Only two more days till the FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest) Gathering 2009 Th. Oct. 8-Sun. Oct. 11 at the Holiday Inn of Bolingbroook, IL, dedicated to the memory of Christine Gaylord. An extra day of performances, workshops (many hands-on this year!), showcases, jams, and networking. For the first time, we have a keynote speaker: CLAUDIA SCHMIDT! You can register on site, but can stay and eat anywhere you please. Rooms still available at the hotel as well as adjacent hotels (but the Holiday Inn is nicer and just about the same price). Our website, www.farmfolk.org, is up and running again for details, schedules, and directions (only 25 min. sw of Midway Airport/CTA station, 45 min sw of O'Hare, and 30 min. n.e. of Joliet Metra/Amtrak--shuttle service is available, contact the hotel.
Registration starts 4 pm Thurs., cocktail reception 6-8 pm (bar open till 10), Concerts in Your Home showcase 8-11. Registration opens F and S mornings at 8 am. This year, plenty of folk DJs and venue/event presenters are attending. Free exhibit space, as always.
See you there!