Christine & Mark: Up and Up

We wanted a new life and a new start and warmer weather so we came down to Tucson from North Dakota. It was getting cold and we didn’t like snow. We love the dry heat. We don’t plan to leave. We carry a blanket with us. We like to taking off to the park. We’ll … Read more

Puerto Rican Bomba Dance Workshop with Redobles de Cultura

Thursday, Oct. 12 7-8:30 pm Rhythm Industry, 1013 S. Tyndall, Tucson   Join three of NYC’s top Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba performers–Julia Gutierrez-Rivera, Nicky Laboy CajaDura, and Nelson Matthew Gonzalez–for a dance workshop. Members of Grammy Nominated Los Pleneros de la 21, Alma Moyó, Ilú Ayé and the Grammy Nominated Los Pleneros de la 21, Julia, … Read more

Phil Wiggins: Tales of the Piedmont Blues

Join master acoustic harmonica player Phil Wiggins to hear share stories about the Piedmont blues tradition, the evolution of his style, and the relationship of the blues entertainment and dance. Thursday, Oct. 12 11am-12pm Rainbow Guitars, 2550 N Campbell Ave, Tucson Wiggins is National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. He performs with Phil … Read more

Kitchen Stadium Demos

TMY’s Kitchen Stadium honors Tucson’s designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy by featuring talks, cooking demonstrations, recipe sharing, and discussion panels. Local food experts as well as many off-the-radar heritage food practitioners (gardeners, home cooks, indigenous botanists, etc.) participate every year. The Kitchen Stadium is coordinated by Chef Liane Hernandez, of the WYCA of … Read more

A Message from the Festival Executive Director

Welcome to the 44nd edition of Tucson Meet Yourself! The festival is an annual celebration of the living traditional arts of Southern Arizona’s and Northern Mexico’s diverse ethnic and folk communities. The first festival took place in 1974 in the same location as today. At that time (as it is still true today), creating a … Read more

Six Curious Food Questions from TMY Festival Attendees

Every year, at the end of each edition of Tucson Meet Yourself our staff solicits feedback from the public, participants and key stakeholders. This process is valued tremendously in our festival organization. We learn, we reflect, we apologize, we explain, we adjust and we try to do better. Sometimes, the questions and the answers are … Read more

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