FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL 2022
KANSAS CITY, USA
MAY 9-11, 2022 (VIRTUAL SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE WEEK)
MAY 18-22, 2022 (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)
The Folk Alliance International Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International, 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, Global Roots, Hip-Hop, Old-Time, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, Traditional, Zydeco, and various fusions).
The 2022 Folk Alliance International Conference will be a hybrid event, with the digital portion taking place online from May 9-11, with the in-person portion event held at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, on May 18-22. 23 Australian artists will showcase in 2022, across both the virtual and physical versions of Folk Alliance International.
The 2022 conference theme is Living Traditions and will showcase various traditional folk music forms regionally, nationally, and internationally. The theme will be explored through topics of music preservation, migration, evolution, and authenticity, while the Global Summit will highlight the work of folklorists.
Australian artists who have played Folk Alliance International include All Our Exes Live In Texas, Busby Marou, Emily Wurramara, Henry Wagons, Jordie Lane, Katie Noonan, Liz Stringer, Luluc, Mia Dyson, Oh Pep!, Ruby Boots, Shelley Morris, William Crighton and Yirrmal.
OFFICIAL SHOWCASES (KANSAS CITY)
Friday May 20, 4:30pm CDT
Washington Park Place 2/3
Saturday May 21, 7:30pm CDT
OFFICIAL SHOWCASES (virtual)
THE HEART COLLECTORS
Thursday May 19, 5pm CDT
Thursday May 19, 5:30pm CDT
CHARM OF FINCHES
Thursday May 19, 7pm CDT
Thursday May 19, 7:30pm CDT
Thursday May 19, 8pm CDT
Monday May 9, 7 – 9 pm CDT
Virtual (Spotlight Showcase Week)
Bobby Alu / Georgia State Line / Glenn Skuthorpe / Gretta Ziller / Joel Havea / Loren Ryan / Martha Marlow / Nancy Bates / Parvyn / Ruby Gill / The Weeping Willows / We Mavericks