FOLK ALLIANCE REGION West (FAR-West) is the western region of Folk Alliance International including in the USA: California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii, and in Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories. We host an annual four day conference open to folk music artists, presenters and supporters. FAR-West's ongoing mission (since 2002) is to foster and promote traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance, storytelling and related performing arts in the Western United States and Canada. Our regional conference offers an affordable, intimate and interactive way for acoustic artists and presenters to focus on the folk community in the western region of the US and Canada. We welcome a wide variety of styles, levels and disciplines, encouraging musical and cultural diversity and excellence. We are building a stronger folk music community for all ages and we encourage you to join us as we share our music, educational opportunities while celebrating The Best of the West and more in 2015! Want to get involved? Volunteer? Sponsor? FAR-West is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered in California. Plenty of low cost / high visability opportunities to promote your act or brand and take part in this four day event. See the website for more information, rates and deadlines. Discount available for Folk Alliance members. Join us!