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(PRWEB) December 12, 2012
Folk Alliance International and Exclaim! Magazine have teamed up to offer Exclaim! readers and Folk Alliance attendees a chance to win passes to the 2013* Conference at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto, February 20-24, 2013. That's not all, the first person to correctly identify all the faces will receive US$1000, a new guitar, and comp conference registration for two. If there is no grand prize winner, the entry with the most correct answers will win the guitar and registrations. Second prize will include a conference registration, and 10 runner-up prizes will include FAI gift packages and passes to our public shows. The contest features the incredible 2013 Conference Artwork (by A Man Called Wrycraft), and challenges participants to match the broad range of iconic folk music faces with their names. Open until January 15th, anyone may enter at http://www.Exclaim.ca/Contests/folk_alliance_international. (*Winning registration may be used for 2013 or 2014 conferences)
The 25th annual International Folk Alliance Conference has announced its invited artists for the conference, with the final selection announced December 11th. This list of invited artists represents the approx. 200 official showcase artists that will appear at the upcoming conference February 20-24, 2013 in Toronto, attending along with many more artists and industry professionals from across the globe. There are private showcase rooms available, so those who want to play, can play regardless of showcase status. Folk Alliance International specializes in representing all styles of Folk music from traditional to contemporary, and you can view the list of invited artists at http://www.folkalliance.org/conference/2013-official-showcase-artists.
The 2013 conference will host features on Canadian Folk Music, including a very special keynote from legendary Canadian manager and label founder Bernie Finkelstein. There will be musical celebrations on the rich history of Canadian Folk Music, exploration of the current Folk Music revival in popular music, a special preview of our 2014 conference and new music camp in Kansas City, and panels, clinics and workshops featuring some of the finest musicians and industry professionals in the business. This year's Lifetime Achievement Awards will include presentations for The Weavers, Mike Seeger, and the Augusta Heritage Center. This plus the music, and much more will make for an exciting week all under one roof.