May 28, 2020
David M. Carson, Coordinator, Tumbleweed Music Fes
Opportunities to Volunteer for the 2020 Tumbleweed Music Festival

The Tumbleweed Music Festival is an annual, free, open-air (mostly) music festival held every year on Labor Day Weekend in Richland’s Howard Amon Park.  2020 will be the 24th annual festival.  The festival is entirely volunteer-run; this year we are in dire need for more volunteers on the planning committee, especially the positions of Volunteer, Traditional Media PR, and Social Media Coordinators, not to mention the dozens and dozens of open volunteer slots during the festival itself.  Rotary is known for its community focus and willingness to help community events, and we’d like to ask if any of your members would be willing to step forward and help us make sure that this year’s Festival will be as successful as the past 23 years have been.

BIOGRAPHY:   In 2020, the Tumbleweed Music Festival marks its 24th annual occurrence.  Sponsored by the Three Rivers Folklife Festival and the City of Richland, Tumbleweed offers over 100 free performances and workshops over Labor Day weekend.  A free concert Friday evening opens the festival, and features several performances by younger performers.  In addition, a concert on Saturday evening of that weekend features three headline acts, and the live performance of the winner of the annual Jane Titland Memorial Songwriting contest for a nominal admission fee; Sunday evening features a Contra Dance with live band and caller, also for a nominal fee.

David M. Carson is a retired Nuclear Safety Hazard Analyst who has been a part of the Tumbleweed Festival for over 10 years; 202 marks his second year as festival coordinator.