Tucson Folk Festival Returns to Downtown This Weekend

The 34th annual Tucson Folk Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, in Downtown Tucson (times vary). The free event spans six stages of acoustic music in traditional, contemporary, and ethnic genres.

Aside from the concerts, there will be workshops, shows for children, craft vendors, and food for purchase. Concerts and activities will take place at Jácome Plaza, La Cocina, the Presidio Museum, and the Dusty Monk Pub. The Tucson Folk Festival is presented by the Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association and typically attracts 12,000 fans and participants from Southern Arizona and across the nation.

Beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sun Link streetcar passengers can catch a special performance on the streetcar by Folk Festival artist Alec Lytle & Them Rounders. The performance will begin at the streetcar stop at Broadway Boulevard and 6th Avenue and then travel eastbound to Helen Street and Warren Avenue. The streetcar will then travel back westbound to the Congress Street/6th Avenue station so passengers can easily walk to the Folk Festival. To ride the streetcar, all passengers are required to pay the fare. For additional information, see the Traffic and Access alert.