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 27th year in 2023.)

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

It is with great sadness that Three Rivers Folklife Society notes the passing of a very long-time 3RFS member, Alan Gibbs.

Alan and his wife Judi started the 3rfs.org website in 1995. In this time of straight HTML, they figured out how to put sound clips online, and posted some of the earliest ones.

Alan subsequently maintained and developed the 3rfs.org website by himself until May 2023, when a serious medical condition suddenly sidelined him.

Alan was born in 1939, and died January 11, 2024.

He was a valued and valuable member of our organization, and put in excellent work to promote the organization and our aims.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends now. Thank you, Alan, for everything.

Many more events headed your way:

Coming Next in 2024:

(See Concert, Coffeehouse, Song Circle, or Tumbleweed pages for details)

  • April 2024 wll be special: we will have TWO concerts!

    April 20th:

    Larry Lotz and Mo Mack!

    April 27th:

    Curtis and Loretta!

    More details soon!

    Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7:30 PM:

    David Prince!

    David Prince

    April's Coffeehouse features David Prince.

    Friday, April 12, 7:30 PM
    All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Ave., Richland, WA
    (Please use the back parking lot, and enter through the rear door.)
    Tickets $10 / $8 3RFS members at the door.
    Open mic 7:00pm, David Prince at ~7:30pm.

    David Prince at the 3RFS Coffeehouse Three Rivers Folklife Society presents the April Coffeehouse: Friday, April 12th at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Ave., Richland, WA. Open mic at 7, David Prince at about 7:30. Tickets at the door: $10 / $8 3RFS Members. https://3rfs.org/coffee.htm for more information. David Prince is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has released eleven self-produced albums and EP's, including “Lost In The Dark” and “The Rules of Christmas Revisited,” both released in 2023. He was born in Illinois and raised in Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Boise State University and taught music in Idaho and California for several years, all while playing in several rock/country bands. In 2019, he retired from teaching, moved to Washington, and began to focus on his music full-time, both recording and performing. He is a member of Dr. Rock & the Sturgeons, a local band that brings rock & roll to venues throughout the vast and varied musical landscape of Washington. David continues to perform as a solo artist, as well. He can also be heard providing harmony vocals on “Create Love” (available on 4/5/24), the latest album by The KCD Band - a group based in Central Texas and fronted by his long-time friend and musical collaborator, Casey Stanislaw. David and his wife, Amy have been married for 39 years and have two grown sons. They currently live and work in Richland, Washington.

  • April's FIRST concert features

    Larry Lotz and Mo Mack!

    Larry Lotz and Mo Mack! Friday, April 20, 7:30 PM
    All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Ave., Richland, WA
    (Please use the back parking lot, and enter through the rear door.)
    This concert is Saturday, April 20th, 2024. It begins at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary of All Saints' Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Avenue in Richland. Park in the back parking lot and enter through the basement.

    Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for members of 3RFS and can be purchased at the door or in advance at http://3rfs.org/concert.htm

  • Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 9:00 PM

    Dan Maher, of Inland Folk fame, returns with a new show, Dan Maher's Good Road on "Folk Music Notebook!"

    Dan Maher's Good Road - A Journey in Acoustic Music This new show will be 3 hours weekly, Saturdays at 9:00pm - Midnight PST. You can listen at Folkmusicnotebook.com, on the Folk Music Notebook app, through Alexa, or on various internet radio players.

    Folk Music Notebook

  • Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 7:30 PM

    Concert: Winter's Return! With William Pint, Felicia Dale, Tania Opland, and Mike Freeman!
    at All Saint's Episcopal, Richland. Tickets HERE!

  • Friday, December 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    Coffeehouse: Kay Miracle!
    at All Saint's Episcopal, Richland.

The 2024 Tumbleweed Festival: August 30 - September 1, 2024.    

The chosen theme for 2024 is "By Water, Under Trees."

See links on the Tumbleweed Fest Website RIGHT HERE!