The Tucson Folk Festival is a FREE, two-day event celebrating Americana/Folk Music traditions and all the wonderful variations, including American bluegrass, blues, country, jazz, Celtic, zydeco, and various styles
The Tucson Folk Festival is a FREE, two-day event celebrating Americana/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 annual family-friendly festival is held in some of the most historic sections of downtown Tucson: Jacome Plaza, La Cocina, Presidio Museum, and the Dusty Monk Pub.
Bookmans will be back in action in the Kids Zone with our musical instrument petting zoo! Kids and adults are welcome to try a variety of instruments we sell in our stores. We encourage everyone of all ages to make all the noise you want. Plus, we’ll have some of our musical instrument and repair staff on hand to answer any questions you may have about our services or the instruments in the petting zoo.
The festival features six stages of acoustic music in traditional, contemporary, and ethnic genres to entertain and delight a multi-faceted and diverse audience. The festival attracts over 12,000 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), as well as, family show headliner (Saturday and Sunday). This year folk trio Red Molly is headlining Saturday, April 6th. The band weaves together threads of American music—from country & blues to folk & bluegrass. Their innovative instrumentation is suited for roots-rock and heartful ballads alike, and the alchemy of their personalities onstage draws even back row listeners into a sense of intimacy. Red Molly is simply a joy to experience. On Sunday, April 7th local headliner Heather Hardy and the Lil’ Mama Band.