33rd Tucson Folk Festival – May 5-6, 2018
The Tucson Folk Festival is a FREE, two-day event celebrating Americana/Folk Music traditions and all the wonderful variations, including American Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Jazz, Celtic, Zydeco, and various styles of Latin and Mexican music! This annual family-friendly festival is held in some of the most historic sections of Downtown Tucson: El Presidio Park, La Cocina Restaurant, Presidio Museum and surrounding area. This festival features five stages of traditional, contemporary, and ethnic folk and acoustic music that entertains and delights a multi-faceted and diverse audience. The festival attracts over 12,000 fans and participants who come from all over southern Arizona, and across the nation. The festival features a National Headliner (Saturday Night) and Local Headliner (Sunday Night). Over 120 groups or soloists, perform at the festival. This festival also features the Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Competition, Children’s Show, Young Artist Stage for youth under 18, interactive music workshops, Ballad Tree for future songwriters (Open Mic) and a wide variety of food and craft vendors and beer garden. Over 200 volunteers support the success of this festival.
FREE to the public since its beginning in 1986, the Festival is held in the first weekend of May, and is one of the loveliest events on the Tucson calendar.
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