Tres Rios Nature Festival

Tres Rios Nature Festival

Celebrating the great outdoors!




Music-NotesMusical performance will take place on stage both Saturday & Sunday.

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Hang out in our beer garden beautifully located on the bridge over the river with a perfect view of the stage!  21 years of age and over only.  Available for purchase: Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Coronoa, Modelo, Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon & Rombauer Vineyards- Chardonnay.

NEW: Sunset concert along the water
Saturday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
featuring Songs of the Fall & Back Porch Bandits


Main Stage:

10:00 AM    Ballet Folklorico Esperanza

11:00 AM    Human Jones Review

12:00 PM    Recycle Fashion Show

1:00  PM     Swingin’ Leo III

2:15 PM      Sugar & The Mint

3:30 PM      Back Porch Bandits

5:00 PM      All That Jazz – Line Dancing Instruction

5:30 PM      Songs of the Fall


10:00 AM    Ballet Folklorico Esperanza

11:00 AM   Human Jones Review

12:00 PM   Swingin’ Leo III

1:30 PM    The Back Porch Bandits

2:45 PM    The Haymarket Squares

About our performers:

Songs of the Fall

Songs of the Fall is a Colorado based Americana band featuring 5 time Grammy nominee Cia Cherryholmes on banjo and vocals and Stetson Adkisson on guitar and vocals. They have been described as a meeting of celtic, delta blues, and bluegrass and referred to as the American version of the Swell Season. Sonically ranging from driving and gritty Americana performed by a full band to beautiful ballads sung by Cherryholmes and Adkisson as a duo.

“Songs of the Fall is country, bluegrass, and rock music that moves the spirit and reveals a first hand openness. There are lyrics that stir the lifeblood of their song’s subjects, bringing a new generation’s observations, driving rhythms of guitar and bluegrass banjo that makes me want to jig it up and throw it down, and then vocals that are so undeniably effective and bold with their core rooted deep in country music’s soul” -Mark O’Connor.

Cia Cherryholmes began playing music at a young age and was the lead vocalist, composer, and banjo player for the internationally acclaimed band Cherryholmes.  Stetson Adkisson, from Pagosa Springs, CO, began his musical career performing the singer-songwriter circuit in the western states before teaming up with Cia for their latest endeavor.

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Sugar and the Mint (Formerly Generation Band) was started by The Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, Arizona in February 2011. Students were chosen by audition and initially it was formed as a youth cultural music conservatory. In 2014, Sugar and the Mint (Generation) parted ways with Sharlot Hall Museum, (after the program lost funding) and ventured out on its own. They have since become a professional and dynamic young musical group. They play a blend of new old-time, contemporary bluegrass and indie-folk music.

In 2014, they won FIRST PLACE at the Payson Fiddle-in-Band competition and FIRST PLACE at The Old-time Country Band competition at the Wickenburg Fiddle championships. In 2015, they took THIRD PLACE at Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Festival and were honored to play in the second round on the main stage. In 2016, Sugar and the Mint (at that time GENERATION) took FIRST PLACE at the 2016 Pickin’ in the Pines Music Festival in Flagstaff, and FIRST PLACE at the 2016 Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival Gospel Band Competition, in Wickenburg, Arizona.


BPBandits 5-pc Tres Rios 2015The Back Porch Bandits 
Out of the Phoenix area, The Back Porch Bandits have provided energetic, expert string-band music at concerts, festivals and public and private gatherings for over fifteen years! A mix of bluegrass, Old-Time, cowboy/country, folk and originals comprises their “Banditgrass” music, appealing to wide audiences.

Ringleader Ken Clemmer (on guitar) has gathered some of the most talented and experienced pickers in the Southwest for the Tres Rios festival. Each plays several instruments at performance level, and most of them sing. This go-round you’ll see Joel Dowling on guitar, Billy Parker on mandolin, Reno McCormick playing banjo, fiddle and dobro, and Sheila McCormick on bass.

Here’s our guarantee: It’ll be fun!

Haymarket SquaresThe Haymarket Squares

Arizona’s finest purveyors of punkgrass. Righteous anger meets 4-part harmonies and bluegrass instruments for a moshpit hoedown!

We got our start as a trio in 2009 and have since played more than 500 shows in the U.S., Canada and Europe. We’ve developed a loyal following among folks who appreciate rabble-rousing lyrics wrapped in a catchy melody.

Known for our long sets and short songs, a typical Haymarket Squares show features ecstatic dancing, blindingly fast mandolin, and broad smiles. Who knew changing the world (or at least singing about it) could be so much fun?

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The “Humanjones Review” is Bryan F’kind on guitar and vocals, his daughter Z on keyboards, vocals and percussion, and Gail Paul on flute.

Together, they play a little Americana, folk, rock, originals, instrumentals and the like. Gail is an accomplished and formally trained classical musician. Bryan had enough dollars to buy four weeks of guitar lessons in 1965. Z has been playing piano and singing since she was 6.

The “Humanjones Review 2” is an engaging duo, generally comprised of Bryan and Z.  (Post Script by a fan:  Though he’s too modest to say it, Bryan is a remarkable and inventive singer/songwriter and a fine musician.  His experience is long and varied,   his originals engaging.  You’re gonna like these folks.)

The hip, happy dog, Swingin' Leo!

The hip, happy dog, Swingin’ Leo!

Swingin’ Leo

Swingin’ Leo is a bunch of musicians who like to mix it up. At any given performance the boys will play gypsy jazz, bluegrass, western swing, old standards from the ’30’s and ’40’s, and anything else that strikes their fancy.  It’s all in good fun, and everybody in the band and in the audience has a fine time.  With Allen Ames playing fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. Stan Sorensen on guitar and Ted SisTrunk on Bass