The festival celebrates folk music all weekend

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson Folk Festival celebrates 37 years of American/folk music all weekend long.

More than 100 performances are scheduled at five staging areas in downtown Tucson near Jacome Plaza from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3.

Enjoying American bluegrass, blues, country, jazz, Celtic, zydeco and various styles of Latin and Mexican music is free throughout the weekend.

FRIDAY APRIL 1, 2022 | SCENES TIMES

The lyricists will participate in the Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Competition.

A panel of judges will examine their originality and uniqueness, song structures and arrangement, talent and overall stage presence.

SATURDAY APRIL 2, 2022 | SCENES TIMES

  • Plaza Scene at Jacome Plaza
  • North Church Scene
  • Presidio Museum Scene
  • courthouse stadium
  • wildflower stage

The Roger Mikulas Young Artist Showcase, presented by Bookmans, is also open to anyone 18 years of age or younger.

It features some of Tucson’s youngest and most up-and-coming musicians on the Wildflower Stage on Days Two and Three.

SUNDAY APRIL 3, 2022 | SCENES TIMES

  • Plaza Scene at Jacome Plaza
  • North Church Scene
  • Presidio Museum Scene
  • courthouse stadium
  • wildflower stage

Thanks to grants funded by the federal COVID relief program, event organizers describe this year’s celebration as the largest since the festival began.

Fourteen local organizations also sponsored the festivities.

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