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.
Planning is well along for this year's festival. Given the current situation and uncertainty about the course of the pandemic over the next months, we've made the decision to be almost entirely virtual once again.
But due to the tremendous progress towards reopening through efforts to beat back the pandemic, we are very happy to announce that there will be a FREE, LIVE concert in Richland’s Howard Amon Park, on Saturday, August 21st, beginning at 7:30pm! This concert will feature the three Tumbleweed Festival headline acts, and will be recorded live to become the traditional Saturday Night concert in this year’s virtual festival.
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!
Revisit your favorite acts, or take in any you have not yet seen. Available HERE until August 2021!
Presented by Three Rivers Folklife Society
Co-sponsored by The City of Richland
What Generally Happens at Tumbleweed?
The festival begins Friday evening with a free concert featuring local young musicians. Saturday and Sunday will be filled with free acoustic music (Evening events will be by admission.) Relax in your lawn chair or on a blanket as you enjoy performances on several outdoor stages, or come inside to the air-conditioned Community Center to watch dance performances, participate in dance lessons, or take in a free music workshop. We also have an open mike stage. And each day, several hours will be devoted to music and storytelling for kids. And don't forget the annual Tumbleweed Songwriting Contest!