Performing a Private Showcase

Private Showcases are late-night events and take place Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30pm – 3am on the 5th – 8th floors of the Westin Crown Center primarily in guest rooms and suites. Each conference attendee can grab a Pocket Guide that lists all Private Showcase performances or view the schedule on our conference app.

Private Showcases are acoustic (no amplification or sound systems in standard rooms, with limited sound in the suites and premium rooms) and run from 15-30 minutes depending on the presenter. Some presenters charge a nominal fee to help underwrite the costs of the room and hospitality. Average fees run between $20-$30 per slot. Many do not charge and some trade slots for performance slots in other rooms. Please contact our office at if you have any questions about the process.

Tips for Booking a Private Showcase

  • Research the Private Showcase Presenter list (updated weekly starting mid-September), find the host’s contact info and send a direct, personal email (not bulk!).
  • Your personal email should be concise and include a link to video, short bio, and contact info. You should also include how many people are in your band, and your geographic location.
  • Start early! Rooms fill up fast and any available space is filled quickly.
  • Artists are limited to six (6) Private Showcases over the four nights. It’s the artist’s responsibility to manage this number.

Private Showcase Poster Policy

  • Only Private Showcase presenters are permitted to hang posters on the Private Showcase floors. 
  • Postering is only allowed on the Private showcase floors. 
  • The posters should be specific to their room (listing all artists, times, and room numbers). FAI will designate sections of the hallway where postering is not permitted for safety and way-finding signage. 
  • Private Showcase hosts can begin postering on Wednesday, Feb 21, at 11:00 am. 
  • Posters for individual artists or in non-designated areas of the Private Showcase floors will be removed. 
  • Painters tape is the only permitted way of hanging posters. All others will be removed. Damage resulting from the use of non-approved tape will be documented and billed to the room host.

Private Showcases Hosted by FAI

FAI will host a few private showcase rooms: First-Timers Room, Traditional Music Room, and other partner rooms. These rooms are on the Private Showcase floors and are available to any artist who is registered for the Folk Alliance International Conference. Placement is first-come, first-serve.


Applications to perform in these specific rooms will open soon.



Private Showcase Presenter List

Rooms without contact information are either full or not accepting solicitations.

Room NamePresenterRoom NumberContact Info
Interstate 881888 Media
Access Bandits on the RunAccess Film Music LLCMichael Beck
Access Chicago MikeAccess Film Music LLCMichael Beck
Access Conscious Alliance SuiteAccess Film Music LLCMichael Beck
Access Gypsy Wagon Video StudioAccess Film Music LLCMichael Beck
Access Juniper HillAccess Film Music LLCMichael Beck
Access Song Camp ItalyAccess Film Music LLCMichael Beck
Access TunedoughAccess Film Music LLCMichael Beck
Hear Fort WorthAfallon ProductionsBrooks Kendall
House of PancakesAlright Alright/Olivia ManagementSeth Kent
The Oklahoma Storyteller Showcase RoomAmerican Songbird, LLCSarah Popejoy
Krazy KeyboardsAnnie MoscowAnnie Moscow
Women of Note - Presented by Aoife ScottAoife Scott/Tradfest Temple BarAoife Scott
BGS x Good Folk LABGS x Good Folk LAAbby Litman
Black Oak ArtistsBlack Oak ArtistsDenis Grabill
The Michigan RoomBlissfest Music OrganizationCaroline Barlow
The Bose Listening Lounge: Hosted by KC Turner PresentsBose
Roots & ResophonicsBottleneck MusicJeff Ray
The Alberta RoomBow Valley Music Club / Calgary Folk ClubLarry Taylor
British UndergroundBritish Underground
CoolsvilleCoolsville House ConcertsMichael Surgalla
ComboPlate BookingComboPlate Booking
Cantina NavarroDan Navarro
Darryl Purpose's Camp Ned ShowcaseDarryl Purpose Camp NedDarryl Purpose
New World BluesDog My Cat RecordsHarry Manx
The Music BinEd Sweeney MusicEd Sweeney
FLi ArtistsFLi ArtistsMatt Greenhill
Free Range Records PresentsFree Range RecordsScott Twiford
The Kerry Blech Trad RoomFolk Alliance International
Heartland Song NetworkHeartland Song NetworkDanny Powell
Hoosier RootsHoosier Roots Music AssociationJeff Cannon
Kristi and Steve Nebel RoomICEBIRD RECORD COMPANYSteve Nebel
The Rainbow RoomInside Out Faith (Jennifer Knapp)Karen Russell
Janet's PlanetJanet's Planet: Music Lessons for Humanoids, Inc. TMJanet Feld
JASTICK Management CoalitionJASTICK Management CoalitionAmber Buist
3RD COAST MUSIC SONGWRITER SHOWCASEJim Patton and Sherry BrokusSherry Brokus
JWP PromotionsJWP PromotionsJacob Peirce
Lawrence Free StateLawrence Free StateDanny Powell
Showcase Free Zone!Local 1000Aaron Fowler
Mammoth Live @ FAIMammothKatie Rich
Folkmuse CafeMatt StoneMatt Stone
Mavens RevueMavens Music
Midwood's Music EmporiumMidwood Entertainment
Mundial Montréal & FolQuébecMundial MontréalJessica Blain-Descormiers
The Alaska RoomMusic Export AlaskaMichael Howard
MEM Presents The Folk FiestaMusic Export MemphisElizabeth Cawein
Porch & Park Fest PresentsPorch & Park Music FestTim Placher
Show AmericanaShow ImagingTiffany Dumlao
Australia x Aotearoa [New Zealand]Sounds Australia
Nordic Folk AllianceTiveden Music (For Nordic Folk Alliance)Åke Lundström
Sans Country ClubUnited Nations of Folk