At least 25 of Oklahoma’s folk, roots and Americana artists will showcase their talent at the 30th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference from Wednesday, February 14, through Sunday, February 18, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, the annual International Folk Alliance Conference is one of the five largest music conferences in North America, drawing together music industry professionals from throughout the world to share ideas, network and celebrate traditional music and dance.
The conference also offers its participating artists educational panels and industry development sessions that will allow attendees to directly engage with today’s folk music leaders. The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to support the Mentorship Sessions Thursday, February 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and the Speed Meetings Saturday, February 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., both of which will pair artists with other artists and industry representatives for one-on-one informative meetings.
In addition to the conference and now in its fifth year, The Oklahoma Room is a four-day private showcase that takes place during the conference and has made a buzzworthy name for itself, having garnered a loyal following amongst attendees. The Oklahoma Room is presented by Horton Records, The Woody Guthrie Center, Folk Salad Radio, OF+MO, the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture, Marshall Brewing Company, Lambrusco’z and idTulsa, with the generous support of the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
“It’s so exciting to see Oklahoma be well-represented at Folk Alliance,” said OF+MO Deputy Director of Music Lindsey Flowers. “With so many legendary artists and integral music businesses in attendance, we hope it is a valuable experience for our Oklahoma artists and we look forward to cultivating new ideas and relationships for future endeavors.”
Conference attendees can sign up for the Mentorship Sessions online or at the Info Booth. Advanced sign-up is required. For more information about the Folk Alliance International Conference and to purchase tickets to attend, visit folkalliance.org. For more information about the Oklahoma Room, visit facebook.com/OklahomaRoom.
About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, The Oklahoma Film + Music Office strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit okfilmmusic.org.