37th Annual Tucson Meet Yourself, Friday October 8 & Saturday October 9, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday October 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Driving force behind this folk festival is Mia Hansen, Executive Director (520) 370-0588, firstname.lastname@example.org (whom I just met last weekend at the Pima County Courthouse where the Folk Arts Market will be).
There will be six Festival areas this year:
1. Key Ingredients in El Presidio Park;
2. Meet Our Heritage in Jacomé Library Plaza;
3. Meet Your Soul in La Placita Village;
4. Pima County Meet Yourself in the Pima County Administration Building/Surrounding Areas;
5. Traditions of Home and Games People Play in Tucson Convention Center (TCC) Plaza; and
6. Meet the Street area on Church Street
Website: www.tucsonmeetyourself.org for lots more photos and event information, including the daily performance schedules. Plus see event map below.
Admission is free to Tucson Meet Yourself. Over 75,000 people attended the 2009 festival, and donations are needed to offset costs. Look for volunteers with orange buckets asking for your financial help again this year.
Board of Directors of Tucson Meet Yourself
JAMES GRIFFITH, Ph.D., Founder, Research Associate, University of Arizona Southwest Center
MARIBEL ALVAREZ , Ph.D., Chairwoman, Research Social Scientist/Folklorist -University of Arizona
CELESTINO FERNÁNDEZ, Vice Chair, Ph.D., Distinguished Outreach Professor, University of Arizona
ROBERT SHATZ, Treasurer, COO, Innovative Technologies Development Center
RICHARD NOEL, Aerospace engineer
CARMEN BONILLAS, Teacher/Tucson Unified School District
SHIRAZ ALI PEERA, Coldwell Banker Residential
RALPH COLWELL, Commercial Real Estate Investor
DON LURIA, Slow Food Tucson