Join us in Oakland CA to celebrate
FAR-West's 11th Anniversary: October 16 - 19, 2014
Conference Coordinators: John Roy Zat (aka John Croizat) & Jeanette Lundgren
Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) is the West-coast region of Folk Alliance International. 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.
FAR-West fosters and promotes traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance and related performing arts in the Western states.
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.
The goal of FAR-West is to strengthen the folk and acoustic community and facilitate networks and development.
View a document that tells about FAR-West's history.
Our conference program includes educational panels, workshops and collaborations, a Networking Exhibit Hall, Official Showcases and late night showcases run by participants.
Please explore our website to find out more about our activities, conferences and how you can get involved.
Click on the Player below to hear a sample of the music from some of the registered musicians/bands attending FAR-West 2013 in Irvine, CA.