance members.
Please explore our website to find out more about our activities, conferences and how you can get involved. Also check the Folk Alliance pages for membership services 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. Join us!
LISTEN Click on the Player below to hear a sample of the music from some of the registered musicians/bands who will attend FAR-West 2015 in Oakland, CA.