During the past 14 years the Three Rivers Folklife Society has put on the annual Tumbleweed Music Festival and this year is no exception. On the weekend of September 3-4, 2011 bring the whole family out and enjoy some wonderful music, scrumptious food, and a walk through the park looking at what the different vendors have to display in Richland Washington’s Howard Amon Park. If you are interested there will also be workshops to attend, here is a list of the workshps offered. Every year we love to take a stroll through the park listening to the various musical groups and letting the kids play. We can’t go to the festival without getting a few Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches from one of the food vendors for the family to share, they are delicious.
There are five stages set up at the music festival and there is always a band playing on each one; there is a map online of the stage setup. A full schedule can be found online of what bands are playing when and on what stage. On Saturday evening there will be a main concert at the North Stage. The charge to attend the Saturday evening concert is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. There is also a free concert on Sunday at 6:30pm at the South Stage.
Each day the festival begins at 11:00am and goes until 7:00pm. Admission is free, there is an option though to pay $50 to become a Tumbleweed Patron. A Tumbleweed Patron receives two tickets to the Saturday evening concert, two participant buttons for admittance into the Hospitality area where there is complimentary snacks and beverages and the the opportunity to socialize with the Tumbleweed performers.
For more information about Tumbleweed Music Festival visit the Three Rivers Folk Society website or call 509.528.2215.