What our attendees say...

No Depression

"Before there was Americana, before there was alt-country, there was Folk music..."

Nan Warshaw, Bloodshot Records

"I saw more unique, high quality, music in a few days at Folk Alliance International than I ever could have imagined. I now stand corrected and updated on my definition of the word “folk”. FAI was super easy and hassle-free to navigate; a dramatic contrast to most big fests and conferences. I may be late to the Folk Alliance party, but delighted to be a part of it now."

American Songwriter

"...the annual conference ultimately relies on the oldest transmission form there is: the wandering troubadour."

Jim Cowan, Jim Cowan Management

"The FAI conference is truly a positive and irreplaceable experience for all attendees. The wide spectrum of generations gathered together with the commonality between them of creating grand and long lasting music was amazingly invigorating and inspiring. Long live this extraordinary community!”

Mission Statement

The mission of Folk Alliance International is to nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community - traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional - through education, advocacy and performance.

Additional Conference Events

2017 FAI Conference

DATE: February 15-19, 2017

LOCATION: Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City, MO, USA