Music to Life: Folk Alliance International Showcase

Music to Life: Folk Alliance International Showcase

DATE:  February 4th, 2023

TIME:  10:30pm-3:00am (CT)

PLACE: Folk Alliance International Conference, Room 743

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Music to Life hosts its first HOPE RISES showcase at the Folk Alliance International (FAI) conference in Kansas City, Missouri. FAI is a community and global network of musicians and sector leaders that uplift the ethos of Folk and push the genre forward.

The HOPE RISES showcase features some of the best social change musicians in the country, each of whom is featured either on Music to Life’s HOPE RISES album or as a Juried or Accelerator Artist (a practicing musician who is actively pursuing significant work as a musician changemaker.)

The evening offers an inspiring and eclectic listening experience, with artists across genres, generations and geographies, each performing a 15-minute set. Showcase space is intimate, giving the audience an opportunity to truly connect with each other and the artists.  

Included below is a run of show with a link to each artist’s profile which includes their social media handles and bios. We encourage you to learn more about them beyond the mic, connect and support their work! 

Please arrive early as space is limited! We hope to meet you there (and look for Music to Life buttons throughout the conference)!  If you're unable to join in person, please follow and like our social media activity during the conference or join our mailing list!  


10:30:00 PM Neale Eckstein & Friends: Charlie Mosbrook & Rachel Kilgour

10:50:00 PM Stellar

11:10:00 PM Cary Morin

11:30:00 PM Kamica King

11:50:00 PM Elexa Dawson

12:10:00 AM Joe Jencks

12:30:00 AM Mehuman

12:50:00 AM Robinson & Rohe

1:10:00 AM Vanessa Lively

1:30:00 AM Lilli Lewis

1:50:00 AM Deidre McCalla

2:10:00 AM Shireen Amini


2:50:00 AM Arielle Silver


Music to Life is a national nonprofit, co-founded by Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary) and his daughter Liz, to connect socially conscious musicians with the mentors, resources and training needed to realize their bold visions for community change. For more, visit