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Tumbleweed to fill Howard Amon Park

The annual Tumbleweed Folk Music Festival, which happens Labor Day weekend, will feature much more than traditional folk music.

The Three Rivers Folklife Society event will draw a plethora of music genres from Latin, to rock to gypsy jazz.

Festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 30-31 in Howard Amon Park in Richland. Four stages will be set up throughout the park. Admission is free during the day.

Tickets to the Saturday night concert in the park and the Sunday night contra dance at the Richland Community Center cost $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the gate.

The Three Rivers Folklife Society is a nonprofit organization that formed in 1988 for the purpose of promoting folk music in the Tri-Cities. The group sponsors several concerts throughout the year that are smoke-free and alcohol-free events.

The Tumbleweed Festival began in 1987 and has become a popular folklife festival in the Northwest, drawing music fans from up and down the West Coast.

Tumbleweed Dance schedule

All dance events are at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive. Workshops are free, but there is a charge for the Aug. 31 contra dance event. The dance is from 8 to 11 p.m. Admission is $8 adults, $5 seniors and students. Kids 12 and younger are free.

Aug. 30

11 a.m. -- Constellation's Crew performs seafaring song

11:45 a.m. -- Performances by Sultana Dancers, Tri-City Drum Circle and workshop with Paul Knight on playing the mouth harp and guitar

12:30 p.m. -- Workshops on belly dance, harmony singing

1:15 p.m. -- Chinese Folk Dancers exhibition

2 p.m. -- Workshops on Chinese dancing, and songwriting

2:45 p.m. -- Anita LaFranchi teaches line dancing

3:30 p.m. -- Anita LaFranchi teaches waltz dancing

4:15 p.m. -- Ye Merrie Greenwood Gypsy dancers performance, workshop on fingerstyle playing with Dorian Michael

5 p.m. -- Family dance with Cindy Rakowski, storytelling workshop with Rocci Hildum

5:45 p.m. -- Discussion about dark creatures in folklore with Patricia Briggs

Aug. 31

11 a.m. -- Performances by the Troupe du Soleil traditional and contemporary belly dance, The Cutters

11:45 a.m. -- Belly dance workshops, Middle Eastern percussion

12:30 p.m. -- Performances by An Daire Academy of Celtic Arts Irish Dancers, Robyn Landis and Arwen Morgan

1:15 p.m. -- Performances by Eclectic Cloggers, Growling Old Women, Haweye Herman and Jay Howlett

2 p.m. -- Workshops in clogging, cowboy songwriting and lap steel guitar.

2:45 p.m. -- Music workshops by Los Bailadores del Sol Danza Azteca, Hawkeye Herman, Thaddeus Spae

3:30 p.m. -- Traditional Mexican folk dance featuring Los Bailadores del Sol, workshop on writing kids' songs with Tim Noah, bluegrass music workshop with Mike Lundstrom

4:15 p.m. -- Contra dance workshop with Sherry Nevins and Sweet Potatoes, fingerstyle playing with Dorian Michael and writing kids songs with Marshall Veal.

5 p.m. -- Workshop on harmony singing with Nancy K. Dillon and jazzing up chord vocabulary with Jack Brown

5:45 p.m. -- Workshop on producing successful house concerts

8 p.m. -- Contra dance featuring the music of Sweet Potatoes and caller Sherry Nevins

Tumbleweed Music schedule

Aug. 30

North Stage

11 a.m. -- The Drews, Americana with Twisted Roots

11:45 a.m. -- MJ Bishop and Folk-a-licious

12:30 p.m. -- Sky in the Road

1:15 p.m. -- Mike & Val James, folk, maritime, jazz, originals

2 p.m. -- Ed Kramer, 5-string banjo virtuoso

2:45 p.m. -- Humphrey, Hartman and Cameron sing harmony and humor

3:30 p.m. -- Hawkeye Herman, blues

4:15 p.m. -- Badger Mountain Dry Band

5 p.m. -- Campbell Road, ballads

5:45 p.m. -- Sue Quigley, roots-alternative-country

The following North Stage acts are part of the evening concert that has an admission fee.

