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One of the oldest FREE Americana/Folk Music Festivals in the Country!
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Tucson Folk Festival is joining the Rialto Theatre Gallery Project this Friday, June 4th through June 26th!
The Tucson Folk Festival presents a collection of some of their favorite festival posters from its start in 1986 through their 36th Annual Festival that took place in 2021. The Tucson Folk Festival is an annual free, two-day music festival celebrating Americana and Folk Music traditions and all the wonderful variations. Presented by The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association, this family-friendly festival is held in some of the most historic sections of Tucson in late Spring. Over 250 volunteers contribute annually to the success of this festival. It is one of the most beloved events on the Tucson calendar. The event is a welcoming, diverse music festival where people of all backgrounds can connect easily over a shared love of folk music. 

This is a free exhibit featuring a collection of posters from Tucson Folk Festival history as well as incredible concert photography at the Rialto. Attendees can also listen to free live music on the Rialto patio several nights of the exhibit, as well as audio from 2021 Tucson Folk Festival performances inside the gallery.

-Thank you to our TKMA Gallery Committee for organizing this exhibit!-
Terri Edmonson, Linda Lou Reed, and Katie Popiel


The Gallery Project sponsored by Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys takes place every Friday and Saturday night from 6-9 PM, and is FREE to the public. The event showcases photos and posters from past live events, with images curated from the photography of C. Elliott and Mark A. Martinez, and event poster designs from Ryan Trayte.

Reservations are encouraged and given priority, but walk-ins are welcome!
Make your reservation here. Safety protocols will be strictly enforced, including temperature checks at the door, social distancing measures, and masks required while inside the theatre (no cocktails will be permitted indoors).

The Rialto patio bar will be open for guests to purchase a cocktail and popcorn from Uncle Bob’s Popcorn before or after the event. 

Rialto merchandise, event posters, and exhibit photos will be for sale, and donations will be accepted to help raise funds for the official reopening of the theatre.

This event is sponsored in part by The Prime LeafThe Heath Team - Nova Home LoansThe Flin Apartment ProjectMister Car WashChasse Building TeamSimpleview, and KXCI Community Radio.


Live Music on the Rialto Patio!

6/4 - Leila Lopez

6/18 - Petie Ronstadt

6/25 - Tom Walbank

Support the Rialto Theatre:

  • Make a tax-deductible donation to the Restart the Rialto campaign. Donations will help them reopen and bring live music back when the time comes to host large gatherings safely again.

  • Purchase the new "I Heart AZ Venues" T-shirt! These T-shirts, hoodies, coozies and more were designed by Sage Aune and made in partnership with 14 other Arizona venues in addition to the Rialto Theatre and 191 Toole. Proceeds benefit each of the venues as well as the National Independent Venue Association's Emergency Relief Fund.

Tucson Folk Festival - April 10-11, 2021
Produced by the Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association
The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association (TKMA) began as a group of friends gathering regularly on Friday nights for potlucks and jammin’ in the kitchen. TKMA has grown into an all-volunteer operated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1986; Tax ID #86-0514808.  Our mission is to further public awareness and interest in acoustic music and other folk arts by promoting and producing the annual Tucson Folk Festival; one of the oldest FREE Folk/Americana music festivals in the country!  We invite you to visit our website:
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