Press Release: FAR-West Virtual Membership Meeting and Livestream Concert Thursday, October 8, 2020

Folk Alliance Region – West (FAR-West) Virtual Membership Meeting and Livestream Concert “We Belong Together!” Set for Thursday, October 8, 2020 

Folk Alliance Region – West (FAR-West) is proud to announce our first-ever virtual gathering “We Belong Together!” on Thursday, October 8, 2020 on Zoom and YouTube for a one-day event in two parts.

While the regular annual conference is indeed postponed due to COVID-19, the need for a gathering is not. This virtual confab will satisfy both our bylaw requirements for an Annual General Membership Meeting, and our yen for the live performances we have come to love through our Official and Private Guerilla showcases. The show, and the love, must go on.

We start at 11:30 am PDT with our Annual General Membership Meeting, where we will briefly discuss Board business and give our membership a chance to ask questions and make comments.

At 12:45 pm PDT the REAL fun begins, with our two-hour FAR-West Livestream Concert Revue streaming on the FAR-West YouTube channel, featuring live performances by well-known acts from the West and beyond, as well as hot up-and-coming young artists.

Performers include Grammy® winners and nominees Wendy Waldman, Laurence Juber, John McEuen and Danny O’Keefe, rising lights The Black Feathers, Raye Zaragoza and Crys Matthews, storyteller Tim Hernandez, stalwarts Joe Craven, Joel Rafael, Beth Wood and David Jacobs-Strain, plus Tom Prasada-Rao singing his social justice anthem’ “$20 Bill”, and capped by our “theme song”, a newly-written version of the classic “We Belong” performed by its co-writer Dan Navarro.

The entire event is FREE and open to the general public. Please join us under our virtual tent for this extra-special gathering. It just won’t be as much fun without YOU!

Zoom Meeting Link: www.zoom.us or on the Zoom app • Meeting ID: 927 0725 3654 / Passcode: 945043

YouTube Concert Link: www.youtube.com/user/farwestconference

Folk Alliance Region – West (FAR-West) is the western regional chapter of Folk Alliance International, fostering and promoting traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance, storytelling and related performing arts in the Western United States and Canada.

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