RICHLAND, Washing. – After being forced to go virtual last year, the 25th Tumbleweed Music Festival will return to Howard Amon Park with a night of virtual performances and another night of live musical performances.
According to a press release issued by the event’s organizers, this year’s festival was to be completely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, steady progress in the fight against the pandemic has made it possible to safely host an in-person event this year.
In-person festivities will be held at Howard Amon Park in Richland on Saturday, August 21 at 7:30 pm In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Tumbleweed Festival, this year’s live performances will be available for free instead of being a fundraiser. Like in the past.
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Following the themes of the Tumbleweed Music Festival, artists will perform blues, jazz, folk, Americana and country music. The list of headliners, as provided by the event organizers, is below:
- Bourbon & Soufflet, a group based in Prosser and Ephrata, which offers us a lively jazz and blues in the style of Django Reinhardt.
- Cecilia eng, a Portland, Oregon-based singer who specializes in âFilkâ, folk music inspired by imaginative works of film and literature (Cecilia was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 2013); and
- Hank Cramer and his friends, featuring longtime folk singer and Tumbleweed regular Hank Cramer, and a variety of his friends (also all Tumbleweed regulars) for a diverse ensemble that is sure to include nautical, cowboy, traditional and rock songs. sing!
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The virtual portion of the festival will take place on Friday, September 3 and feature nearly 100 pre-recorded performances from five separate counties. Other virtual offerings include 15 live workshops, a live Zoom Shanty Sing and a live Zoom Contra Dance.
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