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 26th year in 2022.)

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

The 2023 Tumbleweed Festival: September 1-3, 2023.

Planning is already underway. The chosen theme for 2023 is "GOOD TIMES."

With the 2023 theme chosen, entries now can be submitted for the 2023 Logo Contest (Due by Feb 25, 2023!,) the 2023 Jane Titland Memorial Songwriting Contest, and even for a performance slot at the live or virtual 2023 Festival in September. For any of these, see links on the Tumbleweed Fest Website RIGHT HERE!

Coming Next in 2023:
(See Concert, Coffeehouse, Contradance, Song Circle, or Tumbleweed pages for more details)

  • Mar 18, 2023: Harmony Ridge concert, 7:30 PM at All Saints
  • Mar 22, 2023: Tumbleweed Festival Planning Meeting by Zoom 7:00 PM

  • Apr 05, 2023: Tumbleweed Planning Committee by Zoom 7:00 PM
  • Apr 07, 2023: First Friday Folkie Free-For-All at Micki Perry's, 7:00 PM
  • Apr 08, 2023: Sea Song Singing at Richland Round Table Pizza, 6:00 PM
  • Apr 14, 2023: Coffeehouse with Jim Coleman
  • Apr 15, 2023: Concert with Dan Maher and Badger Mtn Dry Band
  • Apr 19, 2023: Tumbleweed Planning Committee by Zoom 7:00 PM

The 2022 Tumbleweed Festival: The live festival happened September 2-4, but the virtual festival still is available!

TMF22-Logo by Y.M. Cho
TMF-22 Logo by Ms. Y. M. Cho

Our chosen theme of “Dear Friends” was considered by one and all to perfectly encapsulate this joy, and we give our great thanks to Anne Schur for suggesting it!

Our 2022 Festival offered both a live component of performances in the park and a virtual component of pre-recorded performances available only online.

The Live Festival had a definite schedule, available as a pdf HERE.

The Virtual Festival "events" can be viewed at your convenience, in any order, HERE (Scroll down to see list of performers. When you have finished viewing any one, close their window via "x" in upper right. This will return you to list of preformers.)


And still available: The 2021 Tumbleweed Festival (a virtual festival) !
Over 100 performances, dozens of workshops, concerts, and a contra dance, Here!

The 2021 Festival was the 25th annual Tumbleweed - and we chose the theme "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.

For 2021 we made the decision to be almost entirely virtual once again, although we did host a free LIVE concert in Richland’s Howard Amon Park on Saturday, August 21st. That concert featured the three Tumbleweed Festival headline acts, and was recorded live to be offered online as the traditional Saturday Night concert for the 2021 virtual festival.