Folk+, sponsored by Grassy Hill Entertainment, is the virtual add-on to the 2023 Folk Alliance International Conference, featuring peer sessions, breakout groups, social events, premiering of exclusive content from the in-person conference, and more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other industry professionals from around the world in FAI’s new online community platform, Chorus! The goal of Folk+ is to respond to the demand for virtual content and make our annual conference accessible to as many people as possible.

You do not need to attend the in-person conference to have access to Folk+. Registration is pay-what-you-can, ranging from $0 to $75. You can access Folk+ at the $0 level here.

All times are in CT.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

2–3 pm: Annual General Meeting

3–4 pm: Elevator Rides (Meet the Team)

4–5 pm: Keynote Address: Valerie June and Artist in Residence Cary Morin*

5–7 pm: Song Clinic

5–7 pm: Peer Session Breakouts: Managers, Agents, Media/Publicity, Radio Professionals, and Record Labels


Thursday, February 23, 2023

10–11:30 am: Peer Session Breakouts: Artists, Folks with Multiple Roles, Managers, Agents, Media/Publicity, Radio Professionals, Record Labels

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Wisdom of the Elders*

12:30-1:30 pm: Affinity Group: Young Leaders in Music

12:30-1:30 pm: Affinity Group: Folkies 55+

2-3 pm: Strategies in Succession Planning*

3-4 pm: Interactive Live Follow-up Conversation: Succession Planning

4-4:30 pm: Elevator Rides

4:30-5:30 pm: Discover: Julie’s Bicycle and the Creative Climate Leadership Program*

5:30-7 pm: Peer Session Breakouts: Presenters, Festivals, Large Venues, Small Venues, House Concerts, Artists, Folks with Multiple Roles


Friday, February 24, 2023

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: DIY @ FAI Skill Sharing Breakouts

11 am – 12:30 pm: Peer Session Breakouts: Presenters, Festivals, Large Venues, Small Venues, House Concerts

12:30–1:30 pm: Rooted Reckoning and Radical Reimagination: Confronting the Climate Emergency*

1:30–2:30 pm: Followup Conversation: Climate Solution Incubator

3–4 pm: Sustaining Culture in the Era of Globalization*

4–6:30 pm: Lobby Social Farewell Closing Party

Events labeled with * are pre-recorded.