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 25th year in 2021.)

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

TMF-21 Logo by Tom Reitter

TMF Virtual 2021: Our 25th Annual Tumbleweed Music Festival is here!
Go to www.tumbleweedmusicfestival.org to enjoy over 100 performances, dozens of workshops, concerts, and a contra dance!

The 2021 Festival is 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.

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 this year’s virtual festival.

And now for the 2022 Festival!

Planning committee discussions around the theme all focused on the joy we’re going to have by being able to convene the Tumbleweed family live in Howard Amon park again. 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!

Now that the theme is chosen, our next adventure will be the Logo contest! Watch our Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter for that announcement, or check out the information sheet at http://www.tumbleweedfest.com/ logo-contest.html

Watched all of Tumbleweed?
More events coming:

Coming Next in 2021:
(See Concert, Coffeehouse, Song Circle, or Dance pages for details)
All events are tentative, subject to Covid developments.

  • Dec 03: First Friday Folkie Free-For-All at Micki Perry's
  • Dec 04: Winters Return (Pint, Dale, Opland, Freeman) Online concert
  • Dec 10: Coffeehouse with Kay Miracle
  • Dec 11: Sea Song Singing at Richland Round Table Pizza