Tucson Folk Festival now taking performer applications

Tucson Folk Festival LogoIt may be Halloween, but this news is anything but spooky. The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association (TKMA) recently announced via a press release that they’re now taking applications for performers at the 2018 rendition of the Tucson Folk Festival.

The popular festival transforms a chunk of downtown Tucson into a haven for musical performance. Sit in one spot and the vast, vibrant cultures of the Old Pueblo will culminate around you. Seek out some of the city’s staple performers alongside a broad spectrum of sonic influences and you’ll be treated to evocative folk, soulful blues, fiery rock-and-roll, and just about everything else you could imagine throughout the festival’s many main stages.

It’s an incredible opportunity for artists throughout Tucson and beyond to show this very musical, communitive city what they’re made of. Applications are currently free through Nov. 30, so you better hit the TKMA website up mighty quick if you’re considering it! They are also taking songwriting competition applications for a reasonable $25 fee.

For more info on the Tucson Folk Festival, give its Facebook page a look. Included below is the official press release from TKMA.


2018 Tucson Folk Festival Announces Open Call for Performers and Songwriters

Applications are now being accepted for Acoustic Musical Acts and the Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Competition to perform at the 33rd Annual Tucson Folk Festival, May 5-6, 2018, at El Presidio Park in Downtown Tucson, AZ. The Festival seeks performers and songwriters who bring variety and creativity to traditional and modern “folk” music forms. We welcome Americana, blues, indie, bluegrass/newgrass, jazz, mariachi, Tejano, Yaqui, Walla and other ethnic, world and innovative acoustic music representing our diverse cultures and styles.

Information on applying as a Performer or for the Songwriting Competition are available at www.tucsonfolkfest.org. Performer applications are free until November 30, 2017. A late-registration Performer fee will then be required until January 7, 2018, the final deadline for all applications. Selected Performers and Songwriting Competition Finalists who will appear at the Festival will be announced February 1, 2018. A fee is required for all Songwriting Competition applicants; cash awards received. The Tucson Folk Festival is an all-volunteer event. Anyone interested in participating in pre-festival fundraising activities or festival production can contact us through the website. Onsite Festival Volunteer opportunities will be posted on our website after January 2018!

The Tucson Folk Festival is produced by the Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association (TKMA), which began as a group of friends gathering regularly on Friday nights for potlucks and jammin’ in the kitchen. TKMA has grown into an all volunteer operated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; established in 1986. Our mission is to further public awareness and interest in acoustic music and other folk arts by promoting and producing the annual Tucson Folk Festival; one of the oldest FREE folk music festivals in the country! We invite you to visit our website: www.tucsonfolkfest.org and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TucsonFolkFest.

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