Coming up Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 10, 11 and 12, the very popular 3 day folklife festival called Tucson Meet Yourself in downtown Tucson.   Performance Schedule and other information online at: www.tucsonmeetyourself.org.


Daily schedule is 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Most of the festivities will be at Jacome Plaza outside the Joel D. Valdez main library, and across the street at the Pima County Courthouse courtyard and El Presidio Park.

I attended a celebratory event last Wednesday at the UA Women’s Plaza when the Southwest Folklife Alliance announced their creation & partnership with the UA College of Social and Behavorial Sciences (SBS). Tucson Meet Yourself will be one of the programs of this parent organization Southwest Folklife Alliance, whose overall mission is:

“We build more equitable and vibrant communities by celebrating the everyday expressions of culture, heritage and diversity in the Greater Southwest”. Southwest Folklife Alliance intends to “serve communities throughout the Border region corridor to engage in the documentation, research, economic development and celebration of folklife in the Greater Southwest”.

Enjoy the music, food, family activities and overall cultural folklife of Tucson Meet Yourself in its 41st year.   Tucson indeed is working toward an equitable, diverse  and vibrant community life here in the Southwest Desert of the United States.