Oct. 2020

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(Below, hover over each box for a snapshot of what we made happen together in October 2020 and
view all 46 of our virtual performances and panels in English here and in Spanish here!)

Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival 2020 “Reframed”

Food. Music. Dance. Folk Arts. Safely distanced or Online.

~4,000

visitors over three weekends

136

cars cruised

45

artists paid to present/perform via TMY Virtual and recorded performances

100

cars for two shows

open till Jan. 1

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Relive the 2020 Festival homepage below

LOW RIDER CAR CRUISE

Saturday, October 3 | 5 pm 

Watch or join a 19-mile low rider car cruise through Tucson with the Dukes Car Club in celebration of mobility, ease, independence, and camaraderie.

TRADITIONAL ARTISTS ON WALLS

Friday Evenings in October

Video projections of traditional dancers and manual artists doing what they do best — moving and making — writ-large on public walls around Tucson.

GABRIEL AYALA

Friday, October 30 | 6:30 & 8pm

Renowned Pascua Yaqui performer Gabriel Ayala closes the 2020 festival with an on-screen drive-in concert. OPENING ACT: Yellow Bird Indian Dancers

PRESENTED BY TUCSON ELECTRIC POWER
and pascua yaqui development corporation

All of October

Live online conversations, demonstrations, and performances with folk artists, musicians, dancers, cooks and others keeping the many cultures and heritages alive in Tucson. Broadcast live here and on Facebook & YouTube.

PRESENTED BY COX

October 10-11
October 17-18
October 24-25
11 am – 5 pm

Over 15 food vendors offer food-to-go at three Tucson heritage sites. Musical performances on large LED screens from long-time TMY performers while you wait remind you of the unique cultural strength and diversity of our community. 

all of October

A pilot online marketplace featuring works for sale by 9 TMY folk artists. As select folk artists share expressions of material culture, you can support their livelihood in these uncertain economic times.