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

3RFS Online Annual Meeting for Members
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 7:00 pm

With the continuing pandemic restrictions and precautions, the annual business meeting of the Three Rivers Folklife Society will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Like last year, it will be a virtual meeting using Zoom technology.

Business to transact will include approval of the meeting minutes of last year’s meeting, a brief financial report, presentation of a slate of candidates for officers and members-at-large, with acceptance of additional nominees from the members, an update on this year’s Tumbleweed Music Festival and status of plans for other events.

Also like last year, elections will be held by mail-in ballot.

If you would like to participate in our annual meeting, you have until May 10th to submit your new membership or renewal. You can find a Membership form at http://www.3rfs.org/member.htm. The annnual membership fee is $20 for an individual and $25 for a family.

NOTE TO CURRENT MEMBERS: A postal mailing with more information about how to log onto the Zoom meeting and a slate of officers will be sent this week. If you believe you are member in good standing and have not received a letter from us by next week, please let us know and we will check our records and send you the information.

Covid has changed everything. Our concerts, song circles, and Tumbleweed Festival have gone virtual. Our Contra Dances are on hold. It's a different world now.

But 3RFS is continuing to offer online virtual events. See our Concert, Coffeehouse, Song Circle and Tumbleweed Festival pages for details.

In particular, don't miss our

Jim Coleman coffeehouse on Friday April 9

Concert with Hank Cramer and Friends on Saturday April 17.

TMF-21 Logo by Tom Reitter

TMF Virtual 2021: Our 25th Anniversary!
As announced months ago, performer applications were due April 20, 2021! But do plan to view our virtual festival, and check back in 2022.

Planning has already begun on this 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.

Revisit your favorite acts, or take in any you have not yet seen. Available HERE until August 2021!