Zimfest 2013

June 27-30 — Pacific Lutheran University — Tacoma, WA

Welcome to Zimfest 2013!

Zimfest 2013 Survey
To leave feedback about your experience at this year's Zimfest, please visit the Zimfest 2013 survey.
Zimfest 2012 Survey

Zimfest 2013 will return to the beautiful campus of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington on June 27-30. The PLU campus is located right off the I-5 corridor and only 38 minutes from SeaTac International Airport. We have some exciting events planned for you this year so mark your calendars and come help us celebrate the 22nd annual Zimbabwean Music Festival!
To get started, go to Add a Participant and fill out this page. Once this has been done, you may register for housing, meals, workshops, concerts and volunteer jobs. We look forward to seeing you in Tacoma! See below for a Festival Overview and an Index of this website.


Zimfest is a music festival created by the people who love Zimbabwean music. Starting in the early 1990’s, this festival has grown and thrived through the energy of people who gift with their heads, hands and hearts. From design of the festival guide, to creating the invitation for workshop teachers and performers to the essential aspect of attendees gifting 2 hour shifts to support the running of the festival itself, we the people work with our not for profit Zimfest Board to plan, organize and run this whole festival! This is a really great thing we think, and you are warmly invited to be part of the festival in this way. In fact we need you to be! Go here Volunteer List to sign up.

Festival Overview

Thursday, June 27 Private teaching, Mandatory Teacher Meeting and Dinner, outdoor Opening Ceremony and free Evening Concert
Friday, June 28 Zimfest Workshops, Marketplace, Day Concerts, African Dinner Cabaret followed by Evening Concert
Saturday, June 29 Zimfest Workshops, Marketplace, and Concerts
Sunday, June 30Village Meeting, Zimfest Workshops, Marketplace, and Concerts

Website index

Here is an index of most of this website.