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)

  • May 06, 2022: First Friday Folkie Free-For-All at Micki Perry's
  • May 07, 2022: Contradance at Lighthouse Church
  • May 11, 2022: Tumbleweed Festival planning meeting by Zoom
  • May 14, 2022: 3RFS Annual Meeting AND Sea Song Singing at All Saints'. Details here.
  • Sep 2-4, 2022: Tumbleweed Music Festival 2022 !


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

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

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!

The deadline for the 2022 logo contest was February 15. The new logo has been selected and appears above.

PERFORMERS, SONGWRITERS, CRAFT and FOOD VENDORS! Applications for Tumbleweed 2022 have been/will be posted to The Festival Information Site, click the Applications Tab and make your selection from the menu.



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.