2023 Three Rivers Folklife's Tumbleweed Music Festival, Howard Amon Park on the Columbia River, September 1-3, 2023
Labor Day weekend, Howard Amon Park in Richland will host the Tumbleweed Music Festival. 3 days of great acoustic music on the banks of the Columbia River. This year's theme is "Dear Friends." All events are free except for the Saturday Evening Concert and Sunday Contra Dance Fundraisers. Five outdoor stages featuring 99+ different acts, an open mic stage, an indoor dance floor, 30+ workshops, food & craft vendors, and online performance & workshops.
Three Rivers Folklife Society has put on the Tumbleweed Music Festival every year the festival will be celebrating its annual festival. Bring the whole family out and enjoy some wonderful music, delicious 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 workshops 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.
The annual Tumbleweed Music Festival features over 100 free performances by musicians from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Listen, sing, and dance to folk, sea chanteys, bluegrass, blues, Celtic music, and more. Try your hand at the open mic stage, take part in a singalong, and attend one of the many free workshops. Enjoy a variety of food and craft vendors. Tumbleweed Music Festival is a family-friendly event with something for everyone. The Friday night concert, Sunday night concert, and all daytime activities are free! Admission is charged for the Saturday evening benefit concert and Sunday evening benefit contra dance.
More about the Tumbleweed Music Festival
The festival generally starts on a Friday evening with a free concert featuring local young musicians. Make sure to bring your lawn chair or blanket so you can relax on the lawn while enjoying different performances.
You can also come inside to the air-conditioned Community Center to watch dance performances, participate in dance lessons, or take in a free music workshop. We also have an open mike stage. Several hours each day will be devoted to music and storytelling for kids.
Most years there are over one hundred acts offering traditional and contemporary folk, blues, bluegrass, ballet, gospel, Cajun, Celtic, Caribbean, classical, jazz, western and country, Middle Eastern, folklorico, old-time music, and dance, and more are expected. A songwriting contest and a participatory band scramble will showcase special talents and offer prizes for the adventurous.
For more information about Tumbleweed Music Festival visit the Three Rivers Folk Society website or call 509-528-2215.
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