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37th Annual Tucson Folk Festival celebrating all weekend long April 1-3

Features 17 Headliners, 125 Performances
Posted at 4:23 PM, Apr 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-01 19:23:25-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson Folk Festival is celebrating 37 years of American/Folk music all weekend long.

Over 100 performances are scheduled across five staging areas in downtown Tucson near Jacome Plaza from Friday, April 1 to Sunday, April 3.

Enjoying American bluegrass, blues, country, jazz, Celtic, zydeco, and various styles of Latin and Mexican music is free throughout the weekend.

FRIDAY APRIL 1, 2022 | STAGE SCHEDULES

Lyricists will compete in the Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Competition.

A panel of judges will consider their originality and uniqueness, song structures and arrangement, talent, and general stage presence.

SATURDAY APRIL 2, 2022 | STAGE SCHEDULES

  • Plaza Stage at Jacome Plaza
    • 12 – 9:30 p.m.
  • North Church Stage
    • 12 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Presidio Museum Stage
    • 12 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Courthouse Stage
    • 12 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wildflower Stage
    • 12 – 6:30 p.m.

The Roger Mikulas Young Artist Showcase, presented by Bookmans, is also open to anyone 18 years or younger.

It features some of Tucson’s youngest and most promising musicians at the Wildflower Stage during the second and third day.

SUNDAY APRIL 3, 2022 | STAGE SCHEDULES

  • Plaza Stage at Jacome Plaza
    • 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • North Church Stage
    • 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Presidio Museum Stage
    • 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Courthouse Stage
    • 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wildflower Stage
    • 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Thanks to grant money funded through the federal COVID relief program, event organizers describe this year's celebration as the biggest since the festival began.

Fourteen local organizations have also sponsored the festivities.

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