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

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


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

View the concert on the following vimeo link:

  Right here!

The show begins at 6 PM on December 5. The concert will be available through the New Year for your listening enjoyment. We will not be charging for this concert but hope you will donate directly to the performers' PayPal or Venmo accounts.

Wait! There's more! We've been having our SECOND SATURDAY SEA SONG SINGALONGS on Zoom! Join us December 12 for this month's Holiday edition of our SSSSS on Zoom. If you are not already on the email distribution list for this event, please email Jim Honeyman at jhoneyman2b@charter.net to recieve the Zoom invitation and be added to the list for future SSSSS events. For those that have difficulty with the Zoom scheduling feature, Jim can help you with that as well. He’ll open the room around 6:30 and we’ll start singing at 7PM. We’ll add appropriate seasonal songs to our usual fare of Sea Songs, Folk, Original and Fun songs.

TMF-21 Logo by Tom Reitter

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.

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