Folk, roots and bluegrass music is real people playing real instruments as a community. Think of it … the best music at folk and bluegrass festivals doesn’t happen onstage, it’s in the campgrounds and parking lots.  “SongFarmers Music Chapters” are simple, old-time music jams … not concerts or open mics. From Vermont to Florida, from Cabot AR to Kalamazoo MI, Hawaii to the Virgin Islands … SongFarmers chapters are springing up as we gather the global front porch community of artists and music lovers.

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How do I start a SongFarmers Chapter? FAQs click here
Read the SongFarmers CULTIVATOR Newsletter for chapter leaders click here

 

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HOW A LOCAL, HOMETOWN  “SongFarmers Gathering” WORKS

A SongFarmers Gathering is like a song circle, folks sit in the round and play songs together as a group. Some might come just to sit and enjoy, and that’s great. Nothing adds excitement like an appreciating audience. But the purpose is a Gathering of musicians in song. WHAT IT IS NOT: a stage performance or concert-like presentation. Sometimes the group leaders might feel like having mics and a PA helps, and that is fine, but no tickets, no money, no sound system needed.

It can be as small as a living room or front porch, many chapters use community rooms in libraries, other auditoriums at state parks. You decide what works best for you! Just invite a few friends over to your front porch, back yard, living room, local community center to pick, sing and play. That’s it. Small gatherings are good.

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Here’s SongFarmer JIM TALBERT who runs the chapter in Cabot Arkansas explaining why he started his hometown chapter:

Here’s SongFarmer PERRY BRAKE who runs the Tellico Plains TN chapter with a message for anyone considering starting their own:

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WHERE ARE WE:CommunityWalk Map - Songfarmers Locator

Here is a list of hometown SongFarmer Music Chapters with Facebook pages. Contact the one nearest you to attend the next music gathering! If you are a current SongFarmers CHAPTER and do not see yours listed please send an email to WFPA@WoodSongs.com:

WOODSONGS FRONT PORCH ASSOCIATION  Facebook page; LIKE and keep in touch

SONGFARMERS of AMERICA (Communications “hub” for all chapters) Facebook Page

NEW! SONGFARMERS of Little Rock, AR (page coming soon!)

NEW! SONGFARMERS of Livingston Parrish, LA Facebook Page

NEW! SONGFARMERS Chapter of Darlington, PA (page coming soon!)

NEW! SONGFARMERS Chapter of Georgetown, KY (page coming soon!)

SONGFARMERS of Beacon, NY Facebook Page

SONGFARMERS Of Hinesburg Vermont Facebook Page

SONGFARMERS of Knox County TN Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Lexington, KY Facebook Page

SONGFARMERS of the Hudson Valley NY Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Madison County KY Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Louisville KY Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Shelby & Rush County, Indiana Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Jacksoneville, NC Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Brown County Indiana Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of South-Central Indiana Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Tellico Plains, TN Facebook Page

SONGFARMERS of Metamora, IN Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Greensboro NC Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Suwannee River Valley FL Facebook page

SONGFARMERSof Cincinnati OH Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Crab Orchard KY Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Clarksdale, MS Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Cabot, Arkansas Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Conway, Arkansas  Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Coral Bay, St John Virgin Islands Facebook Page

SONGFARMERS of Viroqua, Wisconcin Facebook Page

SONGFARMERS of Mount Vernon, OH Facebook Page

SONGFARMERS Of Wauconda/Island Lake, IL Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Hamiliton, OH Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Valdosta, GA Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of South Bend, Arkansas Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Kalamazoo, MI  Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of London, KY  Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Portland, OR  Facebook page coming soon

SONGFARMERS of Gig Harbor, WA  Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Dixie County, FL Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of Big Island, Hawaii Facebook page

SONGFARMERS of S.W. Volusia County, FL Facebook Page

SONGFARMERS of Live Oak, Fl   Facebook Page

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See where the SongFarmers Chapters are located CLICK HERE or see on the map below!
CommunityWalk Map - Songfarmers Locator Map

How do I start? SongFarmers FAQs click here

 

WE WILL HELP YOU … what we ask is simple

a) at least one member of your group becomes a member of the WFPA

b) the events are non-ticketed and community driven

c) sign up for the SongFarmers-L list serve and be part of the global conversation, share ideas, learn pointers from others and more.

d) by all means come to the 2018 Gathering of SongFarmers!

SongFarmers Clubs in the NEWS:

READ THE STORY OF SONGFARMERS FROM CABOT, ARKANSAS CLICK HERE
READ THE STORY OF THE SONGFARMERS CLUB IN FLORIDA: CLICK HERE
RECENT TV REPORT ON SONGFARMER CLUB IN TELLICO PLAINS TN: CLICK HERE

Questions? WFPA@woodsongs.com or call 859-255-5700

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