David Bromberg Quintet Headlines 28th Annual Folk Festival

April 29, 2013

The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association is proud to announce the 28th Annual Tucson 2013Folk Festival Saturday & Sunday May 4th & 5th in Downtown Tucson. Centered in El Presidio Park, this year’s festival will feature five stages: Plaza Stage in El Presidio Park (just east of city hall); Courtyard Stage on the grounds of the Historic Old Pima County Courthouse at Church & Alameda Streets; Museum Stage in the Plaza of the Pioneers at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block; the Patio Stage in front of the Museum of Art entrance; and La Cocina Stage at Old Town Artisans, 201 N. Court Ave.

Headlining this year’s festival at 9 pm on Saturday at the Plaza Stage is the David Bromberg Quintet. Continuing the recent practice of closing the festival with a local musician, the Sunday headliner will be Stefan George with Lavinia White and Friends. Past local headliners including Sabra Faulk, Kevin Pakulis and John Coinman will also return for encore performances. The festival as always is free and runs from noon–10pm on Saturday and 11am–9pm on Sunday.

Events will include:

  •  Over 130 acts featuring more than 400 musicians not only from Tucson, but also from throughout Arizona and from nine other states from California and Washington to West Virginia and Tennessee
  •  A Songwriting Competition on Saturday afternoon with ten finalists chosen from a field of 40
  •  A Children’s Show (popular with all ages) on Sunday afternoon
  •  A Young Artists’ Stage featuring musicians under 18 years old on the Patio Stage on Sunday
  •  Two workshop areas featuring Workshops on a variety of topics
  •  A Ballad Tree for songwriters to share their own compositions
  •  An open mic-style Acoustic Showcase in the Museum of Art lobby
  •  Food & craft vendors, and raffle prizes.

TKMA’s final fundraiser will be the official Folk Fest Kickoff, Friday evening, May 3rd from 6-10 PM at La Cocina at Old town Artisans Courtyard, 201. N. Court Ave. Greg Morton and Friends will be hosting with many folk festival performers also appearing. Donations are requested. All ages welcome; full bar and restaurant menu available.

For more information visit the TKMA website or call Jim Lipson at 271-6943.