2020 Tucson Folk Festival
The Roger Mikulas Young Artist Showcase
SATURDAY, APRIL 4: 2-3 PM & 4-6 PM / SUNDAY, APRIL 5: NOON to 2 PM & 3-6 PM
NEW LOCATION: WILDFLOWER STAGE – JACOME PLAZA
This year’s festival has an incredible line up of young performers for the Roger Mikulas Young Artist Showcase! It is important for a folk festival to have a program for young musicians designed for growth and self-discovery. Our aim is to nurture musicians in the community and provide career stepping stones so they may one day lend their voices to inspire a younger generation.
(To learn more about Roger Mikulas, go to bottom of page.)
The Young Artists Showcase provides an opportunity for musicians 18 years of age, and under, to gain live performance experience with the Tucson Folk Festival audience! Several Young Artists from prior years have gone on to perform full sets as regular performers at subsequent festivals, including Run Boy Run!
TKMA has always recognized the importance of reaching out to the younger generation. They are our replacements and the future balladeers to chronicle all of life’s interesting twists and turns! The influence of Tucson’s music scene is displayed in the diversity and talent these young artists embody. The entire festival is kid and family-friendly, as well. The music, workshops, crafts and food appeal to all ages!
We are often amazed at the talent displayed by these young musicians. Who knows . . . someday you may be saying, “I remember seeing him/her play at the Tucson Folk Festival when he/she was just yay high . . . “