Tucson Folk Festival at MSA Annex April 10 & 11
TUCSON FOLK FESTIVAL
Presented by TKMA, Arizona Arts, and Arizona Arts Live
April 10: 11:45 AM to 9:00PM
April 11: 11:45 AM to 9:00 PM
The Tucson Folk Festival returns for its 36th year, April 10-11, with a range of new ways to enjoy the festival, including over 75 socially-distanced performances, broadcast live from three stages including Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona, the Drive-In Stage at Park Place Mall, and the MSA Annex at Mercado San Agustin. The MSA Annex stage will host over 25 live bands and performances throughout the weekend for the Tucson Folk Festival. Social distanced seats in pods must be reserved in advance with a refundable $15 payment. For a full line up of acts playing at the Annex click here.
The Tucson Folk Festival is a FREE and accessible festival celebrating Americana and Folk Music traditions and all the wonderful variations, including Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Jazz, Celtic, Zydeco, and various styles of Latin and Mexican music! This annual family-friendly festival is held in some of the most historic sections of Tucson. Presented by Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association, Arizona Arts, and Arizona Arts Live.
Grammy Award-winning folk and bluegrass artists Laurie Lewis & Nina Gerber will perform live from Berkeley, California. Their performance will be broadcast live both online and to the big screen at Park Place and MSA Annex stages on Saturday, April 10, from 8-9:15p.
The Tucsonics, featuring special guests, will perform live on the Drive-In Stage at Park Place Mall on Sunday, April 11, from 7-8:30p. It will also be viewable online and on the MSA Annex Big Screen.
The Tucsonics is Tucson’s premier western swing band playing older tunes from the 30’s 40’s and 50’s from the likes of Bob Wills, Spade Cooley, Milton Brown, Gene Autry and much more. The Tucsonics features some of Tucson’s finest session and performing musicians including Alvin Blain (steel guitar), Lex Browning (guitar), Matt Mitchell (guitar), Nick Coventry (violin), Evan Dain (bass) and Fred Hayes (drums). This band is sure to deliver a night of fun!
Remaining performers are a who’s who of local and regional fan favorites, including such beloved artists as the Heather Hardy Band, JC & Laney, Ryanhood, CS&M Trio, Gertie and the TO Boyz, P.D. Ronstadt & the Company, and so many more.
Working closely with the Pima County Health Department, MSA Annex follows the highest COVID-19 safety protocols. Guests will sit either in groups of two or four and must arrive together before entering the grounds. Unfortunately, no single tickets are able to be sold.
By using electronic tickets only, the entire experience will be hands-free. When concert-goers arrive, their phone will be scanned and they will be escorted to their personal, physically distanced 6-foot circle. Face coverings must be worn upon entry and when not seated. All seating groups are placed at a minimum of 10 feet apart from one another. COVID Safety Monitors will be on-site to enforce the face-covering protocols and escort anyone out of compliance out of the venue.
All visitors are encouraged to download Covid Watch Arizona, the University’s, free and anonymous exposure notification app.
For more information, click here.