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The 29th Annual Tucson Folk Festival
May 3th & 4th, 2014

Tucson Museum of Art
Holiday Artisan’s Market
November 22 - 23

Music by TKMA, 11 am - 4 pm
Lineup Here

Over 100 of the Southwest’s best artisans set up shop in the Museum’s courtyards to exhibit and sell their work.

There’s no admission or suggested donation for this event, but the music generously provided by our volunteer musicians earns TKMA a discount on the use of the Museum's facilities for the Festival weekend.

Come down to the museum, hear some great music and maybe find the unique gift you've been trying to find for that special someone.

The Wayback Machine
Dance of Thanks 2014

Dance away some of that turkey and stuffing and raise some money for TKMA as The Wayback Machine presents their annual Dance of Thanks.

The Boondocks Lounge
Nov. 29th 8 pm - 12:30 am

Giving Thanks For
  • 14 Years of Wayback Machine Barrio Jammin'
  • 30 Years of The Tucson Folk Festival
  • 60 Years of Jim Lipson

Proceeds benefit the Tucson Folk Festival

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TKMA Holiday Party

Saturday, December 6th
6 – 9 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
4831 E. 22nd St.

The (almost) annual TKMA Holiday Party returns after a couple years’ hiatus with an evening of music, food and fellowship. Your $10 suggested donation includes dinner (we'll also have baked goods available for purchase, and will accept donations of any you'd like to contribute).

Win this Mando!

Raffle tickets for this one-of-a-kind work of art by Mary Buckley are only $5 and are available at

The Medicine Shoppe, 305 S. Euclid
The Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell
All TKMA Events

Drawing at the All-Headliner Concert
January 3rd, 2015
El Casino Ballroom

Photo by Gary Mackender

Upcoming Events

TKMA Meetings
2nd Thursday Of Each Month
6:30 – 8 pm
The Medicine Shoppe
305 S. Euclid Avenue #111

The following events raise funds that help keep the Folk Festival free

Holiday Artisans’ Market
Nov. 22nd - 23rd
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tucson Museum of Art

Wayback Machine
Dance of Thanks
November 29th
8:00 pm – 12:30 am
Boondocks Lounge

TKMA Holiday Party
Sat., Dec. 6th, 6 – 9 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
4831 E. 22nd St.
$10 suggested donation
(includes dinner)

All-Headliner Show
January 3rd, 2015
El Casino Ballroom
Details TBA

Featured Sponsor

Tucson Museum of Art

Host of the Museum Stage, Patio Stage and Acoustic Showcase

See all our sponsors

Official Photographer of the 29th Tucson Folk Festival

C. Elliott

House Photographer of the Historic Rialto Theater

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(520) 404-6767

Photos from 2010 - 2013
by Martha Retallick

Western Sky Communications

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(520) 690-1888


The Festival is held during the first weekend in May.

Friday Night Kickoff Party (Fundraiser) at La Cocina
Saturday Noon - 10:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm


Click Here for Maps, Directions and Parking
Tucson courthouse dome © 2008 Marilyn Stringer
Tucson courthouse dome,
from El Presidio Park
(© 2008 Marilyn Stringer).

The center of Festival activity, including the TKMA Kitchen Store and food & craft vendors, is in El Presidio Park in downtown Tucson. All venues are easy walking distance from the Park. Performances take place on the following stages:

  • Plaza Stage at City Hall
  • Courtyard Stage at the Old Pima County Courthouse
  • Museum Stage at the Tucson Museum of Art
  • Old Town Artisans Stage
This year, we will again feature the Young Artists’ Stage in a special time slot on one of the regular stages. The festival will again include a Ballad Tree, and the Acoustic Showcase which was a great success in 2009, its inaugural year, will also return to the Museum of Art lobby. All venues are within easy walking distance from the corner of Church and Alameda.


Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the all-volunteer
Tucson Kitchen Musicians' Association,
along with generous contributions from sponsors ,
the Tucson Folk Festival has been


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