June 4th, 2023, 5:30PM – 8PM – TKMA Song Circle Social at Borderlands Brewing Co.
June 13th, 2023, 7PM – 10PM – TKMA Presents Songwriter Roundtable w/ Salvador Duran, Don Armstrong, & Eric Schaffer at The Century Room
June 18th, 2023, 5:30PM – 8PM – TKMA Song Circle Social at Borderlands Brewing Co.
July 16th, 2023, 10AM – 1PM – Greg Aiken’s Sunday Patio Sets w/ Eric Douglas & Ben Tully at Monterey Court
July 16th, 2023, 1PM – TKMA Annual Membership Meeting at Monterey Court (Indoor Cafe)
Introducing Songwriter Roundtables at the Century Room!
TKMA and the Century Room at Hotel Congress are partnering for a new monthly Songwriter Roundtable series! The action begins this month on June 13th, featuring acclaimed singer-songwriters Salvador Duran, Don Armstrong, and Eric Schaffer!
Salvador Duran immigrated to Tucson more than a decade ago. When he first came to the Old Pueblo, he had decided to abandon music for painting. However, it didn’t take long for the road he’d chosen to merge with his musical past. Since then, Duran has toured with Orkesta Mendoza and has recorded with Calexico and Iron & Wine.
Don Armstrong grew up in upstate New York and began hanging out at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs as a teen. Under the watchful eye of Lena Spencer, he learned through the graces of the performers passing through: Paul Clayton, Dave Van Ronk, Rev. Gary Davis, Bob Dylan, Hedy West, John Herald, Gil Robbins, Ian & Sylvia, and Utah Phillips
Raised in the swamps of New Jersey, Eric Schaffer has been recognized as one of Southern Arizona’s favorite singer/songwriters. He has been a finalist in the Great American Song Contest, the Passport To Nashville songwriting contest, a three-time Tucson Folk Festival songwriting competition finalist, and the winner of the 2022 Tumbleweed Music Festival songwriting contest. Eric performs regularly in Southern Arizona with his band The Other Troublemakers.
Tickets $10-$15. 6pm doors / 7pm show. This is a 21+ Event.
JOIN US MARCH 31 – APRIL 2, 2023
The Tucson Folk Festival is a FREE and accessible festival celebrating Americana and Folk Music traditions and all the wonderful variations, including 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 Tucson.
Our 38th Annual festival takes place on March 31 – April 2, 2023! Friday features our official festival kick-off fundraiser concert: the Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Competition. Saturday and Sunday, the festival features six stages with a range of ways to enjoy and watch the festival, including a free livestream broadcast. All six stages will feature over 125 live performances throughout the weekend including National Headliners, Local and Regional Acts, Songwriting Competition winners, Family Show Entertainment, Young Artist Showcases, and Music Workshops! Over 250 volunteers support the success of this free, family-friendly festival.
Learn more about this year’s festival here:
- Festival Headliners
- Stage Schedule
- Performer Bios
- Plan Your Visit: Festival Stages & Site Information
- Watch the Free Festival Livestream Broadcasts
- Festival Sponsors and Community Partners
- Young Artist Showcase
- Songwriting Competition
- Support the Festival
- Music Workshops