Voting opens Nov. 2 for the Lifetime Achievement Awards and Dec. 13 for Best of 2017 Awards
The 2017 International Folk Music Awards show featured a performance by Kris Kristofferson, and presentations from Paula Cole, Megan Mullally, Bruce Cockburn, and Eliza Gilkyson. Also included were the presentation of six Spirit of Folk, three Lifetime Achievement Awards and the Best of 2016 categories, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year.
In a permanent commitment to honor the socially conscious roots of folk music, two new awards were launched in 2017 — the People’s Voice Award was given to Bruce Cockburn and the Clearwater Award to its namesake The Clearwater Festival. The first inductees to the Folk DJ Hall of Fame were announced and include Oscar Brand, Howard and Roz Larman, Mike Regenstreif, Rich Warren, and Gene Shay.
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.
DATE: February 14-18, 2018