One of the oldest FREE Americana/Folk Music Festivals in the Country!
March 20, 2021 / Visit us at: www.tucsonfolkfest.org
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Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Competition: March 27th at Monterey Court!
About Stefan George
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TKMA'S STEFAN GEORGE MEMORIAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION FINALS ARE PROUDLY PRESENTED BY BOOKMANS!
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Join the Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association at the 2021 Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Competition Finals at Monterey Court on March 27 at 6 PM. Featuring musical performances by 10 accomplished songwriters, the evening will see a winner crowned, earning a coveted showcase set at the 36th Annual Tucson Folk Festival the weekend of April 10 -11.
Additional awards including cash and a variety of prizes donated by the presenting sponsor, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange. Tickets are $10 per person and may be reserved at the Monterey Court website. Proceeds benefit the 2021 Tucson Folk Festival, one of the oldest free Americana and Folk music festivals in the country.
Finalists include: Eric Cunningham, Jane Fallon, Mark Febbo with Oscar Fuentes, Jerry Green with Annie Sorrells, Sandy Hathaway, Mark Iler with Jess McKeegan, Lauren Lawson, Eric Schaffer, T Greg Squires, and Alicia Stockman.
2018 Songwriting Competition Winner, Sophia Rankin, will perform a set at 9:00 while judges are deliberating.
ABOUT STEFAN GEORGE
Noted for his outstanding songwriting, Stefan George had a passion for music that drove him to excel in virtually every musical endeavor he set his sights upon. And there were many, even within the confines of our so-called folk music festival where he played with so many different ensembles and configurations including the String Trotters, Arm and Hammer, White-bread, Songtower, BK Special, Four Corners, the Ditchriders and, of course, under his own name and that of his beloved partner, Lavinia White.
While Stef was already making a name for himself throughout the late 1980s and ‘90s, and often playing in primetime slots at the festival, for 20 years he could still be seen backing his mother, Emilie, usually in the hot mid-afternoon sun, whose sets were part performance and part history lesson. She performed Eastern European folk music and taught about the traditions of her childhood that were so much a part of her life. While it would be both difficult and redundant to add to what has already been written about Stefan, it should be noted he and Emilie were as much a part of this festival as any one or two people could be.