Eventbrite - 2015 Folk Alliance Music Fair

Folk Alliance International presents the 2015 FAI MUSIC FAIR AT THE SHERATON CROWN CENTER KANSAS CITY HOTEL Thursday, February 19 – Sunday, February 22, 2015


As part of the successful Kansas City launch of the long-running Folk Alliance International Conference at The Westin Crown Center Hotel, in 2015 we will continue our quest to build FAI events in the adjoining Sheraton Hotel that will serve the local community while being of value to our conference registrants.

In 2014 we launched the successful FAI Winter Music Camp, featuring over 50 top quality instructors on numerous folk-related instruments and songwriting.  In 2015 we will expand our public offerings to create the first FAI MUSIC FAIR.

The 2015 FAI Music Fair will be produced with the help and support of the Kansas City Art Institute and will involve several area education institutions and the KC area music and arts community. 

FEATURED ARTISTS (three nights/over 75 featured artists @ The Sheraton Hotel)
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Thurs)
Songwriter Sam Baker
Country legend Hal Ketchum
Guitar Extravaganza w/Redd Volkaert, Bill Kirchen, Phil Hurley, Freebo, and more
The worldwide debut of The Hillbenders' TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry
Bluegrass Breakdown w/ Alan Munde, Byron Berline, Roland White, and others
Guitar wizard Andy McKee (Sat)
Top KC artists (Bob Walkenhorst, Kasey Rausch, Betse Ellis, Victor & Penny, etc)
Psychedelic Squaredance (Folk Rave)
A Tribute to Pete Seeger
and much much more
Full lineup/schedule available December 15

*FAI Conference registration includes FULL access to ALL FAI events.


Public Music Showcases (public tickets available only $25.00 per night)
Winter Music Camp (single day tickets only $25.00)
Public Exhibit Hall (only $5.00/free passes available at area music stores beginning December 10)
Art Gallery (Free Entry)
Film Festival (single movie tickets available)
Late Night Jam Sessions (open to all players in the common areas of the Sheraton Hotel)
Virtual Conference (Online Tickets available beginning January 1, 2015)
Poster Show
Sunday Music Contests (Public Entry only $10/12 & under free/Entry included in contest entry fee)
Acoustic Battle of the Bands (preliminary rounds at Knuckleheads/Finals at 3:00pm on Sunday)
Kids Camp (Thursday - Sunday as part of our Winter Music Camp produced by the Americana Music Academy/Public Kid's Show on Saturday)
The Folk Store on Location (Located next to the Art Gallery for your music needs/Open to the public)

For more information or to participate in any of these events, please contact MusicFair [at] folk [dot] org or call (816) 221-3655. All FAI Music Fair events benefit Folk Alliance International.  *Door to door transportation is available for conference registrants unable to make the walk between the two hotels.

2015 FAI Music Fair Sponsors

KcStrings2 Storesquare Small Neighborhood Fund KC Mo Arts Council
MassStreetmusic Knuckleheads TheBridge The Pitch Logo

509 Delaware St. #101
Kansas City, MO 64105
TEL: 816-221-FOLK (3655)
FAX: 816-221-3658

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