Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tucson Folk Festival

Back in the good 'ol days - pre kids, and even post kids - we went every year to the Philadelphia Folk Festival. SO MUCH FUN. You can camp in the campgrounds with 10,000 of your closest friends, or just go for an afternoon or evening. Incredible music, food - I can even imagine the smells while I sit here writing about it. Late summer, cut grass, campfires, food cooking, funnel cake. :)

If you're on the east coast in late August, this is a guaranteed great time - fun for the whole family.

But, we don't live there anymore. And my hubby is a musician at heart - he plays the banjo (bluegrass music), or at least he used to.

This weekend was the Tucson Folk Festival - a very different kind of affair. But we went for a few hours on Sunday afternoon and had a lot of fun. There are 5 stages, all within easy walking distance of each other, in downtown Tucson (not your typical downtown city....).
Here's some pics of a great Latino band - they were amazing.

The stage was in a small courtyard - surrounded by artisan shops and a small bistro. It was shady and green (rare in Tucson!), and so enjoyable. And this band was awesome.

We really miss the easy access to great music - Philly had so many great venues where fabulous music played all the time.
But this was fun!


FairiesNest said...

It looks like great fun, I love musical festivals big and small!

Sherry said...

Maybe we ran into each other at the festival when we were kids!

Happy Mother's Day. No matter how long they've been gone, it's a special day to remember our moms.

Fringe said...

Oh, that looks like my kind of day! How fun!

I read your touching message on Sherry's blog. Your mom is still with you in spirit, and the memories are something so special to treasure. You'll always have that. Happy Mother's Day.

Waterrose said...

I didn't even realize that was going on down there...and so I missed it. Thanks for the post!

cutelittlething said...

looks like fun, worth the ride down from PHX?