Arts & Entertainment

Tumbleweed Festival returns Sept. 2-4

The annual Tumbleweed Festival is Sept. 2-4 at Howard Amon Park in Richland. Daytime festivities are free. Evening entertainment, which starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 and 8 p.m. Sept. 4, costs $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the gate.

A Tumbleweed Youth Night will kick things off starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 on the fingernail stage at the park. Admission is free. Bands scheduled to perform acoustic music will be Aundria Murdock and Lee Perez, Dear Doris, StaticBox, Kristen Carpenter, Man of the Hour and Silver Dollar Circus.

There will four stages set up throughout the park featuring various entertainers from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3-4. A map of which musicians will be performing on a specific stage will be available at the gate.

Here's the schedule:

Sept. 3

11 a.m. -- Tony Woods & Faith Martin, Winters & Skalstad, Blue Ribbon Tea Co., Mike and Shannon, Sultana Dancers & drummers.

11:45 a.m. -- Dan Weber, Blue Mountain Spanish Sound, The Meteors, Pete Tomack, Fusion Belly Dancing.

12:30 p.m. -- Kerry Grombacher, Uncle Joe's Banjo Band, Lauren Curren, Jerry Kramer, Chinese Folk Dances.

1:15 p.m. -- Tracy Spring, 3rd Seven, Wes Weddell, So They Say Storytellers, Academy of Scottish dancing.

2 p.m. -- Larry Murante, Eclectic Cloggers and JBH, Karin Blaine, Uncle Ruthie Buell, Scottish Highland dancing.

2:45 p.m. -- Brad Keeler Trio, Adam Miller, Jeff Knoch, Mountain Thyme, Salsa con Rumba Flamenco dancing.

3:30 p.m. -- Campbell Road, Tania Opland, Shannon Beck, Hank & Claire, Cuban Salsa Dancing.

4:15 p.m. -- Squeez the Weezle, Ken Waldman &the Secret Visitors, Larry and Lynette, Tom Rawson, Folichon Cajun Band.

5:45 p.m. -- Spanaway Bay, Hal and the Gang, Sing While You Fiddle.

6:30 p.m. -- Bold Horizon.

7 p.m. -- Molly & Tenbrooks.

7:45 p.m. -- Songwriting Contest winner.

8 p.m. -- Sky in the Road.

8:45 p.m. -- Shanghaied on the Willamette.

Sept. 4

11 a.m. -- Sesitshaya Marimba Band, Michael Guthrie, Becky McGuigan, Unpaid Bills, Troupe du Soleil.

11:45 a.m. -- Crescent and Shamrock, Peter Spencer, Scott Katz, Murraugh & Middaugh, Middle East Dance Moves.

12:30 p.m. -- Michael "Hawkeye" Herman, Lonesome Lyle Morse, Thaddeus Spae, The Hayburners, Cleopatra's Veil Belly Dancing.

1:15 p.m. -- Lindsay Street, Dorian Michael, JW McClure & Thaddeus Spae, Uncle Yascha, Anita La Franci Waltz Workshop.

2 p.m. -- Watch the Sky, Larry Pattis, Terry Holder, Uncle Ruthie Buell, Contra Dancing 101.

2:45 p.m. -- Farr & Away, Hounds @ Bay, LuLu LaFever, Carl & Micki Woody's Grow Big Songs, Indian Dance.

3:30 p.m. -- Band Scramble, One Night Band, Cat Loves Crow, Mike Buchman, Anita La Franci Jitterbug Swing.

4:15 p.m. -- Humphrey Hartman and Cameron, Burgundy Pearl, Larry Johnson, Rob Kneisler, Swing & Social Dancing with 3 Left Feet.

5 p.m. -- Romagossa Blu, Steve Beck & friends, Morgan & Graves, Neal Lewing.

5:45 p.m. -- The Wanderers, Teresa Morgan, Mike Murray, Waterbound.

6:30 p.m. -- Evening concert featuring Common Threads.

8-11 p.m. -- Contra Dance on the Tennis Court with House Blend and Dan Clark.


Sept. 3

11:45 a.m. -- Labor Song Singalong, Shannon Beck Use Your Words.

12:30 p.m. -- Lead Guitar Made Simple, Forming a Songwriters' Critique Group.

1:15 p.m. -- Three Rivers Dulcimer Society jam, Songwriters' Song Circle.

2 p.m. -- Cross Picking on Mt. Dulcimers, Vocal Techniques for Folkies.

2:45 p.m. -- Hawkeye's Basic Blues Guitar, Choosing the Right Penatonic.

3:30 p.m. -- More basic blues, The Power of You in Songwriting.

4:15 p.m. -- Dan Maher Songs of John Denver, Dust Off and Tune Up Your Autoharp.

5-5:45 p.m. -- Gary Furlow & the Loafers, Sanger & Didele, Song Writing Contest, Truck Mills, More Cajun dancing.

Sept. 4

11 a.m. -- Chants East & West, Going Places With Your Music and Art.

11:45 a.m. -- Sea Songs and Shanties, Do It Yourself Booking.

1:15 p.m. -- Songs of Utah Phillips, Jamming in I; IV; V.

2 p.m. -- Middle Eastern Percussion, Blue's Songwriting.

2:45 p.m. -- Beginning Fingerstlye Guitar, Clawhammer Banjo.

3:30 p.m. -- Intermediate Fingerstyle Guitar, Creating a Great Promo CD.

4:15 p.m. -- Hootenany Fun Without Song Sheets, Blues Lead Guitar.

5 p.m. -- Song Circle, Fills and Backup for Country and folk.