Applications are open to perform at Folk Alliance International’s 32th Conference in New Orleans. 

The Annual Conference is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Francophone, Global Roots, Hip Hop, Indigenous, Latin, Jazz, Old Time, Traditional, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, Zydeco, and every imaginable fusion.

Application deadline is July 15th  Artists that apply for official showcases are also eligible for first-time attendee scholarships and lower registration rates. Network with hundreds of festivals, venue bookers, agents, managers, media, and music industry reps that attend. FAI’s Official Showcases are 180 jury-selected nightly concerts featuring emerging artists and touring legends from around the world. Each showcase is a 30-minute set on a full production stage with lighting and sound. For more information, visit

About Folk Alliance International

Folk Alliance International (FAI) was founded in 1989 to connect folk music leaders aiming to sustain the community and genre. The leading international voice for folk music, FAI is a 30-year-old arts nonprofit based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

The organization’s expanded global network now includes more than 3,000 members, a worldwide community of cultural sector entrepreneurs and leaders that includes artists, record companies, publishers, presenters, agents, managers, arts administrators, diplomats, and more.

Folk Alliance International’s mission is to serve, strengthen, and engage the global folk music community through preservation, presentation, and promotion.

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