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The Wisconsin Room is a private showcase room at the Folk Alliance International Conference, which has been held in Kansas City for the past 5 years. If you’re not familiar with FAI- it’s an amazing conference, music festival and networking event rolled into one crazy week. From about 10pm to 4am, dozens of hotel rooms are turned into mini-venues, each showcasing a carefully chosen lineup of artists. Our room was started by Wisconsin musicians Josh Harty and Anna Vogelzang along with Jess Parvin and now includes Sarah Lou Richards as co-organizer. Anna & Josh had been attending Folk Alliance for many years but were looking for a “home base” at the conference as well as an incentive to bring more of their talented friends to the conference from Wisconsin. Now in it’s 4th year, the Wisconsin Room has grown as not just a place to showcase, but an organization that raises money & other donations to provide WI artists with a means to attending this event that can be so beneficial for their careers.