One of the oldest FREE folk music festivals in the country!
TKMA STAGE & BOOTH–– 7th Street between 4th & 5th
SAT/SUN: DECEMBER 10-11, 2016 – Noon – 5:00 PM
Treat yourself to music as you enjoy the Street Fair!
Stop by the TKMA Booth:
Become a TKMA Member
Buy that “special someone” a TKMA T-Shirt, Mug or CD
Drop a “little something” in the Tucson Folk Festival Donation Jar
Just stop by to say HELLO
SPECIAL OFFERS WITH NEW MEMBERSHIPS:
New TKMA Board Member, Ted Ramirez, “Tucson’s Official Troubadour”
has offered to produce a special concert for all new TKMA members
joining in November and December 2016!
(More details to come!)
First 10 New TKMA Memberships in December
Win 2 FREE Tickets to Annual The El Casino Show
Presented by TKMA & KXCI
FEBRUARY 10, 2017 – 7:00 – 11:00 PM (NOTE: NEW DATE)
(4th Ave Street Fair Booth Only)
Receive FREE Tucson Folk Festival T-Shirt
from previous years
See You At The Fair!
2017 TUCSON FOLK FESTIVAL HEADLINERS
THE BLACK LILLIES
Saturday Night – May 6, 2017
- Named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “10 Artists You Need to Know”
- New album Hard to Please released on Attack Monkey/Thirty Tigers, debuted at #12 on Billboard Heatseekers chart, #30 on Billboard Top 200 Country Albums Chart, #10 on BuzzAngle’s Country Albums Sales Chart, #3 on Relix Magazine/Jambands.com Radio Chart, and currently sitting at #1 on Roots Music Report Radio Chart and #4 0n the Americana Music Association Radio Chart.
- Only independent artists invited to play the Grand Ole Opry more than thirty times (debuted June, 2011).
- Performed at festivals including Bonnaroo Music + Arts, SXSW (where they were selected as one of the festival’s top acts by NPR’s Ann Powers, Americana Music Association’s Americana Fest, Country Music Association’s CMA Festival & Fan Fair, Rochester International Jazz Festival, Pickathon, Strawberry Music Festival, Four Corners Folk Festival, MerleFest and more.
- Previous album, Runaway Freeway Blues, was included in several “Best of 2013” lists, including American Songwriter Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2013, No Depression’s Top 50 Albums of the Year, Folk Alley’s Top Ten, and more (view complete list here). That album debuted at #21 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #43 on the Billboard Top 200 Country Albums chart. It peaked at #4 on the Americana Music Association’s radio charts, with two months in the top five, ending the year as the AMA’s #18 album of 2013 based on radio airplay. It also hit #1 on the Roots Music Report radio chart and was in the CMJ (college radio) top 200 and AAA top 100. (Previous album, 100 Miles of Wreckage, spent five months on the national Americana Radio Charts – four of them in the top 15 – and claimed the #32 spot on the AMA’s Top 100 Albums of the Year based on spin counts.)
- Winners of the 2011 Independent Music Award Vox Populi for Best Album, Americana (Whiskey Angel) and the 2012 Independent Music Award for Best Story Song Two Hearts Down). Also a nominee for the 2012 Independent Music Award for Best Album, Americana (100 Miles of Wreckage) and a 2011 Alternate Root Awards for Best Americana Group and Best Album (100 Miles of Wreckage).
Saturday Night / Sunday Afternoon – Children’s Show & Workshop
Fun for All Ages! Billy Jonas is one of those rare performers who can engage and delight both young and adult audiences. Billy’s clear tenor voice is well-suited to a plethora of venues, from intimate settings and workshop sessions to large halls and outdoor festivals. For more than two decades, his creative and interactive performances have enchanted and inspired folks from all walks of life — touching hearts, souls, and minds world-wide. As a founding member of the acclaimed duo “The Billys,” Billy Jonas has made innovative use of “found objects.” He helps audiences discover the music within common items … and within themselves.
Billy Jonas’ recordings and live concerts across the US and Canada have generated an enthusiastic following. His CD “What Kind of Cat are You?!” received multiple awards including a First Place/Gold from AFIM (American Federation of Independent Musicians), and a Parent’s Choice Gold. Jonas’ videos have garnered critical acclaim, including Parents Choice Awards and a New York Times “Best” listing. In 2010 he was invited to present a concert at the White House!
The Concert Experience! It’s a“neo-tribal hootenanny” — original “voice and percussion” -based songs with a generous dose of audience participation. The music mixes conventional instruments (guitar, bass, marimba) with homemade creations (using buckets and barrels, keys and cans, bells and body percussion). Billy tailors both his song selection and its presentation to uniquely suit each audience. It’s spirited, straightforward music that is accessible to anyone and everyone, regardless of age or cultural background. The big-tent festival quality of Billy’s music facilitates connection and community while fostering inspiration and… most importantly… FUN.
Billy Jonas has shared stages with many renowned artists, including Alison Krauss, Peter Yarrow, Keb’ Mo’, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea, Paul Winter, Michele Shocked, Justin Bieber, Ani DiFranco, David Wilcox, Richard Thompson, and Pete Seeger. His upbeat, engaging presence encourages active audience participation. His concerts are a magical mix of stagecraft and wholesome, open-ended, anything-can- happen spontaneity. Billy Jonas offers family and adult oriented concerts, primarily with his three or four piece band. Billy’s educational concerts include study guide materials and are usually booked in conjunction with a public performance in a community.
Sunday Night – May 7, 2017
Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.” They’ve since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 45 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, American Authors, and have even been tweeted about by Ellen DeGeneres.
Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, “a match made in radio heaven.”
Their fifth and newest album, Start Somewhere, finds the band returning to the intimate storytelling and acoustic guitar interplay that was a hallmark of their early work as buskers. They currently reside in their hometown of Tucson, AZ, where they have won more than a dozen Tucson Music Awards including “Best Folk Band” and “Best Rock Band” (you can decide for yourself which is most accurate).
RYANHOOD HAS PERFORMED WITH:
Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, American Authors, Plain White T’s, Needtobreathe, Mat Kearney, Lifehouse, Train, Five For Fighting, Howie Day, Anna Nalick, Carbon Leaf, Tyrone Wells, Glen Phillips (of Toad The Wet Sprocket), WPA (feat. Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek), Ellis Paul, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Wishbone Ash