7 p.m. -- Dan Maher folk singer, radio personality

7:45 p.m. -- Hot Heads of Gypsy Jazz, bluegrass and bebop

8:30 p.m. -- Uncle Bonsai, contemporary folk

9:15 p.m. -- Michael Carlos Band, rock, folk, Latin

South Stage

11 a.m. -- Burgundy Pearl, contemporary Americana

11:45 a.m. -- First Steal a Chicken, Celtic-Mediterranean fusion

12:30 p.m. -- Steve Wacker, contemporary poetic, Americana

1:15 p.m. -- Steve Mason, inspirational folksy pop

2 p.m. -- Larry and Lynette, harmony and sultry ballads

2:45 p.m. -- Dorian Michael, fingerstyle guitarist

3:30 p.m. -- Watch the Sky Celtic

4:15 p.m. -- Tyler Morgan

5 p.m. -- Adam Sweeney

5:45 p.m. -- Tom Rawson

West Stage

11 a.m. -- Mike Skalstad

11:45 a.m. -- Steve Lefebvre, blues

12:30 p.m. -- Larry Pattis, contemporary fingerstyle guitarist

1:15 p.m. -- Arwen Morgan, soulful singer

2 p.m. -- Wes Weddell, songster, storyteller

2:45 p.m. -- Cat Loves Crow, harmony

3:30 p.m. -- Jay Howlett, guitarist

4:15 p.m. -- Robyn Landis, vocalist

5 p.m. -- Songwriting contest winners announced

River Stage

11 a.m. -- Rocci Hildum, storyteller

11:45 a.m. -- Eric Herman, songs and storyteller for children

12:30 p.m. -- So They Say, storytellers

1:15 p.m. -- John and Micki Perry

2 p.m. -- Wiggle Like a Fish musical storytelling for kids

2:45 p.m. -- Mo Mack

3:30 p.m. -- Hilary Field & Patrice O'Neill, lullabies from around the world

4:15 p.m. -- Scott Katz & Katie Petersen

5 p.m. -- Brad Keeler, folk and blues

5:45 p.m. -- Mike Murray, quirky and original songs

Aug. 31

North Stage

11 a.m. -- Peggy Sullivan & Hard Times Delivery

11:45 a.m. -- The Hayburners

12:30 p.m. -- The Whateverly Brothers

1:15 p.m. -- Agnes Ingarra, pop, blues singer

2 p.m. -- The Dandelion Greens, acoustic Americana

2:45 p.m. -- Skweez the Weezle Celtic band

3:30 p.m. -- Dave Oestreich Memorial Band

4:15 p.m. -- Lindsay Street

5 p.m. -- Tim Noah, acoustic Americana

5:45 p.m. -- Keeler, Melvin & Morse

South Stage

11 a.m. -- Stephen Miller, acoustic guitarist

11:45 a.m. -- Thornton Creek

12:30 p.m. -- Uncle Joe's Banjo Band

1:15 p.m. -- Nancy K. Dillon

2 p.m. -- Mike Lundstrom Trio

2:45 p.m. -- Jack Brown

3:30 p.m. -- Hank Cramer

4:15 p.m. -- Chris Roe

5 p.m. -- The Great Sanger & Didele

5:45 p.m. -- Shanghaied on the Willamette

6:15 p.m. -- The Cutters

7:15 p.m. -- Constellation's Crew

West Stage

11 a.m. -- Morgan & Graves

11:45 a.m. -- Donna Lynn

12:30 p.m. -- Thaddeus Spae

1:15 p.m. -- Timothy Platt

2 p.m. -- Jeff Knoch

2:45 p.m. -- T.R. Ritchie

3:30 p.m. -- Jim Portillo

4:15 p.m. -- Brendan Wires

5 p.m. -- Betsy Wellings

5:45 p.m. -- Michael Guthrie

River Stage

11 a.m. -- Larry Johnson

11:45 a.m. -- Betsy Wellings

12:30 p.m. -- Marshall Veal

1:15 p.m. -- Storyteller Mary Sisk

2 p.m. -- Mountain Thyme

2:45 p.m. -- Ken Waldman

3:30 p.m. -- Kelly Inez

4:15 p.m. -- Ron Greene

5 p.m. -- Bold Horizon

5:45 p.m. -- The Wanderers

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; doneal@tricityherald.com

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