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Variety Highlights the IFMA

Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle Win Top Honors at International Folk Awards, as Tracy Chapman Gets Lifetime Achievement Honor"Billy Strings, the group...

Billboard Highlights IFMA 2024

Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway Win at 2024 International Folk Music Awards: Full Winners List"Tracy Chapman received a lifetime...

The Pitch KC’s Daily Roundup from FAI 2024

Daily Dispatches from Folk Alliance International"Every year, the first night of the Folk Alliance International Conference has me filled with...

Bluegrass Today Highlights FAI 2024

Molly Tuttle, Billy Strings win big at Folk Alliance Awards"Two top bluegrass artists, Molly Tuttle and Billy Strings were picked for these...

No Depression Spotlights the IFMA

Molly Tuttle, Billy Strings, and Iris DeMent Honored at International Folk Music Awards"This year’s International Folk Music Awards, presented on...

NPR Shares the FAI 2024 Awards

Watch the International Folk Music Awards"Presented by Folk Alliance International, the IFMAs recognize the legends, unsung heroes and rising talent...

Live for Live Music Spotlights IFMA

NPR To Stream 36th Annual International Folk Music Awards"Nominees for the IFMAs include Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway (Album of the Year for City...

The Bluegrass Situation Features FAI 2024

Folk Alliance International Brings Musical Alchemy to Kansas City"Over five days at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center the conference will...

KCUR Previews FAI 2024

Folk Alliance International will turn Kansas City hotel rooms into concert venues"It bills itself as the largest gathering of the folk music...

FAI Conference Security Plan

Many folks have reached out to us in response to the act of violence during the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl celebration on Wednesday as this...

KCUR Highlights FAI 2024

This local organization brings the folk music world to Kansas City"Located in Kansas City's Crossroads neighborhood, Folk Alliance International has...

World Music Central Spotlights FAI

Folk Alliance International, Essential Roots Music Showcase, February 2024"The conference and showcase is primarily attended by artists as well as...

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NPR World Café to Stream International Folk Music Awards (IFMA), Part of Folk Alliance International (FAI) Conference

FAI Confirms Performances by Kaia Kater, Joy Clark, The Steel Wheels, Mireya Ramos, and Malena Cadiz & Willie WatsonKansas City, MO (February 20,...

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Billy Strings, Iris DeMent, Tracy Chapman, Alynda Segarra, Etc. Take Home International Folk Music Awards (Folk Alliance International)

Awards Show Live-Streamed by NPR MusicKansas City, MO (February 22, 2024) –The International Folk Music Awards – presented by Folk Alliance...

Statement from Folk Alliance International

Thank you to the FAI members and registrants who reached out to check on our staff and local community in KC in regards to this yesterday’s act of...

Folk Alliance International Announces Initial Official Showcase Lineup of 130+ Artists from 36 Countries of Origin for 36th Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO Feb. 21-25, 2024

Lineup Includes Rainbow Girls, Willi Carlisle, Jolie Holland, Flamy Grant, Kaia Kater, Olive Klug, John Gallagher, Jr., Crys Matthews, Amy LaVere,...

International Folk Music Awards (IFMAS) Presented by Folk Alliance International Grant Molly Tuttle, Janis Ian, Anais Mitchell, and Aoife O’Donovan Best of the Year Honors

Ninth Annual IFMAS Crown Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Janis Ian, Josh White, & Oh Boy RecordsKansas City, MO, USA (February 2, 2023) – Folk...

International Folk Music Awards (IFMAs) to Honor Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Janis Ian, Josh White, & Oh Boy Records

Nominations Include Brandi Carlile, Anaïs Mitchell, Molly Tuttle, Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, Angélique Kidjo, Marcus Mumford, Prateek Kuhad, &...

Folk Alliance International Names “Stunning” (No Depression) Two-Time Indigenous Music Award-Winning Colorado Songwriter Cary Morin As 2023 Artist In Residence in Conjunction with Friends of the Kaw River

Kansas City, MO (December 6, 2022) – Folk Alliance International (FAI), the foremost global 501(c)3 nonprofit for folk music, today announced that...

Folk Alliance International Announces Memphis, Tennessee As City Of Honor for 35th Annual Conference

Announcement Launches City of Honor ProgramKansas City, Mo. (October 20, 2022) – Across the United States, Canada, and the world at large, there are...

Grammy-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Valerie June Announced As Keynote Presenter at 2023 Folk Alliance International Conference

Kansas City, Mo. (October 18, 2022) - Folk Alliance International (FAI), a 501(c)3 foremost global nonprofit for folk music, is excited to announce...

Folk Alliance International Announces Official Showcase Lineup of 148 Artists for 35th Annual Conference In Kansas City, MO Feb. 1-5, 2023

Kansas City, MO (September 13, 2022) – Folk Alliance International (FAI), a 501(c)3 foremost global nonprofit for folk music, has confirmed the...

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