Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) is the western region of Folk Alliance International including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Northwest Territory, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Yukon Territory.
FAR-West fosters and promotes traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance and related performing arts in the Western United States and Canada.
FAR-West supports this mission through its annual conference each fall, one of five regional Folk Alliance Conferences. The annual FAR-West conference provides a three-day, music-filled weekend for the folk and acoustic music community to unite, exchange songs and ideas, re-charge and do business.
Our conference program includes educational panels and workshops, collaborations, Networking Center, Official Showcases and late night showcases run by participants.
The goal of FAR-West is to strengthen the folk and acoustic community and facilitate networks and development.
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 and online discounts to see what other benefits members can access.
FAR-West is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in the State of California in 2003. The organization is run entirely by volunteers; there are no paid staff members.
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.