The Three Rivers Folklife Society (3RFS) was organized in 1988. It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting folk music in the Tri-Cities (Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco) in the southeastern corner of Washington state. (map)
We call ourselves “Three Rivers” because our community is located at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia rivers. We are affiliated with the Country Dance and Song Society and the Folk Alliance.
We sponsor non-smoking, alcohol-free folk music venues. We have featured a wide range of performers, including such notables as Bill Staines, Rosalie Sorrels, and Bruce “Utah” Phillips.
All our funds go for paying performers and meeting expenses. We have no paid staff and depend on volunteers. John and Micki Perry were instrumental in founding 3RFS, but many others have played significant roles. If you would like to join our active group of volunteers, please call (509) 528-2215 or e-mail us. If you are interested in our history, read the brief history of 3RFS.