FAI News


November 17th, 2014

The Folk Store is open during the KC Streetcar construction.  Parking is not always easy, but please check out our holiday specials on gutars, banjos, dobros, mandolins, ukuleles, strings, capos, and much more.  We are stocked and ready for the holidays.  20% off selected new instruments and vintage gear.  We are located at 509 Delaware Street in the River Market District. read more »

Rita Coolidge announced as a Keynote Speaker

November 4th, 2014

Two-time Grammy Award winner, author, visual artist and Native American activist Rita Coolidge announced as an additional Keynote Speaker in the 27th annual Folk Alliance International conference speakers series. read more »


November 3rd, 2014

Dom Flemons (various), Bela Fleck (banjo), Abigail Washburn (banjo), Andy McKee (Finger Style Guitar), Byron Berline (fiddle/mandolin), Alan Munde (banjo), Roland White (mandolin/guitar), Bob Walkenhorst (songwriting), Dom Flemons (Trad), Redd Volkeart (guitar), James Hill (ukulele), Gary Allegretto (harmonica), Pops Bayless (ukulele), Danny Fowler (guitar), Betse Ellis (fiddle), Freebo (bass), ... read more »


November 3rd, 2014

Folk Alliance International presents2015 FAI MUSIC FAIR AT THE SHERATON CROWN CENTER KANSAS CITY HOTELThursday, February 19 – Sunday, February 22, 2015 read more »

2015 Invited Artists

October 28th, 2014

The first round of invited Official Showcase Artists has been announced. Register for the Conference now for your chance to meet these amazing artists and so many more! read more »

FAI Air Advocacy Committee

October 16th, 2014

The Folk Alliance International Board of Directors has recently established the FAI Air Advocacy Committee, which helps with issues associated with traveling with musical instruments.  read more »

Listserv Bounces

October 15th, 2014

Recently the Folkserve listserv has experienced a client error due to policy changes at major email clients like Yahoo and AOL. If you are receiving messages about excessive bounces, don't worry. These messages are automated messages from a computer, and they're being generated in error.  read more »

Keynote Speaker: Commander Chris Hadfield

September 2nd, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that International Space Station social media star Commander Chris Hadfield will be a Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Folk Alliance International conference. Find out more at this ... read more »

FAI Radio - Tune in Today

July 27th, 2014

Did you know FAI has its own RadioPlayer? Brought to you by the good people at DeliRadio, it features the Official Showcase artists from the 2014 Conference. read more »

FAI welcomes your Tax Deductible DONATIONS

July 15th, 2014

Folk Alliance International exists to as a registered 501(c)3 charity to: nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance. read more »

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Kansas City, MO 64105
TEL: 816-221-FOLK (3655)
FAX: 816-221-3658

Upcoming Events
The Beautiful Music All Around Us
01/16/2015 – 03/15/2015
Depends on Day
Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee, WI

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The 27th Folk Alliance International Conference & Winter Music Camp
02/18/2015 – 02/22/2015
9:00 a.m.
The Westin & Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center, Kansas City, MO

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