3RFS is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1988, serving the folk community near the confluence of the Yakima, Snake and Columbia rivers in SE Washington state (map)

We present concerts, coffeehouses, contra dances, song circles, and the annual Tumbleweed Music Festival (In its 26th year in 2022.)

Shanghaied on the Willamette Michael Carlos Band Bram Brata
Performers at Tumbleweed Music Festivals



Coming Next in 2022:
(See Concert, Coffeehouse, Song Circle, or Tumbleweed pages for more details)


  • Aug 05, 2022: First Friday Folkie Free-For-All at Micki Perry's, 7:00 PM
  • Aug 10, 2022: Tumbleweed Steering Committee meeting by Zoom, 7:00 PM
  • Aug 13, 2022: Sea Song Singing at Richland Round Table Pizza, 6:00 PM
  • Aug 24, 2022: Tumbleweed Steering Committee meeting by Zoom, 7:00 PM
  • Aug 28, 2022: Tumbleweed Volunteer Orientation at Community Center, 2:00 PM
  • Sep 02, 2022: Tumbleweed New Horizons Concert at Howard Amon Park, 6:30 PM
  • Sep 03, 2022: Tumbleweed Music Festival at Howard Amon Park, Day One, 11 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sep 03, 2022: Tumbleweed Concert, 7:00 PM
  • Sep 04, 2022: Tumbleweed Music Festival at Howard Amon Park, Day Two, 11 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sep 04, 2022: Tumbleweed Contra Dance, 8:00 PM at Community Center
  • Sep 09, 2022: Coffeehouse with Dorothy Sted, 7:30 PM at All Saints
  • Sep 10, 2022: Sea Song Singing at Richland Round Table Pizza, 6:00 PM
  • Sep 24, 2022: Bryan Bowers concert, 7:30 at All Saints
  • Sep 25, 2022: Tumbleweed Volunteers Appreciation picnic at Micki Perry's, 4:00 PM
  • Oct 01, 2022: Contradance at Lighthouse Church, 7:00 PM
  • Oct 07, 2022: First Friday Folkie Free-For-All at Micki Perry's, 7:00 PM
  • Oct 08, 2022: Sea Song Singing at Richland Round Table Pizza, 6:00 PM
  • Oct 10, 2022: Coffeehouse with Chainsaw! and the Fine Particulates 7:30 PM at All Saints
  • Oct 15, 2022: Coffeehouse with Go Janes and Aunt Mama, 7:30 PM, location TBD


The 2022 Festival Itself!
September 2-4, 2022.

TMF22-Logo by Y.M. Cho
TMF-22 Logo by Ms. Y. M. Cho

Planning committee discussions around the theme all focused on the joy we’re going to have by being able to convene the Tumbleweed family live in Howard Amon park again. Our chosen theme of “Dear Friends” was considered by one and all to perfectly encapsulate this joy, and we give our great thanks to Anne Schur for suggesting it!

The deadline for the 2022 logo contest was February 15. The new logo has been selected and appears above.

PERFORMERS, SONGWRITERS, CRAFT and FOOD VENDORS! Applications for Tumbleweed 2022 have been/will be posted to The Festival Information Site, click the Applications Tab and make your selection from the menu.



And still available: The 2021 Tumbleweed Festival (a virtual festival) !
Over 100 performances, dozens of workshops, concerts, and a contra dance, Here!

The 2021 Festival was the 25th annual Tumbleweed - and we chose the theme "Silver Linings." As always, the theme is the point of inspiration for the Jane Titland Memorial Songwriting Contest, and serves as the unifying element for the Sunday "Theme" Concert.

For 2021 we made the decision to be almost entirely virtual once again, although we did host a free LIVE concert in Richland’s Howard Amon Park on Saturday, August 21st. That concert featured the three Tumbleweed Festival headline acts, and was recorded live to be offered online as the traditional Saturday Night concert for the 2021 virtual festival.