During the present Covid era, 3RFS at first hosted virtual concerts that could be viewed online. Beginning in the summer of 2021, we began to offer some live concerts.
Saturday, Febuary 17, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Our February concert will be a benefit for the Tumbleweed Music Festival, featuring longtime 3RFS and Tumbleweed supporter Dan Maher.
Dan Maher needs no introduction for most of us. He usually emcees the Tumbleweed Saturday evening concert, except for the years when he has been one of the headliners. He is well known for having hosted Northwest Public Broadcasting’s “Inland Folk” for 38 years, and now for his new show, “Dan Maher's Good Road,” heard on Folk Music Notebook.
Legend has it that the idea to form the Three Rivers Folklife Society happened after his first concert for us in 1987. He’s performed and/or emceed almost every year at Tumbleweed.
Dan collects songs both traditional and contemporary, and makes them his own. His repertoire includes cowboy songs, songs with hysterically funny lyrics, Celtic ballads, contemporary folk, Australian drinking songs, and 1960s pop.
Dan loves sharing his joy in music with his audience and will soon have you singing along. He says he has lots of new songs to share this time, and that "they won't be boring or introspective." Dan has recorded several albums, four of which are available digitally at https://danmaher.bandcamp.com.
The funds raised by this concert will go towards this year's Tumbleweed Music Festival. Putting on a mostly free festival for all to enjoy costs a lot of money, and this is a chance to contribute to making that happen. At the same time, you’ll be having a great time enjoying a concert that is sure to be entertaining and fun. We appreciate Dan's continuing generosity in doing this.
The concert is Saturday, February 17th, 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
Saturday, January 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Chainsaw! and the Fine Particulates AND Big Joe: CANCELLED
Three Rivers Folklife Society is very sad to say that this Saturday’s Tumbleweed Benefit concert has had to be cancelled.
A family emergency prevents Chainsaw! and the Fine Particulates from participating, and the very hazardous weather conditions likely to exist on Saturday night caused the decision to cancel.
We’ll hope to reschedule this double-header concert at some point later in the year, likely in May for the 3RFS Annual Meeting.
Some past virtual events still are available:
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Hank Cramer and Friends
Direct from his home in Winthrop! Hank will be joined by a couple of his "road buddies" including Michelle
Cameron from Richland, WA, on cello and harmony vocals, and Jim Honeyman from Pasco, WA, singing
harmony and mandolin. This concert will stream live beginning at 7:30 PM on Saturday, April 17, via this vimeo link
. See our April issue of Folk Talk
for additional information.
Sunday, March 14, 2021
CLOISTERED CELTIC CONCERT, performed on "Pi Day," and first day of Daylight Savings Time!
Featuring Dan Maher, Four Shillings Short, David Ingerson, The Blow-Ins, and Harmony Ridge. Available for later viewing via this vimeo link
Saturday, December 5, 2020.
OUR TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
Featuring Watch the Sky, Magical Strings, Curtis and Loretta, Heidi Muller and Bob Webb.
Available for later viewing via
this vimeo link
. The performance will be available through 2021 for your listening enjoyment. We will not be charging for this concert but hope you will donate directly to the performers' PayPal or Venmo accounts.