Monday, October 8, 2012

Tucson Meet Yourself

Calling all music fans (and food fans): Tucson Meet Yourself is coming up this weekend, on October 12-14! This should be an especially fun year for the festival, since it will overlap with the Tucson Zombie Walk and Pride in the Desert. Come meet everyone who "keeps Tucson weird" (as the bumper sticker goes), including many Pima County employees, who will mostly be gathered in the area near the sculpture in front of Main Library downtown. The Library staff will be out in force, and you may even get a chance to scope out the infamous Bookbike!

If this is your first time, you're in for a treat. Wander through stages and watch performances by dancers and musicians, representing an amazingly wide variety of heritages. There are activities for the kids, and interesting talks and events, too. Even if you already knew that Tucson's diverse, I guarantee you'll find out something new about our community by visiting this annual event. Here's this year's schedule -- as you can see, there's something for everyone, including the artists on this CD, or this one, or this one, or these ones, which are just a small taste of the wide variety of local bands that you can find here at the library, which in turn are only a small section of the rainbow of musical talent on display at TMY.

Special, non-music-related bonus: a lot of Tucsonans jokingly refer to the folklife festival as "Tucson Eat Yourself," because you get to sample food prepared by Tucsonans from around the world! The usual food truck roundup suspects are present, as well as booths lovingly staffed by volunteers from different associations.

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