All American Music in Arizona

American Roots music comes to Arizona with two different festivals By: Janet Martin
The Bluegrass in the Park Festival will celebrate its seventh year with free performances by The Hey Boyz and others. // © 2012 Bluegrass in the Park...
The Bluegrass in the Park Festival will celebrate its seventh year with free performances by The Hey Boyz and others. // © 2012 Bluegrass in the Park Festival

The Details

Bluegrass in the Park
www.bensonvisitorcenter.com

Tucson Folk Festival
www.tkma.org

Arizona has two music festivals on the way this spring. In April, music fans can attend the Bluegrass in the Park festival and follow up with the Tucson Folk Festival in May.

From April 27 to 29, Lions Park in Benson, Ariz. will present Bluegrass music, workshops, a petting zoo and other children’s activities as well as vendors and the chance to camp within walking distance of the festival. Some performers include Bost Family Traditions, Jam Pak ‘N’ Blues Neighborhood Band, The Hey Boyz and Fiddlemania. Admission for adults is $8 for Friday, $12 per day for Saturday and Sunday or $25 for a three-day pass. Kids ages 6-12 receive half-off admission and kids under 12 get in for free with an adult. Camping is free with the purchase of a three-day pass or can be purchased for $5 a day. No camping is permitted at Lions Park before Wednesday, but many RV parks are located near by.

On May 5 and 6, guests and locals in Arizona can experience the Tucson Folk Festival. The performances, crafts, vendors and activities will take place in El Presidio Park in downtown Tucson, with specific stages at City Hall, Old Pima County Courthouse and the Tucson Museum of Art. Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet will headline the event and Sabra Faulk and her Angel Band will also make an appearance along with The Moonstruck Coyotes, Alson Cole, The Blue and various artists. Admission is free for everyone.

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