showcasing Alaska

"The Alaska Room" at Folk Alliance International

Launched  in 2017, AKIMI hosts “The Alaska Room” at the annual Folk Alliance International conference.

The past two conferences have been held in Kansas City, MO and next year's conference will be in Montreal, QC, February 13-17, 2019.

In 2018, 23 Alaskan musicians traveled to Kansas City to perform in front of a record-breaking crowd of around 4,000 conference attendees. The annual FAI conference has nearly doubled in size over the past few years, which means this project is exposing Alaska to an increasingly large and diverse global audience.

AKIMI organizes fundraisers throughout the year to showcase Alaskan musicians at this one-of-a-kind professional development and networking conference. We are using this project to institutionalize Alaskan music and create rich new connections between Alaska and the ever evolving music industry.

We welcome all skill levels, and we invite you to get involved in our fundraisers and planning our 2019 trip! Email to get involved. If you plan to travel to Montréal, read about necessary arrangements here, including registering for FAI.

Front Country in the Alaska Room at Folk Alliance

The Alaska Room at FAI brings in some of the best up and coming musicians in the industry! - Front Country