The 32nd Annual Tucson Folk Festival was held on May 6th and May 7th, 2017.
The Tucson Folk Festival is a FREE, annual two-day event celebrating American 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 family-friendly festival is held in some of the most historic sections of Downtown Tucson: El Presidio Park, Tucson Museum of Art, La Cocina Restaurant and the Presidio Museum. 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 10,000 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), and sometimes Sub-Headliners both nights on the Plaza Stage! Annually, over 120 groups or soloists, perform at the Festival. This two-day event also features a wide variety of food and craft vendors, a beer garden, interactive music workshops, a Children’s Program, Young Artist Stage for youth under 18, a Ballad Tree for future songwriters (Open Mic) and the Stefan George Songwriting Competition. Over 150 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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