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



Coming Next in 2022:
(See Concert, Coffeehouse, Song Circle, or Tumbleweed pages for details)

  • Jan 18, 2022: Tumbleweed Festival planning meeting at Micki Perry's
  • Jan 27, 2022: Song Weavers Picking Circle at Paper Street Brewery, Pasco
  • Feb 04, 2022: First Friday Folkie Free-For-All at Micki Perry's
  • Feb 11, 2022: Coffeehouse with Steve and Kristi Nebel
  • Feb 12, 2022: Sea Song Singing at Richland Round Table Pizza
  • Feb 15, 2022: Tumbleweed Festival planning meeting at Micki Perry's
  • Feb 19, 2022: Heidi Muller & Bob Webb, with Lauren Wanamaker, concert at All Saints
  • Sep 2-4, 2022: Tumbleweed Music Festival 2022 !


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.

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 coming later this year, the 2022 Festival! September 2-4, 2022.


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 Here!

PERFORMERS and SONGWRITERS! The Performer and Songwriting Contest applications for Tumbleweed 2022 have been posted to our festival information site, https://tumbleweedfest.com. Click the "Applications" button there to find them.

CRAFT and FOOD VENDORS: Your applications are coming by the end of January - watch that site or our Facebook page!