Tucson Music Tradition Returns for 27th Year

| May 2, 2012

The Tucson Folk Festival gets underway for the 27th year this Saturday and Sunday in the downtown area. It’s nonstop music, Folk to Bordergrass (yep, combo of Western, Bluegrass, and Norteno) on 7 stages in the El Presidio Park/Tucson Museum of Art areas. It’s a great chance to see and enjoy established and aspiring musicians alike.

This year’s headliner is the Grammy winner BeauSoleil featuring Michael Doucet. The Cajun Dance band will play at 9pm Saturday night on the Plaza Stage. Sunday’s headliner is the smooth-voiced Sabra Faulk, a longstanding local favorite, appearing with the Angel Band.

This is one of my favorite Tucson legacy events each year. It’s fun to wander from stage to stage listening to old faves and finding some new ones. There are lots of food choices, vendors at El Presidio, food and beer at the Tucson Museum of Art, and food and a full bar at La Cocina.

There is a youth performer stage and workshops for musicians. It’s like a big party of musicians and they’ve invited the rest of us to come – for free.

It’s an easy venue to access and find parking. The TKMA website has a lot of resources about parking, schedules, and maps. They are listed below.

Make a plan to come out and enjoy this year’s festival. It’s so much fun you’ll forget that you are supporting our local music scene!


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