3RFS is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1988, serving the folk community near the confluence of the Yakima, Snake and Columbia rivers in SE Washington state (map)

We present concerts, coffeehouses, contra dances, song circles, and the annual Tumbleweed Music Festival (In its 23rd year in 2019.)

Shanghaied on the Willamette Michael Carlos Band Bram Brata
Performers at Tumbleweed Music Festivals


TMF Virtual 2021: Our 25th Anniversary!

Planning has already begun on next year's Tumbleweed Virtual Music Festival. Given the current situation and uncertainty about the course of the pandemic over the next months, we've made the decision to be virtual once again.

The 2021 Festival will be the 25th annual Tumbleweed - and, we've chosen a fitting Theme for this year: "Silver Linings." As always, the theme is the point of inspiration for the Jane Titland Memorial Songwriting Contest, and serves as the unifying element for the Sunday "Theme" Concert.

Unlike past years, we are not having a Logo contest, because by glad circumstance, we already had one! Tom Reitter, our fabulous video editor, had originally come to us in the Before times with a desire to make a documentary about our run-up to this festival. As a part of his production process, Tom had already developed a logo for his film, but we've now co-opted it for our next-year's logo, as shown above!

Be sure to check our new TMFVirtual2021 page for more information!

And you can still view our 2020 Virtual Festival.

During these Covid times please Zoom into one of our Online Virtual Events.

We've been having our Second Saturday Sea Song Singalongs on Zoom! If you would like to join us December 4 from 7-9 pm, email Micki at mickilperry@aol.com and she will let you know the entry code and password. We hope you will join us for a wonderful time of sharing song together!

Wait, there's more! Our traditional Holiday Concert WILL appear on Saturday, 5 December.

As with this year's Tumbleweed Music Festival, this will be a virtual show, featuring pre-recorded sets of holiday tunes from four wonderful groups:

Watch the Sky

Magical Strings

Curtis and Loretta

Heidi Muller and Bob Webb

We're still building the concert - more information about just where to see it will be here soon. Hope you can come and celebrate the holiday season virtually together!