The Hummingbird International Music Festival has come to fruition as the result of a cultural musical exchange program between the Appalachian Mountain area in the United States and the Michoacan Mountain area in Mexico. The concept is to unite American musicians playing traditional Appalachian music and Mexican musicians playing traditional Mexican music. The festival will be a multi-national music event with part of the festival being held in Mexico and part of the festival being held in America.

The festival will feature the same three American bands and the same three Purepecha orchestras in both versions of this festival. In Mexico, there will be three days of the American bands playing concerts in three separate villages. The fourth day will feature the three American bands playing alongside with the Mexican bands for a daylong concert event on the grounds of a 500 year old monastery that can host 25,000 people. To fulfill the cultural exchange, another concert event known as Taco de Mayo will take place in the Tri-Cities area in Southwestern Virginia of America, utilizing the same performers as the Mexican version.

The three American bands that will be performing are Bill and the Belles from Bristol, Fireside Collective from Asheville and the ETSU Old Time Ramblers. Be sure to check out the Musicians Page of this website for more information about these great bands.

The dates for the Hummingbird International Music Festival are listed below. We will be continually updating specific locations and dates in both countries as details are finalized.

General Dates and Locations

The first Mexican version of this Festival will be during the eight day trip to TzinTzunTzan, Michoacon, Mexico. he second Mexican version of the festival was also held in Tzin Tzun Tzan, Michoacon, Mexico. The dates were 11/19-25 2018.

After two years in Mexico, this international music festival is coming to the Tri-Cities area in Southwestern Virginia. The event will be known as Taco de Mayo and the date will be 06/15/19.




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Hummingbird Music Project
260 W Main Street
Abingdon, Virginia, 24210
Phone: 276-623-0037