A couple of years back, we caught word that Folk Alliance International — a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and celebrating folk music through education, networking and an annual three-day conference — planned to move its headquarters from Memphis to Kansas City. This summer, the organization completed that relocation. Led by Louis Jay Meyers, one of the original founders of Austin's South by Southwest music festival, the FAI now operates the Folk Store, in the River Market, where you can purchase new and vintage music equipment. And for the next five Februaries, FAI's annual conference will draw more than 2,000 musicians and industry types to town. At a time when folk music is more popular than it has been in decades, we're flattered that Folk Alliance International chose us over dozens of other cities. "There really wasn't even a close second," Meyers says of the decision. Aww, stop it, we're getting red over here.